Mess dress - correct placement of stripes etc

Jerm

Old-Salt
#1
This may be a bone question, but bear with me as I'm TA.

I've recently bought (through ARRSE no less) a set of mess dress. However, I got it from a WO2 and need to get the correct badges sewn on (Sgt's stripes, RE bomb and SAA badge).

Finding a decent military tailor that can sew them on, in the correct place, is proving a pain so thought I'd sew them on myself.

Finally the question - what is the correct placement/location for the above badges?
 
#2
I would try asking again, in the Sappers forum. Maybe a MOD can move this thread?
 

Jerm

Old-Salt
#3
I wasn't sure whether to post this in the Sapper forum as well/instead of here, so I'll post it there myself.
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
Same as on your No.2s.

I forgot, you don't get issued No.2 dress.
 
#7
Take your lead from other TA seniors - i.e wear any badge adornment you like, any black shoes that takes your fancy, your son's school shirt and ill fitting trousers, preferably halfway up your shins. For added spice wear a jacket from a different fcuking regiment.
 
#9
Jerm said:
This may be a bone question, but bear with me as I'm TA.

I've recently bought (through ARRSE no less) a set of mess dress. However, I got it from a WO2 and need to get the correct badges sewn on (Sgt's stripes, RE bomb and SAA badge).

Finding a decent military tailor that can sew them on, in the correct place, is proving a pain so thought I'd sew them on myself.

Finally the question - what is the correct placement/location for the above badges?
Talk to your QM who will tell you who your unit tailor is.
 
#10
FiveAlpha said:
Take your lead from other TA seniors - i.e wear any badge adornment you like, any black shoes that takes your fancy, your son's school shirt and ill fitting trousers, preferably halfway up your shins. For added spice wear a jacket from a different fcuking regiment.
You've omitted to mention the five-starts name tag, Bruce.
 
#11
Jerm said:
This may be a bone question, but bear with me as I'm TA.

I've recently bought (through ARRSE no less) a set of mess dress. However, I got it from a WO2 and need to get the correct badges sewn on (Sgt's stripes, RE bomb and SAA badge).

Finding a decent military tailor that can sew them on, in the correct place, is proving a pain so thought I'd sew them on myself.

Finally the question - what is the correct placement/location for the above badges?
The stripes on my mess kit started about two inches above the cuff. Hope that helps.
 
#12
Messdress.com in Bournemouth.

Anton will sort you out. You can mail it to him too, and he'll mail it back in a nice suit cover. You can get all the extra bits t hrough him too. ie medals... and he'l do you large medals for you too, with a bit of laquer to keep them shiny.
 
#13
Holy thread ressurection Batman!

Firstly, I found a military tailors who did this for me. Although, just before the first mess dress function I went to, I was informed that the SAA badge was in the wrong place, so removed it.

Secondly, I'm in an independent squadron so no RSM or Adj.

FiveAlpha, you know TA seniors all too well...!
 
#15
Bravo_Bravo said:
FiveAlpha said:
Take your lead from other TA seniors - i.e wear any badge adornment you like, any black shoes that takes your fancy, your son's school shirt and ill fitting trousers, preferably halfway up your shins. For added spice wear a jacket from a different fcuking regiment.
You've omitted to mention the five-starts name tag, Bruce.
Who's Bruce, Steve?
 

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