The Royal Naval vessel H.M.S. Pelican served with distinction throughout the Second World War, proudly claiming involvement in the sinking of a number of U-Boats. It was not all plain sailing however, the ship itself suffering major damage during an air attack in 1940.
Despite all this, it seems the crew still found time to produce their very own form of propaganda! I recently came across this wonderful Xmas Card, produced on behalf of H.M.S. Pelican. Inside of card reads ‘Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year from H.M.S. Pelican. With acknowledgments to a famous Guinness poster’.