The Navy at Cambridge, 1919-1923

By S. W. Roskill, DSC, MA, RN, published August 1963


WW1 interrupted the education of significant numbers of young men who served in the armed forces. At the cessation of hostilities the Royal Navy decided to do something to redress the matter. In early 1919, 400 junior officers commenced a six-month course at Cambridge, followed by some 800 over the next four years. The Admiralty and the University wished to continue the association but the Treasury would not sanction a meagre £9000 to fund a follow-on, one-year course for a limited number of officers, thereby bringing the worthwhile initiative to an end.

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Filed under: WW1 | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

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