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Christmas Menus

Ever wondered what sailors ate on Christmas Day? These beautifully illustrated Christmas menus, some of which have been signed by crew members, are part of the Museum’s collection. They give us an insight into what was on the menu on 25th December, often many kilometres from home.

HMNZS Gambia Menu 1943 EAE 0075
HMNZS Gambia Menu 1943 EAE 0075
ACHILLES Christmas Menu 1939 EAE 0062
ACHILLES Christmas Menu 1939 EAE 0062
Christmas Day Menu 1943 Officer's Mess RAF Station Tian EAF 0014
Christmas Day Menu 1943 Officer's Mess RAF Station Tian EAF 0014
HMNZS Gambia EAE 0105
HMNZS Gambia EAE 0105
HMS Rodney Christmas Card EAF 0008
HMS Rodney Christmas Card EAF 0008
HMS Cornwall Christmas Menu 1935 EAF 0021
HMS Cornwall Christmas Menu 1935 EAF 0021
HMS Cornwall Christmas Menu 1935 EAF 0021
HMS Cornwall Christmas Menu 1935 EAF 0021
HMNZS Hawea Christmas Day Antarctic 1956 Menu EXH 0003
HMNZS Hawea Christmas Day Antarctic 1956 Menu EXH 0003
Back of Christmas Menu HMNZS Hawea 1956 EXH 0003
Back of Christmas Menu HMNZS Hawea 1956 EXH 0003
HMNZS Hawea Christmas Menu Antarctic 1956 EXH 0003
HMNZS Hawea Christmas Menu Antarctic 1956 EXH 0003

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