Some important notes about the British Empire Section:
- Naval ships long-term docking were classed as shore stations. When a permanent base was built it was often given the same name and the ship sailed away to another destination - which is why below you will find shore stations with the same name in another country. Listings of Shore Stations is taken from Ben Warlow's book "Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy" ISBN 0907771521
- Often many of these ships that docked and were classed as shore stations were simply housing for troops and sailors and either in due course left, or its troops and sailors were then housed in a permanent shore station somewhere else under a different name.
- Some naval bases did not have their own emblems for a variety of reasons (i.e. no badge issued or that ship had a figurehead. In these instances I have filled in this 'gap' by using the next created badge for the same name (which is inaccurate!) but has been included for visual reference only. Images of badges have been drawn from internet sources and T.P. Stopford's book "Admiralty Ships Badges, 1919 - 194I" ISBN 0952934612
- Most shore establishments have a diamond shaped badge - but this has not always been the case either!
- The Commonwealth listings in other sections of the Naval Bases Chapter are 100% accurate as badges have now been standardised by the relevant Defence Forces.
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