1748 British Midshipman's frock coat at the National Maritime Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "This frock coat of a midshipman is quite similar to the lieutenant's undress frock. However, the sleeves feature a white boot cuff divided by a three-pointed flap of blue wool. This was known as the 'mariner's cuff' and came directly from the occupational dress of sailors." Click the pin to also read some interesting facts about the collar.
It's a girl's life in the Army! Portraits from the Afghan frontline show how female troops are winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan
Article on female British soldiers in Afghanistan. Captain Alice Homer is an officer with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. She has just spent six months running a small section of soldiers in Camp Bastion