Association of Royal Yachtsmen

Book of Remembrance


The Book of Remembrance (BofR) was initially formulated and commissioned by a former long standing ARY Committee member, Tony Noble. This has been continued, within Tony’s initial framework, by Dave Rushforth, who has taken the BofR to a new level with digital enhancement which is now available below and will be updated on line, in parallel with updates inserted into the actual Book of Remembrance on board BRITANNIA.

Both custodians have worked tirelessly on this project and in conjunction with Mike Hill, our researcher, all involved have endeavoured to include as many Royal Yachtsmen, as possible, who can be identified as having Crossed over the Bar.

There are two parts to the Book of Remembrance:

The Index

The Index consists of a 6-line entry per Yachtsman, which is a brief summary of that individual, indicating Rank/Rate whilst in Royal Yacht Service and where possible the Rank/Rate on discharge from the Royal Navy.

Book Of Remembrance Index

1.2MB PDF Document

Full Page Entries

The second part of the Book of Remembrance are the Full-Page entries normally composed with the assistance of the Next of Kin, relatives and/or friends of the deceased.

Ideally, we would like all past Yachtsmen to have a Full-Page entry and tribute to their service, every effort is made to ensure this happens. However, there are many past Yachtsmen who have disappeared without trace.

Therefore, if you are reading this page and know of any past Yachtsman who is deceased and not included within the Book of Remembrance or indeed identify any information that is incorrect or insufficient then please contact the Curator. In this case the Curator is David Rushforth who can be contacted at

The Index and Full Pages are held on Board the Royal Yacht Britannia which is the Headquarters of the Association of Royal Yachtsmen. These are held in a viewing case under lock and key and are printed on high quality velum. Should any member of the public wish to view the book then the local guide situated close by, will facilitate this.

Many thanks for viewing this Book of Remembrance.

Book Of Remembrance Full Pages

64MB PDF Document

The Book of Remembrance Full Pages Video