[Competition Closed] MHM 24: Caption Competition

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Think of something appropriately witty for this picture and leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published in the next issue of Military History Monthly!


  1. I know what you’re thinking. “Did he sew six shirts or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a Jones CS, the most powerful sewing machine in the world, and would sew your clothes clean up, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?

  2. If this blasted photographer asks me to stand up, the sewing machine had better be in the right place…

  3. The gun run may have been withdrawn from the Royal Tournament because of budget cutbacks, but the signs were good that the Navy were taking the replacement speed stitching competition very seriously indeed….

  4. He had joined the Navy to escape the negative impacts of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Yet here he was, having to make his own uniform…

  5. On hearing the alarm Able Seaman Simpkins quickly manned his station. A loose hem could spell disaster on a ship under attack and it wasn’t going to happen on his watch.

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