Owing to the many changes in dress for officers of the Regiments in the Light Infantry Brigade it has been decided to publish these changes in the Journal, pending the publication of revised Dress Regulations.
1. Jacket and Trousers
(a) The normal WD issue jacket and trousers will be worn. The jacket collar will be cut as for the service dress collar.
(b) Bronzed gorget buttons may continue to be worn on lapel at the top end of a single
khaki cord 2 ½ in. long, pending further instructions.
(c) Shoulder titles-worsted gold lettering OXF & BUCKS LT INFTY on a Light Infantry green backing.
Note. The War Office has ruled that in future the Regiment will wear the shoulder title OXF & BUCKS L. I., but that existing stocks of present shoulder titles will be used up. The new OXF & BUCKS L. I. designations will be an ordnance issue. Therefore at present the OXF & BUCKS LT INFTY shoulder titles will continue to be worn.
(d) Light Infantry green whistle cord, with a whistle attached to the swivel, will be worn on the left shoulder, the whistle being inserted in the left-hand breast pocket on the side nearest the centre of the jacket,
(e) Badges of rank-small worsted badges on a Light Infantry green background. The background will measure one inch to opposite corners.
A black malacca cane 27 in. long with silver electroplated knob and ferrule embossed
with a Light Infantry horn. To be carried on all occasions except ceremonial parades and
on training outside barracks or camp.
A black boot with plain toe cap, similar to WD issue.
NOTE. At present, with the permission of the Colonel of the Regiment, the lst Bn officers are continuing to wear brown boots, but these will gradually be replaced by black ones.
Normal WD pattern.
(a) The Service Dress peaked cap will be worn with battle dress except on training when the beret may be worn,
The cap will be the Light Infantry Brigade one, obtainable from Herbert Johnson, 33 New Bond St., London, W.1. Felt, with a medium sized peak, ¾ size silver or white metal cap-badge, small sized Light Infantry silvered buttons, chinstrap ¾ in. in breadth.
(b) Beret. Light Infantry green with ¾ size silver or white metal badge worn over the left eye.
NOTE. The ¾ size cap-badge will shortly be worn in all types of head-dress by all ranks.
6. (a) Shirt and Collar
The shirt to correspond with the present issue GS shirt, i.e. to be of woollen material with long points to the collar, and, if worn in shirt sleeve order, with breast pockets and shoulder straps. The collar and shoulder straps may be detachable.
(b) Khaki Tie
A woollen tie of the same material as the shirt. The Light Infantry Brigade Training Battalion has ordered specimens of the approved tie from Messrs. Conway Williams.
These will be forwarded to battalions and regimental headquarters in the near future,
Will only be worn during the winter months and will be of the khaki issue type.
Full length dark khaki 'Cording' type with Prussian collar, belt and loops but no shoulder straps.
At present the normal khaki officers greatcoat with large sized silvered Light Infantry
buttons, and one inch silvered badges of rank.
Identification No. K.G. No. 3, as made by Pickering.
NO 1 DRESS
(a) Rifle green barathea with silvered Light Infantry pattern rimless buttons. Two slits in back of jacket. To fasten up to the neck to stand up collar. In addition to the silver buttons on the top pockets and front, each sleeve will have two silvered Light Infantry buttons.
(b) Shoulder straps will be stiff and flat with a silver screw button, in order that they can be removed.
(c) Gorget buttons will be silvered regimental pattern on the end of a single dark green cord 2 ½ in. in length stitched to the collar.
(d) A white linen collar will be worn inside the jacket collar and fastened to it by means of five studs. 'the white collar will be cut to show 1/8 in. above the jacket collar and will have an interval of 1 ½ in. in front between the points.
(e) Badges of rank Silvered enamelled stars and/or crowns. The crown will be without cushion. The size of the badges of rank within the Regiment is under discussion. A
decision will be issued shortly.
(f) Belt-a cloth belt of same material and colour as the jacket, with silvered Light Infantry square buckle.
Dark blue barathea with a one inch rifle green stripe of the same material as the jacket. The stripe to be sewn on so that no stitching is visible.
Patent leather, or black leather, Oxford shoes will be worn for dinner.
(a) Green forage cap with ¾ size regimental cap-badge and small sized silvered Light
(b) It is hoped that the War Office Dress Committee will approve the wearing of silver braid in place of gold, on the peak of the field officers forage cap.
6. Officers in possession of Blue Patrol Dress will replace their regimental buttons and badges of rank, with silvered Light Infantry pattern buttons and badges of rank. The gorget button will be replaced by a regimental silvered gorget button. (This does not apply to Service Dress,)
7. Items of No. 1 Dress applicable to Ceremonial occasions are still being examined viz.:
(a) Shoulder Knot and badges of rank
(b) Slings for sword.
(c) Sword knot to be worn with (6) above.
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