Sorry to confuse, I am 15 years old and 16 in September, I have (as correctly pointed out by "5.56mm") been promoted to CSM. I will hopefully be taking my AOSB in January of next year for a 6th Form Scholarship to Sandhurst.
As a CSM in the cadets, can I ask as to why you require such a garment? How often do you wear clothing which this would be appropriate for? I recall wearing combats almost all the time, and parades tended to be carried out in lightweights.
It seems like an unnecessary purchase, if I'm honest.
Thank you for your inputs, firstly, lightweights are no longer used in the my cadet battalion, I need the greatcoat for myself as I am laying a wreath at the Menin gate in October and I have been told that I will need one of these to complement my No.2 Dress.
Yes it is very young to be a CSM, my dad was an instructor in the cadets and from an early age I had shown an interest in the army so I was eager to learn so he took me out and he taught me things that I use in cadets, I was promoted to L/Cpl in cadets at the age of 13, exactly 1 year after joining, Cpl 11 months after that and I just kept moving up, I skipt Colour, as I was a sergeant at the time and became Cadet CSM. Also when my dad died the day I was promoted to a Cpl, it gave me a driving force to go on working solidly in school and at cadets to lead me into the British Army.