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The morning after

One more American matelot returns to his ship minus part of his uniform after a good night out.

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Willie
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What part of his uniform is missing? Must have been a first tripper going ashore dressed like that. Probably been to the local "Flying Tabnabs" Sunday night dance.
 

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As I see it, the guy in the photo has souvenired the USN cap while ashore.

There's nothing to indicate that the guy in the photo has gone ashore in HIS uniform!

You can see that he has his proper uniform cap in his left hand and he onboard a ship.

Interesting though, to see that others see a photo differently.

So much for our legal system and it's dependancy on eye witnesses, eh!

Cheers,

Portred.
 

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The guy in the photo (me) was the third mate. He had his own cap as he was on cargo watch and it was a requirement in British India.
He never went ashore in uniform and had pinched the US matelot's cap the previous night in a bar.
He was posing like that as he was being a bit of a smart.rse!
 

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