Jacket—Barathea, with turn down collar (the opening measuring 5 inches from the shirt collar stud), and fastening with four medium sized regimental buttons down the front. The skirt of the coat will measure 12 inches for an officer of 6 feet in height, and will vary in proportion to the height of the officer. There are two expanding side and two breast pockets. The coat has no belt or pleat up the back, but has a slit up the back as far as the waist. The sleeves will have pointed cuffs 2 1/2 inches wide rising to 6 inches at the point. Plain gilt badges of rank of 3/4 inch size, measured diagonally across the centre of the star, will be worn on the shoulder strap. Gorget buttons and single cord will be worn on the collar.
Breeches—Mounted officers only. Cavalry twill with dark buckskin strappings. The colour of the breeches will be as near that of the jacket as possible. Breeches will be laced below the knee on the inside of the leg.
Knickerbockers—Dismounted officers. Of " plus four " pattern, of same material as jacket, the fall over at the knee will not exceed 4 inches. A vertical crease will be maintained down the centre.
Trousers—The same colour and material as the jacket with permanent turn-up at the bottom. At home service dress trousers will only be worn in camp, and at courses of instruction where ordered.
Cap—Flexolite, with a medium sized peak. Silver horn, and brass gorget buttons. Chin strap 1/2 inch, breadth.
Shirt, collar and tie—Dark khaki; collar, soft double with square ends, of the same colour and material; provided with tabs for attaching to the stud; silk tie closely knitted, of the same colour as the collar.
Boots—Brown, with a double row of stitching on the toecaps. Mounted officers will wear gaiters, spurs, and stirrup guards. Dismounted officers will wear khaki puttees, Fox's spiral pattern.
Gaiters—Mounted officers : of army pattern, laces criss-cross.
Puttees—Fox's spiral pattern of the same colour as the jacket.
Spurs—Plain hunting, 1-inch shank, leather straps of sufficient length to allow the spurs to rest along the top of the counter of the boot.
Cane—Black, either ebonite or black leather covered, with silver ball, embossed crest, and ferrule. Length 2 feet 6 inches.
Whistle—Regulation, metropolitan police whistle.
Sword—The scabbard will be covered with brown leather, but the chape will be nickelled metal. Sword knot, black ; two turns of the knot round the sword hilt.
Gloves—Will be worn or carried at all times at home, except in marching order. In summer brown leather gloves will be worn, in winter woollen. The pattern of gloves to be worn on parades is shown below. Gloves will only be worn or carried in India when ordered.
46. Khaki Drill (Abroad).
Jacket—Made of Spinners No. 1 khaki drill. Other details the same as for the service dress jacket.
Breeches—Drill cord of the same colour as the jacket with strappings of the same material, laced on the inside of the leg.
Trousers—Of the same material as the jacket with a permanent turn-up at the bottom.
Shirt, collar and tie—The shirt to be worn with the jacket will be of either cotton or flannel material of the same colour as the jacket ; collar and tie, khaki cotton of the same colour as the jacket ; the collar will be soft double with square ends provided with tabs for attaching to the stud.
Helmet—Regulation pattern. The regimental badge will, at all times, be worn in front, kept in position by the puggari.
Shorts—Of the same material as the jacket, the bottom edge of the shorts will be just in line with the top of the knee cap. There will be a strap and buckle at each side of the waist, also at each side of the waist and at the back there will be loops with buttons through which the regimental belt, when worn, will be passed.
Puttees—Fox's spiral pattern of the same colour as for at home. When shorts are ordered hose tops will be worn in a double fold 3 inches in breadth.
Shirt Sleeves—When shirt sleeves are ordered to be worn the shirt will be of the same colour as that issued for other ranks, made of flannel material with a collar attached, two breast pockets and shoulder straps. Plain gilt badges of rank, f inch size measured diagonally across the centre of the star will be worn on the shoulder straps. The shirt will be worn open at the first button and the sleeves neatly rolled up above the elbow.
Cap—Rifle green field service cap as detailed in para. 51.
All other details will be as ordered in para. 45.
47. Dress for Parades (Home).
(i) Drill order. Regimental belt and cane. Brown leather or woollen gloves according to season.
(ii) Ceremonial order. Belt with sword. Medals and brown leather gloves.
(iii) Weapon training order. as in (i) with the addition of the field glasses, which will be carried on the belt.
