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As well as holding certificates to prove their service record and qualifications, seafarers accumulated other certificates that give some insight into life at sea.
For example, the first two certificates shown here would have been worth holding onto and show evidence of much folding and unfolding. They are both designed to protect the holder from forced recruitment into the Royal Navy.
Also featured are two Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS) training course certificates. See our DEMS information sheet for more details.
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