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‘We Are a Modern Navy’: Abolishing the Royal Navy’s rum ration

By Richard Moore

The Royal Navy’s daily ration of free rum to sailors was abolished in 1970. Abolition was never justi ed on cost grounds, unlike so many other British defence decisions. Rather, rum was no longer in keeping with a navy of guided missiles and sensitive electronics. The decision was nevertheless many years in the making. The […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies