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keithchristmas
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Hi,

I have found a pre-service occupation recorded on a rating's service record of 'T.S.B.'

Any idears?

Regards,

Keith

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If he was a child on entry: Training Ship ?

I have a copy service record of a Boy 2C who entered the R.N. on 16/5/1905, & his Previous Occupation is T.S. Boy. So I would also take it to mean Training Ship Boy. Non R.N. boys training ships were designated T.S. e.g. T.S. Arethusa.

ARABIS.

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Makes more sense than "Toronto Symphony Bassoonist". :lol:

Training Ships were one of the ways of dealing with boy orphans, and I suspect, minor youth offenders. This site gives some background: http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server...ver-Thames.html

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Many thanks to all.

The rating concerned joined Ganges on the 21 Feb 1922. He was then aged 15 1/2.

Is it possible to trace which upon which Training Ship he served?

Regards,

Keith

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Worked in a bank??

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