Officer and Other Ranks 1960

By 1960 the regiment had adopted dress uniforms for officers, Warrant Officers and senior NCOs. It was normal for Light Infantry regiments of the British Army to wear dark green tunics at this time (with blue trousers) and we must assume that the PPCLI followed this. The Regimental Sergeant-Major hands the Colour to a subaltern. Both wear swords and the officer has a crimson sash around his waist. There is a slim stripe down the outside of the trousers. The RSM has OR drill boots while the officer has ankle boots in the style of shoes, worn with close-fitting trousers. The private standing behind and to one side of the RSM is in khaki battledress with white belt, and a grey patch on his upper sleeve.

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