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    Default Re: Discharge Book numbering from WW 2 to 1972 for British seamen

    Doc it is just as seen ...dis a908944...regards cappy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    Doc it is just as seen ...dis a908944...regards cappy
    Yes cappy wasnt disputin it mate just thought you may know what it was?
    Will have to do some research as you know i like to get to the Crux of a matter! LOL
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    Ah!! Yes now i recall after looking at it again cappy its justan indication of a letter that has the actual meaning of "Merchant Navy Discharge A. book numbers or more formally the ‘Continuous Certificate of Discharge’"

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    Frank was the first Dis.A ‘R’ number (R1) that we know of.




    Did you know (Generally Speaking) that they now have DB (Discharge Book) makes sense though as the Prefix on Discharge Books ! Good Job they never put DBS LOL
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    #168 I perfectly agree Vernon this is a seaman’s site that takes visitors ok who declare they are not seamen. Those who declare that they are but are loath to show their discharge book numbers on various excuses ,I am loath to reply to.in this day and age viz Identity theft . Why make it too easy for them.? jS
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    John.
    If they steal my identity they will have to go and get some grey hair for their head, and numerous glasses
    My Dads No from the first war was 934682. mine from June 49 is R510868.
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    Des there are at least two names on this site that I know from my earlier days , they are fairly common names so could be duplicated many times but I can assure you that they are not the ones. I used to know , different. jobs for starters. But a discharge book number would assist in quicker identification if knew or not. Cheers JS
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    Hi Des
    Same here mate. but they wont need any Hair at all almost, and better get all their Teeth puled as well! LOL

    And just for you if you dont mind! Otherwise i can delete it ???

    Search results: R510868 | The National Archives

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    Think Des knows who he is , it’s just those who live in a fantasy world who don’t, the only thing he may have fantasy’s about is his grey hair someone should tell him it’s white , Cheers JS
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    Default Re: Discharge Book numbering from WW 2 to 1972 for British seamen

    There is one small anomaly, the numbers do not always match dates.
    That is some one may well have a higher number though from an earlier date.

    Books as far as I know were allocated to various schools such as Vindi.
    But the date they were issued may be well behind those of some others.

    So yes put the number on your name but do not be surprised if it does not match with others who went to sea at the same time as you.
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    #179 I believe this was also the case in the Pools where I obtained my book, they were issued with blocks of numbers so if two guys applied on the same day in different pools they could end up with quite different numbers.
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