dress no1 rlc

#1
:? any ideas on where I can get a blue rlc tunic and peaked hat (cap)? silvermans seems to be quite expensive and often supply the wrong thing. incidently how different is that dress from re no1?
 
#2
RLC has red trim on the collar and eplalettes, REME is the same, RE seems to be similar to the Royal Signals though : http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Army-No-1-Dre...7QQihZ012QQcategoryZ70988QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

keep a eye on ebay, they come up pretty regular, I did read somewhere that you can have a tailor alter a royal marines blues uniform to have the correct facings etc.
BTW you can only wear the peak if your wo2 or above or in the band.
 
#3
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
RLC has red trim on the collar and eplalettes, .
Mine doesn't.........
No1 Dress jkt should be
• Dark blue barathea patrol jacket with 5 RLC buttons, stand collar, 2 breast pockets and 2 hip pockets
• Enamelled RLC officers’ collar badges with cannon muzzles pointing inward
• No whistle lanyard
• No piping anywhere on jacket
White linen strip patrol collar secured to the jacket collar showing not more than 1/8 inch above the jacket collar.

Try a RLC unit that does ceremonial duties or the band
 
#4
Or try Glover and Riding, the tailors in Aldershot as they will hire and alter no1 dress to fit if needed, well they did..........
 
#5
There's a beardy Pioneer on the front cover of the latest edition of 'Sustainer'.

Might be worth a perusal re markings and stripes.


Glover and Riding's in ALdershot do No1s hire, fully tailored with all correct markings etc. £60 for a long weekend plus deposit (or it was when I got wed in 1997).

Cheaper options do exist... It's all about contacts...

As suggested above, try a local RA or RE establishment and see what you can muster.

To be honest, if you're the only person at the event in rig no-one will notice the odd bit of piping that's incorrect. :wink:
 
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#6
Try 20 Sqn Rlc at Regents Park.
Their QM's hold all home service ceremonial uniform.
Pm me. I will give you the contact
 
#7
I hired a set recently from a REME tailor near Aldershot. He was excellent, number is 01189 763452. He's doing a set for one of our guys who's getting married in Mexico, He's charging 1 weeks hire, but the bloke gets it for 3 weeks.

He can do Trousers (if reqd), Jacket, belt, gloves and hat.

Hope that's helpful?
 
#9
BigRed said:
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
RLC has red trim on the collar and eplalettes, .
Mine doesn't.........
No1 Dress jkt should be
• Dark blue barathea patrol jacket with 5 RLC buttons, stand collar, 2 breast pockets and 2 hip pockets
• Enamelled RLC officers’ collar badges with cannon muzzles pointing inward• No whistle lanyard
• No piping anywhere on jacket
White linen strip patrol collar secured to the jacket collar showing not more than 1/8 inch above the jacket collar.

Try a RLC unit that does ceremonial duties or the band
Remember the saying "out in war, inwards during peace" was that bullshit?
 
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