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Offline robrussell99

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Trouser stripe colour for Army Mess kit
« on: October 11, 2012, 05:56:50 »
What colour should the stripe on the trouser be for a Medical Officer?  As well are there any special modifications to the Coat? Thanking in advance.

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Re: Trouser stripe colour for Army Mess kit
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 07:09:01 »
From the dress regs:

APPENDIX 1, ANNEX B
BRANCH AND REGIMENTAL
Nos. 2 AND 2A ORDERS OF DRESS

20. Medical Branch. Surgeon cuffs. Sanguine
waistcoat for officers and CWOs; female waistcoat
with three buttons/buttonholes. Cherry trouser/skirt
stripe. No gloves.

But I am no expert on these things.

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Re: Trouser stripe colour for Army Mess kit
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 10:44:33 »
Surgeon cuffs, is an unbuttoned cuff of 2-4 buttons.  It is a tradition from 19th century regs that allowed surgeons to have un-buttoned sleeves on their shirts and patrol tunics to preserve their uniform from blood stains.  Standard army mess dress has no cuff buttons.