This Day In History: 1975-11-07

“Black Tights Day” Yet another black day for the RN. Infamous DCI announced that black nylon stockings for Wrens were to be replaced by black tights. The Navy had still not got over the withdrawal of the Rum ration in 1970, when this further blow landed. A vigorous but futile ‘Fight Tights’ campaign was led by the FAA. The black stockings calamity had a ‘devastating effect on morale’ [sic].