Ghurka rifles mess dress

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Mate, I'm a matelot. I can tell you why crossing the T is a good thing, no idea about the ins and outs of your uniform. It does look very smart mind!
 
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alfred_the_great said:
I'm not sure how much of the "red" backing is actually of the uniform and not from a stand....
Both the red on the collar and the waistcoat are part of the uniform.
 
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Idrach said:
alfred_the_great said:
I'm not sure how much of the "red" backing is actually of the uniform and not from a stand....
Both the red on the collar and the waistcoat are part of the uniform.
It's a damn smart uniform then!
 
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alfred_the_great said:
Idrach said:
alfred_the_great said:
I'm not sure how much of the "red" backing is actually of the uniform and not from a stand....
Both the red on the collar and the waistcoat are part of the uniform.
It's a damn smart uniform then!
It's a damn expensive uniform though......lol
 
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Chodmeister said:
alfred_the_great said:
It's a damn smart uniform then!
It's a damn expensive uniform though......lol
Not as expensive as some of the Yeomanry ones. I'll leave people who care to argue about which is smarter.

Edited to add: actually - Thieves and Sharks quoted me something horrid for a new set of 2s to accomodate my increasingly flabby arrse in distinctly un-smart Sigs kit. Sufficiently expensive that losing weight has become a sensible option!
 
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jew_unit said:
I suggest that the comparative smartness of their mess dress is not the appropriate way to choose a regiment!
Sir i take umbridge at your remark and slap you on the left cheek with my glove :D . My second shall call round to you in the morning to provide details of where our duel shall take place :) tis the only way to choose a regiment, then have daddy go to horseguards and pay for the commission, before moving on to the gentlemans club, to meet with his lordship to dine :lol:
 
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Major_Clanger said:
That is the cav design. It's the same green as the Rifles mess dress and a better green than that picture.
It is not a cavalry design it is an infantry jacket.

The red coat jackets are representative of the red coats that the line infantry used to wear. The green jackets are representative of the jackets that the light and rifle regiments wore.
 
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jew_unit said:
I suggest that the comparative smartness of their mess dress is not the appropriate way to choose a regiment!
Ooh get you! I bet your lads love you and subalterns swoon when you tramp into the mess in your big muddy boots and your right-on hard man act. I think I´m going to wet myself.
 
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barbs said:
Major_Clanger said:
That is the cav design. It's the same green as the Rifles mess dress and a better green than that picture.
It is not a cavalry design it is an infantry jacket.

The red coat jackets are representative of the red coats that the line infantry used to wear. The green jackets are representative of the jackets that the light and rifle regiments wore.
He meant the cut, not the colour.
 
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HiHoJo said:
cheers atg, do you know why they have the cavalry jacket instead of the infantry jacket?
Because officers in the original British Rifle Regiments, the Kings Royal Rifle Corps (60th Rifles) and the Rifle Brigade were originally dressed as Light Cavalry (see Sharpe for example). The uniform illustrated is very similar to the Mess kit of the 60th in that it has red on the collar and on the waistcoat. Its probably taken directly from the Mess kit of the 2nd (King Edwards Own) Goorkha Rifles who, for historical reasons, dressed almost identically to the 60th . (Indian Mutiny, Siege of Delhi etc etc)
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Jorrocks said:
jew_unit said:
I suggest that the comparative smartness of their mess dress is not the appropriate way to choose a regiment!
Ooh get you! I bet your lads love you and subalterns swoon when you tramp into the mess in your big muddy boots and your right-on hard man act. I think I´m going to wet myself.
I'm not even at RMAS yet and it was intended as a joke, but never mind. Next time I'll use a happy smiley to ensure that my comments aren't mispercieved (is that a word?).

Did you join RHG/D based on the number of shiny things you got to wear then? :D
 
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It's like a sexy RLC mess dress
 
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jew_unit said:
Jorrocks said:
jew_unit said:
I suggest that the comparative smartness of their mess dress is not the appropriate way to choose a regiment!
Ooh get you! I bet your lads love you and subalterns swoon when you tramp into the mess in your big muddy boots and your right-on hard man act. I think I´m going to wet myself.
I'm not even at RMAS yet and it was intended as a joke, but never mind. Next time I'll use a happy smiley to ensure that my comments aren't mispercieved (is that a word?).

Did you join RHG/D based on the number of shiny things you got to wear then? :D
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