Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The Mystery of a Royal Navy Officer’s Beret
The mystery of a Royal Navy officer’s beret that washed ashore in a remote area of the west Highlands has been solved.
It belongs to Midshipman Shona Brown, of Glasgow, who lost her hat in Northern Ireland while aboard Faslane-based HMS Pursuer at the start of the summer.
Miss Brown is training to be a primary school teacher at Strathclyde University and belongs to the Glasgow and Strathclyde University Royal Navy Unit.
The 21-year-old was amazed when her commanding officer said it seemed her missing beret had reappeared on a news website.
And as any boinera, she was delighted when the woman who found it while taking her dog for a morning walk in Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan peninsula in early September, agreed to post it back to her.