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Sailors' craftwork

Object connections:

Collection Sailors' craftwork, Decorative art
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Royal Naval Brigade Personnel

Object details:

Object ID AAA0009
Description Oak tray carved with the badge of the Royal Naval Brigades, a shield bearing a foul anchor with the initials RNB and a naval crown above. It was made by prisoners of war while interned at Groningen, Netherlands during World War One. The Royal Navy Division (RND) was made up of two naval brigades and a brigade of marines formed from surplus personnel from the naval reserves. After brief training the RND was sent to defend Antwerp alongside Belgian forces in the opening stages of the war. Fifteen hundred men crossed the Dutch frontier and were interned in the Netherlands to avoid capture by the Germans, the remaining survivors embarked for Dover in October 1914.
Date made 1914-1918

Artist/Maker Royal Naval Brigade Personnel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Materials wood
Measurements 58 x 340 x 210 mm
  • Tray (AAA0009)
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