Naval Review (magazine)

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The Naval Review was first published in February 1913[1] by a group of eight Royal Navy officers. They had formed a naval society "to promote the advancement and spreading within the service of knowledge relevant to the higher aspects of the naval profession" in 1912.[1]

The eight founders were

The Naval Review is the journal of professional record of the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy and Naval Review - an independent journal whose charitable purposes are to serve the interests of the Royal Navy - have enjoyed over a century of a unique relationship. In respecting this special relationship, and in acknowledgement of established MoD communications policy, the Naval Review is limited to membership by subscription only (ie not on sale, or routinely promulgated, to the wider public). But such agreement, is on the clear understanding that, to the benefit of both the Navy and the Review, that the Naval Review sustains its independent voice and continues to encourage ‘reasonable challenge’ to accepted policy amongst its members.

For its part the Royal Navy values the Naval Review’s central purpose to encourage serving officers to debate relevant professional matters in clear, concise and persuasive ways and develop the art of self-expression and professional knowledge and understanding to the longer-term benefit of the Service.

Contact: (Rear Admiral (rtd) Bruce Williams CBE)


  1. ^ a b "History". The Naval Review. Retrieved 22 October 2016.

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