Officers and Warrant Officers 1956

The photo of the Princess Patricias laying up their Colours shows the service dress uniforms which were probably as near to full dress as they could be at that time. The officers on the steps have khaki service dress tunics with Sam Browne belts, and swords. Their trousers are tucked into gaiters. They have dark green forage caps, as do the Warrant Officers who bring up the rear. The WOs are in battledress which was the uniform for other ranks at that time. It differed from the uniform worn in WW2 in that shirts and ties were worn with lapels on the BD top. Their rank badges can be seen on their forearms and they have crimson sashes on heir right shoulders. They have white waist-belts and white slings on their SLR rifles.

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