A Conversation for The Salvation Army


Post 1

Al Johnston

In the Goodies' episode "Scoutrageous" they were augmented by the Salvation Navy and Salvation Air Force...


Post 2

Icy North

In the Salvation Navy, you swap the tambourine for a submarine.


Post 3


It is not well known, but there really was a Salvation Navy.

It started with the conversion of several trawler skippers at Grimsby in 1880. A series of special events and meetings at sea followed.

In 1885/6 The Salvation Navy, operated a 29 tonne stream yacht, the SS 'Iole', until she was lost on a sandbank outside Hull, 19th June 1886.

A motor launch 'Jerry McAuley' was operated by the Salvation Navy in New York, in the early 20th century, and in the early 1960s a canal ministry was carried out using the N.B. 'Salvo'

There has never been a 'Salvation Air Force', but the Salvation Army has operated several aircraft, especially in Australia.

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