"A Correctly Dressed Rating" - 1957

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  2. Smart as a guardsman
     
  3. There Is even a hint of a "Bow wave" in his cap......... Feeling the Pride here.
     
  4. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    There will be shortage of bog roll in some RR members' households tonight.
     
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  5. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    Bet theres a few digging about the back of the wardrobe thinking its friday fancy dress. That is until they try to put on that yellow whitefront and realise they've put on a couple of stone.
     
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    Aha - 'tis old Lofty; I haven't seen him for yonks!

     
  7. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    And their tats look like birthmarks.
     
  8. I'm still fighting fit at 11st.6lbs.essence skin, and my Pinky tats look like they were done yesterday and;-no they are not still bleeding. My old white front fell into pieces during it's last wash. I think I'm going to cry.
     
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  9. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Very smart looking. Interesting though that they had to resort to a drawing and not a photograph. Could they not find any Jolly Jacks who could dress properly? :grin:
     
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  10. No chance we improvised.
     
  11. Sorry, AG, ATT they were all too busy on, ahem, other duties:

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  12. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Just as well we were protected by the army then:..................

    Dads army.jpg

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  13. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    "Cap on straight". That'll be when the rot set in.
     
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  14. Corrected that for you.
     
  15. This poster is still kicking about in at least 2 places I can think of at Collingwood.
     
  16. Pure nostalgia, although in '57 I was still dressed as No4 in the rum queue, albeit with only one badge under my hook.

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  17. Rab C was right...........condescending becomes you.
     
  18. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Those of us who actually served are very familiar with that image, and similar ones. As Danny said, it has been reproduced for many years since it first appeared at many locations throughout the Fleet, to varying effect.
     
  19. I have one in my seaman ship manual or gunnery manual kicking about in the loft somewhere
     
  20. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Splits in square rig, surely..?! :shock: :roll:
     

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