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Q (as in Q Ships) (archive)

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Posted by Michael Webb on February 20, 2002 at 07:15:49:

I too have no idea why "Q" Ships. Q Cars however come from Q Ships, being police cars which appear to be civilian cars.

Q in James Bond comes from Quartermaster, as he is the QM to the secret service. Quartermasters in the Army have been known as "Q", "QM", "Quarters" or "Quarter bloke" since time almost immemorial (which interestingly is actually 1189 in law!).

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