Admiralty Salvage in Peace and War 1906-2006

The importance of marine salvage during armed conflict has been vastly underestimated since becoming a vital Naval arm during the First World … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors

What was a merchant seaman’s life like in the past, what experiences would he have had, what were the ships like that he sailed in, and what risks did … [Read more...]





The End of Glory – War & Peace in HMS Hood 1916-1941

There have been many fine books written on HMS Hood, the glory of the Royal Navy, while television and cinema have also taken the subject to their … [Read more...]





Cox’s Navy – Salvaging the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow 1924-1931

On mid-Summer's Day 1919 the interned German Grand Fleet was scuttled by their crews at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands despite a Royal Navy guard … [Read more...]





A Very Fine Commander – The Memories of General ‘Nap’ Murray GCB KBE DSO

The contrast between soldiering in peace and war is well illustrated by ‘Nap’ Murray’s experiences. It took him 16 years to reach the substantive … [Read more...]





Growing Remembrance – The Story of the National Memorial Arboretum

The story of the inspiration for, establishment and evolution of the National Memorial Arboretum is a fascinating one. Sited at Alrewas, … [Read more...]