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Navy League

Navy League

The Liberal Party and the Navy League in Britain before the Great War

CRUTCHLEY, William Caius (1848 - 1923), RNR; Younger Brother, Trinity House; late Secretary to the Navy League

CAZALET, Peter Grenville Lyon (1899 - 1982), retired; Chairman, Navy League, 1960–67; Vice-President Association of Royal Navy Officers

YERBURGH, Robert Armstrong (1853 - 1916), DL; JP Lancashire; JP Kirkcudbrightshire; MP (C) Chester, 1886–1906, and 1910–16; President Navy League since 1900; late Major 2nd Volunteer Batallion Cheshire Regiment

LENNARD, Thomas J. (1861 - 1938), JP; High Sheriff City and County of Bristol, 1913; contested Bristol West, 1906; Vice-President Royal Empire Society; Vice-President Navy League; Member of the Society of Arts

BLACK, William George (1857 - 1932), Member of Panel of ex-Officers Employment Bureau, Clement’s Inn; Vice-Chairman of St Mungo’s College, Glasgow; Chairman of Ophthalmic Institution, Glasgow; a Trustee of the Navy League; Member of Executive Committee of Navy League, and Chairman of Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch; Ex-President of Glasgow Archæological Society; local Secretary for Scotland of Society of Antiquaries of London; late Member of Council of Congress of Archæological Societies, London; late Member of Committee of Management of Philip Stott College (Unionist Association); Chairman of Glasgow Good Government League; Member of Council of Scottish Branch of British Red Cross Society; JP

CASTLE, Egerton (1858 - 1920), author; late Chairman Egerton Smith and Co. (the Liverpool Mercury); and since amalgamation with Daily Post, a Director of Liverpool Daily Post, Mercury, and Echo, Ltd; was on staff of Saturday Review, 1885–94; member of the Council and, until 1901, of the Managing Committee of the Society of Authors; a Vice-President of the Navy League

Roper-Curzon, Christopher John Henry (1896 - 1972), King Haakon Cross of Liberty; Younger Brother of Trinity House; formerly a Deputy Speaker of House of Lords and Deputy Chairman of Committees; HM Lieutenant of the City of London; a Director of British Sailors Society; a Governor and Member of Managing Committee of Royal National Lifeboat Institute, Chancellor of the Primrose League, 1948; Member, Council, Navy League; Member Post Office Advisory Board; Member of Court of Directors of Royal Exchange Assurance


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A civilian organization founded in 1902 to support the members of the sea services and to educate the general public about the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant ...

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