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December 28th, 2008, 19:26
Remember, these questions were composed between 1940 and 1945.


91 What is the origin of the expression of "parting brass rags"?

92 What is an E.R.A. ?

93 Would it be correct to say that a rating had won the D.S.C. ?

94 Mines can be laid by

a submarines,

b aircraft,

c surface vessels?

95 What is the highest decoration a ships cook can win?

96 What is the War Channel?

97 Which is "the weary watch from twelve to four" ?

98 What type of ship is a Bangor?

99 In an aircraft carrier, what officer is known as "Wings" ?

100 Where was the first German magnetic mine recovered?

Answers next Sunday.

regards Collin:ernae:

December 29th, 2008, 03:23
92. Engine Room Artificier
93. No. Only Officers can be awarded Crosses (with the exception of the VC)
A rate would receive the D.S.M. [Distinguished Service Medal]

94. All of them
95. The Victoria Cross, as with any other member of HM Forces I would think?
97. Dog watch?
99. Commander (Flying)

January 1st, 2009, 08:17
98 - Diesel powered minesweeper

January 4th, 2009, 14:45

91 In the old days the rags were kept in receptacles which held enough for two men: they were usually friends, and if they quarrelled they "parted brass rags".

92 An Engine-room Artificer.

93 No, he would have been awarded the D.S.M.

94 All three.

95 The Victoria Cross.

96 The bouyed channel around the British coast, kept swept by minesweepers.

97 The Middle Watch.

98 A fleet minesweeper.

99 Commander (Flying).

100 Near Shoeburyness, in the Thames Estuary.

Well done Hewman.

regards Collin:ernae: