What does A.F.O mean?

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  1. In a National Archives ADM file I found the following statement:

    The present organisation for obtaining weather reports from H.M. ships, other than those specifically detailed for meteorological duties, is laid down in Art.94 of A.F.O. S2/44.

    I'd very much like to see this reference but before I attempt to chase it down could anyone tell me what "Art.94 of A.F.O. S2/44" means? I assume S2/44 is the serial number of the order written in 1944, but what about the 'Art' and 'A.F.O'.?

    Probably a very simple answer but I'm afraid I'm not a Navy man.
  2. (granny)

    (granny) War Hero Book Reviewer

    I'll bite...AFO stands for Admiralty Fleet Order.

    I'll bite
  3. Thanks for the quick reply Granny - I was at least correct in thinking it was simple.

  4. (granny)

    (granny) War Hero Book Reviewer

    My pleasure. I have no idea what 'article 94' was though.
  5. (granny)

    (granny) War Hero Book Reviewer

    There were other AFO's, but they were dirty stories printed in Egypt, they kept 'Jack' happy. :D
  6. afo s were also printed in honkers and really really dirty,well i thought so back in 65. :lol:
  7. I always remember one line (I can not remember their exact spelling)
    " enougg, enougg she crieed as he fugged her on the soda"
    For the unenlightened "enough,enough, she cried,as he fuc**d her on the sofa"
  8. And:

    "Stob! Stob!" she crid, but she was in exeter and her bread came in short pans....

    Full script needed, though.
  9. The modern equivalent is......texting?
  10. You need not have translated, most of us understand your version of Geordie. :roll: 8O 8O :wink:

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