Papers relating to training in the RN, 1935-1937, principally comprising unsigned text on 'The training of seamen', ; copies of Willis' letters to the Training Commander, RN Barracks, Chatham, concerning the training of new entries, 1935-1936.
WILLIS, Cdr William John Adlam (1894-1982)
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- Dates of Creation1935-1937
- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Born in 1894; educated at Royal Navy Hospital School, Greenwich; joined RN, 1909; wounded at Battle of Jutland, 1916; commissioned, 1918; served on Home, Mediterranean and China Stations, 1918-; Lt, 1921; Lt Cdr, 1929; training duties, HMS PEMBROKE, 1931; New Entry Officer, RN Barracks, Chatham, 1935-1937; Chief Constable of Rochester, 1937-1940; Chief Constable of Bedfordshire, 1940-1953; Deputy Lieutenant, Bedfordshire, 1951-1961, and Suffolk, 1964-1982; HM Inspector of Constabulary, 1953-1964; died in 1982.
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