The Lord Admiral’s “Whistle of Honour”

By G.E. Manwaring, published March 1923


In an article by Sir Julian Corbett it was clearly shown that the Lord Admiral had two whistles – one his “whistle of honour,” and the other his “whistle of command”. These whistles, which were of gold, and about a span in length, were suspended from a massive gold chain, frequently set with precious stones, and worn across the shoulder baldric-wise.

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Filed under: Tudors | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Navies

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