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Bandera del Cardenal Cisneros (1509)

Bandera del Cardenal Cisneros (1509)

From the Greenwich Observatory - Canary Wharf forms the backdrop for the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK

From the Greenwich Observatory - Canary Wharf forms the backdrop for the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK

What sailor tattoos mean   tatuajes | Spanish tatuajes  |tatuajes para mujeres | tatuajes para hombres  | diseños de tatuajes http://amzn.to/28PQlav

What sailor tattoos mean tatuajes | Spanish tatuajes |tatuajes para mujeres | tatuajes para hombres | diseños de tatuajes http://amzn.to/28PQlav

The Queen in South Africa in 1947, left, and after announcing her engagement to Prince Philip in the same year

Intimate pictures of the royal family discovered in attic of unknown photographer set to go on public display for the first time

The Queen in South Africa in 1947, left, and after announcing her engagement to Prince Philip in the same year

HMS Duke of York was one of Britain's five 14 in King George V class battleships, designed in the 1930s to 35000 ton Washington Treaty tonnage limits.  She was flagship of the force that sank German battleship Scharnhorst on Boxing Day 1943 in a purely surface action, with no air involvement.  Of the class only Prince of Wales (sunk by Japanese aircraft in December 1941) did not survive WW2.

HMS Duke of York was one of Britain's five 14 in King George V class battleships, designed in the 1930s to 35000 ton Washington Treaty tonnage limits. She was flagship of the force that sank German battleship Scharnhorst on Boxing Day 1943 in a purely surface action, with no air involvement. Of the class only Prince of Wales (sunk by Japanese aircraft in December 1941) did not survive WW2.

sleeves feature a white boot cuff divided by a three-pointed flap of blue wool. This was known as the 'mariner's cuff' National Maritime Museum

sleeves feature a white boot cuff divided by a three-pointed flap of blue wool. This was known as the 'mariner's cuff' National Maritime Museum

Probably the best picture I've ever seen of planes and ships during WW II. Wow.

Probably the best picture I've ever seen of planes and ships during WW II. Wow.

Rare: The blue and cream Navy uniform worn by Trafalgar survivor William Hicks is said to be the only one of its kind in existence

On display after 200 years: Rare Royal Navy uniform worn by survivor of Battle of Trafalgar (found in a plastic bag in the attic)

Rare: The blue and cream Navy uniform worn by Trafalgar survivor William Hicks is said to be the only one of its kind in existence

Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1795-1812. Vice-Admiral's full dress coat belonging to Lord Nelson. The coat is of blue wool cloth with blue stand-up collar, lapels and cuffs. 	before 1805.

Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1795-1812. Vice-Admiral's full dress coat belonging to Lord Nelson. The coat is of blue wool cloth with blue stand-up collar, lapels and cuffs. before 1805.

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