Posted by Martin Honor on April 08, 2017 at 05:14:46 user MartinH.
In Reply to: Re: Captain Flint's Age posted by Jon on April 07, 2017 at 05:42:01:
...there is no reason to assume she's that young; if they met in Australia, it's unlikely there'd be more than a couple of years difference in their ages.
It could be that Ted and Mary met in England. Perhaps she returned to UK to England for some reason; possibly family or educational.
I believe the RN frowned on junior officers marrying too soon.
That was the case. I think the suggestion was that officers should not marry until they were senior Lieutenants. Knowing how poor the pay scales were most probably could not afford a wife and family!
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