For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
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His job was Buffer aboard the ship. This meant he was responsible for the cleanliness and tidiness of the upper deck, gangways and passageways of the ship at all times. You can imagine, when the alarm sounds and a bunch of guys who were previously sleeping, working, or eating and are suddenly called to action stations, they had to move quickly in all directions. The passageways couldn't have hoses all over the place, nor garbage cans, brooms and mops scattered about. Therefore, that was one of the Buffer's main functions, to ensure that those areas are clean and clear at all times. The young sailors thought the the buffer was a royal pain, but since those days have realized more about housekeeping and can now appreciate the job he did.
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