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Keyes Papers. Vol. cxlii. Honorary Colonel Commandant, Royal Marines Portsmouth: Contains the Admiralty’s offer of the post to Keyes, programmes for Keyes’s visits and inspections, correspondence with Royal Marines commanders regarding Keyes’s visits, special orders of the day issued by Keyes, and a souvenir brochure of the Royal Marine London Battalion;18 March 1932 – 2 April 1940, n.d. Partly printed. Keyes was offered, and accepted, this post in March 1932, the first sailor to hold the position for over 100 years. He held the post until 1942.

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