Royal Naval Reserve Certificate of Hugh Jones

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Royal Naval Reserve Certificate issued at Caernarfon to Hugh Jones, First Class No. 83445.

Administrative / Biographical History

"The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is an integral part of Britain's naval forces, comprising a corps of some 3,250 men and women who train in peacetime to enable the Royal Navy to meet its operational commitments in times of stretch, crisis, tension and war.

"For more than 1,000 years, the islands that now form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have relied on volunteers to provide the manpower necessary to defend our extensive coastlines, overseas interests and territories, and to protect trade routes. From its inception as a formal fighting force with the creation of the Navy Board by Henry VIII in 1546 until as late as 1860, the Royal Navy comprised a fleet of dedicated warships manned by a small number of specialist warrant officers - sailing masters, carpenters, gunners, boatswains, pursers, etc."

Information taken from the Royal Navy website www.royal-navy.mod.uk.

No biographical information was available regarding Hugh Jones to whom this certificate was issued.

Arrangement

Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, December 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 11590

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Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.