Category: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Categories: Royal Navy | Royal Naval Reserve

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) The Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, humorously named "The Wavy Navy", was created, in 1903, during the period of expansion of the Royal Navy when it became clear the Royal Navy Reserve (RNR) could not supply the required number of trained men. A scheme was introduced that allowed men in civilian shore jobs (unconnected with the sea) to train on a part-time basis at special shore establishments, and provided the valuable experience of real time with the fleet for a few weeks a year once a certain level of competence had been achieved.

The RNVR was organised in 'Divisions' whose names were taken from the place where the main centre was situated. London, Edinburgh and most large seaports had such divisions. Each division was commanded by a Captain.

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Person Profiles (40)

B

25 Mar 1887 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - 23 Sep 1959 photo
28 Nov 1885 Kensington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 29 Aug 1958 photo
01 Feb 1891 London, England, United Kingdom - 29 Dec 1967

C

13 Nov 1921 Yeovil, Somerset, England, United Kingdom - 15 Jan 1976
24 Dec 1892 - 19 Jan 1952

D

06 May 1895 Marylebone, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 14 Jul 1915

E

10 Jul 1876 Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom - 15 Jun 1917
28 Mar 1906 Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom - 05 Jan 1991

F

09 Apr 1896 Foxtrap, Newfoundland - 1955 photo
28 May 1908 Mayfair, London, England, United Kingdom - 12 Aug 1964 photo

G

abt 1910 England, United Kingdom - 02 Oct 1942
26 Apr 1898 Kilmadock, Stirlingshire, Scotland - 19 Feb 1972 photo

H

1916 Tongaat, Inanda, Natal, South Africa - 07 Aug 1942
16 Dec 1893 Bootle St Mary, Lancashire, England - 11 Jun 1915

J

14 Apr 1877 Balham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom - 1936
15 Jul 1917 Hampstead, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 01 Apr 1981

K

29 May 1881 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 13 Nov 1916 photo
06 Sep 1894 York, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada - abt 1956 photo

L

18 Nov 1904 Loddington, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom - 08 Mar 1983 photo
26 Oct 1906 West Derby, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 09 Mar 1945 photo
Jul 1901 Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
17 Oct 1894 Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom - 1951

M

08 Jan 1882 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia - 27 Nov 1948
10 Jun 1919 Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom - 18 Oct 1944

O

23 Jul 1904 Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom - 30 Jul 1940

P

1886 Everton, Nottinghamshire, England - 23 Apr 1917
1917 New Zealand - 01 May 1942 photo

P cont.

17 Nov 1899 Islington, London, England - 25 Sep 1975

R

02 Nov 1895 Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 02 Nov 1916 photo
29 Nov 1895 Drayton St Leonard, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom - 26 Oct 1916

S

1900 Charlton, London, Kent, England, United Kingdom - 14 Apr 1945
05 Feb 1898 Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom - Dec 1983
09 Oct 1919 Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom - 18 May 1953

T

abt 1824 England - 1890
13 Nov 1897 Cleator Moor, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom - 07 Nov 1918

W

07 Dec 1868 Scarborough, Yorkshire, England - 20 Jul 1915
22 Sep 1897 Frome, Somerset, England, United Kingdom - 27 May 1967
25 Mar 1896 Peckham, London, England - 12 Nov 1916
abt May 1882 Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - 30 Dec 1917

Y

12 Nov 1896 Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 28 Oct 1965




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