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Richard A Pugh

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Understanding a Naval Service Record
« on: 20 April 2020 01:28:48 pm »

Hi
I am a new member to this forum, and would like to request help from its members, if possible.

I have  a 3 page Record, and would appreciate help in deciphering its Abreviations, so I am able to understand more about this individuals service.  I have attempted to attach copies of these records but they exceed the attachments limit.

So I will need to attack the questions in bite size chunks.:-

Under Character, I understand VG = very good, Sat=satifactory, but what does VG, RR mean?
Under Non Substantive, Rating:-  D.P.; QR3; AA2;  what does this mean.
Under badges:- What are G.1, (or possible S1); R.1.; and D.1 & D.2;
What does the term STRIPEY mean, when used as a Nickname for an ex 25 year service man?


Any help would be appreciated.  I will have more questions as any answers are received.

Any comments, suggestions or pointers gladly received.



Best Regards

Richard
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PhiloNauticus

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Re: Understanding a Naval Service Record
« Reply #1 on: 21 April 2020 12:47:09 pm »

RR - Recommended for re-engagement
DP - detained pay
QR = quarters rating
AA - anti-aircraft
the numbers 3 and 2 show the class - clearly he was a Gunnery Branch rating

Don't recognise R1 D1 etc

see: https://www.nmrn.org.uk/research/service-record-abbreviations

Stripey ? - just means he has all three GC badges, therefore he has put some time in ...
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Richard A Pugh

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Re: Understanding a Naval Service Record
« Reply #2 on: 21 April 2020 03:23:50 pm »

Hi PhiloNauticus

Many thanks for your response. that has helped me out.
Your link to National Museum Royal Navy, has, and will prove to be very useful.  I plan to sift through the Records I have, to
A) Check out any other Abreviations.
B) Check out the long list of his Service Postings, as several were Shore Bases also listed on the NMRN site.

I would like to come back after that exercise to raise any outstanding issues.

Many thanks for your time
Regards
Richard
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