Naval Club

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The Naval Club
Founded 1919
Home Page www.navalclub.co.uk
Address 38 Hill Street
Clubhouse occupied since 1946
Club established for Officers of the Royal Navy and RNVR

The Naval Club, formerly the RNVR (Auxiliary Patrol) Club (1919–1943), and the RNVR Club (1943–1969) is a London club established in 1919. Since 1946 it has owned the premises at 38 Hill Street, Mayfair which was formerly occupied by the 2nd Earl of Chatham.

It was founded as the RNVR (Auxiliary Volunteers) Club after World War I, for serving and retired officers of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). It leased interim premises from the Marlborough Club until 1946, when it acquired its current townhouse. The building still serves today as the headquarters of the RNVR Officers' Association. In 1969, it changed its name to the Naval Club. The club's first president was Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe. Notable members of the club have included Viscount Astor, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Alan Lennox-Boyd, and Harold Watkinson, 1st Viscount Watkinson.

Now open to all those with a connection to, or interest in, the sea & maritime affairs. A Corporate membership scheme is also available. As of 2009, the membership subscription costs between £230 and £360 per year, with a £190 rate for younger members. The entrance fee is an additional £125-£150, but is waived for serving and retired naval officers [1].

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