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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Sun 27 Apr - 15:57

Gift from a friend. His dad was Navy.
RNZN Navy demitasse, "WR" (Ward Room) Navy10
This monogram is different from the anchor in the gallery.
It looks like R and W but I make no sense of that.
From the base mark I think it must be 1971.


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Post  Jonno on Mon 28 Apr - 22:36

WR is navy shorthand for Ward Room, the other insignia is for ratings and PO's messes.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Mon 28 Apr - 22:44

Thanks Jonno, but what is "Ward Room"?

Another matter: the mere existence of demitasse coffee cups in all the services suggests they must have been serving some pretty good coffee!
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Post  Jonno on Tue 29 Apr - 8:56

Ah! sorry more special language Wikipedia does it clearly

The wardroom is the mess-cabin of naval commissioned officers above the rank of Midshipman. The term the wardroom is also used to refer to (metonymically) those individuals with the right to occupy that wardroom, meaning "the officers of the wardroom".[1]

In Army speak it would be Officers Mess or Sergeants Mess.

Yes I never drank Navy coffee but Hotel Coffee and Clubs such as say Northern did
serve very good coffee quite strong and I presume made by Cona or Dripolater method,

Hope this helps.

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