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2. Standing Orders for Uniform Dress and Equipment - AIF and Militia

2. Standing Orders for Uniform Dress and Equipment
 
General

1. The following information gives the general policy of The Australian Light Horse Association Ltd. for uniform dress and conduct of appearance.
2. Uniform is to be worn only in accordance with this policy. Mixing orders of dress or mixing military and civilian dress is not permitted. Items of clothing or equipment which are not of approved design of material are not to be worn as part of Light Horse uniform.
3. Uniform is not to be worn at a meeting or demonstration held for a religious or political purpose.

AIF        

        

Orders of Dress

Basically there are four forms of dress of which Light Horse Association members may be requested to wear during their membership. These are:

Code: Dress Order Title:
1A - 2A Ceremonial Order of Dress
1B General Duty Order of Dress
1C Field Dress (sports and or summer dress)
1D Mess Dress

1E

Marching Order

 

 


Within each of these above forms of dress, there are specific orders of dress for particular occasions:




Dress Order No. 1A (Ceremonial Parade Service Dress)

This order of dress is the ceremonial parade dress including mounted parades when the wearing of a jacket/tunic is appropriate. It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial

Item of Dress

Remarks

1

Bandolier 90 round - Dark Tan

 

2

Belt - Dark Tan

 

3

Rifle Sling - Khaki Webb or Dark Tan Leather

 

4

Blank

 

5

Blank

 

6

Belt Sam Browne and Shoulder Strap - Dark Tan

Note (a)

7

Pistol Holster – Ammo Pouch - Dark Tan

Note (b)

8

Pistol Lanyard - Dark Tan

Note (c)

9

Neck tie - Khaki

Note (d)

10

Hat KFF/puggaree (as per the Era)/plumes/Badge 

Brim Up

11

Jacket Service Dress

OR’s AIF or Militia or Officers. Note (e)

12

Lanyard and Collar Badges

 

13

Emblems/Unit Awards

 

14

Orders, Decoration and Medals

 

15

Boots - Dark Tan

 

16

Leggings (Stowasser pattern) - Dark Tan

 

17

Spurs - Prince of Wales Type

 

18

Shirt - Khaki polyester/cotton

 

19

Breeches - Riding

 

20

Gloves - Brown Leather

When ordered

Notes:
(a) Previously serving Officers and Warrant Officers on suitable occasions.
(b) Previously serving Officers and Warrant Officers on suitable occasions.
(c) Previously serving Officers and Warrant Officers on suitable occasions.
(d) Previously serving Officers and Warrant Officers on suitable occasions.
(e) AIF Service Dress Tunic sometimes referred to as Commonwealth Pattern is worn with top button fastened.
(f) Bayonet is not worn General.


Dress Order No. 2A (Ceremonial Parade Tropical Dress)
This order of dress is the ceremonial dress for all ranks including the reviewing Officer, the host Officers being received on parade. It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial

Item of Dress

Remarks

1

Bandolier 90 round - Dark Tan

 

2

Belt - Dark Tan

 

3

Rifle Sling - khaki webb or dark tan leather

At discretion of individual troops

4

Belt Sam Browne - Dark Tan

Note (a)

5

Pistol Holster/Ammo Pouch - Dark Tan

Note (b)

6

Pistol Lanyard - Dark Tan

Note (c)

7

Hat KFF/puggarees (as per Era)/plume/Badge

Brim up

8

Shirt Khaki Polyester/cotton

Short Sleeves

9

Emblems Unit Awards

 

10

Orders/Decorations/Medals

 

11

Boots - Dark Tan

 

12

Leggings (Stowasser Pattern) Dark Tan

 

13

Spurs (Prince of Wales type)

 

14

Breeches - Riding

 

15

Braces

 

Notes:
(a) Previously serving Officers and Warrant Officers on suitable occasions.
(b) Previously serving Officers and Warrant Officers on suitable occasions.
(c) Previously serving Officers and Warrant Officers on suitable occasions.
(d) Bayonet is not worn.


