I've recently seen the CGS on the news wearing a light coloured service dress uniform. I have also seen other senior generals wearing a uniform like this in the past, and always thought it was a warm weather uniform. Can anyone tell me what the deal is with this.
used to see officers who have returned back to the UK from fareast postings, wearing NO 6 dress in the summertime...in barracks....and wear OG's "olive greens" on exercise..again in summertime.......most were in the rank of Lt Col and above!!!!
HMTQ is up to speed on her dress regs, and you really don't want a letter saying that Her Majesty noted with great displeasure....
Famous story (therefore possibly not true) of young officer on public duties invited at short notice to dine with Princess Margaret (Colonel in Chief and in residence at said Royal palace). Decided to wear a soft collar with his mess kit. PM (already knowing the answer) says 'I thought my officers wore starched collars with their mess kit', subbie (bluffing because he was only wearing a soft collar as he was slacking), 'oh we do ma'am, but only for special occasions...' then realised what he had said and waited for ground to open up and swallow him