RN's Second Black Day.

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  1. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    7th November 1975 Another black day for the Royal Navy. The ‘infamous’ DCI T641/75 announced that black nylon stockings for Wrens (Vocabs 45500-05) were to be replaced by black tights. ‘BR81 and BR96 will be amended’. The Navy had not fully recovered from the withdrawal of the Rum ration in 1970 when this further blow landed. A vigorous but futile ‘Fight Tights’ campaign was led by the FAA
     
  2. We were very lucky that so many continued the fine traditions of the Women's Royal Naval Service and refused such a silly idea :)
     
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  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Hear, hear
     

  4. There certainly WAS a "Fight Tights" campaign. I seem to recall that the late Lord Lewin ( before he was enobled) was a member.
     
  5. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    I can understand the Fight Tights campaign by serving members as they were so used to wearing full webbing under their uniforms.

    But how did the WRNS members feel about it?

    :p :D
     
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  6. I have never worn tights. Ever.
     
  7. You could also tell when a Wren was wearing tights.............................................when she farted her ankles swelled
     
  8. Wrens are stinking.

    Ain't nobody wanna see that shit in stockings.
     
  9. Here you go

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  10. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Dig that one out of your little black book? You know, the one with sticky pages!
     
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  11. No funnily enough (cough) another submarine site!
     
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  12. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    He looks a bit rough, must have been a heavy session last night.
     
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