|From the Army & Navy Illustrated c.1900|
It seems that 'the Mustaches' was the affectionate nick-name used in the 1980s by the Daily Telegraph obituaries desk for the air marshals and brigadiers that were its stock-in-trade ('he campaigned against the Fakir of Ipi...'). This blog will feature them heavily.
I suppose the Mustache par excellence would be Lord Kitchener, but he's a bit mainstream, and I imagine that I'd do posts on more obscure figures. Some might overlap with the Interesting Obits section (though, sadly, most are past featuring even there), occasionally there might be a Dead Bishop (such as Bishop Brindle) who was a Mustache. More often, they will be prompted by a photo I come across of some bewhiskered type done up like a Christmas tree (before the wearing of medals and insignia was regulated down to the last millimetre).
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|Bishop Brindle of Nottingham|
|Duke of Cambridge|
|Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught|
|Sir Christopher Craddock|
|Adm W.N.W. Hewett, VC|
|Rear Adm R A J Montgomerie|
|Sir William Parker|
|Sir Harry Rawson|
|Sir Beachcroft Towse VC|
|Sir Arthur Wilson, VC|
|Sir Francis Younghusband|