color of tapes on No. 2 Dress NCO chevrons

#1
I found a section of the Defence Supply Chain Manual that says "The badges and chevrons denoting rank worn by soldiers with No. 2 dress are to be khaki embroidered white, with the exception of those described at Annex C. They are to be two thirds the size of those worn on No 1 dress, except that: the Household Division and HAC are to wear full size khaki badges and chevrons with brown embroidery . . . "

I have seen Ian Kelly Militaria and E-Bay sellers display NCO chevrons and describe them as "full-size Guards Division" rank badges, but the tapes look white like other NCO chevrons.

I've seen a few Guards Division Number 2 Dress tunics for sale on E-Bay. Again, the stripes always look white.

Is that "brown embroidery" reference a mistake? Or does it refer to some kind of edging around the rank badge? Is there any difference between Guards Division Number 2 Dress chevrons and those of other Regiments - other than the size?

Thank you
 
#2
OK setting myself up for a possible fall here but i think I am right in saying that the qoute is correct. Guards stripes have always looked slightly more brown than the rest of us mortals the best way I can do it is show you two pictures taken by the same camera at roughly the same time

Here is a pic of a AGC type ( I think) see his white chevrons



Now comapare it to these pics of some guardsmen



 
#3
Thanks for your prompt helpful reply. The pictures are great! Thank you.
 
#4
The Guards have had this badge pattern distinction for a long time. It extends to their trade badges too, but these are seldom seen these days.

Poster 1

Poster 2
 
#6
The Guards have different coloured and larger chevrons. Very much like the WW1/WW2 type.
 
#7
Note also that Coldstream continue to wear the I on the top of the arm - denoting 1st Battalion (or II for the old second). Not sure what the 4th Bn wore - IV would attract so many witticisms.

But I digress.

I don't recall seeing any other regiment wearing I or II or suchlike.
 

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