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Naval censor in WW1

Does anyone know the way in which letters were censored in the navy?

I understand that in the army, it would be a junior officer who would read and stamp them (some sources mention they'd have to be countersigned by someone else), then they would be sent to Britain where they would be read again, before reaching their destination. Do correct my understanding if wrong!

What was it like in the navy? The same?

Thanks for any help.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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It's an interesting topic.

Nowadays the curse is speed of light communications via mobile devices and the internet making it very difficult to keep information useful to the ill-disposed out of the public domain.

Only this week we saw a (now ex) potential recruit throw a hissy fit because they were not permitted to use their mobile phone when they wanted to.

The one that still rattles me is the US Army guy that unwittingly uploaded a photo of a helicopter in Iraq, not realising the photo had a geo-tag, giving away it's precise location - whereupon it was destroyed by insurgents.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
The one that still rattles me is the US Army guy that unwittingly uploaded a photo of a helicopter in Iraq, not realising the photo had a geo-tag, giving away it's precise location - whereupon it was destroyed by insurgents.

Why would they destroy a photograph?
 
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