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· The Mighty Boosh
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I could be wrong but I've never seen Col Frost or General Urquhart with beards in period photos; moustaches yes, beards no, and certainly not a neatly trimmed goatee as Peter has already said.
I'm with Nick on this, although I think this may be a matter of language rather than historical accuracy. In English we would refer to hair on the upper lip as a moustache, hair beneath the lower lip / on the lower jaw as beard.

(As a side note, British soldiers HAD to wear a moustache until October 6, 1916, when the British Army revoked the standing order that all military men were required to maintain a moustache. It was revoked because because the new recruits were so young that some could not rustle up more than a thin, mousey streak - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/portal/main.jhtml?xml=/portal/2007/10/02/nosplit/fttashe102.xml).
 
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