Clothes Stops

Discussion in 'History' started by jacko3, Dec 16, 2012.

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  1. During WW2 and perhaps later, New Entry Establishments' kit issue for Men dressed as Seamen included ,listed next to each other,;-

    1 Type
    1 Overall Suit ( 2 to stoker ratings)
    24 Clothes Stops

    What were Clothes Stops for?

    A guess would be for lashing dhobeying to something immovable on the foc'sle in the face of Western Approaches gales.

    Anyone know?
  2. Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
  3. (granny)

    (granny) Book Reviewer

    certainly wasn't on my kit issue list when I joined in Feb 1951.
  4. Be thankful you hadn't joined 5 years earlier or you would have endured Flannels 2 rather than the luxury of Fronts White 2

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