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Admiral’s Barge from HMS Royal Sovereign, a wonderful example of a Steam Pinnace in action. This photo is part of our own campaign to raise awareness for our own Steam Pinnace 199! 

Admiral’s Barge from HMS Royal Sovereign, a wonderful example of a Steam Pinnace in action. This photo is part of our own campaign to raise awareness for our own Steam Pinnace 199! 

Here’s a picture of Jack, on board HMS Barham after he was wounded in the Battle of Jutland.

Here’s a picture of Jack, on board HMS Barham after he was wounded in the Battle of Jutland.

It’s the last day of Movember so here’s our last naval moustache worn by, Samuel Code 1902-1903.
Clause 6 of Admiralty Circular no 36 24th June 1869.
“Their Lordships desire that it may be distinctly understood that permission now given to wear Beards and Moustaches is not necessarily to be considered as permanent, and that if neatness and cleanliness are not observed this order will be revoked.”

It’s the last day of Movember so here’s our last naval moustache worn by, Samuel Code 1902-1903.

Clause 6 of Admiralty Circular no 36 24th June 1869.

“Their Lordships desire that it may be distinctly understood that permission now given to wear Beards and Moustaches is not necessarily to be considered as permanent, and that if neatness and cleanliness are not observed this order will be revoked.”

Here is a gentleman called Sir Henry Raby VC and his moustache!
“The Hair of Beard, Moustaches, and whiskers, is to be kept well cut and trimmed, and not too long for cleanliness. The Captain is to give such directions as seem to him desirable upon these heads, and to establish, so far as may be practicable, uniformity as to length of the Hair, Beards, Moustaches, and Whiskers of his Men; observing that those Men who do not avail themselves of the permission to wear Beard and Moustaches will wear their Hair and Whiskers as heretofore.”

Here is a gentleman called Sir Henry Raby VC and his moustache!

“The Hair of Beard, Moustaches, and whiskers, is to be kept well cut and trimmed, and not too long for cleanliness. The Captain is to give such directions as seem to him desirable upon these heads, and to establish, so far as may be practicable, uniformity as to length of the Hair, Beards, Moustaches, and Whiskers of his Men; observing that those Men who do not avail themselves of the permission to wear Beard and Moustaches will wear their Hair and Whiskers as heretofore.”

Its day 21 of Movember, here are the ‘The Empires Defenders’ from our archives, with a few of them supporting some rather fetching Tashes!

Its day 21 of Movember, here are the ‘The Empires Defenders’ from our archives, with a few of them supporting some rather fetching Tashes!

Created by Park Community School for their ‘Nelson’ house in support of Movember. What do you think? Does Nelson suit a Tash?

Created by Park Community School for their ‘Nelson’ house in support of Movember. What do you think? Does Nelson suit a Tash?

Mondays Moustache a gentleman named, Young George. This photo was taken between 1885 and 1909.
“The Hair of Beard, Moustaches, and whiskers, is to be kept well cut and trimmed, and not too long for cleanliness. The Captain is to give such directions as seem to him desirable upon these heads, and to establish, so far as may be practicable, uniformity as to length of the Hair, Beards, Moustaches, and Whiskers of his Men; observing that those Men who do not avail themselves of the permission to wear Beard and Moustaches will wear their Hair and Whiskers as heretofore.”

Mondays Moustache a gentleman named, Young George. This photo was taken between 1885 and 1909.

“The Hair of Beard, Moustaches, and whiskers, is to be kept well cut and trimmed, and not too long for cleanliness. The Captain is to give such directions as seem to him desirable upon these heads, and to establish, so far as may be practicable, uniformity as to length of the Hair, Beards, Moustaches, and Whiskers of his Men; observing that those Men who do not avail themselves of the permission to wear Beard and Moustaches will wear their Hair and Whiskers as heretofore.”