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Publisher: Pen and Sword (December 19, 2003)
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The professional quantity marking the centenary of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, often called the 'Wavy army' as a result specific wavy gold stripes at the reservists' uniforms, from its formation in 1903 via its unification with the mercantile Royal Reserve in 1958, and directly to its current whole integration with the Royal military as 'the part-time section of a unmarried naval service'.It charts the problems, setbacks and delights of the reservists' peacetime years of provider and chronicles their very important contributions in the course of wartime.Since the tip of the chilly battle and the dramatic near-dissolution of the RNR in 1994, contributors of the modernized part-time volunteer carrier have served in lots of assorted RN operations at sea, on land and within the air, from the Balkans to the Gulf.This special and bright historical past which and profusely illustrated is by means of a uncommon author of naval heritage who served within the glossy RNR either as a score and an officer for over 11 years.