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BillyH

Any ideas what this means?

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BillyH

This is pretty trivial, but curiosity has got the better of me as to what the "a a a" means on this excerpt from a war diary. It is used twice. It is an extract from a congratulatory letter received from HQ.

The only thing I can come up with is that there are passages missing from the letter and the a a a could also be written as - - -

Also is the very last word "ends" ?

BillyH.

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johnmansfield

Hi BillyH

I believe it was used to indicate a full stop.

John

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Rayessex

I think they are just Full stops, Maybe an aid to the typist!

Ray

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Gareth Davies

AAA is one of many codes that were used when sending messages by semaphore or morse. It does indeed indicate a full stop.

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Beselare

Morse code uses 'a.a.a.' to indicate a period. Perhaps the writer was taking down a morse code message and simply chose to write aaa instead placing a full stop,

Bob


Apologies - Gareth beat me by two minutes!

Bob

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BillyH

Thanks to you all for the speedy responses.

My curiosity is now satisfied!

BillyH.

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