Trousers, Working Dress, Navy Serge: Officer's, Royal Navy
Full-length pleated trousers of dark blue serge featuring a button fly with hook and tab closing, vertical hip pockets, right rear slash pocket with button closing and six brace buttons around the outer waist. The back of the waist is cut higher than the front and has a central notch. All buttons are of black plastic.
Philip Roger Canning Higham CB joined the Royal Navy in 1937 as a Cadet, becoming an Officer by the beginning of the Second World War and serving throughout. After retiring from the Navy in 1973 he became Director of the HMS Belfast Trust from 1973–78, and then Keeper of the HMS Belfast after its formal acquisition by the IWM in 1978.