I’m reading a book about the Royal Navy during World War 2 and the number eleven punishment comes up a lot. What does it involve?
forfeit of leave for 2 weeks
’14 days’ Number 11 Punishment. I was much dismayed at this, since it meant that I should forfeit all leave for the next two weeks
I should also be put to various punishment tasks every hour of the day except when on duty, and it would be a black mark in my record. I had to report at 0630 and at mealtimes and during the evenings for five hours’ extra work every day. The tasks I was set included sweeping, scrubbing, painting, and correcting Signal Books’
on: 14th January 08