(iv) Marching order. As in (i). Haversack and water bottle. The haversack will be worn on the left, and the water-bottle on the right of the belt. Field glasses on the right supported by the right brace. Revolver and ammunition pouch on the left, the pouch nearest the buckle of the belt. Compass in the haversack or pocket. Rolled cape or Burberry of dismounted officers strapped to the back of the belt. Mounted officers capes on the saddle. When steel helmets are ordered to be carried and not worn these will be carried over the left shoulder, with the left arm through the chin-strap, the latter being under the shoulder strap. The box respirator will be worn slung across the body over the right shoulder strap and over all other equipment. A strong plain ashplant with crook handle will be carried. Woollen gloves will be worn if ordered for the men.
(v) The regimental whistle strap will be worn at all times except in ceremonial order.
47a. Dress for Parades (Abroad).
As laid down for at home with the following modifications as regards clothing,
(i) Drill order, marching order and field service order. Mounted officers, breeches, gaiters and spurs; dismounted officers, shorts, puttees, and hose tops.
If shirt sleeves are ordered, all officers, with the exception of the commanding officer, senior major and adjutant (who may wear jackets, breeches, gaiters and spurs), will wear shirt sleeves, shorts, puttees and hose tops. Mounted officers may wear breeches and puttees. Gaiters will not be worn with shirt sleeves.
(ii) Ceremonial order. Mounted officers, breeches, gaiters and spurs; dismounted officers, breeches and puttees. If shorts are ordered, all officers, with the exception of the commanding officer, senior major and adjutant, will wear shorts, puttees and hose tops.
Note to i and ii:—Except in the case of the commanding officer, senior major andadjutant, officers will not be considered as mounted officers, if horses are not ordered to be brought on parade.
48. Mess Dress.
Jacket—In accordance with army dress regulations, shoulder straps will be of the same colour as the jacket, and will be sewn down, but the stitches will not show. Gold and silver embroidered badges of rank of 5/8 inch size measured diagonally across the centre of the star.
Trousers—Of thin blue barathea. The red stripe will be 1/8 inch wide, and will not be sewn down.
Waistcoat—The mess waistcoat will be single breasted, with roll collar and two pockets, of white washing " Marcella," fastened in front with four white enamel buttons of the same pattern as the waistcoat material, not less than 1 inch apart, the length of the opening at bottom of waistcoat not to exceed 2 1/2 inches.
Shoes—Patent leather Oxford shoes, without toecaps.
Socks—Plain black evening.
Collars—Collars will have pointed turn-over flaps or dog-ears. These will meet above the collar stud when fastened.
Shirts—Shirts will be made to show two studs.
Studs and Cuff Links—Plain gold.
Ties—White evening tie double ended batswing shape (not butterfly) of herringbone pique. When tied they are not to exceed 4 inches in length and 1 3/4| inches in width.
Medals—Miniature medals will be worn on the left lapel of the jacket, the top of the ribbons being 1 inch below the level of the tie.
48a. Mess Dress. Hot Weather, Abroad.
Jacket—Made of thin red material as sealed pattern kept in orderly room. The collar and facings of the same material as the jacket. Cuffs of white drill. Shoulder straps sewn down. Gilt badges of rank of 5/8 inch size measured diagonally across the centre of the star on the shoulder straps.
Trousers—Best white drill.
Cummerbund—Heavy red silk of the same colour as the facings of the English mess jacket, folded in three, the breadth when folded to be 6 inches.
Shirt—White linen, plain and soft fronted with two or three plain buttons showing, starched single cuffs.
All other details will be as ordered in para. 48.
49. Undress Order.
Patrol Jacket—Blue serge, with stand-up collar, shoulder-straps of the same material, slits at the bottom of each side seam, five medium-sized regimental buttons down the front. Two breast patch pockets 6 3/4 inches wide, 8 inches deep, three pointed flap, gorget button and hole : two similar outside patch pockets below with three pointed flap and without buttons. Sleeves with pointed cuffs 6 inches high. A white linen collar will be worn with this jacket, being fastened to the coat collar with five buttons or studs The collar will be cut so as to show 1/8 inch above the collar of the jacket, and will be worn with an interval of l 1/2 inches in front between the points. Gorget buttons with blue single cord will be worn on the collar. Gilt badges of rank of 3/4 inch size measured diagonally across the centre of the star, on the shoulder straps.
