No.6 Dress help needed

I have been sprung with a short notice parade in No.6 dress, i had the kit issued today but i nor any of the people in the clothing store know what it should look like. Does anyone have any pictures of Royal Signals No.6 dress? They may sound like stupid questions but do you wear boots or shoes with it? what is the correct headress, forage cap or beret? does the shirt have collar dogs and a lanyard on it?
I have had a quick look on google for pics and on the army website but no joy. I did read that it was a hot weather version of No.2 dress so am i to presume lanyard, collar dogs, boots and beret are worn as with No.2 dress?
Any help will be gratefully received.
Nice and easy, if you have intranet access move to:

If not then the following should be followed (this is from policy):

1. This dress is similar for officers and soldiers and is the dress for more formal wear and for minor parades in warm weather stations at the discretion of COs/OCs. This dress is provided by service sources as a matching stone coloured bush jacket and trousers

2. Head-dress. Normally forage cap for parades but the service dress cap or beret may be worn on appropriate occasions at the discretion of COs/OCs.

3. Jacket. Standard pattern in cloth plain weave, polyester and viscose, stone, FS pattern No 07226 B. Shirt style with 2 inch wide pleat and pointed flap; 2 patch hip pockets with pleat at back and straight flap. Shirt type collar, yoke back with 5½ inch vents; pointed shoulder straps. Two piece shirt type set in sleeve finished with a sewn on 2 inch wide cuff of double thickness material, horizontal button hole 1 inch long worked in the cuff overlap. Eye of buttonhole ½ inch the same inside and outside. Self facing left forepart only. Detachable belt hooks, detachable buttons. It is usual to wear this jacket with sleeves rolled up.

4. Collar badges. Not worn.

5. Buttons. 30 ligne.

6. Badges of rank - Gilt anodised metal for officers. Embroidered on khaki backing on both sleeves and fixed by sewing or with press studs for soldiers.

7. Shoulder titles. Metal R SIGNALS shoulder titles provided by service sources.

8. Medal ribbons. As for No 2 dress.

9. Specialist badges. Soldier. Embroidered cloth on khaki backing.

10. Shirt and tie. On suitable occasions but not on a parade, the No 2 dress shirt and tie may be worn with No 6 dress at the discretion of COs/OCs. Sleeves must not be rolled up when wearing a shirt and tie.

11. Lanyard. Blue (No 2) as provided by service sources worn on the right shoulder.

12. Trousers. To be made of same material and shade as the jacket for wear with or without braces. Straight waistband with extension; waist adjusting side straps on waistband; slanted side pockets and 2 hip pockets. One pleat on each topside and an uncut dart in each underside. The bottoms are to be unharmed.

13. Socks. Stone.

14. Footwear. Officers, brown shoes with toe caps; soldiers, boots combat high or
black shoes as provided by service sources.


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I had a N6 dress issued when I went to Sandhurst in Nov 89 - it was the only thing available in Hong Kong. I had to wear it with a shirt and tie but I've never seen anyone else wearing shirt and tie with it.

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