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Uniform
« on: December 28, 2017, 11:34:08 AM »
UNITED KINGDOM

In the UK, we have three main branches:

  • British Army
  • Royal Navy (RN)
  • Royal Air Force (RAF)

I'm going to break these down for you, we'll be starting with the British Army - founded in 1660 and as of this year contains over 80,000 regulars and around 26,500 in the reserves.

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British Army uniforms

No. 1 Service dress - Often known as 'Blues' is the universal ceremonial dress. In some regiments, the dress is worn by the regiment's duty officer. Not issued to all units (see No. 2 service dress.)

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No. 2 Service dress - Worn for formal duties by all units. This is issued free, though for officers will require to purchase caps, belts and shoes (cash grant given.)

No. 5 Desert combat dress - issued to those serving in Cyprus or Middle Eastern countries. This has been since replaced with the Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTPs) since 2011.

No. 8 Temperate Combat Dress - replaced No.5 and No. 9 dress and also known as  the Personal Clothing System – Combat Uniform (PCS-CU). Tactical recognition flashes (TRFs) are worn on the right arm of the combat uniform, denoting regiment or corps.

Often worn with a beret - colour dependent of regiment, list below:

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Royal Navy uniform

Royal Air Force uniform