How to look for records of... Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve personnel
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This guide provides advice on how and where to search for records of ratings and officers who served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. A rating is the most junior class of seaman in the Royal Navy, below officers in seniority.
The Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve also administered the Mine Clearance Service (MCS), although men came from all branches of the Royal Navy. The MCS was established in 1919 to clear all sea mines.