24th November Meeting and Speaker

Our next monthly meeting is on 24th November 2017.

Meetings are held at the Masonic Hall in Grove Road, Ventnor and start at 7.30pm.

Entry is free to members, visitors are very welcome, entry fee is £2.00

Our Guest Speaker is: Jonathan Collins – ARRC, BSc(Hons), MA (Ed) Naval and Military Historian

Talk Title – ‘Researching Sailors and Royal Marines who served in the Great War 1914 – 1918’

An introduction to the size of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines during the Great War, the various roles at sea and on land, examples of the various records of officers and ratings and how to interpret them. An explanation of the numbering systems and how to find your subject amongst the vast array of available records which have survived in their entirety.

Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Signallers on board ship in 1917