Saddlery

Dress Order No 1A and 2A (Ceremonial) - AIF and Militia
This order is the ceremonial Order of dress for Saddlery to be used in mounted parades.
It consists of the following items of saddlery:

Serial

Item of Saddlery

Remarks

  

Era 1902 - 1942

Covers Universal Training period WW1- militia -WW2

1

Bridle Universal Pattern 1902 (Complete)

 

2

Ropes Neck

White cotton with ring

3

Chains Neck

If prescribed by Troop

4

Bit Pelham Pattern 1902

 

5

Saddle Universal Pattern 1902 or 1912

 

6

Breastplate

If prescribed by Troop

7

Surcingle

As per the Training Manual 

8

Girth

As per the Training Manual 

9

Stirrup Leathers Prs1

 

10

Stirrup Irons 2 bar Prs1

  

11

Blanket Saddle

Khaki, Brown, Grey or special to Troop. Colour/style to be uniform amongst Troop.

12

Shoe Case with Frog - Dark Tan

 

13

Bucket Rifle Cavalry - Dark Tan

If prescribed by Troop (recommend - horse shoes be carried in shoe case to counter balance weight of rifle)

14

Wallets shoulder are not carried

 

Note: A full description of saddlery and its care and correct fitting is contained in the Light Horse Association Ltd. "Manual of Training Notes" Chapter 5 Harness & Saddlery.

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Dress Order No. 1B - General Duty Service Dress (sports and or summer dress)
This order of dress is the working dress including mounted drills sports and general activities. It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial

Item of Dress

Remarks

1

Bandolier 90 round - Dark Tan

 

2

Belt - Dark Tan

 

3

Blank

 

4

Blank

 

5

Bayonet frog Dark Tan

With Bayonet on left hip

6

Rifle Sling - khaki webb or dark tan leather

 

7

Belt Sam Brown and Should strap - Dark Tan

Note (a)

8

Pistol holster - ammo Pouch - Dark Tan

Note (b)

9

Pistol Lanyard - Dark Tan

Note (c)

10

Necktie - Khaki

Note (d)

11

Hat KFF/ pugaree (as per Era)/plumes/Badge

Brim up or Down - Order of the day

12

Jacket Service Dress

OR's AIF or militia or Officers Note (f)

13

Lanyard and collar badges

 

14

Ribbon Bar

 

15

Boots - Dark tan

 

16

Leggings - stowasser pattern - Dark tan

 

17

Spurs - Prince of Wales Type

 

18

Shirt - Khaki polyester/cotton

 

19

Breeches - Riding

 

Notes:
(a) Previously serving Officers and Warrant Officers as appropriate.
(b) Previously serving Officers and Warrant Officers as appropriate.
(c) Previously serving Officers and Warrant Officers as appropriate.
(d) Previously serving Officers and Warrant Officers as appropriate.
(e) Four cartridge pockets one 15 round and one 10 round on each side - the 10 round pocket to the front.
(f) Shirt worn in lieu of jacket during hot weather or top button of jacket may be left unfastened.


Saddlery

Dress Order No 1B (General Duty Saddlery)
This order is the working dress saddlery including mounted drills, sports and general activities. It consists of the following items of saddlery:

Serial

Item of Saddlery

Remarks

1

All saddlery as for Dress Ord. No 1A -2A

 

2

Ceremonial

 

3

Wallets shoulder - Dark Tan

If prescribed by Troop

4

Ropes Neck

Hemp with ring may be used in lieu of white cotton

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Dress Order No. 1C - Field and Summer Dress - (As per Order of the day)
This order of dress is the dress that may be worn when participating in field exercises or field training:

Serial

Item of Dress

Remarks

1

Bandolier 90 round - Dark Tan

 

2

Belt - Dark Tan

 

3

Pouches 10 round (2) - Dark Tan

Not worn if (a)

4

Pouches 15 round (2) - Dark Tan

Sword is carried

5

Bayonet frog - Dark Tan

With Bayonet on left hip

6

Rifle Sling - khaki webb or dark tan leather

Depending on Era.

