By C. H. Tavard, N. Pignato
Char Mitrailleur FT.17, Char Canon FT.17 (37mm), Char sign FT.17, T.S.F., Carro Armato M11/39. great distinctive drawings awarded in 1:76 and 1:48 scales.
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Breeches disappeared entirely, with panta- loons of blue or white being prescribed. Only captains, commanders, and lieutenants were permitted epaulets at this time, these devices being of gilt bullion. ing a squadron and entitled to wear a A captain wear to command- broad pennant wore a plain, silver an- chor and an eagle, with a silver star above, on his epaulets. Other captains same device without the star, and commanders wore plain epaulets. Lieutenants wore one plain epaulet on the right shoulder.
At commission, warrant, nor rate for the position and duties. captain chose his first own clerk, and could dismiss him at clerks lived and messed with the midshipmen. Later they certain privileges of commissioned were accorded officers. Master-at-arms evolves from the corporal-at-arms in the old British Navy. He was charged with responsibility for the military equipment and arms of the enlisted men, as well as the military drill of the ship's tion he was guardian of the prisoners. Later he became company.
Usually a modified version of the Accurate data on early uniforms are difficult to acquire in most instances. In the absence of detailed descriptions, the researcher must depend upon old drawings and paintings. These sources are not to be trusted entirely, however, for to known it is modify or add that the artists often took advantage of their artistic license details. The fancy dress shown in portraits is often the prod- was the property of the artist. Judged by today's standards, the uniforms worn in earlier years were ill-fitting and ill-kept as far as wrinkles and creases were concerned, the old Marine and sailor being denied the blessings of modern uct of the imagination of the artist, and occasionally the uniform depicted dry-cleaning and pressing techniques.