Royal Navy

A Run Ashore

The following story – some parts of which are absolutely true; the language of the RM Sergeant being the exception – marks the love/hate relationship that then existed between the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines. After several months spent… Read More ›

Keeping Dry

Hailed as a prophetic masterpiece of science-fiction when it was first published in 1869, Jules Verne’s, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”, overlooked the earlier achievements of Augustus Siebe and his diving helmet and standard flexible dress. A diving breakthrough… Read More ›

The Naval Uniform

“ Heart of oak are our ships, Jolly Tars are our men …” Since earliest times differences have always existed between members of the ‘Senior Service’ and their counterparts in other branches of the military: Not least in the adoption… Read More ›

A Corkhead’s Chronicle

A Corkhead’s Chronicle: Experiences of a Royal Navy Clearance Diver 1955 – 76 By: David J Lott BEM A riveting page-turner, ‘A Corkhead’s Chronicle’ is an enthralling, warts-and-all account of one man’s life and experiences as a Royal Navy Clearance… Read More ›

Submarine escape

Building on the lessons learned from the past, submarine disasters are now a rarity, but when they do occur the problem arises of what can be done to assist the crew. Because of possible damage to life support systems, time… Read More ›