Jim 'Lucky' Gordon
Ours Not to Reason Why
As a matter of interest, the Navy formally changed from winter dress to summer dress regulations 1 May. (The date really varied from 15 April to 15 May depending on the Commander of the day.) And back into winter dress regulations end on October. It did not matter if winter persisted into early June. All items of winter rig, great coat, gloves, over shows, and black jerseys were not to be worn during "summer dress period"
Sea Daddy Observations by Gilles Poirier
The Square Part
Well, more trivia about submarine life coming up! What I want to cover at this time is all about our old uniform (the square rig it was called, due to the square collar). It was most likely the worse fitting uniform ever made. The jumper was the worse ill-fitting piece of kit. It was very tight at the waist and torso, it had two inside pockets along the chest area; it was so tight that you could not even fit a deck of cigarettes.