About this memory
Ernest Mobbs (back row, third right).
"Dad [dressed as] 'Colonel Chinstrap'. No doubt the main brace was spliced. That expression conjures up some kind of rope-fixing, but no, it meant [to] break out the rum, for a tot each. Special occasions and toasts, etc. No doubt they all went crazy on their bosun's whistles!" - Evelyn Muir (née Mobbs)
Photograph from collection of Ernest Mobbs who served in both World Wars.
Donor number: 0127-029