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Monday, September 12, 2022

And finally, the Royal Navy


At least one of these guys (left) is supposed to be a sailor.  Do British Marines wear berets?
If so, that might account for the man in the middle.

 

7 comments:

  1. Royal Marines that have passed the commando course wear green berets.

    Another good taste of British beef, Jerry. Hussar / Royale were a fascinating company. I believe that many or most of their models were active servicemen.

    Peter

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    1. Yes, Peter, I've read more than one well researched account which said the Royale models were mostly servicemen. So my hunch about Royal Marines was on target. Thanks!

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  2. Otherwise, British marines wear a dark blue beret. But doubtless never with a little posing strap beneath their fatigues. Do please take a butcher's at the undersized gym shorts. To do any gymnastics in that would cause a nasty accident. They should put him in the Tower of London alongside the Royal Jewels.

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    1. Tight shorts and pants seem to have been part of the Royale stock in trade, so to speak. Sometimes they look sprayed on.

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  3. Jerry, another very entertaining trip down memory lane. Much appreciated. Thank you.

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  4. The Royal Marine in the posing strap better watch out, the Royal Marine he's grabbing by the arm looks like he's ready to grab him by the pouch !
    OUCH !!!!
    -Rj in the iE

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