Promotion Board Colouring system

#2
Officers find it easier to relate to colours than the written word.
 
#5
Especially when it's been written with a ruler under it
Ha ha. Or of course the ubiqutous leaving a line in the DOB!!! The sign of a true simpleton, tenacious persnicketious to the utterly banal points, you can write utter sh1t as long as it is written on a ruler, with a space between.

Think about it though. Coloured board names, colours for the state of units, colours for inspections... it is just easier that way. And you will note taht the colours of the boards correspond to the colours of trousers that are worn.
 
#6
It used to correspond to the colour if paper this list was published on. I don't know whether this is true for all lists, but I gather this is how it started.
 
#7
Just to help out:

Beige - promotion to Major
Pink - promotion to Lieutenant Colonel
Blue - promotion to Colonel
Green - promotion to Brigadier.

That is all. Carry on.
 

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