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Naval Journal, Lt. W.J.Mobsby RN [Jul. 21st, 2010|12:00 pm]
Douglas Spencer
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As many of you are already aware, I'm tidying up my house.

I've discovered Anne's father's naval records -- firstly, what Stephen Fry would call his "certificate of continual discharge", and secondly some of his writings and photos during his travels around the east during the 1930's.

Does anyone collect this sort of thing? Do I stick it in a big envelope and send it off to the Imperial War Museum with a covering letter saying "we found this, do with it what you will"?

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[User Picture]From: major_clanger
2010-07-21 11:19 am (UTC)
It may also be worth asking the Naval Historical Branch if they would be interested:

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/contact/sources-of-historical-information-on-the/
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2010-07-21 12:05 pm (UTC)
I've phoned them up and had a chat -- they're delighted, this is just the sort of thing they like to hear about. They instructed me to pass on their thanks to you for the suggestion.

I'll get it posted to them shortly.
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[User Picture]From: major_clanger
2010-07-21 12:10 pm (UTC)
Good to hear it!

I suggested the NHB because I knew that the RAF's Air Historical Branch very much deals with this sort of thing, so I assumed that its RN counterpart might have similar areas of interest.
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2010-07-21 01:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that - I've been wondering if anyone would be interested in memorabilia from my late uncle who was an RAF POW in Japan in WWII.
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[User Picture]From: quercus
2010-07-21 02:53 pm (UTC)
A better home than the round filing cabinet is eBay, that well-known mechanism for redistributing materials of unquantifiable value to those who truly appreciate them.

...to the level of 99p, plus shipping, at least.
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