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Royal Navy tropical uniforms
« on: Monday 10 December 18 19:41 GMT (UK) »
This is a photo of my dad, in Sasebo, Japan, at around 1950.

Ive beem told hes wearing a No.6 uniform, but try as I might, I cant find anything via Mr Google about this uniform, nos 3 and 4 is all I can find.

Could anyone assist?

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Re: Royal Navy tropical uniforms
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 December 18 20:16 GMT (UK) »
My Dad wore a similar uniform   around that time.. he also had a t Shirt with square neck and pair of shorts..

Have pics somewhere.....

but we are packing at the moment so  not easy to get at.. will check dropbox

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Re: Royal Navy tropical uniforms
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 December 18 20:17 GMT (UK) »
Try Royal Navy Far East Uniform
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Re: Royal Navy tropical uniforms
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 December 18 20:20 GMT (UK) »
will get a short url

but typed in google naval summer whites no 6



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Re: Royal Navy tropical uniforms
« Reply #4 on: Monday 10 December 18 20:22 GMT (UK) »
short url   not playing sorry


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Re: Royal Navy tropical uniforms
« Reply #5 on: Monday 31 December 18 16:57 GMT (UK) »
This would be the Senior Rates main ceremonial uniform.He has done well for himself as it looks like he has been in less than 4 years as there are no Good Conduct Stripes(unless he had been a naughty boy!) under the anchor on the left arm.Strange thing is that he is wearing a Petty Officers uniform but has a Leading Hands single anchor on his sleeve,a Petty Officer would have two crossed anchors.
 thought he might be an Artificer at first but the branch badge on his right arm looks like a Red Cross for a Sick Berth Attendent?

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Re: Royal Navy tropical uniforms
« Reply #6 on: Monday 31 December 18 17:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi pogo99

Thanks for your most informative reply.

Dad did at some point become a sick berth petty officer, but Ive no idea when that would have been. He was in Japan and Korea at the time this photo was taken, serving on HMHS Maine.

He was a naughty boy at one point - fell into a monsoon ditch in the Far East and returned to the ship with bits of weed and slime covering his nice white uniform. Guilty of disgracing the Queens Uniform.
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Re: Royal Navy tropical uniforms
« Reply #7 on: Monday 31 December 18 22:09 GMT (UK) »
The rig is that of a junior rate wearing Class III [fore-and-aft] tropical No 6. uniform as opposed to [square rig]. It depicts a leading sick berth attendant. The Class III uniform disappeared in 1960 except for Artificers. This uniform looks like that of a petty officer but there are differences.
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Re: Royal Navy tropical uniforms
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 17 April 19 17:53 BST (UK) »
The uniform is right for a 5th class Artificer.  Fore and aft rig with a single hook and no long service badges yet.  Wasn't aware that this uniform was worn by SBAs.

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