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Admiral Edward Vernon

Edward Vernon (1684-1757) was a naval officer, known as 'Old Grog' after his habit of wearing a grogram coat. He was the fourth son of Henry Vernon (1663-1732) of Hilton, Staffordshire. His chief claim ...

Admiral John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent

John Jervis was born in 1735 at Meaford Hall, just outside Stone. He was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1801 to 1804 and took his title Earl St. Vincent after the battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1797, ...

Aircraft hanger, RAF Hednesford

The Hednesford site on Cannock Chase was a training establishment for Royal Air Force and Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm tradesmen, named No. 6 School of Technical Training. It did not have runways but a few ...

Army and Navy Stores, Wolverhampton Road, Cannock

On the left of the Army and Navy Stores is a shop advertising Bukta Scout Kit. On the right is a branch of Barclays Bank. The buildings still stand and are now (2019) occupied by Subway, Crested Schoolwear ...

Bi-centenary Souvenir, John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent, Stone,

Souvenir card celebrating the bi-centenary of the birth of Admiral John Jervis. John Jervis was born in 1735 at Meaford Hall, just outside Stone. He was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1801 to 1804 ...

Carl Burton, Falklands Hero, Rugeley

Carl Burton served in the Navy on H.M.S. Invincible during the Falklands War. He is pictured here on his return to Rugeley after the conflict. The Falklands War took place between 2 April and 14 June ...

Charles Loveday at Shugborough Hall

Photograph taken by the Servants' Quarters at Shugborough. Charles Loveday (pictured on the right) was the Butler at Shugborough Hall between 1940 and 1942

Clayton Hall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Remnants of the World War II Fleet Air Arm quarters in the grounds of Clayton Hall. During World War II Clayton Hall became HMS Daedalus, a land based Royal Naval Artificer Training Establishement. Many ...

English Electric Co., Stafford

This group photograph was taken during a visit to the English Electric, Stafford Works by Vice-Admiral Edwards, Third Sea-Lord and Controller of the Navy. Left to right: unknown; Lord Nelson (George ...

English Electric Co., Stafford

The officers and members of the crew of H.M. Submarine Visigoth are pictured at the Stafford Works. Among those in the photograph is Mr J W C Milligan (front row centre), Manager, Stafford Works. On ...

English Electric Co., Stafford

This group photograph was taken during a visit to the English Electric, Stafford Works by Vice-Admiral Edwards, Third Sea-Lord and Controller of the Navy. Left to right: Mr E.W. Peace; Mr J.R. Sully, ...

English Electric Co., War Memorial, at GE Stafford

This photograph shows the English Electric Co., War Memorial on its new site with the GE (General Electric) Transformer offices and factory in the background. This picture is reproduced by kind permission ...

Fleet Air Arm Voluntary Band, RAF Hednesford

Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm personnel were trained at RAF Hednesford. This photograph shows No. 3 Wing's Band with Bandmaster, Flight Sergeant Broadgate, RAF, in the front centre.

George Anson, Admiral Lord Anson

George Anson was born at Shugborough on 23 April 1697, the second son of William Anson. He married Elizabeth Yorke, daughter of Lord Hardwicke in 1748, and died suddenly at his home at Moor Park, Hertfordshire ...

George Anson, Admiral Lord Anson

George Anson was born at Shugborough on 23 April 1697, the second son of William Anson. He married Elizabeth Yorke, daughter of Lord Hardwicke in 1748, and died suddenly at his home at Moor Park, Hertfordshire ...

George Anson, Admiral Lord Anson

George Anson was born at Shugborough on 23 April 1697, the second son of William Anson. He married Elizabeth Yorke, daughter of Lord Hardwicke in 1748, and died suddenly at his home at Moor Park, Hertfordshire ...

George Anson, Admiral Lord Anson

George Anson was born at Shugborough on 23 April 1697, the second son of William Anson. He married Elizabeth Yorke, daughter of Lord Hardwicke in 1748, and died suddenly at his home at Moor Park, Hertfordshire ...

Henry Legge

Henry Legge (1765-1844), related to the Legge family, Earls of Dartmouth of Patshull Hall. He was a Commissioner for the Royal Navy. Mezzotint by Charles Turner after a painting by Johann Hoppner.