Books About the Royal Navy / Seaborne Forces
These books feature autobiographical accounts from former Navy personnel of all ranks recalling their experiences whilst serving in various parts of the world
Military history
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A Bootneck's Footsteps

by Mike Pinnock 
The author sets off on a nostalgic journey to retrace his father's movements with the Royal Marines 1921-45
naval memoir
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A Corkhead's Chronicle

by David J. Lott
Experiences of a Royal Navy Clearance Diver 1955-76
military memoir
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A Diver in the Dark

by Sydney Knowles BEM
Memoir of a WW2 Royal Navy Clearance Diver and diving partner of Commander Lionel 'Buster' Crabb
Aviation memoir
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Adventures of a Flying Dutchman

by Rudolf J Idzerda
Autobiography of a WW2 pilot in the Netherlands Naval Air Service who went on to become a Rear Admiral and later a Director of the World Wildlife Fund
Biography/aviation history
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Goodhart : The Story of an Exceptional Man

by Richard Harris & Barrie Williams


A biography of Rear Admiral Nicholas Goodhart, CB, Legion of Merit, FRAeS, RN (1919–2011)
WW2 memoir
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I Married a Princess

by Thomas Soars
The heart-warming tale of an English RNVR officer who met and married a Persian princess during World War II and brought her home to a distinctly unglamorous life in England.
military/civilian memoir
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Inside and Out

by Robert Cosh
Entertaining memoir featuring the author's experiences in the wartime Royal Navy (1939-46) and postwar in HM Prison Service (1946-81)
Naval history
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Intercepted at Sea

by Leslie Howson
& John Nixon
An investigation into the human cost of insecure Royal Navy communications during two World Wars
Naval history
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On a Sailor's Grave (No Roses Grow)

by Mike Kemble
A personal investigation into some of the greatest Maritime Disasters of the Second World War
Naval biography
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Ships & Stars & Isles

by G.A. Taylor RNVR
Engaging account of Royal Navy service during World War II drawn from the author's letters and diaries
Autobiography/verse and song lyrics
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Songs & Ditties of the Fleet

by Richard Barr & Bernie Bruen
A collection of song lyrics, poems and humorous observations informed by the authors' combined experiences in the Royal Navy 1950s-1980s
Naval memoir
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This is My Story, This is My Song

by Ray Oram


Experiences of a WW2 Landing Craft (Tank) Skipper in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and on D-Day...
Bomb disposal
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Tread Lightly into Danger

by Anthony Charlwood


A former Royal Navy diver and freelance bomb disposal expert recalls his many escapades in the world's trouble-spots
Naval memoir
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Very Unable Seaman

by Richard Barr


A Junior Rating’s experiences in the Royal Navy 1958-1961