GA033 Sailor with Boathook, Gallipoli 1915
Back in the days when Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the world map was still painted pink the Royal Navy and its sailors served in many of the globe’s hottest spots. When serving and sailing in warmer waters the Navy adopted “Tropical Whites” for all officers and men.
Here in Hong Kong, pre 1997 and the Chinese hand-over, British sailors most often wore “Tropical Whites” when on ceremonial duties or “going ashore”.
These sailors can be used for both wartime and peacetime scenarios.