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Ahoy sailors
« on: Monday 10 December 18 13:57 GMT (UK) »
Just watching, thanks to a feed on Facebook, the Queen Elizabeth arriving in Portsmouth.  Some sailors have caps with straps and some don't. Why?  I'm not from a service family so am curious; guessing it is to do with their rank.  :-\
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
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Re: Ahoy sailors
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 December 18 20:21 GMT (UK) »
Do you mean chin straps.  Stops caps blowing away on a windy deck.

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Re: Ahoy sailors
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 December 18 20:39 GMT (UK) »
Yes, chin straps; I was curious about a small group standing together.....some with straps, some not. They were not on the open deck but a small raised area.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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