7

Haversack 1908 pattern

On left hip - haversack straps under belt

8

Water bottle 1903 pattern in carrier

Under left arm

9

Hat KFF/puggaree (as per Era)/ plumes/badge

Brim down - sports/simmer dress only

10

Jacket Service Dress

AIF OR's or militia Top Button unfastened

11

Shirt Khaki polyester/cotton

 

12

Lanyard collar badges

 

13

Boots - Dark Tan

 

14

Leggings - Stowassar pattern - Dark Tan

 

15

Spurs - Prince of Wales type

 

16

Breeches riding

 

Note: (a) Four cartridge pockets one 15 round one 10 round on each side - the 10 round pocket to the front.


Saddlery

Dress Order No 1C (Field Dress Saddlery)

Serial

Item of Saddlery

Remarks

1

All saddlery as for Dress Order Ceremonial

No IA and 2A

2

Wallets - Shoulder with straps - Dark Tan

 

3

Tins Mess

As directed by Troop

4

Great coat/Ground Sheet

As directed by Troop

5

Nose Bag

As directed by Troop

6

Buckets Canvas water

As directed by Troop

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Dress Order No. 1D - Mess Dress
This is the order of dress for all ranks attending formal or semi formal occasions i.e. mess functions and dinners:

Serial

Item of Dress

Remarks

1

Ceremonial Dress as per Dress Order IA

Less Bandolier

2

Mess dress of Service/Arm/Corps

Previously serving members

3

Equivalent Civilian Clothes

 

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Dress Order No. 1E (Full Marching Order) - Information only:
Used only when moving fully equipped for battle. Within these rules possibly only for demonstration purposes.

The following has been compiled from the Field Service Pocket Book 1914 it consists of the following items of dress and saddlery:

Serial

Item of Dress

Remarks

1

Bridle Universal 1902 (complete) - Dark Tan

 

2

Ropes Neck

White cotton or hemp with ring

3

Chains Neck

Issued only to horse ropes - NOT chromed

4

Bit Pelham 1902 pattern

 

5

Saddle Universal 1902 or 1912 Pattern - Dark Tan

Complete

 

ON SADDLE

NEAR SIDE

6

Horse Shoe Case - Dark Tan - containing front and rear shoes-nails-hoof pick

(a) with sword frog if sword carried
(b) A second case issued for extended operations

7

Picket Peg

 

8

Bucket water-canvas

 

9

Sword and scabbard

If issued

 

ON SADDLE

OFF SIDE

10

Bucket-Rifle-Cavalry - Dark Tan

 

11

Rifle SMLE

 

12

Mess Tin

 

13

Nose Bag with grain

 

 

BEHIND SADDLE

 

14

Great coat

Jersey maybe rolled inside great coat

15

Heel rope

If issued

16

Bandolier 90 round - Dark Tan

 

17

Toggle Rope

 

18

Hay Net

 

 

FRONT OF SADDLE

 

19

Wallets shoulder - Dark Tan - containing

In France two grenades were carried

20

Horse brush

In the shoulder wallets

21

Curry comb

 

22

Horse rubber

 

23

Sponge

 

24

Tin of grease

 

25

Emergency Ration

 

26

Toilet Gear

 

27

Housewife (sewing kit)

 

28

Jersey

If not rolled in great coat

29

Socks

 

 

BEDROLL - containing

Rolled as a swag prior

30

Bed roll cover

To the issue of wallets - all the above

31

Blanket

Items carried inside the bedroll

32

Breeches 1

 

33

Shirt

 

34

Underwear

 

 

ON THE MAN

 

35

Uniform as for Dress Order IC

 

36

Belt and pouches

 

37

Bandolier 90 round

 

38

Bayonet and Frog

Left hip

39

Water bottle

Under left arm

 

HAVERSACK - containing

 

