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Uniforms Act 1894

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Uniform Act 1894 Chapter 45 57 and 58 vict

This is an act of parliament designed to regulate and restrict the wearing of Naval and Military Uniforms.

Military Uniforms cannot to be worn without Authority

It is illegal for any person not serving in Her Majesty’s Military Forces to wear without Her Majesty’s permission the uniform of any of those forces, or any dress having the appearance or bearing any of the regimental or other distinctive marks of any such uniform

Exceptions

  • Any persons from wearing any uniform or dress in the course of a stage play performed in a place duly licensed or authorised for the public performance of stage plays.
  • In the course of a music hall or circus performance.
  • In the course of any bona fide military representation.

Penalties

Penalty for bringing contempt on uniform

If anyone not serving in Her Majesty’s Naval or Military Forces wears without Her Majesty’s permission the uniform of any of those forces, or any dress having the appearance or bearing any of the regimental or other distinctive marks of any such uniform, in such a manner or under such circumstances as to be likely to bring contempt upon that uniform, or employs any other person so to wear that uniform or dress, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F1 level 3 on the standard scale], or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month.

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