Hiring / Buying No 2 s

A mate is getting married next year and as usher, I am charged with kitting both of us in No 2 s. Our Q says he can't / wont get them for us . Not wishing to buy them if we don't have to , ( humble lance jacks not getting to wear them ) , I'm looking to hire . And where can I get signals buttons, collar tabs , drill caps etc ? Any ideas appreciated . Located in Wales / west country . Thanks .


I'm astonished that your Q won't provide them for you. There must be loads of them lying around, may need a spot of tailoring, but that won't cost a lot if you do it yourself, and can be done through the system. He should have all the buttons and lanyards etc you need too.
Have you thought about writing to the CO to request permission to wear No 2 dress at the wedding, with his blessing (he can hardly say no), this might mean he'll be able to lean on the QM a bit. Failing that ask the PSI if he knows anyone who could help you out.

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