World War II Uniforms -United Kingdom – 1942 May, England, Wing Commander, No. 617 Squdron, RAF United Kingdom – 1943 Sep, Cairo, Admiral, Mediterranean Fleet United Kingdom – 1944 June, Kent, Head Officer, Royal Observer Corps United Kingdom – 1944 June, Normandy, Lieutenant, 1st Glider Pilot Regiment
U-96 VIIC Commanded by Frigattenkapitan Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock he was ranked as the 6th in the ranks of U-Boat aces. He is famous because one of his patrols was recorded by reporter Lothar Gunther Bochheim, this would form the basis for the TV series Das Boot. Willenbrock would survive the war.
Cook, c. 1799. Ships' cooks were usually disabled seamen but were ranked as warrant officers. This cook is wearing the typical cook's dress of the Royal Navy. The average sailor's diet each week was 1lb (450 g) of ship's biscuit, 4lbs (1.8 kg) of beef, 2lbs (907 g) of pork, 2lbs (907 g) of peas, 1.5lbs (680 g) of oatmeal, 6oz (170 g) of sugar and 6oz (170 g) of butter, and 12oz (340 g) of cheese a week. These provisions were often rotten after months at sea.