Navy's glory days captured by serving sailor

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A unique record of the Royal Navy from the pencil and paintbrush of a senior officer who joined up as a 13-year-old in 1891 and left during the Second World War has been published.

The pictures show the changing nature of the senior service through the eyes of Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Kitson KBE, CB, who began his career as a midshipman under sail and was by 1927 captain of the world's biggest naval vessel, Rodney.

Sir Henry spent 10 years in Queen Victoria's navy, 10 years in Edward VII's navy, 25 years in George V's navy and was recalled in 1940 to George VI's navy.

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