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Big Al
20-10-2009, 19:04
24th March 1961

Admiral Sir Robin Dunford-Slater took the salute at the closing down ceremony of the Nore Command at RND Chatham. - There had been a C in C Nore since 1752. Does anyone know the reason as to why this post was abolished after 209 years?

20-10-2009, 19:17
I suppose that since Chatham and Sheerness closed, there was no Nore to Command

20-10-2009, 19:29
some info on the decision:-


also this one which has continueing links at the bottom of each page:-

Little h

Big Al
20-10-2009, 20:11
Thanks for the links, 209 years of tradition gone at the stroke of a pen. Makes you want to weep

20-10-2009, 20:21
Sheerness was the principal dockyard associated with the Nore and it closed around the same time.