Whatever your interests in our
maritime and naval heritage, the NHCRA will provide you with links
to other like-minded enthusiasts. Some are keen collectors of
memorabilia, medals, badges, photographs, postcards or, for example,
ships’ bells, while others research naval personnel, battles or
social history through the ages.
Many are keen family historians,
others are retired RN and Merchant officers and ratings who just
enjoy reading our quarterly journal.
Numbers of our
members – often after lengthy research - contribute to the contents
of our quarterly journal, The
Review, making it a rich source of previously unpublished
material. It contains a wide mix of articles on naval matters from
the 18th century to recent times.
carries medal rolls and casualty lists on a regular basis, as well
as providing a forum for letters, queries, wants and appeals for
association also operates a popular research service and, for modest
fees, can offer officers’, ratings’ and marines’ career details,
honours and awards for both world wars and the Korean War, and
excellent chronologies of the WWII service of some 700 warships. In
addition, a limited amount of general research
engagements and other events can be undertaken, dependent on the
availability of records.
The NHCRA began in a modest way
in 1988 when a small group of naval enthusiasts decided there was no
organisation catering for their varied interests. Now the
association has a world-wide membership bringing together those
interested in any aspect of naval history.
Aims and Objectives
Our primary mission is to provide a
forum for naval buffs.
The association has
formal recognition by the Royal Navy and is a member of the
Federation of Naval Associations, as well as being a corporate
member of the Society of Friends of the Royal Naval Museum. It also
lists among its members the major UK naval and maritime museums.
if you like what you see then a Membership Application Form can be
found here (Click Me), should you wish to
discuss more then do visit our