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....on my re-read of PO'B, and noticing a lot more than I did the first time round, in M & C I came across the term parker (& master-parker.)

I gather from the context - Jack having more armament loaded - than it is to do with the guns, but what exactly did this person do? I've looked in Lavery without success.

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one of the definitions of 'park' (verb) in the Shorter Oxford Dictionary is 'to arrange (artillery, waggons etc.)' first recorded in 1812 - so P.O'B is historically spot-on. So it sounds as if the Master Parker was responsible for organising the guns.


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polly wrote:


one of the definitions of 'park' (verb) in the Shorter Oxford Dictionary is 'to arrange (artillery, waggons etc.)' first recorded in 1812 - so P.O'B is historically spot-on. So it sounds as if the Master Parker was responsible for organising the guns.





....thanks, Polly; appreciated! I could find no reference to it all.


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