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From 1860-1916 the Uniform Regulations for the British Army Required Every Soldier to have a Moustache

From 1860-1916 the Uniform Regulations for the British Army Required Every Soldier to have a Moustache Today I found out that uniform regulation in the British Army between the years 1860 and 1916 stipulated that every soldier should have a moustache. Command No. 1,695 of the King’s Regulations read: The hair of the head will be kept short. The chin and the under lip will be shaved, but not the upper lip… Although the act of shaving one’s upper lip was trivial in itself, it was considered a breach of discipline. If a soldier were to do this, he faced disciplinary action by his commanding officer which could include imprisonment, an especially unsavory prospect in the Victorian era....

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