Also known as the 'Minewatching Service'

By Colin Norton

The Royal Naval Auxilliary Service shared the RNVR Headquarters in Bridge Street in the Sixties. My father, Dudley Norton, was the 'Chief-In-Charge' for around 12 years. The attached article from the Brighton Gazette commemorated that achievement in August, 1968.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'ROYAL NAVAL AUXILIARY SERVICE' page
This page was added by Colin Norton on 06/04/2009.
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Hi Colin
Would you by any chance be related to an Aaron (William) and Lucy Norton, who had a son William Stanley Norton b.1901 Newhaven? If you are, could you give me any information you may have on the son William Stanley? Any help would be much appreciated.

By Ann Riddell
On 18/07/2009

There is a monument just through the main arch and on the left in the Lewes Road cemetery which is dedicated to men of HMT Borneo, HMT Piscatorial 11 and the HMT Balfour, Auxiliary Patrol vessels from WW1 and was erected by the men of the Auxiliary patrol themselves. If anybody has any information on HMT Piscatorial11 I would be interested. Also if anyone is interested in HMT Borneo, our dive club positivley identified it last year and there is video at, look for Borneo :

By Wobbo Wobbo
On 01/11/2010

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