Family funeral and uniform?

#1
Could anyone tell me if TA soldiers are allowed to wear uniform at a family funeral please? and if they are, who would they need to speak to in order to get kitted out with it? thanks :)
 
#2
Yes if you have it. I very much doubt it will be issued if you don't have it.

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#4
I was asked to wear No.2's for a family funeral, but as it was civvy I declined. My Grandad was REME in Korea, and when he goes I will probably be asked again. But I don't think its the done thing for a civvy setup to be honest.
 
#5
msr said:
Yes if you have it. I very much doubt it will be issued if you don't have it.

msr
I drew a set of No.2s for a D of E Gold award presentation. CQMS pulled his face about it but the invitation did say" uniform or lounge suit" and I was serving after all even if it was just SWAT.

Just ask. If the family have asked you to attend in uniform it's reasonable to ask your unit for the loan of a set.
 
#7
there's only one way to find out...
 
#9
Ask (QM via PSI) ;)
 
#10
dangerousdave said:
No worries. I was only considering it, as my Grandpa served in Burma with the Chindits and thought it'd show respect to him.
Tell your CSM or whoever in your CoC is approachable. Considering your grandfather's service it's quite reasonable I would say.

You could buy or hire a set. Even new it's only a few weekends at TA to cover it.

http://www.cadetdirect.com/order1.php?pg=2392
 
#11
It's your familly funeral. You decide if you want to wear uniform........who's to stop you??

If you do, then find out how to beg/borrow/steal a set.
 
#12
Im a TA Officer, my Dad died last Aug, he was ex-forces. Just asked the CO of my unit and borrowed the kit from a friend. Mum was chuffed and I think the old man would have appreciated it.
 
#14
I wore my Raf no1 uniform for my Great Uncles funeral, he'd been in the RA in WW2 and his story's were one of the reasons I joined up. ISTR I had to get my bosses permission, I think it shows respect if the deceased was serving at any point of their life.
 
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#15
well asking my CO did work...for a my own wedding and for a family funeral...just dont think asking the QM direct was a great idea...than again maybe my old QM was not a cuddly as most :)
 
#16
Why not speak to his old regiments association re getting someone to attend?
 
#18
dangerousdave said:
Closet_Jibber said:
Why not speak to his old regiments association re getting someone to attend?
how do you mean mate?
It means that your pops (RIP) was probably a member of an Association. If so, and provided he wasn't the last serving member of his old lot, why not ask if they would like to attend?

They'd either turn up in rig (most likely blazer and tie as at my Granddad's) and take your lead from them?

They'd also probably like to at least know of his passing if they don't already?
 
#19
My Grandfather was Rifles, and when he died I wore my RNR Nos1 uniform to the funeral, and was accompanied by 2 serving friends of his from the Btn. If someone served, and their service meant something to them, then I think it is very appropriate to wear uniform, if only to acknowledge their service.
 
#20
See link for the Chindit association. They would probably like to know he is gone and you may [or may not] learn things about him from them.
I'm pretty sure your late father was also a member of some regular formation before he became a Chindit and possibly again afterwards. They will also have an association, who may well wish to send a representative to the funeral.

http://www.chindit.org.uk/7comrades.htm
 

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