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Daily Rum Issue

This subject is being discussed over on Rum Ration (link) but can any ex-RCT Landing Craft personnel say when the daily rum issue was abolished in the Maritime Group? I understand it was some time after its demise in the Royal Navy on 31 July 1970, except for special occasions when 'Splice the Mainbrace' is ordered.

I have good memories of the LCTs in Gunwharf (co-located with HMS Vernon in Portsmouth on the site that is now Gunwharf Quays - marina, shopping centre, residential development and home of the Spinnaker Tower) and deep diving from the lowered ramps of RPLs of 10 Port Squadron in Cyprus.

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