HELP!! Queens Birthday Parade

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  1. Hello all.

    I am in grave need of the wisedom of ARRSE.

    I'm a CCF officer and so I have significantly limmited options. On top of this I've gotten a ticket for the Queen's Birthday Parade this year. Having been to beating retreat before I know there's a dress code for Military people. So I assume it is at least 2's for this occasion.

    Anyhow, having been commissioned with the CCF this January I'm somewaht new to the game (I was a cadet for several years though, hence the basic lingo).

    I currently possess so OR 2's and nothing else remotely like dress uniform.

    WHAT DO I DO?!

    I'm looking at incurring massive cost if I go the fleabay route of getting the uniform at accoutriments etc. andI have the huge problem of not having a QM store to go to beg to.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. A suit?
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  3. Am I allowed? doesn't it say something about wearing uniform? I'd much prefer the suit option however!

    so would my wallet :D

    Thanks for the quick reply.

  4. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Yes - second that. A suit will be fine. No-one expects you to cripple yourself financially for the sake of sartorial elegance for what is for you a v infrequent event.
  5. what cap badge are you? you can hire no 1 out very cheap
  6. I woudn't go down the uniform route, stick to a good suit and clean shiny shoes, no white socks and go lightly on the gel.
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  7. ...... or Prince Edward will have a crack at you. :D
  8. You're not a 'Military person' though, are you? So, I shouldn't worry - as the nice man says, a suit will do. Choice of socks is up to you. :roll:
  9. Black socks all the way gents.

    Thanks for the replies very helpful indeed.

    Just for your interest i'm RSigs badged.

  10. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    I see. No military background then. Suit will be fine :mrgreen:
  11. *Does not rise to the challenge...*
  12. That's sound advice from a sartorially elegant bloke - and here's a photo of Norman just before he was last introduced to HMTQ....


    Sophisticated and debonair bloke!!
  13. What challenge would that be then young spunker?
  14. why am I being a mong? If so, ignore the challenge thing... I'm clearly getting confussed :S

    anyway thanks for the help guys. I knew Arrse users would come through in good time.

  15. DNA.