UNIFORMS OF THE
PONTIFICAL WALSINGHAM GUARD
As defined in ASP 2.5.
Grand (Full) Dress
Regimental, Naval, and Air
Jacket identical to the dress uniform (optionally the grey
uniform for regimental and air Colonels and General Officers).
2. Red belt with two rows of gold lace and a gold buckle.
3. Sword (on underbelt worn underneath the waist sash).
Scarlet trousers with gold lace according to rank (1.5 inches for
junior and senior officers, 40mm with oak leaves for general officers).
5. Black stockings and shoes.
Black peaked cap (if full fringed epaulettes are worn, then the
cocked hat – and epaulettes of officers of the rank of Captain and
below are without fringe). The crowned crossed halberds are worn on the
peaked cap above the officer’s cockade. The hat band is red and the
chin strap is gold for all officers; for the Captain-General the hat
band is gold with oak leaves, and the chin strap is gold with a red
to the dress uniform, with the addition of scarlet trousers (with 1"
gold lace for Sergeants, without lace otherwise), the white ceremonial
belt, and large medals. The peaked cap is identical to that of officers
except that the cockade is not worn, and the chin strap is black.
Dress Uniform (Regimental)
Green single breasted tunic, with peaked cuffs; worn with gold
buttons. Colonels and general officers use red gorgets with a gold
stripe (colonels) or gold oak leaves (generals). Junior officers and
all other ranks wear a circular gorget on the collar in the same colour
as specified for the beret:
Palatine Guard: Dark green
Noble Guard: Red
Airbourne Guard of Honour: Maroon
Medical Staff: Kelly green
2. White shirt and black four-in-hand tie.
3. Black trousers (with red stripe according to rank; 1-inch red for Sergeants, without stripe otherwise)
4. Black stockings and shoes.
5. Rank is worn on soft epaulettes on the shoulder straps.
6. The dress peaked cap, peaked field cap, or beret.
7. Service ribbons are worn.
For the parade version, the dress belt (white with a gold buckle
for other ranks; red with two rows of gold lace and a gold buckle for
offices) is worn, as well as large medals and decorations. Offices wear
the aiguilette. Up to two neck decorations may be worn.
For regular use, the dress belt is optional for officers, and it
may be replaced with the brown undress belt, with or without cross-strap. The undress belt in black
is worn by other ranks.
Dress Uniform (Naval)
Identical to the regimental form, except:
The jacket is blue double-breasted of traditional naval style.
Other ranks wear rank on the left sleeve above the elbow. Officers wear
naval sleeve lace with curl and shoulder boards identical to those of
2. The trousers are not striped.
3. The blue peaked cap is worn. It is identical to that as described for regimental dress.
The summer dress uniform is identical, with white trousers and,
for officers, white stockings and white shoes, and for other ranks,
black stockings and black shoes. The white peaked cap is worn.
Dress Uniform (Air)
Identical to the regimental form, except:
1. The trousers stripes are light blue.
2. The band of the peaked dress cap is light blue.
3. The circular collar gorgets for junior officers
and all other ranks are light blue.
Grey Dress (Regimental and Air )
Senior officers may optionally use the grey dress uniform. It is identical to the green regimental dress uniform except that:
1. The jacket is grey, without peaked cuffs.
2. The trousers are black with stripe for general use.
3. For ceremonial use, the red trousers are used.
4. Sleeve lace is used for senior and general officers.
Tropical Dress (Regimental and Air)
White high collar, single breasted tunic. Officers wear shoulder
boards and, regardless of branch, sleeve lace for senior officers is
identical to that used by regimental officers for grey dress.
Black trousers with stripe according to rank (regimental and air)
or white trousers without stripe (naval).
3. For tropical ceremonial dress, the red trousers are used.
4. White stockings and white shoes (naval officers); Black stockings and black shoes (all others).
5. White peaked cap, the field cap (regimental and air only), or the beret (regimental and air only).
Ribbons, decorations, etc. are identical to those as specified
for the dress uniform according to the occasions indicated.
Tropical Alternative Ceremonial Dress
Regiemtnal and Air: As specified for service dress "B" (white
short-sleeve shirt), with red trousers and the ceremonial/dress belt.
Naval: White short-seeve bush jacket with white self-belt.
2. Officers wear the aiguilettes.
3. Full-size medals are worn.
4. One sash of an order may be worn.
5. The sword may be worn by officers.
Black tailcoat with sleeve lace (regimental and air senior
officers, as defined for grey dress) or naval lace, shoulder boards
(most formally, fringed or full epaulettes), six gold buttons on the
front, two gold buttons above the tails, and joined in the front with a
gold cord buttoned on each side, inside the jacket.
2. White waistcoat with three gold buttons.
3. White peak-collar shirt.
4. Black bowtie.
5. Scarlet trousers with gold lace according to rank.
6. Black stockings and shoes.
7. Black peaked cap (if fringed or full epaulettes are worn, then the cocked hat)
8. Sword (optional, only for court dress or ceremonial dress)
9. Miniature medals are used.
10. Only one neck decoration may be worn.
11. Those entitled to the sash of an order wear it underneath the jacket.
12. When white tie is specified, a white bow tie is worn.
The aiguilette is optional in general for both white and black
tie, but is required for ceremonial occasions.
Identical to the dress uniform, with a black bow tie and formal shirt.
Tropical Mess Dress
Identical to regular mess dress, except that the jacket is white
without tails. Regardless of branch, sleeve lace for senior officers of
the same style as worn by regimental officers with grey dress is used.
2. Miniature medals are used.
4. Only one neck decoration may be worn.
5. Those entitled to the sash of an order wear it underneath the jacket.
6. When white tie is specified, a white bow tie is worn.
7. The aiguilette is optional in general, but is required for ceremonial occasions.
Identical to the tropical dress uniform.
Red Sea Mess Dress
to the service uniform "B", with a black full cummerbund. Medals and
other insignia are not worn. Rank is worn as usual.
White shirt (A: long-sleeve, with tie; B: short-sleeve with open
collar). Rank on soft epaulettes for all ranks. Naval usage is
identical to the shoulder boards worn with the dress uniform. Colonels,
naval captains, generals, and admirals use the red gorgets on the
collar with the short-sleeve "B" dress only.
2. Trousers identical to those specified for the non-ceremonial dress uniform are worn.
3. Naval tropical variant: As above, with white trousers. For officers, white stockings and white shoes.
4. Regimental and air tropical variant: As above, with khaki short-sleeve shirt.
1. Blue field jacket, with rank on soft epaulettes. Officers of colonel and above use gorgets.
2. Black trousers identical to those worn with the service uniform.
3. Black undress belt (other ranks). Brown undress belt, with or without cross-strap (officers).
4. Peaked cap, peaked field cap, or beret.
Identical to blue field uniform, except that the jacket and trousers are in olive green.
to blue field uniform, except that the jacket and trousers are in
khaki. The khaki bush jacket with self-belt may alternatively be worn.
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