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, buckled waist adjuster straps to each side and six white brace buttons around the inner waistband. All buttons are of 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.