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|Rare bible is
ADMIRAL. Sir John Jellicoe
commanded the Grand Fleet at
the Battle of Jutland; it is perhaps
a less well—known fact that he
founded the Grand Fleet Fund for
the benefit of his sailors and Royal
Marines and their dependants that
went on to become the RNBT.
RNBT's offices at Castaway
House in Portsmouth is now home
to several RN charities including
the Naval, Military & Air Force
Bible Society (NMAFBS) that
traces its roots back to 1779.
In recognition of the excellent
relationships between the charities
at Castaway House, NMAFBS
Director Lt Cdr Richard
Prendergast presented a rare l9l4
RN Active Service New Testament,
with an introduction by Admiral
Jellicoe, to RNBT Chief Executive
Cdr Stephen Farrington.
This New Testament is now in a
glass case underneath the admiral's
portrait in Castaway House.