The second member of the Royal Navy Artillery Volunteers.
“In the letter from the Daily Telegraph's own correspondent at the late seat of war the following lines are to be found :—
'We are all very sorry to have had to bid good-bye to the blue- jackets, who have done real good and hard service, and deserve most thoroughly the praise they have received. Among those on the beach were two of the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers, who had pluckily marched all the way from Durban; they were pointed out to me by Captain Foote, R.N., who has taken such an active part at home in organising this corps.'
These lines will be of interest to the Club, when it is known that one of the two plucky men alluded to happens to be Mr. R. V. Jennings, of the L.B.C. Members who knew him will be interested to learn that now the war is over, and the Naval Brigade have re-embarked, Mr. Jennings has quietly and safely returned to the work he for the time being set aside to serve his country in her need. Mr. Jennings' companion, who may possibly be known to some members in the Club, was Mr. P. A. Ogilvie, also of No. 3 Battery, Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers. Both Club and Corps may fairly be proud of having numbered in their ranks men such as these.”
(London Bicycle Club Gazette, Tuesday, September 23, 1879)
Petty Officer Tom