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Boy sailors (under 18) in the Royal Navy, more recently termed "Junior Seamen", could no longer be birched after 1906 except in the rare instance of a court-martial for homosexual activity. However, they were still subject to [[caning]], which was widespread, and this continued until 1969.<ref>[http://www.corpun.com/counukn.htm Corporal punishment in the Royal Navy] at World Corporal Punishment Research (illustrated).</ref>
 
A recreation of the "kissing the gunner's daughter" punishment, with a young sailor bent over a cannon, is seen, albeit briefly, in the historical film ''[[The Bounty]]'' (1984). This is the third film version of the ''Mutiny on The Bounty'' story.
 
== See also ==
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