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Dress Regs type thing..

#1
I have a 'friend' who 'might' be getting married and wants to do it in his No.1s.

Now I remember a guy on my A3 who got married either just after or during the course and he wore his blues too. Thing is that he wore one rank up for his wedding day - can't remember if he was a Pte at the time and wore a stripe or a lance jack and wore two though.

Question is : is there anything written down about OR's wearing a rank up if they are wearing their blues to get married in? Or is it just an army urban myth? Is it a rule, a tradition or just if you want to?

I've looked about the site and some people say it's gen, some say it's crap and some say it's only for those with no rank.

I had a look in Dress Regs but there doesn't seem to be any mention of it - I don't have time to look through QRs. 8O
 
#3
I worked for a CO once whose policy was that any NCO who was getting married in uniform was granted local rank one up for the day, especially Ptes. Some took up the offer though one chap declined and was hoppy to be wed at his true level. I got married in No1's and wore my correct rank with pride.

As for "Policy" I don't know.
 
#4
IIRC, there is meant to be a QR that says you can wear one rank up for that day and even receive the pay but never seen said reg in black and white.
 
#7
at the end of the day, who is going to bollock you on your wedding day? you've just got to explain when the photos come out why you are such a Walt.

you should be very proud of the rank you have attained, young davros :)
 

cpunk

LE
Moderator
#10
Davros_the_Dalek said:
I have a 'friend' who 'might' be getting married and wants to do it in his No.1s.
Fnarr fnarr!

Question is : is there anything written down about OR's wearing a rank up if they are wearing their blues to get married in? Or is it just an army urban myth? Is it a rule, a tradition or just if you want to?

I've looked about the site and some people say it's gen, some say it's crap and some say it's only for those with no rank.

I had a look in Dress Regs but there doesn't seem to be any mention of it - I don't have time to look through QRs. 8O
First time I've ever heard of it. I'd guess it's only a tradition but a harmless and worthwhile one. Might be worth pushing the boundaries a bit though: 2 ranks up; SAS wings; VC and bar; Walther PPK in the shoulder holster? That would certainly stop the bride's family whining about how their lovely daughter was marrying a beastly squaddie...
 

cpunk

LE
Moderator
#14
I wore a Tottenham Hotspurs tracksuit with box-fresh Diadora trainers and plenty of 9 carat bling round the neck, thus ensuring a certain froideur with the in-laws.

Typical humourless Arsenal fans.
 
#16
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
you've just got to explain when the photos come out why you are such a Walt.
Exactly!!

And hey.. who said anything about it being me? 8O

Good to know that as ever, ARRSE in NOT the place to come for a straight answer! :D Dammit CR, I thought you'd changed!!
 
#17
Davros_the_Dalek said:
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
you've just got to explain when the photos come out why you are such a Walt.
Exactly!!

And hey.. who said anything about it being me? 8O

Good to know that as ever, ARRSE in NOT the place to come for a straight answer! :D Dammit CR, I thought you'd changed!!
well, you kinda gave it away by phoning and asking to borrow my No.1 Dress complete with wings, medals and staffy rank

fecking walt :)
 

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