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 NAVY - Home Waters, 1939 - 1) Captain, N. 5 Dress - 2) Master at Arms, N. 3 Dress - 3) Leading Seaman, N. 1 Dress.

ROYAL NAVY - Home Waters, 1939 - 1) Captain, N. 5 Dress - 2) Master at Arms, N. 3 Dress - 3) Leading Seaman, N. 1 Dress.

Uniforms of the Royal Navy, 1795-1812 by CdreJohnPaulJones.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Uniforms of the Royal Navy, 1795-1812 by CdreJohnPaulJones.deviantart.com on @deviantART

1911 – The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy. | Rating, HMCS Niobe, Royal #Canadian Navy, 1910-1920

1911 – The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy. | Rating, HMCS Niobe, Royal #Canadian Navy, 1910-1920

Surgeon's coat 1805. Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1805 - National Maritime Museum Full dress coat of naval surgeon Joshua Horwood (died 1850) who served as surgeon's mate in HMS 'Prince' at Trafalgar, and was promoted to surgeon in 1807. The coat features a stand-up collar, and rank is indicated by the embroidered twist motifs in metal thread on both sides of the collar, and by the buttons which are those of a warrant officer.

Surgeon's coat 1805. Royal Naval uniform: pattern 1805 - National Maritime Museum Full dress coat of naval surgeon Joshua Horwood (died 1850) who served as surgeon's mate in HMS 'Prince' at Trafalgar, and was promoted to surgeon in 1807. The coat features a stand-up collar, and rank is indicated by the embroidered twist motifs in metal thread on both sides of the collar, and by the buttons which are those of a warrant officer.

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