Detention

WreckerL

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Detention as in "stay behind and do 100 lines" or German/Italian POW's?

If former, see above.
If latter, see above.
 

Bobyoung

Midshipman
Detention as in 90 days, reduced to 60 in MDQ in Jerusalem in 1941....no exact location in Google or Wiki of locations
 

dapperdunn

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Book Reviewer
Detention as a punishment then? Perhaps if you'd made it clear in your first post you might have got a sensible answer.
 

Mackan2017

Badgeman
Detention in WW2 in Jerusalem. Does anybody know anything about this? Where, etc? Thank you.
I think the British Military Prison in what was then Palestine (from 1939 to 1948) was known as BMP Acre. I remember reading an article a long time ago that a British soldier who later achieved fame & riches (was it Spike Milligan??) had been sentenced to detention in Acre for a seemingly trivial breach of discipline. Beer was involved, if I remember correctly.

Acre being an English word, the name was probably changed after the British withdrawal.
 
I think the British Military Prison in what was then Palestine (from 1939 to 1948) was known as BMP Acre. I remember reading an article a long time ago that a British soldier who later achieved fame & riches (was it Spike Milligan??) had been sentenced to detention in Acre for a seemingly trivial breach of discipline. Beer was involved, if I remember correctly.

Acre being an English word, the name was probably changed after the British withdrawal.
Acre is still there in northern Israel. A crusader fortress town. Pronounced Akko locally. North of Haifa and South of Naheriya.
 

Dredd

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The question here is not why this chap was in DQs but more - why was he in the RN at all? 1968 apparently, so couldn't have been NS. Victim of drugs.

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BillyNoMates

War Hero
A lot of servicemen back then we're done for tripping out. I did a fair bit of escorting weird sailors into/out of DQ's during my fascinating stint with Victory Barracks as one of the Barrack Guard.
Also became an expert in traffic control every bloody morning!

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A lot of servicemen back then we're done for tripping out. I did a fair bit of escorting weird sailors into/out of DQ's during my fascinating stint with Victory Barracks as one of the Barrack Guard.
Also became an expert in traffic control every bloody morning!
Vicky Barracks then...
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... but Nellie Barracks now:
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^'How BOOTWU blocked all traffic from using that entrance gen dit' to follow in slow time...
The car? (1.5 litre version of sleek SS-styled Jaguar below - Bought her for 'cheap price of £25' circa mid-60's from a messmate pinged for a pierhead jump). Needed a little work but soon sorted & up & running, with 3rd party insurance at just £19.00!
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The story? Returned to RNB around 0200 (having just partied/parted with a slightly dishrevelled Jenny W who scurried off back to the relative comfort & safety of her accommodation at the nearby 'Duchess of Bent Carrots*', opposite the old NAAFI 'Ranch House' ).

On arrival at that Vicky Barracks main gate it was shut but opened sesame on production of car pass & ID by a couple of the gate staff who hauled those large wrought iron gates open to admit me.

Started the Jag up, into first, clutch out & moved forward a couple of paces then an almighty CLUNK as the donk stalled and refused to start again. So there was this two tonne car halfway in/halfway out of that narrow cobbled entrance lifeless & sulking. Curious at the commotion the sleepy OOD eventually arrived at the scene. After much humming & ahaa-ing he made an executive decision & the fire & emergency party was mobilised to try to shift BOOTWU's big motorised 'blockship'.

Sadly, despite mucho macho grunting, shoving & farting the stalwart efforts of those big strong Pompey Field Gunners, on 6,000 calories/day BTW, had not the slightest effect. So out came my newly-minted but previously unused AA membership card and a phone call eventually resulted in an AA patrolman arriving to investigate.

Meanwhile, a few other late returning libertymen in motors were denied entrance & turned away chuntering by the feather-spitting OOD as the Duty Watch idlers offered fruity verbal encouragement tempered with a sprinkling of (seemingly respectful but utterly useless) bright suggestions.

Eventually the AA man discovered the problem which could not be readily fixed so he disconnected the prop shaft coupling from the rear of the gearbox thereby finally enabling the big strong field gunners to push my heavy old vehicle into Vicky Barracks where 'twas parked up out of sight in a quiet side road, in front of what was then the Slops Block. All duly entered in the Gatehouse Log but no repercussions & the broken part was eventually sourced from the Silver Fern breakers yard down Warsash way and I was mobile once again.

12 happy months of motoring with that fine old motor, even hit the ton a couple of times, but with only rod linkage & drum brakes it was subject to severe brake-fade & used to take forever to stop!

Sorry if I've bimbled off track a little, but there is a slight but tenous link with this thread's 'Detention' title:

When later drafted back for R Mech 37 I sold the beast (for a fortune of £40) to A N Other who'd just joined RNB in a 'Prisoner's Escort' draft with the Provost staff - Touring the country to collect miscreants for subsequent CM trial & DQs but not in that motor. One day he was less than careful in parking it and managed to prang the the Provost Marshalls own motor...Oh, dear, never mind, what a shame :EVIL:


*Formerly ye WRNS Duchess of Kent Barracks, & now the City Museum BTW.
 

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