Prince Philip


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Anyone else notice that when he was a cadet Phil the Greek had three buttons like a CPO on his sleeves?
Wonder when this changed


War Hero
Yep that is why midshipmen were called snotties.
However what I wanted to know was when the buttons went and the standard middies uniform came in
Done a bit of research. The buttons only appeared on the "round jacket" worn by cadets and middies as the equivalent of full dress (tail coat, cocked hat, etc.). I assume it was discontinued after WW2, but exactly when is hard to discover.
I see from the news this morning that Prince Philip did not want a sermon at his funeral. Sighs of relief all round, not having to sit and be sent to sleep by some devil dodger droning on....:)

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