The first youth Cult Teddy Boys began in the early fifties. Not until until the mid 1950 was it possible to get drape jackets and crepe soled shoes.
At 18 they were "called up" for National Service in the Royal Navy, Army or R.A.F.
Inscribed on reverse: Derek Age 17½ Love to Aunty Edith date about 1950
His style says "I strive to conform" " I am steadfast and reliable" "I am not a rebel"