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'Placed on Books'


Romilly
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What does the term, 'placed on books' signify?

Does it mean that someone is on a last warning? (I noticed it on my late father's service record and wondered if someone could enlighten me:-)

Cheers, Romilly.

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Maybe he was short and needed some on his chair to reach the table? :P

No, the probable explanation is that he was entered on the ship's books, i.e. listed as a member of the crew.

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It just means that he was officially taken on board whichever ship it was and written into their accounts.

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It just means that he was officially taken on board whichever ship it was and written into their accounts.

Aaaahhh...that makes sense, many thanks healdav.

Romilly.

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