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Help needed - Royal navy WW1 and WW2

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Re: Help needed - Royal navy WW1 and WW2

Posted: 4 Oct 2013 8:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Oct 2013 8:05PM GMT
Further to ycaso's information, the family picture was taken between WWI & WWII, and from the cheese cutter and news boys flat caps that became popular with young men during the 1920's I would say nearer to WWI than WWII.
The picture was also taken in winter as the sailor is wearing a blue cap and serge jersey. The RN introduced the blue cap from Mar 1921, worn with a white cover during summer - end Apr to end Sept - when a white front was also worn in place of serge jersey. During both wars ships names were removed from cap tallies, post WW2 white covers were worn all year round and blue caps finally replaced with white ones from 1956.


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Emma Jackson 20 Sep 2013 4:19PM GMT 
ycaso77 21 Sep 2013 1:52PM GMT 
Emma Jackson 21 Sep 2013 2:48PM GMT 
JeffH01 5 Oct 2013 2:05AM GMT 
timtracker 6 Oct 2013 2:37AM GMT 
halpark 3 Dec 2013 1:10PM GMT 
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