What was the Royal Air Force Mutiny of 1946?

Introduction The Royal Air Force Mutiny of 1946 was a series of demonstrations and strikes at several dozen Royal Air Force stations in the Indian Subcontinent in January 1946. Background As these incidents involved refusals to obey orders they technically constituted a form of “mutiny”. The protests arose from slow demobilisation and poor conditions of… Read More


What was the Pompton Mutiny (1781)?

Introduction The Pompton Mutiny, also referred to as the Federal Hill Rebellion, was a revolt of Continental Army troops at Pompton Camp in what was then Pompton Township, New Jersey, present-day Bloomingdale, New Jersey, that occurred on 20 January 1781, beneath the command of Colonel Israel Shreve. Refer to Pennsylvania Line Mutiny (1781). Brief History… Read More

What was the Pennsylvania Line Mutiny (1781)?

Introduction The Pennsylvania Line Mutiny was a mutiny of Continental Army soldiers, who demanded higher pay and better housing conditions, and was the cause of the legend and stories surrounding the American heroine Tempe Wick. The mutiny began on 01 January 1781, and ended with a negotiated settlement on 08 January 1781. The negotiated terms… Read More

What was the Royal Navy Mutiny of 1919?

Introduction The Royal Navy mutiny of 1919 was a peaceful mutiny of several dozen sailors protesting against their deployment to the British campaign in the Baltic of 1918-1919. Of all who left their ships 96 offenders were arrested and punished, ten by imprisonment. Refer to Southampton Mutiny (1919), HMS Kilbride Mutiny (1919), and Invergordon Mutiny… Read More

What was the Invergordon Mutiny (1931)

Introduction The Invergordon Mutiny was an industrial action by around 1,000 sailors in the British Atlantic Fleet that took place on 15 to 16 September 1931. For two days, ships of the Royal Navy at Invergordon were in open mutiny, in one of the few military strikes in British history. The mutiny caused a panic… Read More

What was the HMS Kilbride Mutiny (1919)?

Introduction HMS Kilbride was a sloop of the Kil class which were also referred to as gunboats, built for the Royal Navy during the First World War. It was designed for anti-submarine warfare, but was completed too late in the war to be used extensively in that role. The class were designed to be double-ended… Read More

What was the Southampton Mutiny (1919)?

Introduction The 1919 Southampton mutiny was a mutiny in the British Army which occurred in January 1919 in the aftermath of World War I. The soldiers, after being misinformed that they were being transported to Southampton to be demobilised, were then ordered to board troop ships for France. The mutiny was brought to an end… Read More