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    3. Regrettably the Newsletter service will be closing down on November 22nd 2022.
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    9. Met. Office Volunteer Observers were/ are deck officers serving on ( I suppose) mostly FG ships, which were supplied by the Met. Office with equipment to make weather observations.

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