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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 23:33 pm 
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Hi lads and ladies.

What would a crewman of an LCA assault craft have worn.

Am i right in assuming a Mk 2 helmet paintes blue/gray would suffice for head gear?

What abouts boots and shirt/bd/trousers?

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Square Rig, ideally. They had RN painted helmets and often wore oilskins over the top.

My grandfather was pulled ashore on Gold Beach by an RN LSI crewman who was simply wearing bell bottoms, wellies and a string vest.


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Haha great story bud!

What is the 'square rig' bud?

Are they easy to come by? Any repros available, have a helmet, what would be the proper colour for rn helmets?

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"Square rig" is actually slang and refers to anyone wearing the famous blue square collar on the shoulders and bell-bottomed trousers. You will often hear royal navy uniforms referred to as 'ratings' as well. Normally consisting of wool bell bottoms, wool jersey, silk collar, blue jean collar, white 'square rig' shirt and the cap complete with tally.


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Thanks mate! Any pictures for reference mate, or links?

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Hmm, let me see.

EDIT:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-Royal-Nav ... Sw~oFXE4gR


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Cheers mate!

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Very welcome Scott. Anymore RN questions you have send them my way :)


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Ox_Bucks_44 wrote:
Very welcome Scott. Anymore RN questions you have send them my way :)


Will do.man cheers! :D

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Would Ammo boots suffice for a rough portrayal (since the lower half of the crewman will rarely be seen?

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Hmm, personally I wouldn't but if that's all you have it's better than nothing. Black wellingtons may also be suitable, as long as the are the right style. Google should yield some photos.


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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-era-BRITI ... SwZ8ZW9oPa

They're the right pattern but they're studded.


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And too smal haha!

I'll make do with the norms haha!

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