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During my service in the Royal Navy - I think it might have been while serving at a joint services college - I was told that the expression "Senior Service" was coined during the period when the East India Company had a larger Navy than most countries. The RN was described as senior to the East India Company's Navy.


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Essentially, Newfoundland was put into a kind of receivership with its debt extensively restructured and then guaranteed by Britain, who additionally also supplied annual grants-in-aid. Suspending self-rule was a necessary component of securing the British bailout. It was not otherwise inherently helpful. The onset of the Great Depression in 1929, and the ...


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