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TITLE
Marines at Invergordon
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_733
PLACENAME
Invergordon
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosskeen
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11454
KEYWORDS
Royal Navy
warships
Marines at Invergordon

In 1931 the Treasury faced a budget deficit of £170,000,000. Among the recommendations of The Commission on National Expenditure was a reduction in pay to Royal Navy personnel of 10%. The news broke as the warships of the Atlantic Fleet were gathering at Invergordon, some newspapers mistakenly reported the reduction to be as high as 25%. A strike committee was formed which persuaded the sailors on 15 ships of the Atlantic Fleet not to obey orders until the pay cuts were reviewed. The strike lasted for two days and was called off when the wage cuts were withdrawn. The mutiny was a contributory factor in Sterling being taken off the gold standard


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Marines at Invergordon

ROSS: Rosskeen

1930s

Royal Navy; warships

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

In 1931 the Treasury faced a budget deficit of £170,000,000. Among the recommendations of The Commission on National Expenditure was a reduction in pay to Royal Navy personnel of 10%. The news broke as the warships of the Atlantic Fleet were gathering at Invergordon, some newspapers mistakenly reported the reduction to be as high as 25%. A strike committee was formed which persuaded the sailors on 15 ships of the Atlantic Fleet not to obey orders until the pay cuts were reviewed. The strike lasted for two days and was called off when the wage cuts were withdrawn. The mutiny was a contributory factor in Sterling being taken off the gold standard <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.