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Re: Honbl Lt William SINCLAIR
Thanks for that info. I had not considered that. I have to say though that
"sick" "duty" "on leave" etc appear from time to time against other officers
All thoughts are welcome though.
Regards, Ed in Scotland
From: Plumpett@aol.com <Plumpett@aol.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: 04 April 1999 01:32
Subject: Re: Honbl Lt William SINCLAIR
>There is a further possibility if the officer in question was the only one
>noted on the list as "Honorable ".
>He may have been ill , wounded or otherwise disabled and absent from duty
>Thus the characterization of his circumstances as " Honorable ".
>In todays armies , most have a " Morning Report " listing the status of all
>assigned troops .
>If someone is not present , they would either be accounted for or "
>" without excuse( Leave ) i.e. "AWOL " or a "Deserter "depending on the
>length of unexcused absence and the conditions at the time -- army at war,
>unit scheduled for service overseas , etc.
>I hope the expanded explanation helped .
>To get a better feeling for the customs of the Officer Corps see the
>Encyclopedia Brittanica and look up " Officer " --lots of good Historical
>background there although
>I have not looked to it for my additions to the list as I was once a
>commissioned army officer and I am now a wing staff officer in the USAF
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