David Hobbs’ carefully chosen title gives some indication of the political complexities surrounding his latest subject, as a book about the actual Royal Naval Air Service would technically have to end on 1 April 1918 with the RNAS’s absorption into the newly created Royal Air Force, a service which, the author robustly argues, ‘cared little […]
The West Africa Squadron of the Royal Navy had more or less terminated the slave trade on the West African coast by the 1850s. This book is not about that story. It concerns another unfolding on the opposite side of the continent. As the West African trade collapsed, the East African trade soared. The trafficking […]
Dr Dominic Tweedle, Director-General of the National Museum of the Royal Navy explains why our nautical heritage must be preserved.
Should the RAF be credited with victory against the Germans at the Battle of Britain or was the Royal Navy in fact the stronger force behind the success? Military Times looks into the role of the Navy.