The Empire to Commonwealth Project

Royal Naval Division

The Royal Naval Division was conceived & founded by the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Spencer Churchill, in late August 1914. The RND later became one of the best fighting formations on the Western Front.


** Royal Naval Division Tally
















Royal Marine Light Infantry 

 Machine Gun Companies





 ** Royal Naval Division


* Petty Officer's badge

** Chief Petty Officer's badges

Chief Petty Officers were granted the "laurel leaves" to the badge in the early 1920's

Petty Officers wore the standard battalion cap badges in the RND during the Great War.

When the laurel leaves were added to the CPO badge the PO rank were granted the old badge without the laurel leaves.

* Officer's Badge 

** Chaplain's Badge

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* These images were donated by John Johnston, with thanks.

 RND Tally, Curved Howe, RND & Nelson Shoulder Titles, Chaplain's Badge & ** Additional comments received by "W", with thanks.

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