A Royal Navy Quiz -

A Royal Navy Quiz -

Jun 02, 2022

The Senior Service!    
The Royal Navy is the oldest serving of the armed forces in the UK. How much do you know about the traditions and history of the RN?

QUESTIONS

1. What creatures feature on the badge of a qualified submariner in the Royal Navy?

2. Up until 1970 all crew on board Royal Navy vessels were entitled to a shot of rum which was diluted in water and delivered by the ‘Bubbly Bosun. What was this mixture called?

3. What is the name of the royal yacht which was commissioned in 1953 and served for 44 years before it was decommissioned in 1997?

4. What is the worlds’ oldest battleship still in commission with the Royal Navy, which was launched in 1765 and is still crewed by active service members, and found in dry dock in Portsmouth?

5. What is the motto of the submarine service?
a. We Come Unseen
b. Above Us The Waves
c. Silent But Deadly
d. Waiting, Watching, Vengeful

 

6. What rank comes between Commander and Commodore in the Royal Navy Officer ranks?

7. During the Falklands War of 1982, which UK fixed wing aircraft operating off the aircraft carriers was the primary fighter, ground attack and air defence aircraft during the conflict?

8. HMS York was crippled in World War Two during the German invasion of which Greek island in May 1941?

9. HMS Hood and HMS Prince of Wales engaged in a deadly battle with which ‘indestructible’ ship of the German Navy in May 1941 which saw the German ship being sunk and the HMS Prince of Wales receiving serious damage?

10. The Silent Service refers to which branch of the Royal Navy?

 

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ANSWERS

1. What creatures feature on the badge of a qualified submariner in the Royal Navy?
DOLPHINS

2. Up until 1970 all crew on board Royal Navy vessels were entitled to a shot of rum which was diluted in water and delivered by the ‘Bubbly Bosun. What was this mixture called?
GROG

3. What is the name of the royal yacht which was commissioned in 1953 and served for 44 years before it was decommissioned in 1997?
BRITANNIA

4. What is the worlds’ oldest battleship still in commission with the Royal Navy, which was launched in 1765 and is still crewed by active service members, and found in dry dock in Portsmouth?
HMS VICTORY

5. What is the motto of the submarine service?
a. We Come Unseen
b. Above Us The Waves
c. Silent But Deadly
d. Waiting, Watching, Vengeful

A. WE COME UNSEEN

6. What rank comes between Commander and Commodore in the Royal Navy Officer ranks?
CAPTAIN

7. During the Falklands War of 1982, which UK fixed wing aircraft operating off the aircraft carriers was the primary fighter, ground attack and air defence aircraft during the conflict?
HARRIER

8. HMS York was crippled in World War Two during the German invasion of which Greek island in May 1941?
CRETE

9. HMS Hood and HMS Prince of Wales engaged in a deadly battle with which ‘indestructible’ ship of the German Navy in May 1941 which saw the German ship being sunk and the HMS Prince of Wales receiving serious damage?
BISMARCK

10. The Silent Service refers to which branch of the Royal Navy?
SUBMARINES

 

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