ratings rig

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  1. omega

    omega New member

    watching the tennis today and noticed a matelot with a strange rig on.
    he had a square rig cap and fore and aft rig shirt and trousers. what was wrong with a proper pussers rig.
    is this a new look or something
    regards
    omega
     
  2. tommo

    tommo War Hero

    It is one of the rigs of the day. It's no's 3's iirc.
     
  3. Jimmy_Green

    Jimmy_Green War Hero

    Omega, they did away with white fronts years ago, except when worn with nos ones. Sign of the times. It wasn't broke but they decided to fix it anyway.
     
  4. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    Correct in all respects
     
  5. lesbryan

    lesbryan War Hero

    Nothing looked more smarter than a clean starched white front 10s 10as or for that matter any rig without the top never sterch mine for full rig only half blues or half whites or as above :) :) :)
     
  6. Rumrat

    Rumrat War Hero

    At 15 when I took my entrance exam I passed for Tiffy as I went to a grammar school and had pretty good results.
    However when I saw a Tiffies uniform (I was 15 remember) I went home and told my dad that I had failed so I could wear the square rig.
    I loved the lower deck life, but in retrospect wish I had not based my future on a uniform, but it was as Les says second to none in the world.
    Now we seem to have less tradition than our colonial cousins. :cry: :cry:
     
  7. Jimmy_Green

    Jimmy_Green War Hero

    At this rate we're going to have less tradition and a smaller navy than Somalian pirates. :x
     

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