40

Knife-fork-spoon-mug

Mug either on haversack or hung on closing strap

41

Rations

 

42

Field dressing

 

43

Book

 

 

TOTAL WEIGHT WITH RIDER approx. 20 stone (127 kilos)

 

 

Additional unofficial items

 

1

Extra water bottle

 

2

Bundle of sticks to boil quart pot

 

3

Quart Pot

Regimental issue

4

Four long sticks to hold blanket - cover to make shade

 

5

Revolver

Not issue but many carried

Notes:
1) The amount of weight carried was rigidly enforced as a horse cannot continue to function if overloaded.
2) After the introduction of wallets and groundsheets in lieu of the bedroll it was common Regimental practice to carry two blankets under the saddle, one for the horse and one for the rider.

  

Militia 

     

Dress Order No. 1A (Ceremonial Parade Service Dress)
This order of dress is the ceremonial parade dress including mounted parades when the wearing of a jacket/tunic is appropriate. It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial

Item of Dress

Remarks

1

Bandolier 90 round - Dark Tan

 

2

Belt - Dark Tan

 

3

Rifle Sling - Dark Tan Leather

 

4

Jacket Service Dress - Militia

(Maroon collar and piping)

 Small badge of Regiment on collar.

Note (b)

5

Hat KFF - puggaree 3rd fold from top maroon/plumes/Badge of regiment

 Brim Up

Note (a)

6

Breeches - Riding

 

7

Braces

 

8

Boots - Dark Tan

 

9

Leggings (Stowasser Pattern) - Dark Tan

 

10

Spurs with butterfly/Dark Tan

 

 

  

Notes:
(a) Colour Patch not to be worn on puggaree.
(b) 'Australia' not worn on epaulett of jacket.
 

 

Dress Order No. 1B - General Duty Service Dress (sports and or summer dress)
This order of dress is the working dress including mounted drills sports and general activities. It consists of the following items of dress:

Serial

Item of Dress

Remarks

1

Bandolier 90 round - Dark Tan

 

2

Belt - Dark Tan

 

3

Bayonet frog Dark Tan

With Bayonet on left hip

4

Hat KFF/ pugaree - 3rd fold from top maroon/plumes/Badge of Regiment

 Brim up or Down - Order of the day

5

Shirt - Khaki cotton-polyester/ 2 pockets/ epaulette on shoulder

 

6

Breeches - Riding

 

7

Braces

 

8

Boots - Dark Tan

 

9

Leggings - stowasser pattern - Dark tan

 

17

Spurs - Prince of Wales Type

 

 

   

 

   

Notes:
(a) Colour Patch not to be worn on puggaree or shirt
(b) 'Australia' not worn on epaulett of shirt.

(c) Lanyard not worn on shirt.

 

 

Saddlery

Dress Order No 1C (General Duty Saddlery)
This order is the working dress saddlery including mounted drills, sports and general activities. It consists of the following items of saddlery:

Serial

Item of Saddlery

Remarks

1

Bridle Universal Pattern 1902 (Complete)

 

2

Ropes Neck

White cotton with ring

3

Bit Pelham Pattern 1902

 

4

Saddle Universal Pattern 1902 or 1912

 
    

5

Surcingle - Dark tan

 

6

Girth - dark tan

 

7

Stirrup Leathers Prs1

 

8

Stirrup Irons 2 bar Prs1

 

9

 

Blanket Saddle

 

 

Khaki, Brown, Grey Colour/style to be uniform amongst Troop.

10

Shoe Case with Frog - Dark Tan

Sabre troops only

11

Shoe Case without Frog - Dark Tan

Machine Gunners only

12

Bucket Rifle Cavalry - Dark Tan

Sabre Troops only.

Otherwise only carried if prescribed by Troop (recommend - horse shoes be carried in shoe case to counter balance weight of rifle)

 

   

Note: A full description of saddlery and its care and correct fitting is contained in the Light Horse Association Ltd. "Manual of Training Notes" Chapter 5 Harness & Saddlery.

 

 


 

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