Royal Navy Research Archive Forums

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Advanced Search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Leave  (Read 1448 times)

Dylan1966

  • Able Rate
  • **
  • Reputation: 0
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 16
Leave
« on: 20 December 2019 01:50:11 pm »

How much leave did they get in WW2?
Did it depend on this and that?
Logged

PhiloNauticus

  • Senior Rate
  • ****
  • Reputation: 8
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 195
  • Valued Member
Re: Leave
« Reply #1 on: 22 December 2019 03:56:38 pm »

Shore leave would be granted whenever possible, normally from the end of the work day until start of work next day – say 4.30pm to 07.00 if not required for duty.
If onboard a ship, then leave would probably be granted by sections or watches – i.e. only a proportion of the ships company could be ashore at any one time.  There may have been restrictions on time if the ship were under sailing orders, or in certain ports.
Longer leave (i.e. longer than overnight) was granted on the scale of three weeks leave per year, plus bank holidays. These were usually taken at Christmas and Easter.  For ships serving abroad, extra days were added for the length of time served overseas – I think at this time it would be a week for every six months.   It would mean that when returning from abroad, a rating would have a lot of accumulated leave, which was always looked forward to…
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up