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Old 15th Dec 2018, 22:01
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I don't own this space under my name. I should have leased it while I still could
 
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TT mentioned women in the mess. In some messes this was verboten apart from functions. At one mess wives were not even permitted to check the mail rack.

The reasoning was she might see mail addressed to another officer who might not have wanted knowledge of such correspondence to spread.

At Lindholme telephones were not generally available. One wife-of used to have to walk passed the mess to the guardroom to then ring the mess to find out if her husband was there.
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