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RE: 1812 Deserter punishments

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  • peter monahan
    I guess the recaptured deserter could hope that the fleet in question was one of the smaller squadrons? ; ) I forgot about keel-hauling people too. If a ship
    Message 1 of 40 , Feb 1 3:31 PM
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      I guess the recaptured deserter could hope that the fleet in question was one of the smaller squadrons? ;>) I forgot about keel-hauling people too. If a ship was fresh out of dry dock with a nice smooth copper bottom, chances of survival were higher than if done on a ship with a barnacle-encrusted hull...

      Is there actually evidence for keel-hauling as a Royal Navy punishment? Either in the regs or as 'customary usage' ? I thought that was an invention of pirates and or Hollywood.


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    • Peter Catley
      When I asked my father about why he signed up in 1939 his answer was very simple, because you did a whole generation in the UK did because it was the right
      Message 40 of 40 , Feb 4 2:07 AM
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        When I asked my father about why he signed up in 1939 his answer was very simple, "because you did" a whole generation in the UK did because it was the right thing to do. Whether they still thought that in May 1945 (at least those who had survived) is perhaps a rather different question :)

        The Pensioner

        On 3 Feb 2012, at 22:28, Ron wrote:

        > When I asked my Grandad why he signed up for WW 1 and my Dad for WW II the answer was the same--for the adventure! Not KIng and country, not to oppose the godless Hun but simply for the adventure. Neiher wanted a job or signed up through economic necessity.
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        > From: peter monahan <petemonahan@...>
        > To: warof1812 <warof1812@yahoogroups.com>
        > Sent: Fri, Feb 3, 2012 1:41 pm
        > Subject: RE: 1812 Re: Punishments
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        > Squire wrotwe: "Was a good option if you were starving."
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        > Spot on, Squire! Certainly, not everyone who joined the Allied forces in 1939-40-41 did it solely because of a deep seated hatered for National Socialism. Three squares a day and a new brown or blue suit must have sounded pretty good to many of the men who hadn't worked [or eaten properly] in the Depression years. I also noted a few years ago one young lad who'd lost his job at Marks & Spencer and joined the British Army and died in Iraq. His pastor at homne referred tio him as 'an economic conscript', which I thought a very telling turn of phrase. Certainly a large number, of the grunts at least, who serve in the Canadian Foprces come from the less affluent parts of this great land.
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        > Peter Monahan
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