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HMS Crystal Palace

From The Great War 1914-1918

HMS Crystal Palace: The Royal Naval Division Depôt at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham. "The Crystal Palace Army" was one of the nicknames of the RND. The WRNS (Wrens) and DAMC crews etc., were trained at the Crystal Palace during the war and the Palace afterwards (1920-24) was occupied by the Imperial War Museum, which during the period was visited by over 3,000,000 people.[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.68.

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