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Offline toby webb

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Date of Birth Significance
« on: Wednesday 28 February 18 21:36 GMT (UK) »
I have come across an instance where a man signing on for the Navy gave his age as a year older than it really was. He was actually just over 18. Would this have been done to get him on a higher pay band? Thanks. Toby.

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Re: Date of Birth Significance
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 March 18 09:35 GMT (UK) »
No, apart from the pay difference between a boy (under 18) and an Ordinary seaman which he became at 18, age played no part in pay scales on joining.

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