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 on: 21 July 2017 10:34:47 AM 
Started by Smudger - Last Post by PhiloNauticus
This is his service number.   It is made up of

P = shows that Portsmouth was his Port Division, for welfare, drafting etc
SS - Seaman or Stoker
X = on the post-1925 pay scale
832607 = service number

AB - Able Seaman

There is no significance in a missing initial - it is not unknown. It probably means that when the forms were filled in, your fathers name was one in a list, and the person completing the details accidentally missed out the first letter

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 on: 20 July 2017 08:35:05 AM 
Started by Smudger - Last Post by Smudger
First of all thanks for allowing me to join this forum.  I have recently inherited me fathers medals from my mother on the edges is inscribed P/SSX 832607 E Smith AB RN I would like to find out what this means.  My father was DE Smith so why was the D missing.  Would be grateful for any help.

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 on: 17 July 2017 05:53:52 AM 
Started by daisymundy - Last Post by MarkRS
Dunkirk was from 26 May to 4 June 1940. so your grandfather may have recovered and reenlisted in 1941.

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 on: 16 July 2017 08:00:26 PM 
Started by daisymundy - Last Post by daisymundy
HI all,

I'm trying to find out what happened to my grandfather - his naval records show he was at Dunkirk and that he was invalided out of the service shortly after being hospitalised, but I can't find any way of tracking his hospital records, so I don't know why he was hospitalised.  All his record says is, "After approximately 8 weeks in the Royal Navy sick quarters and 3 weeks in the Royal Navy Auxiliary Hospital due to injuries received at Dunkirk your Father (grandad) was invalided from the service."

It doesn't make sense because he was on HMS Europa: 13 Dec 1941 to 10 April 1942 and Dunkirk wasn't until June.  Any ideas anyone??

Thanks

Terry Mundy




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 on: 16 July 2017 06:43:57 PM 
Started by Navy Davey - Last Post by Navy Davey
Thank you very much for the info

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 on: 15 July 2017 04:21:43 PM 
Started by Navy Davey - Last Post by PhiloNauticus

Harold Woolvine Dickins
Temporary Sub-Lieutenant RNVR 4 January 1916

R N Division  Hawke battalion 1917
Machine Gun Company 1918


Demobilised 1919


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 on: 10 July 2017 08:24:39 PM 
Started by Navy Davey - Last Post by Navy Davey
Found a compass at a boot sale it is engraved Sub. Lieut. H.W. Dickins RNVR Allerford Somerset any info will be helpful.

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 on: 24 May 2017 02:35:45 PM 
Started by spooks1959 - Last Post by spooks1959
For those wondering what to expect from the journal here is a brief summary of activities of HMS DONEGAL during the period covered in the journal.

At the time that the Rev William Elliot joined the DONEGAL  she was under the command of Captain Pulteney Malcolm (having transferred to her from HMS RENOWN in 1805),  and in 1808 she was engaged in convoying troops to the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. Capt. Malcolm oversaw the debarkation of Sir Arthur Wellesley's army at Mondego Bay, Portugal from 1 August till the 5th.

 In 1809 the DONEGAL was attached to the Channel Fleet, under Lord Gambier, and took part in the battle of the Basque Roads, off the Island of Aix on the night of April 11th.

 In November 1810 Captain Malcolm led an attack on a French frigate squadron anchored at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue at the Action of 15 November 1810, which ultimately led to the destruction of the French frigate ELISA.

The DONEGAL was paid off in 1811 and laid up at Portsmouth. Moving to Chatham in 1814  She was finally broken up in May 1845.

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 on: 23 May 2017 08:11:57 PM 
Started by spooks1959 - Last Post by spooks1959
Hi,

I noticed on some of the pages that the writing on the next is showing.

Is it possible to put a sheet of black paper under the next page and then rescan?

Hi Rick

The issue is due to the ink bleeding through the 17th century paper.You might notice that some pages have very dark, strong ink while others have lighter, faded ink. So basically the shadow text is not a product of the scanning process and can't be avoided.

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 on: 23 May 2017 04:49:30 PM 
Started by spooks1959 - Last Post by rickles23
Hi,


I noticed on some of the pages that the writing on the next is showing.


Is it possible to put a sheet of black paper under the next page and then rescan?


Regards

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