TANKER Specially painted by Frank H. Mason, R.l. The Lifeline Our tanker fleet is the lifeline upon which all other war services depend. That line must be maintained, and theships supplied with their essential needs. Hemp Ropes, Cordage and Canvas are important equipment aboard tankers. We are proud to serve the tanker fleets of Great Britain and the United Nations. To meet war needs and to conserve supplies of fibre, we have developed newand improved types of cordage, such as our“ Seatite ”Sisal Rope. The demands of the Mercantile Marine hold No. I priority with British Ropes Ltd. Our network of factories and stores provides prompt and efficient service at all points of the compass. S t o resat BRITISH HOPES LIMITED Hemp Rope Factories at LON DON ,SUNDER ,LELAND HIT ,CAR DIFF FALMOUTH*SOUTHAMPTON v BRISTOL, LIVERPOOL ,HULL, NEWCASTLE,GLASGOW BECAUSE of the mobile nature of the present war, the constant and unfailing supply of up to the minute maps is one of the major essentials. These have to be des patched and distributed with the utmost speed and certainty of delivery. This contingency is adequately handled by the D.R’ s. mounted on their trustworthy MATCHLESS Motorcycles. Heat and Frost, Sand and Mud and the absence of good roads combine to make the D.R’ jobs. a difficult one— but they always get through because they ride the right machine for the job. Therefore choose a MATCHLESS for your peacetime motorcycling. Matchless ASSOC IA TED MOTOR C Y C LES LTD. PLUMSTEAD ROAD, LONDON, S.E.I8 (British Official rnotograph) YOU CAN TELL AN ARMY MATCHLESS BY THE TELEDRAULIC FORKS Published by^the Navy League ,for the Admiralty, at their offices, Grand Buildings, Trafalgar Square, London, .CW .2. Printers, Advertising Agents and Circulation Managers: Messrs .Gat.e& P old k n Ltd .,Wellington Works, Aldershot, England.