Trousers—As for mess dress.
Boots—Black, with double row of stitching on the toecaps.
Cap—Green forage cap, in accordance with army dress regulations, silver horn and brass gorget buttons. Chin strap patent leather, 1/2inch wide.
Note—This order may be worn on the following occasions :—
(i) Daily—By all officers who are not on any drill or manoeuvre parade, or detailed for any garrison or regimental duty ; also on Saturdays for interior economy,
(ii) By the adjutant daily and the orderly officer on Sunday for guard mounting.
(iii) By the orderly officer on week days after 2 p.m., and on Sundays.
50. Review Order.
In abeyance until further orders.
Great coat—According to army regulations.
Field service cap—Rifle green. Old army pattern, rosette on top in front, and small silver horn on left-hand side. Abroad this cap will be worn instead of the service dress cap or green forage cap, and at home in mess dress and in camp.
Waterproofs—Any make of military pattern with belt.
The orderly officer will wear mess dress for dinner. When attending staff parade, and turning out the guards at night, he may wear mess dress, in which case the sword will be worn slung from the gold sword slings.
Saddlery—The regulation pattern will be used. The brow band will be made of white buff leather with two white rosettes.
Medals—Medals will be affixed to brooches so that their bottom edges are level. The minimum length of ribbons will be two inches, but one inch will be shown above the top bar, when bars are borne on a ribbon. Brooches will be pinned to the jacket immediately above the medal ribbons, so that they are covered by the ribbons of the medals.
Regimental outfitters—No special firms are insisted upon, but the following will be supplied with a copy of these dress regulations :
Tailor—Messrs. Pulford, 65 St. James Street, London.
Hosier—Messrs. Coles, 147 Knightsbridge, London.
Accoutrements—Army and Navy Stores, Victoria Street, London.
Caps—Walter Barnard, 97 Jermyn Street, London.
Cane—Brigg, St. James Street, London.
Officers wishing to patronise other tailors should instruct them to get into touch with one of these firms so as to ensure their obtaining uniform of the correct regimental pattern. Correct regimental ties are obtainable at Messrs. Coles.
WARRANT OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN.
52. Service Dress.
(i) The regimental serjeant-major and the bandmaster will wear service dress of a pattern laid down for warrant officers class 1.
They will also wear the belt of regimental pattern. Swords will be worn on appropriate occasions.
The greatcoat will be of the same pattern as that worn by officers.
(ii) Warrant officers will wear a service dress jacket with stiff stand-up collar with gorget buttons and cords, but no shoulde titles on the shoulder straps.
Warrant officers class II will wear the brown leather belt with, sword slings within the limits of the station for all occasions except regimental and training parades when the regulation equipment will be worn.
(iii) For walking out, special orders will be issued according to the regulations existing in the station.
(iv) The privilege of wearing large regimental buttons on the belt at the back of the greatcoat is restricted to warrant officers and of wearing the small regimental buttons on service dress to warrant officers, colour-serjeants and Serjeants.
53. Khaki Drill (Abroad).
(i) The regimental serjeant-major and the bandmaster will wear officers' pattern jackets, shirts, collars and ties with plain shoulder straps. When the men are ordered to wear trousers and puttees, the regimental serjeant-major and bandmaster will wear breeches of the same material as the jacket, with puttees.
(ii) Warrant officers class II will wear the regulation khaki drill jacket with the addition of side pockets fastened by medium sized buttons. Gorget buttons and cords will be worn on the collar but no shoulder titles on the shoulder straps.
(iii) Warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men will, when shorts are ordered to be worn, wear hose-tops. These hose-tops will be worn in a double fold three inches in width. Shorts will be of the same material as the jacket. The bottom edge of the shorts will be level with the top of the knee-cap.
(iv) When shirt-sleeves are ordered the regulation shirt will be worn with the sleeves neatly rolled to just above the elbow Warrant officers and non-commissioned officers will wear regulation worsted badges of rank of the regulation width attached to the right sleeve by hooks and eyes, with the centre of the top chevron, in the case of non-commissioned officers, or the coat of arms or crown in the case of warrant officers, 6 inches below the point of the shoulder.
