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Crew Lists of the British Merchant Navy 1915 – new online database

Tuesday 30 June 2015 – we’re very pleased to announce the launch today of Crew Lists of the British Merchant Navy – 1915, a collaborative project between the National Maritime Museum and the National Archives highlighting the contribution of the Merchant Navy in the First World War. For the first…

Patronage in the Royal Navy: How to sever a connection

Patronage in the Royal Navy: How to sever a connection

Women and war: The ‘munitionettes’

In keeping with the theme of Women and War this month (see June’s Item of the month), Sonia has been researching the story behind the ‘Munitionettes’… The Caird Archive and Library holds a volume issued in 1916 by the Ministry of Munitions entitled Notes on the employment of women on…

June’s Item of the Month: Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

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June’s Item of the Month: Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

Caird Library Open Day- 27 June 2015!

Caird Library Open day

Patronage in the Royal Navy: John Markham, a well-connected officer.

Here is the next in our occasional series of guest bloggers… Catherine Beck is a doctoral student looking at the recently acquired papers of Admiral John Markham. This is the first of three of Catherine’s posts, so plenty more to come! Officers in the Georgian Navy relied upon the patronage…

May’s item of the month- stories from the 1915 Crew List project

April’s item of the month- stories from the 1915 Crew List project

What was the goal of the Gallipoli campaign?

What was the goal of the Gallipoli campaign?

Solar eclipse? Or another cloudy day in Greenwich?

So, disappointingly, the weather worked against us here in Greenwich for would-be viewers of last month’s partial solar eclipse. A stubborn layer of cloud meant many missed out on the magnificent solar spectacle. If you’d like to prepare for the next, a useful resource held by the Caird Library is…

April’s Item of the Month- Postcard from Gallipoli 1915

April’s Item of the Month- Postcard from Gallipoli