Promised Men

Seadog

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#3
Same as the last time you asked, they were men and they were promised.

Just because you haven't been answered doesn't mean a new thread is required to ask again.
 
#5
Looks like I've breached protocol - SORRY!. will try to to avoid doing so again. What i'm wondering about tthe "promised men" is: Why were they given that deal? How did they qualify to be offered it?
 
#6
My understanding is that they were all men who had joined in 1948 and would have been able to leave in 1970. I can only imagine that the prospect of losing so many experienced men at that point would have led to very real gaps and reduced efficacy and that they were " promised" employment until the age of 65 if they didn't leave at that point. I have found that stories about these men mention them in places like DQs, perhaps making it possible for the people they replaced to go to sea.
 

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