sgtpepperband said:Seaweed: The right uniform has to be worn according to the circumstances; as someone who was a QM/Tour Guide on the Victory some years ago, I am glad that No. 1s are not worn every day on the Gangway any more. The current "Traffic Warden" rig [sic] is far more comfortable and practical. Obviously No. 1s have a place (i.e. Ceremonial duties) but the RN has to give it's personnel the right equipment - which includes day-to-day uniform - regardless of what the public would like sailors to wear.
And would one assume that was when Nelson was a boy seaman?