Villiers-Russell twins WW1

JamesH

Lantern Swinger
Bit of a long shot, on the memorial to the Villiers-Russell twins from Crewe who died while serving together it states that "Naval Law" was changed because of their deaths.

Does anyone know the actual regulation? Is it still in force, and could I have the text of the regulation as well?

James.

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JamesH

Lantern Swinger
Cheers, soleil, I've got the picture, just wondering about the change in naval law that is mentioned.

James

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DAVIDJM

Midshipman
Have you tried the government on line arcives sites.

I think you need to login and it may cost to search (according to some sites) but it may be the best lead to start.
 
And this is the sort of thing that makes us and the Army different, thanks Sol and James :)

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wal

Lantern Swinger
The Fawcett brothers 'Iffit' brothers as they were know served on the Rothesay mid 70's. One was a greenie t'other were a stoker.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
I had a boat where father and son were serving together, I think the "no brothers/sisters/mum/dad rule only applies in time of war.
 

BARNEYRNSM

War Hero
One of the diesel boats in the 1980s had a father a son on board,father was coxswain,son baby RO IIRC


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soleil

War Hero
I had a boat where father and son were serving together, I think the "no brothers/sisters/mum/dad rule only applies in time of war.
WreckerL

I think that you are close to the truth on this.

I imagine that an Admiralty Directive was issued which said that siblings should not serve together, but that the Directive was only valid for a limited period and probably only until a point in 1918.
 

JamesH

Lantern Swinger
Cheers guys, it makes sense. I can't find any mention in current usage. Does anyone have access to current regulations (opsec) hopefully won't be breached?

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(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
At one point, in the early 50's, my brother made an application to the Admiralty to 'claim' me to serve together. Before it could happen he bought himself out !! Maybe he realised what he was letting himself in for. :D
 

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