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    I am looking for a listing of services operated by P&O from the United Kingdom to Hong Kong and return in the 1930s. i am also looking for a listing for ships used on this service and ticket prices for wives of service personnel

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    This may be of some interest to you
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    P&O's Far East Service ships | Heritage Machines


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    The following Link is of interest as well, looks like they have lots of such Lists of the P&O Company on loan.
    However by looking at this seems that one has to go there and become a Member ? I am a wee bit confused as to how to access any records shown.
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    Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company | Royal Museums Greenwich (rmg.co.uk)

    If you hit the Search on the page and Type in Ships' Movements - Movement Books, Lists

    It will bring up many records , but as said from there how to actually se them ??
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    Thank you for the reply. I am researching a Royal Navy officer who served in Hong Kong twice in the 1930s . He was accompanied by his wife on the first appointment and i am trying to trace whether she went on the second in 1938. I have read of one officer who returned overland by train.

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    What was his Rank and full name please! And if you have his DOB and place.
    Not sure if you have his Service Record!?
    Is this what you are after as well.??
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    On the officers first appointment he was a Lieutenant in August 1931. On his next appointment to the Flotilla in April 1938 he was a Lt Cdr. His name was John Wallace Linton, 15th October 1905, Malpas, Monmouthshire .
    I have a photo copy of his service record but somebody has stuck a bar code over part of the later entries.

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    If you have a copy of his Service Record, can you post his Number please , that may help to locate more !
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    Not sure where you got your Paperwork from, anyway here is a Link that may help as well. Does have others wit it though?
    Possibly worth the cost!?
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    Commander J W Linton, RN, Lieutenant A O Baker, RN, Lieutenant J P Blake, RN, Lieutenant... | The National Archives
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    The service record came from the Royal Navy and the storage of these records is managed by TNT . The label has a TNT logo on it along with the bar code. I cannot find a service number on it

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    Well i am sure that the Link i gave would have some good info on it! So its up to you now !
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