Crossing the Line

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Title

Crossing the Line

Description

A certificate awarded to Rex on crossing the Equator. Issued on board HMT Yoma.

Date

1941-04-10

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Type

Format

One typed sheet

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

SSearleROJ615463v10001

Transcription

[underlined] H.M.T. “YOMA” PROCEEDING TO DARKEST AFRICA THROUGH THE DOMAIN OF HIS IMPERIAL NAUTICAL MAJESTY, NEPTUNE, KING OF THE SEVEN SEAS. [/underlined]
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, WE, THE UNDERSIGNED SEND GREETINGS.
Whereas on the Tenth day of April, in this year of Grace, One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Forty one, in the Court of His imperial Nautical Majesty, Neptuno Rex Ormond John Searle by his Most Gracious Command, has been awarded the Freedom of the Seven Seas. At a vast gathering of our people, he did show great gallantry when undergoing the rigid tests necessary for the awarding of the above Freedom and accordingly henceforth he is entitled to all the privileges my subjects enjoy throughout my domain.
[signature] Neptune Rex
[signature] Keeper of the Nauticle Archives.
[signature] Witnessed.
Wing Commander, Officer Commanding Troops.

Collection

Citation

“Crossing the Line,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 23, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20661.

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