Product images of Rating's cap ribbon
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Rating's cap ribbon
Although they would have been worn earlier, cap and hat ribbons were an integral part of the dress of ratings by the 1840s. A portrait of the Prince of Wales (Edward VII) in his sailor suit (UNI0293 & UNI0294) shows him in a sennit hat with the edges of the ribbon just visible.
- Image reference: F4883
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London