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  Britain.tv Wikipedia - Royal Naval Reserve
The present Royal Naval Reserve was formed in 1958, merging the former Royal Naval Reserve, founded in 1859 as a reserve of professional seamen, and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), a reserve of volunteers founded in 1903.
The RNR is often called the "Wavy Navy"?title=after the wavy sleeve stripes of officers in the RNVR and RNR during World War II.
The University Royal Naval Units, although under the jurisdiction of BRNC Dartmouth, are also a part of the Royal Naval Reserve, with students holding the title "Midshipman RNR".
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Royal_Naval_Reserve   (271 words)

  
 RND info sheet
The Royal Naval Division was formed in August 1914 from naval reserve forces when warships of the fleet were fully crewed.
The tradition of naval personnel serving on land had been long established and a shortfall in infantry divisions in the army led to the formation of the RND to supplement the army.
Reserve personnel from the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Fleet Reserve and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve with a brigade of Marines were assembled at Crystal Palace to form the RND.
www.royalnavalmuseum.org /info_sheets_RND.htm   (354 words)

  
 Royal Naval Reserve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy in the United Kingdom.
The RNR is often called the "Wavy Navy" after the wavy sleeve stripes of officers in the RNVR and RNR during World War II.
the Straits Settlements Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (SSRNVR), Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (HKRNVR) and the South African Division of the RNVR.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Naval_Reserve   (286 words)

  
 Royal Naval Reserve
Royal Naval Reservists from the HMS Calypso, n.d.
Unlike the men of the First Newfoundland Regiment, who remained with their unit, the members of the Naval Reserve were dispersed throughout the Royal Navy.
In addition to their service overseas with the Royal Navy, members of the reserve also served at home, forming a protective guard at the Admiralty wireless station in Mount Pearl and manning a 12-pounder gun at Fort Waldegrave to protect the entrance to St. John’s Harbour.
www.heritage.nf.ca /greatwar/articles/reserve.html   (448 words)

  
 Officers' ranks and insignia
Naval uniforms were first introduced in the Royal Navy in 1748.
The insignia of a midshipman was traditionally a white lapel flash (in the Royal Naval Reserve red, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve navy blue), with a gold brass or anodised naval button.
Duke of Edinburgh was appointed Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy on the 27th August 1958.
www.geocities.com /noelcox/Officers_Rank_Insignia.htm   (3203 words)

  
 Mobilisation of the Royal Navy
As regards the Royal Naval Division, the original intention was to form three brigades, each of four battalions of 1,000 men, or a total of 12,000 naval and marine ranks and ratings.
From the strictly naval point of view the diversion of so many trained naval ratings into the Royal naval Division was a mistake which was felt more and more as the war went on.
The question of a permanent reserve of this women's force was raised during demobilisation, but it was decided that such a reserve was not necessary and would not justify its cost in peace.
www.gwpda.org /naval/mobrn02.htm   (1582 words)

  
 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, the "Wavy Navy," as it was affectionately called during the war of 1914 - 18, supplies them with just what they want; the opportunity of seriously serving the sea in their spare time.
The Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve was founded in place of the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers, which were established in the early 'seventies when there was every possibility of a naval war with Russia.
In addition to the drills at headquarters, naval training is carried out in the ships of the fleet or in one of the home ports.
www.exeterflotilla.plus.com /rnvr.html   (2326 words)

  
 For King and Country - Nfld Royal Naval Reserve
Stanley I. Hillier and the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve
Prior to 1914, acceptance to the Newfoundland RNR required that candidates be seamen or fishermen between the ages of eighteen and thirty.
Naval historian Henry Newbolt explained that on the morning of 17 November the First Battle Cruiser Squadron, reinforced by HMS New Zealand, was to "sweep across the North Sea to a point about half-way across the outer edge of the quadrant of mines in the Heligoland Bight.
home.thezone.net /~ainal/for_king_and_country.htm   (1688 words)

