Great picky Dave, but even more impressive are the giant British shorts worn by the gentleman on the left. Light coloured shorts never look well when used in association with dark socks. Still a good assortment of clothing styles in display here. David D
AAH shorts! the famous order that appeared in an RAF unit at Singapore circa 1960s when the Kiwis started adopting tailored short shorts! "If shorts are worn any shorter, shorts will be worn no longer"
Hi Jim Clarke was my wife's Uncle .He survived the war and for a short time he flew for NAC 1947-1950 on Electra's and Dakota's mainly out of Whenapai. He was trained by the US navy in Pensacola then went on to the Great Lakes to do his deck landing training .He served a lot of time in Ceylon flying Swordfishes .He then joined the pacific fleet and mainly served on HMS Illustrious .After being discharged he went on to represent the Bay of Plenty in Rugby . His log book and photograph album of his training has been donated to the navy museum. There is a sequence of photographs of his Corsair hitting the nets and nose diving .We have a copy of the log book and some photos if anyone is interested.