For the 1983-84 season the Royal Navy Rugby Union re-introduced the publication of a handbook.  I say re-introduction because they produced a handbook between the wars.  In the 1983-84 handbook 15 Life Members were listed including two members marked as 'deceased'.  This was clearly not the full list of those who Life Membership had been conveyed upon as correspondence and published minutes of the Union painted a different picture.  In later editions of the handbook the Royal Navy Rugby Union changed it's practice and only printed those Life Members still living.  This meant that . . .

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