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Royal Navy service records

Postby Julian Parker » Fri May 10, 2019 10:18 am

Hello all ....
I've been asked the following question ......

"I've received a Royal Navy Service Record & under Ship/Shore Establishments there is an entry for "Lent : Fort Books". Does anyone know what this means or come across it before?"......

If anyone can throw any light on it , I'd be grateful to hear ....
Many Thanks

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Re: Royal Navy service records

Postby MaureenE » Sat May 11, 2019 10:50 pm

It is my understanding that "Lent" means temporarily attached. He was "lent out" to work somewhere else. I would expect that the next part would be the name of the establishment he was attached to. Fort Books as a place name sounds a bit odd, perhaps it is a mis -transcription?

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Re: Royal Navy service records

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun May 12, 2019 6:34 am

Maureen's explanation of Lent sounds sensible. I couldn't think past Lent as in the period before Easter.

If there is a military base called Fort something in the vicinity, then Fort might be a reference to that, in which case, maybe it's saying that he was lent out to the Fort and his entry will be found in the books for the Fort???

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Re: Royal Navy service records

Postby Julian Parker » Sun May 12, 2019 5:39 pm

Hi
Thank you for the replies , one step nearer .Much appreciated ...
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Re: Royal Navy service records

Postby Julian Parker » Fri May 17, 2019 6:08 am

Hi ,
For those interested . A 'Fort' was a Canadian vessel manned by British crews during WW2 . However no such vessel appears to have existed .The closest match seemed like Fort Boise , so a mis transcription of the 'Boise' bit seems likely ....
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