Stiff at the BBC


Deckhead_Inspector said:
Stiff at the BBC

Couple of nights ago saw the above progam on BBC3. Amongst a whole load of bits from old Top of the Pops was a link with Jimmy Saville and two "RN" T shirted ladies. He was wearing a wrens cap with a PRESIDENT cap tally. Can any one remember? Were they WRNR, or WRNS? When did all naval personnel in London cease wearing PRESIDENT cap tallies, for that matter?
HMS President was the ship name for officers and ratings serving with the Admiralty or MOD and former accounting base for MOD(RN) bases around the world which are not big enough to account for themselves before this job was taken over by HMS CENTURION c 1970/71.

I'm sure that somebody at President can say when the RNR was called HMS President.
HMS President has always been the London RN Reserve Drill ship .since 1862 also as RNR HQ

However it was also the collective RN accounting base for officers and ratings serving in non RN controlled billets. There was President I ,II,III and IV . It was also the London [Admiralty] nominal base..

The Base ship was Saxifrage ------renamed President in 1921 -currently on the Thames and for preservation.[sold 1987]

The RN accounts establishment of President was transferred to Centurion 1970 and the RN personnel transferred to HMS St Vincent in 1983

I think the RNR HQ is now at St Katherines way .Unless its moved again!!
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