For sale is an excellent Royal Navy WW2 Book titled “B.R 1938 Naval Ratings Handbook1951”. This book is a brilliant reference for Royal Navy insignia, along with illustrations, photographs, diagrams And texts of the Royal Navy. Three pages The page states:
“Admiralty, S.W.1 31st October, 1951 N.T. 97/48 B.R. 1938, Naval Ratings Handbook, 1951, having been approved by My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, is hereby promulgated for the information and guidance of all concerned. By Command of Their Lordships, To the Flag Officers and Commanding Officers of H.M. Ships and vessels concerned.”
The foreword states:
“FOREWORD, This handbook has been published for the benefit of all ratings of all branches of the Service, and is issued to each rating when he joins the Royal Navy. 1 The Ca Adm All ratings are sailors, whether they belong to the Seamen, Engineering, Supply and Secretariat, or any other branch. Flee N. 2. No warship has room for passengers who are indifferent to what is going on around them. The sailor must develop sea sense, just as the driver of a motor vehicle develops road sense. He must be continually alert to visualise what is happening and to anticipate what might happen next. An efficient sailor is always ready to act in time to avoid injury to his ship, to his messmates, or to himself. He does the right thing because he has learned. how the sea behaves and how it affects a ship afloat. Read this book so that you may meet these requirements, and so that you will become familiar with the many terms that are used in everyday life onboard a ship. D 3. Execu Good Mec dance Sleev Str Cap Before a rating can become thoroughly efficient he must also have a sound knowledge of the Service as a whole and not be content with knowing all about his own part of the ship only. In this book there are brief descriptions of the administration of the Navy and its branches and reserves, and of the routine and organisation of a ship. So read this book also with the object of improving your general knowledge of the Service to which you belong.”
This book is in good condition, all pages present. This will be sent via Royal Mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.