  
 London Gazette - Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve - ...
Royal Naval Reserve Officers who possess an Extra Master's Certificate to be allowed to count all 'Active Service' during the War towards the 3 years qualifying service required under Article 101 of the Royal Naval Reserve Regulations (Officers) for the higher rate of 4s.
Royal Naval Reserve Officers who are not fully qualified under Article 102 of the Royal Naval Reserve Regulations (Officers) to be allowed to count all `Active Service' during they War towards the one year's qualifying service required for payment of Navigating Allowance at the rate of 2s.
Royal Fleet and Royal Naval Reservists serving under the schemes referred to in paragraph 1, if invalided during the currency of their Active Service engagements, to be awarded pension and gratuity on the Naval scale, if more beneficial than proportionate Reserve gratuity.
www.pbenyon.plus.com /LondonGazette/Reserves.html   (5468 words)

  
 Royal Navy: RNR Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is an integral part of Britain's naval forces, comprising a corps of some 3,250 men and women who train in peacetime to enable the Royal Navy to meet its operational commitments in times of stretch, crisis, tension and war.
Although some 25% of RNR personnel have previously served in the Royal Navy, the majority are volunteers drawn from all walks of life, together with a small number of qualified Merchant Navy deck officers, civilian medical practitioners and nurses.
For most branches, training is conducted in one of 13 RNR Units across the UK some of which have now sprouted 'satellite' divisions in other major towns in naval training establishments and in HM Ships world-wide.
www.royal-marines.mod.uk /static/pages/5584.html   (370 words)

  
 Naval Reserves
Dealing with those maintained by the Royal Navy, for officers on the active list during the period from the 1860s through to the 1890s, their service sheets are in the form of original ledgers.
If in the early years the R.N.R. was seen more in terms of coastal artillery through lack of any proper assigned role, then the R.N.V.R could most definitely claim to be successors to the Royal Naval Coastal Volunteers.
This was a reserve commitment begun in 1901, whereby Royal Naval ratings of good character who had completed their time, for receiving an annual retainer could be liable to be returned to service in times of emergency (that is, war).
www.barnettresearch.freeserve.co.uk /reserves.htm   (5227 words)

  
 Naval Reserve: HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Later the Royal Navy was persuaded to establish training facilities for a Royal Naval Reserve (Australasian Branch) numbering some 33 officers and 700 ratings after 1903.
Reorganisation of the Reserve occurred again in 1921 with the creation of the Royal Australian Volunteer Reserve (RANVR), but by the depression years the force had dwindled to some forty officers.
In June 1973 two separate branches of reserve forces, the RANR (Seagoing), comprising professional civilian seamen, and the RANVR were abolished and absorbed into the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.
www.navy.gov.au /reserves_new/History/History.cfm?mnoID=37   (488 words)

  
 Career focus: Medical officer in the Royal Navy Reserve
The Royal Naval Reserve Medical Branch provides medical support to the Royal Navy in times of stretch, tension, disaster, or war on the same basis as the medical reserves of the other armed forces.
The Reserve Forces Act 1996 defines support to the employee and employer in the event of a medical officer being recalled to service and includes the ability to make good any differ- ence between naval and civil rates of pay to avoid family and other hardships.
While the principal role for Royal Naval Reserve medical officers is to train for their war role on a primary casualty receiving ship, there is ample opportunity to train elsewhere, particularly on recalls to service or full time reserve service.
www.studentbmj.com /back_issues/1100/education/415.html   (1085 words)

  
 United Kingdom: Royal Navy
Henceforth the White Ensign was reserved to the Royal Navy; the Blue Ensign undefaced to the Royal Naval Reserve and defaced with the appropriate departmental or territorial badge to government service; and the Red Ensign to the 'merchant navy' (as the term is in Britain).
The White Ensign is flown at the peak of all Royal Navy/Royal Marines shore establishments, commanded by a commissioned officer, regardless of distance from the sea.
RNR shore establishments fly the white ensign and the fast patrol boats used by the URNU are commissioned RN ships.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-nav.html   (5103 words)

  
 Royal Navy and Royal Marine records of the First World War
The Royal Naval Division was formed from members of the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Fleet Reserve and Royal Marines Light Infantry.
If a man served with the Royal Naval Division or for example in France with the Royal Marine Artillery there is often also a casualty form which shows more details of sickness, postings or wounds.
For men in the Royal Naval Division awards such as the Military Cross or Distinguished Conduct Medals generally the full citation can be traced along with the date/s of the action for which the award was granted.
www.btinternet.com /~greatwar.searches/rnavy_1418.htm   (930 words)

  
 Armed Forces - Royal Navy - n2a5 - Royal Naval Shore Establishments - Royal Naval Reserve Units   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Within the framework of the Naval Recruiting and Training Agency (NRTA), the primary aim of the Maritime Warfare School (MWS) is to deliver outstanding Maritime Warfare Training, providing the required number of Warfare Personnel appropriately trained for their individual tasks.
HMS Raleigh is the initial entry training establishment for all junior ratings entering the Royal Navy and the Royal Naval Reserve.
The RNR is a part time organisation, which complements the Royal Navy in times of war, conflict and in peacetime when there is a requirement.
www.armedforces.co.uk /navy/listings/l0009.html   (847 words)

  
 Australian Naval uniforms: RAN and earlier
He had already qualified as a master mariner in the Merchant Navy when he was taken on strength in the Royal Naval Reserve as a sub-lieutenant in 1909.
This was typical of experienced merchant seaman who were recruited and trained by the Royal Navy and then sent to Australia to assist with development and training in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), which had been established in 1911.
Naval officer's fl 'beaver' cocked hat lined with loosely pleated white silk and a leather sweatband.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-uniforms/aussie-naval.htm   (1229 words)

  
 Woking Sea Cadets, Surrey: Royal Naval Reserve
The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is a part time organisation, which complements the Royal Navy in times of both conflict and peace..
The Naval Service is fully committed to the application of equality of opportunity for all its employees within the framework of the law, irrespective of gender, race, ethnic origin, religion or social background.
The fitness requirement is the same as for entry into the regular Royal Navy, because reservists may be expected to serve alongside their regular counterparts at any time.
www.wokingseacadets.org.uk /rnr.htm   (620 words)

  
 United Kingdom: Royal Navy
Henceforth the White Ensign was reserved to the Royal Navy; the Blue Ensign undefaced to the Royal Naval Reserve and defaced with the appropriate departmental or teritorial badge to government service; and the Red Ensign to the 'merchant navy' (as the term is in Britain).
After an incident at the Royal Tournament in 1923, the King was asked to approve the use, by the Royal Navy, of colours corresponding to the King's colours carried by military forces.
The 'Flags and Ensigns' issue of Royal Mail Stamps (October 2001) included illustrations from 'The Maritime Flags of All Nations' (Richard H Laurie, 53 Fleet Street, London, 4 January 1842.) One was the flag of the Victualling Service, a red ensign defaced with the same crossed-anchors badge as used by RNSTS.
www.fotw.us /flags/gb-nav.html   (4129 words)

  
 SaBRE - The Reserve Forces of the United Kingdom
The VRF consist of the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR), the Royal Marines Reserve (RMR), the Territorial Army (TA), and the Reserve Air Forces.
The RNR supports the Royal Navy in meeting its operational commitments in times of crisis and war, by providing extra trained personnel when needed.
RNR personnel are trained in many areas including operations, logistics, medical, communications, submarine or air support, management roles and aviation.
www.sabre.mod.uk /textonly/page74.asp   (349 words)

