I'm interested in what the regulations are for the UK's military retirees pertaining to the wear of their uniform after they retire. My understanding is that its not authorized is that right? What do they wear? Here in the USA, retired military can and do, wear their dress uniform(s) per regulations, on various occassions, associated with the military and military cermonies, etc. These ocassions are defined in the regulation. They are fairly generous though. I have attended formal dine-ins and unit formal parties, etc. where the mess dress or other formal uniform is required for active soldiers; however, retired soldiers can and do wear their mess dress, or other formal uniform. (If they still can fit in it.) Military retirees and civilians, may also wear a standard Tux if they choose too. The retired military people, can wear their miniture medals and badges on their Tux lapel if they choose to do so.