Let them eat cake (velvetglo) wrote in little_details,
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How to be a former officer in the Royal Navy in 1815

Setting:  England, late summer 1815

I have a character that I want to be a former officer (lieutenant) in the Royal Navy.  I set the story after Waterloo, gave him a leg injury - is that enough?  How did one resign from the navy at the time?  Also, how would he be referred to at home - Lieutenant or Mr.?
Tags: 1810-1819, uk: history: regency period, uk: military: historical, ~age of sail
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