- Royal Naval Minewatching Service
The Royal Naval Minewatching Service (RNMWS) was a civilian organisation formed in
1952as part of the auxiliary forces of the British Naval Service.
Its intended wartime role was to man observation points overlooking ports and strategic waterways, in order to report mines dropped by aircraft.
In 1962, it was transformed into the
Royal Naval Auxiliary Service, intended as a short-notice response force to help disperse shipping in British ports in case of a nuclear strike.
*"Whitaker's Almanack: for the year 1958", p. 470. J. Whitaker & Sons, London, 1957
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Royal Naval Auxiliary Service — The Royal Naval Auxiliary Service (RNXS) was formed in 1963 from the Royal Naval Minewatching Service (RNMWS) in response to the nuclear threat to British ports. The service was disbanded on 31 March 1994 due to defence cuts. Most vessels from… … Wikipedia
Naval Service (United Kingdom) — Naval Service of the British Armed Forces … Wikipedia