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Re: Army Navy

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  • Dave Hill
    ... wrote: The navy, being the senior and loyal service, and being historically necessary to defend the island, and not likely to come on land and dethrone or
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 30, 2000
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      --- In WarOf1812@egroups.com, "Roger Fuller" <fullerfamily@s...>
      wrote:


      The navy, being the senior and loyal service, and being
      historically necessary to defend the island, and not likely to come
      on land and dethrone or defenestrate anybody :^), gets all the royal
      patronage.

      Roger


      Roger,

      Quite true but they didn't completely trust even the navy. The
      gunner, aboard a naval warship in our time period, was a warrant
      officer who received his warrant from the Board of Ordinance which
      was part of the Army.

      Dave.
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