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Chester191418
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Does anyone know the way in which letters were censored in the navy?

I understand that in the army, it would be a junior officer who would read and stamp them (some sources mention they'd have to be countersigned by someone else), then they would be sent to Britain where they would be read again, before reaching their destination. Do correct my understanding if wrong!

What was it like in the navy? The same?

Thanks for any help.

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I have read anecdotal evidence to suggest that censorship was a job that usually fell to whatever grade of medical officer happened to be on board, even if only a Temporary Surgeon RNVR. But I don't know what happened once the censored mail left ship, I'm afraid.

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