Wartime drills at the London Stock Exchange, 1940
With the threat of German invasion looming, workers at the London Stock Exchange receive basic military training on the trading floor. This photograph was taken several months before the Exchange was hit by an incendiary bomb on 29 December.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Naval reserves called up at the outbreak of World War I
Naval reforms inaugurated by Lord Fisher included the establishment of a Naval Reserve which could be added to the strength of the fleet whenever was necessary. On 2nd August 1914, all these reserves were called up, and by the next day the whole fleet had been mobilised. In this photograph, reservists, coast-guards and liberty-men are on their way to join their ships at Portsmouth. Date: 1914
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Top Sea Scout for 1975
Top Sea Scout for 1975. This year's winner of an award for the leading Sea Scout in the country was 19-year-old Romford (Essex) Venture Sea Scout, Leigh Brand. Leigh was a member of the 4th Seven Kings Sea Scout Group. Seen here receiving his award and prize of a pair of binoculars from Admiral Commanding Reserves, Rear Admiral H.W.E. Hollins on board HMS Discovery. He gained his award for completing the requirements of the Sea Scouts Pilot Badge and passing a navigation test set by the Admiral Commanding Reserves.
11 February 1975
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