Tuesday, December 09, 2008

U is for Uniform in ABC Wednesday

Wikipedia defines Uniform like this:

A uniform is a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organization's activity. Modern uniforms are worn by armed forces and paramilitary organisations such as police, emergency services, security guards, in some workplaces and schools and by inmates in prisons. In some countries, some other officials also wear uniforms in some of their duties; such is the case of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service or the French prefects.
Below I have collected some pictures captured of Nordic Naval Cadets at an arrangement that coincided with the Tall Ship's Races in Bergen this year.

Swedish cadets at attention.

The Nordic Cadets marching along the quay

Even the future Naval officers can turn a corner...

Saluting the deck before entering the barque "Statsraad Lehmkuhl" for a reception.


Today's post is part of the the third round of ABC Wednesday. The founder, Denise Nesbitt, has changed the rules to make the system more practical. There is now a no-comment blog where you can post a copy or short version of your post with a link-back to your original post for the full version and comments. Scanning through this no-comment blog will give you lots of Utilitarian Us. She has also set up a site where you can log on via Mr. Linky if you want to do that.

27 comments:

Pernille said...

Dæsken så mange stilige herremenn;) Blir nok sittende her leeeeenge:) Hi hi hi.

Om jeg hadde bodd nærmere deg, Rune,- så skulle du ha fått en klallrød Amaryllis av meg. De er nydelige og lyser klart opp i hverdagen;)

Klemsiklems:)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

There are so many of them! How come men always looks so awesome in uniforms? (Ha! You don't really have to answer that since you probably don't agree with me.)

naturglede said...

Vakkert og stilig med uniformer. Dette var flott å se:) Ha en fin desemberkveld:)

Reader Wil said...

These photos remind me of the days my father was still working as a chief engineer on board a merchant ship. As a child I always was fascinated by every thing in his cabin. Great post, Rune, for U!

Miss_Yves said...

How many women are there ? (I just saw one ...)

richies said...

That's a lot of uniforms. Very good looking uniforms.

An Arkie's Musings

Rinkly Rimes said...

Too many handsome young men for an old lady to cope with!

Ackworth born said...

uniforms give me the creeps - sorry.

babooshka said...

Good choice and how smart do they look, very uniform.

Leslie: said...

Oh my goodness! There really is something about a man in uniform that makes women's hearts go pitter patter. ;D

nonizamboni said...

Such handsome uniforms! Great idea for 'u' also. Thanks for sharing more of the ships.
Happy Wednesday!

kayleen said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

Bear Naked said...

Great photos but they all look so young!!
(To my old eyes that is.)

Bear((( )))

photowannabe said...

Handsome young men. Of course men always look good in a uniform!

magiceye said...

smart young men indeed look smarter in uniform!

ArneA said...

Det var litt av et buekorps

Sailor Girl said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I'VE BEEN THERE!!I'VE BEEN THERE!!I'VE BEEN THERE!!I'VE BEEN THERE!! AND I LOVED IT!!! AND I LOVED IT!!! AND I LOVED IT!!! AND I LOVED IT!!! AND I LOVED IT!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful shots. Uniform adds to a man's bearing.

Dragonstar said...

Naval uniforms are always so very smart! I love your photos. Thank you for visiting earlier.

Barbara Martin said...

Men in uniform, yes, perfect, sigh.

Liz said...

Very smart indeed.

VP said...

Hi Runee - excellent photos as Usual from you :)

And many thanks for your wise words on my Undecided today.

Marie said...

Very beautiful photos and a nice tribute paid to these young men.

John said...

Meget flott bilde serie og valg for U Rune.

kml said...

wow - there were a lot of them - all very proper and distinguished in their uniforms.

PERBS said...

Great captures of this event! Spiffy uniforms!

TSannie said...

That must make you very proud to see all those upstanding young men. Wonderful photos!