On 23 December 1918 the Naval Ordnance Store Department was renamed the Armament Supply Department and its depots were likewise renamed Royal Naval Armament Depots (RNAD) in 1920. The change of nomenclature recognised the inclusion of torpedoes and naval mines (which had been managed separately during the war) alongside ordnance as part of the new department's responsibilities.
Establishment. The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) has its origins in the Register of Seamen, established in 1835 to identify men for naval service in the event of war, although just 400 volunteered for duty in the Crimean War in 1854 out of 250,000 on the Register.
University Royal Naval Units (URNU), under the command of Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC), are here to give university students a broader understanding of Royal Navy life. They offer you the chance to gain transferable skills, from public speaking to organisation, by exposing you to leadership and management opportunities.