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Officers (Service Dress)

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for War on what occasions his regulations prescribe that service dress is to be worn by officers.

Service dress is obsolescent except for officers of the rank of colonel and above, and officers of horsed units. For the latter, service dress is the normal dress for mounted parades. Colonels and above are allowed to wear service dress on occasions when not on parade with troops wearing other types of uniform. No other officers are now allowed to buy service dress, but those who still have it may wear it on various occasions.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there are any exceptions to these regulations covering dress in the Army?