Christmas dinner on board HMS Malaya is made complete with decorations and party hats on 25 December 1942.
Everyone loves a good Christmas sing-song, even on the mess deck of a warship of the Home Fleet at Scapa Flow,12 December 1941.
On board HMS King George V the ship’s cooks baked some iced cakes at Christmas during the Second World War.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a tree- even at sea! Here two sailors carry the Christmas tree and holly for Christmas festivities at Gladstone Dock, Liverpool, December 1941.
A sailor tastes the Christmas pudding for luck from the Chef aboard HMS Cochrane, November 1940.
With time at sea, sailors relied on supply ships to sort and send Christmas letters home.