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Machine Gun Corps The Machine Gun Corps was formed in 1915 in order to increase the effective use of machine guns. It was disbanded in 1922. 22371
Mercantile Marine Company The International Mercantile Marine Company was a trust company formed in the early 20th Century as an attempt to monopolize the shipping trades. The company is noteworthy in popular history for having owned the RMS... 40846
Metropolitan Police Service The Metropolitan Police Service (abbreviated to MPS and widely known informally as 'the Met') is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the 'square mile' of the City of... 106656
Ministry of Civil Aviation, Mangersta, Uig This station provided voice radio coverage to civil and military aircraft west of the Outer Hebrides. 106562
Museum nan Eilean Museum nan Eilean provides the museum service of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council). Along with Tasglann nan Eilean (Hebridean Archives), it forms part of the Comhairle's Heritage Service. Museum nan... 118508
National Liberal Club, London The Club was founded in 1882. Although independent, it is closely associated with Liberal traditions and Liberals worldwide. 13551
Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) The NAAFI (Navy, Army, Air Force Institute) provides catering, leisure and retail facilities for the armed services. 27269
Ness Historical Society Based in the former Cross Primary School, Comunn Eachdraidh Nis (Ness Historical Society) includes an accredited museum featuring displays on various aspects of island life, and a large archive. More information and... 107564
New Zealand Expeditionary Force The New Zealand Expeditionary Force was created in order to fight for Britain during the Great War. It was disbanded at the end of 1921. The 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force fought during the Second World War. 104227
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation NATO is an international organisation for collective security, established in 1949 in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC on 4 April 1949. 43164
North Lochs Historical Society Comann Eachdraidh Cheann a Tuath nan Loch (North Lochs Historical Society) was founded in 1988 and serves the area of North Lochs on the Isle of Lewis. It has shared premises at Leurbost Community Centre, where its... 105492
North Tolsta Historical Society North Tolsta Historical Society (Comann Eachdraidh Tholastaidh bho Thuath) is a non-profit organisation, financed by grants, donations and fund raising activities, and supported by a volunteer committee. In 2014 the... 47860
Northamptonshire Regiment Northamptonshire Regiment formed in 1741. In 1964 it was amalgamated with other regiments into the East Anglia Regiment. 8780
Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry The Oxfordshire Light Infantry was formed in 1881, becoming the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in 1908. 104893
Parochial Board Parochial Boards were set up under the Poor Law Act of 1845 to administer poor relief throughout parishes. From 1867-1890 the Parochial Boards were given additional responsibilities for public health. 39575
Polish Air Force During the Second World War, several squadrons within the Royal Air Force were manned by Polish airmen, most of whom had been exiled from their own country following the German-Soviet invasion in 1939.  105446
Prairie Bible Institute Prairie Bible Institute of Three Hills, Alberta is an evangelical poly-scholastic centre whose primary post-secondary operation is Prairie College, and which commenced classes in October 1922. 112548
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, or QAIMNS, was officially formed in 1902 under Royal Warrant, although nursing duties had been carried out by the Army Nursing Service and the Indian Nursing Service... 42896
Queen's Royal Regiment The Queen's Royal Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the English and later the First Battalion was serving in British India on the outbreak of the Second World War. 109599
Railway Clearing House The Railway Clearing House acted as a tranfer point for revenue where goods and passengers crossed from one railway to another. 13550
Rifle Brigade The Rifle Brigade began in 1800. They fought with Nelson, Wellington (Waterloo) in the Crimea, the Indian Mutiny, South Africa and World Wars 1 and 2. In 1948 one battalion was disbanded and the 2nd became the Green... 8790
Royal Air Force (RAF) 14173
Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) The Royal Armoured Corps, with the Household Cavalry, descends from the Cavalry regiments of the line, who rode into battle on heavy horses. With the Royal Tank Regiment of the First World War, they form the heavy... 44670
Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) The RAMC traces its history back to the foundation of the Regular Army following the restoration of King Charles II in 1660 but it was not until 1898 that officers and soldiers were incorporated into one body known as... 40232
Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) The duty of the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) was to supply food, ammunition and petrol to the front line, including during the First and Second World Wars. The Army Service Corps (ASC) was formed in 1888 from earlier... 23317
Royal Artillery The first standing force of British artillery formed in 1716. Between 1899 and 1924 the Royal Artillery was subdivided into several branches, one of which was the Royal Garrison Artillery. 20562
Royal Australian Navy The Royal Australian Navy forms one branch of the Australian Defence Force. Originally Australia had separate navies for each colony, but in 1901 they were amalgamated as the Commonwealth Naval Forces in 1901, re-named... 52192
Royal Canadian Artillery The 1st company of artillery was formed in 1870 from volunteers. The first paid force of 5000 men came into being in 1855. The regiment does not carry colours - its guns are its colours and are saluted on parade. 45107
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. They are responsible for maintenance and repair of all Army mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment. 40157
Royal Engineers The history of the Royal Engineers spans over 900 years. A group of military engineers was brought to England by William the Conqueror. The Sappers as they are known, have been involved in every theatre of war - hence... 25960

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