THE ROYAL NAVAL RESERVES
My Ditty Box
The Duke of Montrose
1952 Jonathan Cape, London
Autobiography of this great man who did so much to form the RNVR, the precursor to our present Naval Reserves
The RNVR: A Record of Achievement
J Lennox Kerr & Wilfred Granville
History of the development of the RNVR, with an emphasis on WWII.
The History of the Royal Naval Reserve
Frank C Bowen
1926 Reprinted from Lloyd’s List
The history of the RNR before its amalgamation with the RNVR.
Courage in Adversity
1990 Pentland Press, Edinburgh
Humorous and lively autobiography of an ex-member of Tay Division
London’s Navy: A Story of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
1983 Quiller Press, London
A history of the London Division, RNVR, which covers much ground common for the RNVR as a whole.
R S Allison
1973 Privately published for Ulster Division RNR
The history of the Ulster RNVR and their Drill Ship, an ex World War I cruiser, and the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland. Much of the material covers the RNVR in general.
The Hood Battalion
1995 Pen & Sword Books Ltd
The RNVR was mobilised at the start of WW1 as the Hood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division and were sent to fight as soldiers in the retreat through Belgium, then Gallipoli and Flanders.
The Royal Naval Division
c1927 London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd
With an introduction by Winston Churchill, who was responsible for the formation of the Royal Naval Division.
Tay Division Royal Naval Reserve 1861-1994
Roderick Stewart & Anna Kettles
1994 Privately Published, available from Unicorn gift shop.