A lot of shore bases competed in all manner of sports between the wars. One was the 'HMS TAMAR AND THE CHINA FLEET CLUB'.
Here is a paragraph taken from a website 'Gun Plot' about the Royal Australian Navy.
From then on the men used the Club a great deal more and on return from the North, billiard and snooker competitions were organised. Silver cups were presented by Messrs. H. Ruttonjee & Son and members of the winning teams were presented with replicas of the cups. Medals purchased from Club funds were presented to the runners-up. These competitions were held annually until 1940.
That sounds about right and makes sense to me ,thanks for the insight. Leon.
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