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DescriptionYar Matey! Make a bold fashion statement with these Skull and cross bones web belts. These stylish and durable skull and cross bones military web belts are fashioned out of 100% cotton, perfect for any man, woman or child. They are one size fits all, from 2" to 54". These skull and crossbones web belts feature the international symbol for intimidation; the legendary skull and crossbones. These military web belts are strong enough to withstand any excursion, and stylish enough to wear every day! You have a choice of navy blue or black, and both styles feature a black buckle. A fashionable and functional addition to anyone's wardrobe. Be forewarned; upon wearing this skull and crossbones belt you may have an insatiable urge to pillage and plunder. Order these awesome Skull and cross bones web belts today for their great low sale price!
The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various flags flown to identify a ship's crew as pirates. Since the decline of piracy, various military units have used the Jolly Roger, usually in skull-and-crossbones design, as a unit identification insignia or a victory flag to ascribe to themselves the proverbial ferocity and toughness of pirates.
Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson VC, the Controller of the Royal Navy, summed up the opinion of the many in the Admiralty at the time when in 1901 he said submarines were "underhand, unfair, and damned un-English. ... treat all submarines as pirates in wartime ... and hang all crews." In response, Lieutenant Commander (later Admiral Sir) Max Horton first flew the Jolly Roger on return to port after sinking the German cruiser SMS Hela and the destroyer SMS S-116 in 1914 while in command of the E class submarine HMS E9.
In World War II it became common practice for the submarines of the Royal Navy to fly the Jolly Roger on completion of a successful combat mission where some action had taken place, but as an indicator of bravado and stealth rather than of lawlessness. The Jolly Roger is now the emblem of the Royal Navy Submarine Service. Three distinct U.S. Naval Aviation squadrons have used the name and insignia of the Jolly Roger: VF-61 (originally VF-17), VF-84, and VFA-103. While these are distinctly different squadrons that have no lineal linkage, they all share the same Jolly Roger name, the skull and crossbones insignia and traditions.  The first incarnation of the Jolly Rogers was established on January 1, 1943 at NAS Norfolk, as VF-17, flying the F4U Corsair. Inspired by the piratical theme of the aircraft's name, VF-17's commanding officer Tommy Blackburn selected the Jolly Roger as the squadron's insignia. The current squadron to hold the name is the VFA-103, Strike Fighter Squadron 103 (the Jolly Rogers), the skull and crossbones on all-black tails makes them easily identifiable.
United States Marine Corps reconnaissance battalions also use a skull and cross bones on their emblems.
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