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Royal Navy WW2
« on: Tuesday 13 November 12 01:06 GMT (UK) »
My Uncle was in the Royal Navy and was a leading stoker in 1943 receiving a Distinguished Service Medal. Can anyone explain what C/KX stands for. I know the C stands for enlistment in Chatham but have no knowledge of KX. 
I have his service number and would like to get his service record, do I contact Chatham?
Thanks, Brit
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Re: Royal Navy WW2
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 November 12 01:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi

The link below has information about applying for copies of Service Records

http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/service_records.html

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Re: Royal Navy WW2
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 November 12 10:39 GMT (UK) »
The C means he joined and was a Chatham rating. I believe the X implies that he was a Hostilities Only Rating. HO!

My father and two of his brothers joined together at Portsmouth and their numbers began P/JX, so thinking about it logically the first entrants numbers were probably P/AX and so on through the alphabet.

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Re: Royal Navy WW2
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 14 November 12 06:08 GMT (UK) »
The C means he joined and was a Chatham rating. I believe the X implies that he was a Hostilities Only Rating. HO!

My father and two of his brothers joined together at Portsmouth and their numbers began P/JX, so thinking about it logically the first entrants numbers were probably P/AX and so on through the alphabet.

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I'll go with Salty .... I was a Royal Marine HO PLY/X .......... Plymouth Division.
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Re: Royal Navy WW2
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 November 12 09:01 GMT (UK) »
My father was 10yrs in RNR prior to mobilisation in 1939 in RNPS and his number began with X four digits and B.
Any ideas what the B would signify?

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Re: Royal Navy WW2
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 November 12 18:40 GMT (UK) »
For Brit,

C = Chatham Port Division
K = Stokers and Mechanicians
An additional letter "X" after the main letter indicates that the rating was engaged after the the new pay code of the early 1930s was introduced.

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 18 November 12 00:19 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for your answers. Finally I am getting somewhere. Wish I could help people with questions but so far no luck.
Once again thanks to everyone. Brit
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