remembrance sunday at the cenotaph

Discussion in 'Military Clothing & Boots' started by atmycommand, Oct 1, 2011.

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  1. Ive the huge honour of escourting my great uncle at the cenotaph this year.

    Im still serving so my natural though of dress was FAD. Ive since been informed that only one other member of the group im marching with will be in uniform. Im very consious that this day isnt for us still around so with that in mind, uniform or suit

    Cheers AMC
  2. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    Suit, headress and medals.

  3. ...and Regimental / Corps tie.
  4. Suit, Regimental tie, medals optional - definitely not head dress if still serving.
  5. take a coat/mac as well sods law it will rain or drizzle while you are all lining up ready to go. and the hip flask of course, one into the bank to warm up.
  6. Suit or blazer, white shirt, regi tie and black shoes highly polished. Medals optional no headdress.
  7. No medals. If you are still serving and want to wear medals you should wear uniform. There is no order of dress for wearing medals with civilian clothes.
  8. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    If you are still serving you wear uniform on parade at the Cenotaph.
  9. I would say uniform,I was at the Cenotaph in 2001 and wore a blazer as we were told squads of mixed uniform/blazer not allowed. That is all I saw! Hip flask a definate!!!
  10. No reason not to wear your uniform really. The dead don't care what you wear and the living can hardly complain about a serving soldier wearing his uniform.
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  11. Your Great Uncle may wish you to be in uniform after all you are escorting him.
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  12. I'd go uniform if you can - Shows a good mix of old and new and the pride that serving soldiers take in those that served before them.
  13. Many moons ago I was asked by the local Burma Star Association to join their contingent in No. 2s at the Cenotaph.

    A very humbling experience but great honour considering what those guys had endured.
  14. Messtin order...

    with medals glued to the bottom of the mess tin.
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  15. Won't they dangle or jingle better if their ribbon is glued instead.