3. Conduct Of Appearance And Embellishments
|3. Conduct of Appearance|
| Riding Members |
The minimum age limit for riding members applying to join the association is 16 years.
(a) The style of dress to be worn will be in accordance with the guide lines as laid down in this manual.
(b) A true depiction of the era being represented is desirable.
(c) When taking part in a combined activity, the dress specified by the controlling host troop for that activity, will be worn.
(d) Mixing of military and civilian dress is not permitted.
The image of the Light horsemen who we represent, the Association, and the pride and self esteem of its members, depends on the maintenance of the highest standards of dress, appearance and bearing.
It is the responsibility of all members to maintenance their uniform, equipment and saddlery is good order and repair and present the highest possible standards of appearance.
Uniform is worn as follows:
Chewing gum, slouching, sauntering, hands in pockets, smoking in the street (and in particular when mounted in public) walking arm-in-arm, hand-in-hand and any similar deportment which detracts from a military appearance in the eyes of the public is unacceptable for members in uniform.
Alignment of Uniform:
It is recommended that belt hooks be worn to support belts in the correct position when wearing jackets.
| This section describes basic dress embellishments. |
Australian Army Badge (Rising Sun) Kings crown:
The Army Badge is the authorised emblem of the Australian Army. (For the Light Horse 1914 to 1945). The Army Badge ( in black oxidised) is worn centrally on the upturned brim on the left hand side of the had Khaki Fur Felt (KFF) by all personnel. The small collar badges are worn on each lapel of the jacket. They can be either horizontal or parallel to the collar edge.
Overseas Service Chevrons:
Only one sergeant per troop.
|Emblems or Unit Awards: |
Emblems or Unit awards are worn on the right side, above the pocket of the shirt or Service dress jacket. Miniature emblems are worn on the right lapel of mess dress.
The Brass ether 'A':
'AUSTRALIA' Shoulder Titles:
Items of Dress
The following paragraphs describe the wearing and use of particular items of dress.
Hat Khaki Fur Felt:
Quote from the Australian Army:
'The lanyard was generally worn looped around the left shoulder with the loose end in the breast pocket. In 1920 the position was changed to the right side to simplify retrieval of the loose end from the pocket when a bandolier was worn.'
Militia - white plaited cord are worn on the right shoulder of ceremonial and general duty orders of dress. The tail of the lanyard is tucked into the left hand side of the right hand breast pocket of the tunic.