BRITISH SHIRT - 1980'S
Working shirt used by the royal navy during the 1980's, with two chest pockets and big loop on the shoulders.
GBS80 shirt was part of the ‘Action Working Dress’, that is the work uniform used by the Royal Navy soldiers while sailing or in barracks.
Its typical trademark is the color blue, the so called ‘Wedgwood’, from the name of a brand of fine china pottery.
It was distributed amongst the young cadets of the Royal Navy and had many features, such as the name of the cadet written above the left breast pocket. Normally the name had to be written with the font Helvetica Condensed 15mm, but some shirts can be found with the name handwritten by its owner.
On the shoulders there were some patches indicating rank and unit.
On the inner tag, normally there was an acronym, FR, which meant that the shirt was Flame Retardant, a characteristic that rendered it very robust and safe while the cadet was working with machinery.
It was only substituted in 2015.