No 1 Dress (Male) Soldiers and Officers. Is there a difference?

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I have the opportunity to buy a soldier's No 1 dress. Is it very different to an officer's pattern? I know that it would need shoulder boards rather than sewn on epaulettes but are the cuffs and pockets the same?

Edited to add: RAMC if that makes a difference.
 
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The shop over the way from the Tescos in Catterick will sort you out. I can't remember the name of it, but they are very good. The old bird is a bit off her tits but they do the job.
 
#4
No they are not the same. The quality of the cloth is different and there are no lower pockets on the tunic. The collar is not formed to take a white insert.

If you are RAMC try their second hand shop at Keogh Bks. I went there to get a replacement SD after mine shrank in the wardrobe and they had racks of Nos 1,2 and 4 Dress. Very reasonable prices too.
 

BuggerAll

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#5
I did a 3 week course in Keogh in Jun/Jul. I did try to get into the shop but they were unable to find the time to open it.

I don't really need a No 1 it is more the opportunity to get one that fits that is very cheap. Its cheaper than the last time I hired one and you never know.
 

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