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Offline Mary White

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TS Exmouth
« on: Sunday 19 February 17 19:10 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
I have my grandfathers discharge report 1899 from TS Exmouth. Under the column for "Swimming"

it says "special " does anyone know what that actually means?.I know he was a very good swimmer.

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Re: TS Exmouth
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 February 17 19:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

A very warm welcome to Rootschat!

TS Exmouth stands for Training Ship Exmouth.

A link here to information about it & record books which can be searched by name on their online catologue: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives/the-collections/Pages/ts-exmouth.aspx

What was your Grandfathers name?

Hope this helps.

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David
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Re: TS Exmouth
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19 February 17 19:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mary, welcome to Rootschat  :)

I believe the heading across the top of those columns is Certificates of Proficiency in .... If so, it looks like he had a certificate of "special" proficiency for swimming? Sounds good  :)