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Title: Where in the World
Post by: SmallTownGirl on Thursday 25 November 21 12:31 GMT (UK)
This is a snip from the RMLI papers of Charles Albert Goodwin, b. 4.1.1881 in Harwell.  In the list of places posted, I can read

Depot
Ports (presumably short for Portsmouth)
?
Hong Kong

Can anyone decipher what the ? reads, please?

Thanks
STG
Title: Re: Where in the World
Post by: Kay99 on Thursday 25 November 21 12:37 GMT (UK)
Second  Porto?? (Portugal)

Kay
Title: Re: Where in the World
Post by: Bookbox on Thursday 25 November 21 13:07 GMT (UK)
Can anyone decipher what the ? reads, please?

28 Feb 01 Hd Qrs (= Head Quarters)

ADDED - it's not strictly a record of posting, but simply where he did his Musketry training in that particular year.
Title: Re: Where in the World
Post by: SmallTownGirl on Thursday 25 November 21 13:48 GMT (UK)
Can anyone decipher what the ? reads, please?

28 Feb 01 Hd Qrs (= Head Quarters)

ADDED - it's not strictly a record of posting, but simply where he did his Musketry training in that particular year.

I did wonder about Head Quarters, but just wasn't sure.

Many thanks
STG
Title: Re: Where in the World
Post by: SmallTownGirl on Thursday 25 November 21 13:48 GMT (UK)
Second  Porto?? (Portugal)

Kay

Good call!

Thanks
STG
Title: Re: Where in the World
Post by: ShaunJ on Thursday 25 November 21 13:56 GMT (UK)
Why would a Royal Marine be doing musketry training in Portugal in 1900? No British bases there.

"Ports" = Portsmouth is much more likely!
Title: Re: Where in the World
Post by: SmallTownGirl on Thursday 25 November 21 16:44 GMT (UK)
Why would a Royal Marine be doing musketry training in Portugal in 1900? No British bases there.

"Ports" = Portsmouth is much more likely!

Ta muchly
STG