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Dr. Ruddock Finlay Mackay (1922-2019) was born in Auckland, New Zealand and served as a rating in the Royal New Zealand Navy between 1942 and 1946, initially aboard the armed merchant cruiser HMS Monowai. He studied whilst serving and graduated with a degree in History. He obtained MAs at both London and Oxford Universities and became a schoolmaster in both New Zealand and England. Between 1954 and 1965 he was a lecturer in naval history at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and later he lectured in Modern History at St. Andrew’s University, Scotland.

AOS Naval Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Admiral Hawke Britain's Greatest Forgotten Naval Commander

Modern Era Naval Non Fiction

Series: Leading the Modern Royal Navy
Year  Book  Comment
  Fisher of Kilverstone A comprehensive biography of one of the key architects of the modern British Royal Navy.

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