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Joined
Jun 14, 2011
Real Name
Lester May
About My Library
Too many books for a London flat - what to do when one runs out of bookshelf space?
About Me
Retired naval officer and plc director living in Camden Town, north London, since 1983; in the manner of the TV adverts, I was Born in north London but Made in the Royal Navy. Now a writer, historian and campaigner on naval and maritime affairs and local affairs.

Interests include naval and maritime history, local history and family history and the history of London.

Researching for various projects: Naval and Maritime Chronology, Index of British Admirals and Royal Marines Generals, History of HMS Wager (1944), A Guide to the Royal Navy Service Certificate, related articles for Wikipedia, a Chronology of Camden and an Anthology of Camden Town.

Letters to the Editor published widely in the UK national, regional and local press.
Location
Camden Town, London
Homepage
http://www.hms-wager.org.uk
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