(v) The khaki cotton shirt, authorised to be maintained in peace, will not be worn on parades for which shirt sleeves are ordered nor for field exercises or manoeuvres, whether the jacket is worn or not, the regulation flannel shirt being worn on these occasions.
54. Blue Serge.--
This dress may be worn by :--
(a) All members of the Serjeants' mess and corporals' room.
(b) All other ranks, with the permission of their company commanders, who are responsible that the dress is of correct material and pattern.
Jacket—Patrol shape, stand up collar 1 3/4 inches deep, square at front, fastened with two hooks and eyes. Gold chevrons and all skill at arms badges will be worn on the jacket, the latter will be of gold embroidery.
Pockets—Two breast pockets and two hip pockets in accordance with Regulations for the Clothing of the Army Part I—Regular Forces.
Buttons—Regimental pattern, medium size, five in front, and one for each pocket and shoulder strap. All warrant officers, colour-serjeants, Serjeants and lance-serjeants will wear gorget buttons and cords on collar.
Trousers—Of same material as jacket, with two side pockets.
The blue serge may be worn at entertainments in barracks, andshould be worn by all members of the Serjeants' mess ; the orders as regards wearing this dress outside barracks will conform to those in force in the station. A warrant officer, serjeant or lance-serjeant performing the duty of orderly serjeant may wear blue serge with the sash after 4 p.m. on week days, and on Sundays after divine service.
Caps—At home the green forage cap will be worn. Abroad the green field service cap as detailed in para. 55 (i) below.
(i) On the service dress cap and green forage cap the horn will be placed so that the knot of cords coincides with the top seam of the cap. The green field service cap when worn will be of rifle green colour, with a small white metal horn on the left side midway between the point of the flap and the front of the cap. The headdress will always be worn straight on the head.
(ii) Puttees will be rolled outwards on each leg, the top fold of the puttee finishing on the outside. The trousers, which will have a crease down front and back, will be pulled down only sufficiently far to hide the puttee strings.
(iii) Polished boots will be worn for all parades and duties, unless otherwise ordered by the commanding officer.
Black boots, of a lighter pattern than the regulation boot, may be worn when walking out and when on furlough. No special pattern is laid down but these boots will be submitted for inspection by the company commander, who will satisfy himself before giving approval that:-
(a) The toe-caps, if any, are plain.
(b) The boots are laced straight across and have no hooks.
(iv) Great-coats may be worn or carried when walking out. If carried they must be neatly folded. If worn the coat will be fastened and hooked up. The collar is only to be turned up in inclement weather.
(v) Soldiers in uniform attending public places of amusement will be properly dressed.
(vi) On furlough at home men may wear service dress without belts when working at their homes. At other times they will wear walking out order unless they have permission to wear plain clothes.
(vii) The regimental walking out cane is of black painted wood. Length of cane, in the case of warrant officers and Serjeants, 2 ft. 6 ins., and in the case of other ranks 2 ft. 3 ins.
(viii) Non-commissioned officers and men will be in possession of two cap badges.
(ix) Band and buglers.
(a) Full dress will only be worn when ordered. A mixture of full dress and service dress will never be worn outside the limits of barracks.
(b) Buglers will wear small silver horns and acting buglers small brass horns on the right arm above the elbow.
(x) At home service dress, puttees and regulation boots will be worn by all non-commissioned officers and men up to the dinner hour unless the orders for parade lay down some other form of dress. Non-commissioned officers and men whose duties necessitate the wearing of canvas may be so dressed in the morning, but this will in no way affect their dress at meals, vide section V, para. 90.
Abroad non-commissioned officers and men may walk about in trousers and regulation boots before the dinner hour.
On Sundays non-commissioned officers and men not on duty may wear trousers and shoes in barracks.
(xi) The soft service dress cap will never be worn except when ordered for use in camp.
(xii) All ranks will at all times walk about barracks properly dressed, with caps on and coats buttoned up, except when proceeding to and from the dining hall, when caps need not be worn.
(xiii) Abroad non-commissioned officers and men will not leave their bungalows unless they are wearing a helmet during the day up to an hour appointed by the commanding officer. The helmet will not be removed so long as the men are in the open.
(xiv) Marching order, field service order (abroad), drill order, walking out order, musketry order, church parade order and review order are as laid down from time to time for the Army.
(Note:—Paragraphs 56 to 59 are left for additions.}
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