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1 Jul 1938
  • George Patton was promoted to the permanent rank of colonel. ww2dbase [George Patton | CPC]
  • The Naval Reserve Act of 1938 became effective. The act established the US Marine Corps Reserve, which was to consist of the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, the Organized Marine Corps Reserve, and the Volunteer-Marine Corps Reserve. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Roger Backhouse was made First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to King George VI. ww2dbase [Roger Backhouse | CPC]
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  • Albatros was recommissioned into service and was assigned to 6th Torpedo Boat Flotilla. ww2dbase [Albatros | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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