1925 The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Dress RSOs

1925 Dress Regimental Standing Orders

OFFICERS

Every Officer, on appointment, shall at once provide himself with uniform and equipment as provided for in these Standing Orders, subject to such changes as may from time to time be made. He should make sure, by personal comparison, that articles according to standard pattern are being supplied.

The Second-in-Command of a Battalion is responsible for the dress of the Officers, and must at once check such as are improperly dressed, or whose dress may be at variance with these Standing orders.

Uniform is never to be worn except for Regimental purposes, without permission of the Colonel Commanding.

Regulation uniform must not be worn at fancy dress balls, but there is no objection to military uniform of obsolete pattern being worn on such occasions.

In uniform, watch chains and trinkets are not to be worn in such a manner as to be seen.

Swords will be worn by Officers at all times when on duty, and on parade with men bearing arms, except at musketry.

The short sling of the sword belt must be adjusted so that when standing at Attention the scabbard just touches the ground.

No Officer, mounted or dismounted, will carry a stick on general parades.

Whistles will be carried by all Officers, Warrant Officers, and non-commissioned officers on all parades.

Crossbelts will be worn over the left shoulder, but not over the great-coat.

When great-coats are worn walking out the waist-belt will be worn inside, and the great-coat will be drawn in at the waist by means of the cloth band at the back.

No non-commisioned officer or rifleman will alter any part of his clothing or accoutrements without permission, nor put any private mark upon the same, or upon his arms, or equipment.

No non-commissioned officer or rifleman will lend any part of his appointments, clothing, or necessaries.

The haversack should contain the following: shaving kit (razor, brush and soap) comb, toothbrush, towel, pair of socks, knife, for, spoon, iron ration (if issued).

The pack should contain the following: ground sheet, running shoes, pair of socks, great-coat, house wife, cap comforter, sweater or cardigan jacket, and mess tin and cover.

Web equipment when in a dirty and greasy condition should be washed (scrubbed) with soap and warm water (not hot water) inside and outside, and then be well rinsed in warm water after washing. When only slightly dirty, a good brushing will suffice. When thoroughly dry, khaki Blanco should be well sponged on the webbing and for this purpose on cake of Blanco is authorized for each set of equipment annually.

Military decorations and medals will always be worn in Full Dress uniform, or Service Uniforms when it is worn in Review Order or Church Parade Order. They will be worn under the crossbelt, on the left breast of the garment in a horizontal line, suspended from a single bar (of which the buckle is not to be seen) or stitched to the garment. The riband is not to exceed 1 inch in length, unless the number of clasps requires it to be longer. When two or more decorations and medals are worn, they will be so arranged that the lower edges (or lowest point of a star) are in line. The length of all ribands will be regulated by the decoration or medal which, including any clasps, is the longest. When decorations and medals cannot, on account of their number, be suspended from the bar so as to be fully seen, they are to overlap.

Miniature decorations and medals are worn with Mess Dress and evening dress (plain clothes) on the left breast lapel in one horizontal line in a manner as described.

In Undress or Service Dress ribands will be ½ inch in length, and will be sewn to the cloth of the garment, or worn on a bar without intervals, in the same position as prescribed for decorations and medals. They should not overlap, and as many as possible should be placed in a row. When there is not sufficient room to wear the ribands in one row, they will be worn in two or more rows at convenient intervals, not more than ½ inch apart. The right edge of the first riband should be 1 ½ inches from the edge of the garment, except that in the case of the Officer’s Service Dress jacket or Undress, no ribands should be hidden by the lapel of the collar. Ribands of the Royal Humane Society will, when authorized, be worn in a corresponding position on the right breast. Ribands are not to be worn on any form of great-coat, etc.

Officers

The uniform of the Officers shall be as follows:

The CAP BADGE of the Regiment shall be a Maple Leaf on which is a scroll or garter clasped with a buckle, bearing the words “Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada,” and the Motto “In Pace Paratus,” Encircling the figure “2,” and surmounted by the Tudor Crown.

The badge shall be silver for Officers and black metal for non-commissioned officers and riflemen Height 1 ¾ inches.

The COLLAR BADGE shall be the same as the Cap Badge. Height 1 ¼ inches.

FULL DRESS TUNIC shall be of black cloth, edged all round, except the collar, with black square cord. Scarlet cloth collar and cuffs, the collar edged top and bottom with ½ inch lace and a traving of black mohair braid inside for Lieutenants; and top only edged with ½ inch lace for Captains and Field Officers; the cuffs pointed, and ornamented as described below according to rank. The skirt rounded off in front, closed behind and lined with black. On each side of the breast, 5 loops of black square cord, with netted caps and drops, fastening with black olivets. On each back seam, a line of the same cord, forming 3 eyes at the top, passing under a netted cap at the waist, below which it is doubled, and ending in an Austrian knot reaching to the bottom of the skirt. Shoulder-straps of black chain gimp, with small netted button at top. Badges of rank in black metal.

(a) Field Officers have figured braiding below the lave on the collar, and 1 ½ inch black lace round the top of the cuff, with figured bariding above and below the lave, extending to 11 inches from the bottom of the cuff.

(b) Captains have a row of braided double eyes, below the lace on the collar, and an Austrian knot of black square cord on the sleeve with a tracing of braided double eyes all round it, extending to 8 inches from the bottom of the cuff.

  1. Lieutenants have a tracing of plain braid only inside the lace on the collar, and an Austrian knot on the sleeve, with a tracing of plain braid round it, extending to 7 inches only from the bottom of the cuff.

FULL DRESS OVERALLS shall be of black cloth with 2 inch black mohair braid down the side seams.

FULL DRESS PANTALOONS for mounted duties shall be of black whipcord or cavalry doeskin and stripes as for overalls.

BUSBY shall be of black lambskin, 5 inches high in front and 7 ½ inches at the back; the top 6 ½ inches long and 6 inches wide, covered with rifle green cloth; at the top, in front, and oval black silk cord cockade, relieved with scarlet, 2 inches deep and 1 ½ inches wide, with small black crown in centre; black chain ½ inch wide, on scarlet morocco leather, and lined with black velvet, with black rose fastenings at the side, and a hook at the top, on the right. The Regiment Badge, black, inside of scroll red, figure “2”, to be worn in front, point of stem 1 inch above the lower edge.

PLUME shall be of black goat’s hair or osprey, 6 inches high from the top of the Busby, with small scarlet feathers at the bottom, an inch high from the top of the bronze socket.

BUSBY LINE shall be double black silk cord passing round the busby, hooked up in front, and at the sides and back, and curved downwards between the hooks, with slides on the pendant part and acorn ends.

CROSSBELTS shall be of black goat skin, 3 ¼ inches wide, with silver regimental plate, whistle and chain.

Crossbelts are to be worn under the shoulderstrap; the pouch to rest in the centre of the back; the bentre plate in the centre of the breast

POUCH shall be of black patent leather, to hold a field glass, with silver bugle, figure 2 in centre, surmounted by a crown.

ORNAMENTS on the crossbelt shall be as follows:

a. On the left breast a lion’s face, in high relief, on a plate within a conventional poliated wreath, or raised border. Diameter over all, 2 inches.

b. Pendant from the lion’s jaws, a double chain, to hang two inches below the edge of the belt, of plain, circular links, of 1/6 inch in diameter, with a whistle thereto attached.

  1. A whistle case affixed to the belt below the right breast, octagonal and tapering in shape, each of the eight sides ornamented at the top and also at the foot with an oak leaf (conventional), the whole ornamented or encircled at the top and also at the foot with a wreath or raised border of oak leaves, and ending at the foot in an acorn. The length from the top or ring of the whistle to the foot of the case 3 ½ inches.
  1. The centre ornament on a plate between two wreaths of maple leaves in orle, conjoined in base, a maltese cross of black enamel, fimbriated; between the respective limbs of the cross four lioncels, passant, guardant; charged upon the cross, a plate of black enamel inscribed with the figure “2”, within a border also of black enamel and inscribed with the words “Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada,” and over all, the imperial crown of England, resting upon a soutien or supporting tablet. Breadth of ornament, 3 inches; height, 3 ¾ inches.

MESS JACKET (universal pattern) shall be of dark rifle green cloth with roll collar. Collar and should straps shall be of red cloth edged with ½ shoulder straps shall be of same material as jacket piped with scarlet cloth.

The cuffs shall be of scarlet cloth and pointed to a depth of 6 inches at the point and 2 ¾ inches behind with 1 inch black mohair braid, and with figured tracing of black Russia braid.

MESS WAISTCOAT shall be of same cloth as Mess Jacket, open in front and fastened with four ½ inch buttons of Regimental patter.

MESS OVERALLS shall be of same material as jacket with 2 inch black mohair braid down the side seams.

UNDRESS JACKET shall be of dark rifle green cloth, single breasted, cut as a lounge coat to the waist with back seam, very loose at the chest and shoulders, but fitted at the waist; waist seam and band, 2 ¼ inches wide; military skirt to bottom edge; length of skirt 13 inches for a man 5 feet 9 inches, carying in proportion to height, step collar, depth of opening about 3 inches; two cross-patch breast pockets above, 6 ½ inches wide and 7 ½ inches deep to the top of the flap, box plait in chentre 2 ½ inches wide, the pointed flap 6 ½ inches wide and 2 ¼ inches deep; two expanding pockets below the waist plaits at the side, 9 ¼ inches wide at the top and 10 ½ inches at the bottom, 8 inches deep to the top of the pocket and fastened at the top with a small QOR button, flap with buttonhole to cover pocket, 3 ½ inches deep, 10 ¾ inches wide, sewn into the bottom edge of the waist band. The top of the pocket should be sewn down at the coreners in such a manner that on service the pocket can be expanded at the top also; outside ticket pocket in the top of the waist band on the ride side, inside watch pocket with leather tab above for chain strap. Four QOR buttons down the front, the bottom one just below the lower edge of the waist band. Pointed cuff 2 ½ inches wide rising to 6 inches at the point; shoulder straps of same material as the jacket, fastened with small QOR button, badge of rank and shoulder titles in black metal.

UNDRESS OVERALLS shall be the same as for Mess Dress.

UNDRESS FORAGE CAP (universal pattern) shall be of same material as Undress jacket.

UNDRESS UNIFORMS is an optional one. It must not be worn on duty or when parading with troops. White shirts, winged collars, and black silk corded ties in a sailor knot will be worn.

GREAT COAT (universal pattern) shall be of drab melton, double breasted, to reach within a foot of the ground; stand and fall collar, 5 inches deep (2 inches stand and 3 inches fall) fastening with two hooks and eyes; cloth tab and button; a 2 3.4 inch inverted expanding pleat down the centre of the back from the collar to the waist terminating under the back strap; loose turn back cuffs of single material 6 inches deep; two slits at side, 10 inches long jetted in with button catch for pocket mouth; two large patch pockets inside of same cloth; one button and hole to each pocket mouth, the left pocket mouth to answer for a sword slit; a pocket in the breast placed vertically between the second and third button; two rows of buttons down the front, four in each row about 6 ½ inches apart, the rows 8 inches apart at the top and 4 inches at the bottom; these measurements are not to be exceeded, two tabs and buttons to slit in the back seam, a 2 inch cloth back strap fastening with three holes and buttons; skirt to fasten with two tabs and buttons inside, and run squarely all round, a button hole worked in the corner of each flap in front to enable skirt to be fastened to button on back strap.

SERVICE DRESS JACKET shall be of drab mixture serge, the same colour as issue to the men; single breasted with turndown collar of civilian dress pattern; the opening in front not to exceed 4 inches; collar to be 1 ½ inches in depth behind, increasing to 2 ½ inches width in front of lapel, and to taper to the end; cut as a lounge coat to the waist, loose at the chest and centre of the back, military skirt to the bottom edge; two cross patch breast pockets, 6 ½ inches wide and 7 ½ inches deep to the top of flap, 2 ½ inch box pleat in centre; two expanding pockets below the waist, (pleast at the sides) 9 ¼ inches wide at the top, 10 ½ inches at the bottom, 8 inches deep to the top of the pocket, fastened at the top with a small button, flap with buttonhole to cover pockets, 3 ½ inches deep and 10 ¾ inches wide; the top of the pockets should be sewn down at the corners in a mannor that on service the pocekt can be expanded at the top, also inside watch pocket, with leather tab above for chain or strap; four large buttons down the front; to be lined or not as required with a lining of similar colour to the jacket; cuffs pointed, 5 ½ inches deep at the point, and 2 ½ inches at the back. Rank badges and shoulder titles in black will be worn on the shoulder strap.

SERVICE DRESS BREECHES for Mounted Officers shall be of Bedford Cord with buckskin strapping at the knees; and for Dismounted Officers they shall be of same material as the jacket, cut semiriding pattern, laced below the knee.

SERVICE DRESS TROUSERS shall be of same material as the jacket, Trousers and shoes shall not be worn on parade or duty, except on fatigue duty in camp or barracks, or when employed in an office.

SERVICE DRESS FORAGE CAP (universal pattern) shall be of same material as the jacket.

SWORD shall have a half/basket hilt and backpiece of steel, with device of bugle and crown, black fish-skin grip, bound with silver wire, slightly curved blade, grooved and spear-pointed. Full size Blade 35 inches long and inch wide at shoulder; extreme length, including the hilt, 41 inches; weight, without scabbard, 2 lbs. Second size – Blade 33 inches long and an inch wide at the shoulder; extreme length, including hilt, 28 ½ inches, weight, without scabbard 1 lb. 12 ozs.

SCABBARD shall be of steel for Full Dress and brown leather for Service Dress.

SWORD KNOT shall be of black leather with acorn ends for Full Dress and of brown leather with acorn ends for Service Dress.

SWORD BELT shall be of black leather, 1 ½ inches wide, with sling 1 inch wide, snake clasps and silver mountings; to be worn under Full Dress tunic.

SAME BROWN BELT (universal pattern) shall be of brown leather with two braces, ammunition pouch, frog and brown leather scabbard and knot. It shall be worn by all Officers on all occasions with Service Dress. At least on brace will always be worn with the belt. The frog will always be worn with the belt whether the sword is worn or not. The belt is not to be worn with Undress.

SABRETACHE shall be of black patent leather; 3 slings of goat skin ¾ inch wide, device on flap, a silver monogram QOR To be worn by Field Officers and Adjutants with Full Dress Uniform.

BOOTS. In Full Dress all Officers shall wear Wellington boots except that Field Officers and Adjutants when mounted shall wear black butcher boots.

In Mess Dress all Officers shall wear black Wellington boots.

In Undress all Officers shall wear black Wellington boots.

In Service Dress Field Officers and Adjutants shall wear brown field boots, other Mounted Officers shall wear brown ankle boots and leggings, and Dismounted Officers shall wear brown ankle boots and puttees when parading with troops.

With Service Dress trousers brown shoes or ankle boots may be worn, if shoes are worn socks must be brown or khaki colour.

SPURS (hunting) of sealed pattern shall be worn with butcher boots, field boots, and ankle boots; with butcher boots steel chains and black strap; with brown field or ankle boots brown straps and shield (no chains); with Wellington boots, box spurs with plain rowels.

Spurs shall be worn by Field Officers and Adjutants only.

PUTTEES shall be worn by all Dismounted Officers when parading with troops

When not parading with troops, Dismounted Officers may wear brown leather leggings.

RANK BADGES shall be of black metal and shall be worn upon the shoulder straps.

With Full Dress, Mess, Undress and Service Dress they shall sit upon a piece of red cloth showing 1/8 of an inch of cloth on all sides of the badge.

SHOULDER TITLES shall be of block letters “QOR” in black meatl 1.2 inch high and shall be worn by all Officers on the shoulder strap. They shall sit upon a piece of red cloth of the same size as a the title.

BUTTONS shall be of black material with bugle surmounted with a crown, with the figure “2” in the centre, and the designation “Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada” partially encirling it.

WHISTLE CORD shall be of red cord worn around left arm under shoulder strap.

MOUNRING BANDS shall be worn by all Officers when attending military funerals or memorial services connected therewith. They shall be of black crepe 3 ¼ inches wide, round the left arm above the elbow. They shall not be worn at levees or at court, except when the Court is in mourning, nor shall they be worn at ceremonies such as unveiling of memorials and Armistice Day celebrations.

All Officers when in private mourning may, when in uniform, wear a band such as described above.

GLOVES. In Full Dress, black leather gloves, stitched with red shall be worn on parade; at balls, levees, etc., White kid gloves shall be worn.

In Undress black leather gloves stitched with red shall be worn.

In Service Dress brown leather gloves shall be worn.

HORSE FURNITURE for Full Dress will be Regimental Saddle with leather crupper. Black lambskin shabraque 3 feet 4 inches in length, 1 foot 9 inches in front, and 12 inches behind with rounded corners in front and rear, covering saddle and wallets, scarlet cloth edging 1 inch deep, moleskin lining, black leather seat. Black leather wallets, pocket shape. Black leather bridle and breast plate, the head-stall lined with scarlet cloth with scalloped edges, silver whole buckles and silver bit bosses having a Regimental badge thereon. Black and scarlet horse hair plume, 18 inches long with silver ball socket. Bright steel head chain with swivel rings and spring lock. Green firths. For Marching Order and Drill Order as issued by the Department of National Defence.

WARRANT OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, AND RIFLEMEN

The uniform of the Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned officers and riflemen shall be as follows:

FULL DRESS TUNIC shall be as issued by the Department of National Defence. Company Sergeants Majors, company Quartermaster-sergeants and sergeants shall wear an Austrian knot of square cord in place of the braid on the cuffs. The Band and Buglers shall wear “wings” on the shoulder, of Regimental pattern; with the latter, the arm and back seams shall be piped with green and scarlet Bugler’s cord, and for bandsman, with scarlet cloth. The tunic of Warrant Officers, Class 1, shall be frogged similar to a Subaltern Office’s, having the shoulder strap in place of the cord.

FULL DRESS TROUSERS shall be as issued by the Department of National Defence; black cloth with 1 inch mohair braid down the side seams for Warrant Officers, Class1.

MESS JACKET for Warrant Officers, company quartermaster-sergeants, and sergeants shall be of black cloth, scarlet cloth collar, square in front; inch mohair braid all round the body, cuffs pointed with inch mohair braid to extend six inches from the bottom of the cuff, the inch lace to be edged with scarlet tracing braid top and bottom, forming a crow’s foot at the top and an eye at the angle at the bottom, the collar edged all round with half inch lace traced inside with braid forming an eye at each bottom corner in front, black lining, shoulder-cords of twisted black cord fastening with a netted ball button, the jacket to fasten with hooks and eyes.

MESS WAISTCOAT for Warrant Officers, company quartermaster-sergeants and sergeants shall be of black cloth, single breasted, without collar, opening half way down, edged with half-inch mohair braid, showing a narrow edging of scarlet cloth on each side of braid, the pockets edged with tracing braid on scarlet cloth, forming a crow’s foot and eye at each end, and a crow’s foot in the centre.

MESS TROUSERS for Warrant Officers, company quartermaster-sergeants and sergeants shall be of black cloth with 1 inch black mohair braid down the side seams.

BUSBY shall be of black sealskin, Regimental pattern, with Regimental Badge in front, black chain on a scarlet leather ground; for Warrant Officers Class II, company quartermaster-sergeants, and sergeatns a black netted button above the badge, with scarlet embroidered Maltese Cross. Warrant Officers Class I will wear Busby the same as an Officer’s.

PLUME shall be of black goat’s hair, six inches high, from the top of the busby with small short scarlet hairs at the bottom, 1 inch high from the top of the black metal socket.

SWORD AND SWORD-BELT for Warrant Officers Class II on Regimental or Battalion Staff’s shall be as issued by the Department of National Defence. Sword for Warrant Officer Class I shall be the same as that of an Officer.

CROSSBELT of a similar pattern to that of an Officer except that the ornaments shall be of black metal with scarlet enamel cross, shall be worn by Warrant Officers Class II, company quartermaster-sergeants and sergeants It shall be worn on all parades in Full Dress, Drill Order, barracks and camp duties, and walking out. It shall not be worn in Marching Order, Drill Order with braces, or Fatigue Order.

Warrant Officers, Class I will wear a cross belt similar to an Officer in Full Dress Only.

SAM BROWN BELTS of similar pattern to an Officer’s shall be worn by Warrant Officers Class I with Service Dress.

SERVICE DRESS, EQUIPMENT etc. As issued by the Department of National Defence. Warrant Officers Class I, shall wear Service Dress and Greatcoat the same as a Subaltern’s except for the rank badges.

CAP AND COLLAR BADGES of Regimental pattern in black metal.

SHOULDER TITLES of Regimental Pattern in black metal.

RANK BADGES as issued by the Department of National Defence.

ORDERS OF DRESS

Officers

WALKING OUT ORDER shall be Service jacket, trousers, cap, brown gloves, brown boots or shoes, Sam Brown belt with frog, and cane; or, Undress jacket, overalls, cap, Wellington boots, and cane. Field Officers and Adjutants wear box spurs.

DRILL ORDER shall be Service jacket, breeches, cap, puttees, brown boots, Sam Brown belt with on strap, sword with leather scabbard, and whistle. Field Officers and Adjutants wear field boots, spurs with brown straps shields and foot straps.

MARCHING ORDER shall be same as Drill Order, Sam Brown belt with two braces, sword or revolver as ordered, haversack, water-bottle, pack, field glasses, compass, and greatcoat.

BATTLE ORDER shall be same as Marching Order without pack or greatcoat.

REVIEW ORDER shall be Full Dress tunic, overalls, black gloves, Wellington boots, busby and lines, cross belt, sword belt, and sword with steel scabbard. Field Officers and Adjutants when mounted will wear pantaloons, Butcher boots, straight hunting spurs with black straps and shields, and foot chains. When dismounted will wear overalls, Wellington boots, and box-spurs.

(Khaki) Same as Drill Order with Medals.

CHURCH PARADE ORDER shall be (Full Dress) same as Review Order, (Khaki) same as Review Order.

MESS ORDER shall be Mess jacket, waistcoat, overalls, patent leather Wellington boots, and black tie. Field Officers and Adjutants wear straight box-spurs.

WARRANT OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, AND RIFLEMEN

ROLL CALL ORDER shall be Service jacket, trousers, cap and puttees.

WALKING OUT ORDER shall be Roll Call Order with belt and swagger stick. Company Sergeants-Major, company quartermaster-sergeants and sergeants will wear cross-belt and sword and carry cane. Warrant Officers, Class II on Regimental or Battalion Staffs will wear cross-belt and belt with slings and carry cane.

PICQUET ORDER shall be Roll Call Order with belt and sword. NCO’s carry stick or cane. Company Sergeants-major, company quartermaster-sergeants and sergeants wear cross-belt.

HOSPITAL ORDER shall be Roll Call Order with haversack containing kit as laid down. Greatcoat will be carried neatly folded with buttons showing across the right arm. Balance of man’s kit to be taken into Company Stores.

FATIQUE ORDER shall be canvas clothing if issued, otherwise Roll Call order.

DRILL ORDER shall be Roll Call Order with belt, sword, rifle and sling. Company sergeants-major, company quartermaster-sergeants, and sergeants wear cross-belt. Warrant Officers, Class II on Regimental or Battalion staffs wear cross-belt and belt with slings and sword.

DRILL ORDER WITH BRACES shall be Roll Call Order with belt, braces, pouches, sword, rifle and sling. note—Buckles on braces, 1 inch behind shoulder strap. Braces worn left over right.

BATTLE ORDER shall be Roll Call Order with belt, braces, pouches, sword, rifles and sling, haversack carried on back, water bottle carried on belt. Note – Bottom of haversack in line with the middle of the belt. Buckles on braces to be slid down to meet the top of the haversack. Articles in haversack as ordered.

MARCHING ORDER shall be Roll Call Order—- Complete Web equipment —- Rifle and sling. Note—- Bottom of pack in line with bottom of belt. Buckles on braces to be slid down to meet the top of the pack. Articles in haversack and pack as laid down.

MARCHING ORDER WITHOUT PACKS shall be marching Order, but without packs.

REVIEW ORDER shall be Full Dress tunic, trousers, busby, black woollen or cotton gloves, belt, sword, rifle and sling, black boots. Warrant Officers Class II, Company quartermaster-sergeants and sergeants wear cross belts.

(Khaki) Roll Call Order, belt, sword, rifle and sling. Medals will be worn. Warrant Officers Class II, company quartermaster-sergeants and sergeants wear cross-belts.

CHURCH PARADE ORDER shall be Full Dress, same as Review Order without rifle and sling. Khaki, same as Review Order without rifle and sling.

MESS ORDER (for Warrant Officers, company quartermaster-sergeants and sergeants only) shall be Mess Jacket, Waistcoat, Trousers and black tie.

WARRANT OFFICERS CLASS I Orders of Dress shall be the same as for an officer.

MERIT BADGES

General Regulations

Distinctive badges shall be awarded to non-commissioned officers and riflemen for Good Service, marksmanship and Attendance. The winners of the Good Service and Marksmanship Badges must have performed at least 60 per cent of the Regimental drill and the winners of the Attendance Badges at least 90 percent of the Regimental drills. These badges will be first issued at the expense of the Regiment, but in the case of their becoming worn out or lost, they must be replaced at the expense of the wearer.

Officers Commanding Companies and Units shall make recommendations in writing to the orderly Room for permission for any non-commissioned officer or riflemen on their strength who is entitled to the 3,6 or 9 year Good Service Badge or Attendance Badge for the year, stating date of enlistment and number of parades attended.

Recommendations for the 1st and 2nd Class Marksman’s Badges shall be made by the President of the Rifle Committee.

If approved, the names of those entitled to wear any of the above badges shall appear in Regimental Orders which shall be authority to the Quartermaster to issue the same.

THE GOOD SERVICE BADGE is not to be given for service alone; good conduct, punctual attendance at drill, and cleanliness in dress, shall be taken into consideration. They may be recalled should a man disgrace himself, the object being that none but deserving men shall wear them.

The THREE YEARS’ SERVICE BADGE shall be a Maltese Cross in khaki silk

The SIX YEARS’ SERVICE BADGE shall be a Maltese Cross and Star (6 points) in khaki silk.

The NINE YEAR’S SERVICE BADGE shall be a Maltese Cross, surmounted by a Crown in khaki silk.

The above badges to be worn on the right arm just above the point of the cuff, but no more than one badge to be worn.

The ATTENDANCE BADGE shall be a six pointed star in khaki silk. It shall be granted to all non-commissioned officers and riflemen who attend 90 percent of the Regimental Drills in any one year commencing January 1st, and ending December 31st. The badge shall be worn during the year following and must be earned each year in order to continue wearing the same.

The THREE YEARS’ ATTENDANCE BADGE shall be a Star (2 inches in diameter) surmounted by a Crown in Khaki silk.

The above badges shall be worn on the right arm just above the point of the cuff or when the Service Badge is worn, then immediately above it.

When won two years consecutively a second Star may be worn but when Attendance Badges have been won three years consecutively they shall be replaced the the Three Years’ Attendance Badge.

MARKSMAN’S BADGES shall be awarded at the close of the shooting season, to be worn during the following calendar year, as follows;

FIRST CLASS MARKSMAN’S BADGE shall be Crossed Rifles, surmounted by a Star in khaki silk, and shall be awarded to non-commissioned officers and riflemen returning five scores of ninety points or over, across the range during the season.

SECOND CLASS MARKSMAN’S BADGE shall be Crossed Rifles in khaki silk and shall be awarded to non-commissioned officers and riflemen returning five scores of eighty points or over, across the range, during the season.

BATTALION BEST SHOT BADGE shall be Crossed Rifles, surmounted by a Crown in khaki silk, and awarded to the non-commissioned officer or rifleman in each Battalion making the highest total of;

( 1 ) Three best scores across the range in the six Saturday afternoon practices commencing the first Saturday in June.

( 2 ) General Match in the Annual Regimental Match.

REGIMENTAL BEST SHOT BADGE shall be Crossed Rifles, surmounted by a Crown in gold, and shall be awarded to the non-commissioned officer or rifleman making the highest total of;

( 1 ) Three best scores across the range in the six Saturday afternoon practicies commencing the first Saturday in June.

( 2 ) General Match in the Annual Regimental Match.

( 3 ) Militia Aggregate at the O.R.A.

( 4 ) Bisley Aggregate at the D.R.A.

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