  
 United Kingdom: regulations for blue ensigns
Commodores on Active or Retired List of RNR or Commonwealth Naval Reserves were entitled to Blue Ensign in their own right.
One-third part of the seamen of the crew must be belonging to the Royal Naval Reserve.
It was decided that staffs that had been removed would be replaced with hinged staffs as on naval vessels, and that when in action Armed Merchant Vessels should fly their ensign from the triatic stay, where the ensign should be kept bent-on for immediate hoisting.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-blenr.html   (2201 words)

  
 Royal Naval Patrol Service
Most of the relevant records relating to naval genealogical research are either still held by Ministry of Defence agencies or The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office).
Details of naval personnel who were buried at sea are contained in memorial registers produced by the Commission.
The Royal Naval Museum Library is situated within the Naval Base at Portsmouth, adjacent to the Historic Dockyard, in a purposely refurbished eighteenth century navy storehouse, with environmentally controlled bookstore, and reading room with space for 24 readers.
www.harry-tates.org.uk /resources.htm   (1591 words)

  
 East Midlands RFCA - Royal Naval Reserve
The previous HMS SHERWOOD was a Town Class destroyer - ex USS RODGERS - which was launched in 1919 and handed over to the Royal Navy as part of the "Lease Lend" arrangements in 1940.
The MOD is introducing a policy of routine notification of reserve service to civilian employers.
With effect from 1 July 2001, you will be required to provide full details of your employer on joining the reserve forces and you will then be expected to inform them of your reserve liability.
www.reserve-forces-eastmidlands.org /06RNR.htm   (180 words)

  
 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY HISTORY SHIPS CAREERS AND MOD CONTACT LINKS
The Royal Navy has fewer ships today, yet its firepower is far greater than at any time in the past.
Royal Navy training designed and delivered to meet the needs of any commercial or government organisation.
The Royal Marines Museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of all aspects of Royal Marines history.
www.solarnavigator.net /the_royal_navy.htm   (789 words)

  
 RFCA - Royal Naval Reserve
There are 140 volunteer sailors in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) in Northern Ireland.
The Reserve Training Centre is HMS Caroline a First World War cruiser, which is berthed in Belfast Docks.
They are not part of the security forces employed in Northern Ireland but many volunteer to serve in the Fleet and have seen service recently in the Balkans and the Gulf.
www.reservesandcadetsni.org.uk /rnr.asp   (181 words)

  
 The Royal Naval Reserve Officers Decoration (RD)
An oval silver gilt medallion formed by the Royal Cypher GRI and surrounded by a loop of cable tied at the bottom in a reef knot and surmounted by a gilt crown.
Clasp to the Reserve Decoration An officer will be eligible for the award of a Clasp to the RD after completing 10 years additional service on the active list.
The regulations governing the counting of service are the same as for the award of the Decoration itself, except that in no circumstances does any service count double for the assessment of the additional 10 years.
www.royal-naval-reserve.co.uk /medals/rd.htm   (231 words)

  
 Peel - Royal Naval Reserve Battery, 1884-1906   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A RNR Battery was established on the Headlands overlooking Peel Bay in 1884 — it is fortunate that the gun was too big to be installed in Peel Castle where the construction of the previous battery, immediately post Napoleonic war, had caused much damage to the fabric.
Royal Naval Reserve Battery — Creg Malin, Peel.
Number of members in Royal Naval Reserve : — Officers, 5 Leading Seamen, 1 ; First Class, 336; Second Class, 270; Firemen, 32.
www.isle-of-man.com /manxnotebook/towns/peel/pe_rnr.htm   (270 words)

  
 Special Operations.Com
However it is the TA and Royal Marines Reserve which has true SF units.
Whilst no previous experience is required for the Sig Sqdn, the medics of the RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) must have completed their Combat Medical Technician class 1 (CMT1) course and another medical specialisation, this usually takes several years.
The Royal Marines Reserve is different to the TA because it provides individual replacements to regular units rather than whole formed units to the RM order of battle.
www.specialoperations.com /Foreign/United_Kingdom/Reserves.htm   (575 words)

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