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By Philip Katcher

Uniformed volunteer devices have been raised via contributors, frequently from an area's social élite who had adequate spare time and cash to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officials and non-commissioned officials, their unit principles, and their uniform. Many destiny leaders realized their talents in those ranks, and volunteer armed forces devices shaped the center of many combating devices on each side of the Mason-Dixon line. With the aid of a variety of images and illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates by way of Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does a very good activity of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer armed forces of the yankee Civil struggle (1861-1865).

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No. 8 White Full Dress uniform worn by a Royal Navy Lieutenant on the occasion of his wedding held in Hong Kong during the inter-war period. White Tunic The White Tunic was a single-breasted cotton tunic with stand collar and five-button front. It had an open top patch pocket at each breast, and fittings for shoulder straps at each shoulder. The gilt buttons were removable for laundering. The White Tunic was worn with No. 8, No. 9 and No. 10 Dress. Officers’ tunics as illustrated in Uniform Regulations.

Grey flannels were unique to Cadets undertaking the three senior terms of their training. The Army pattern Service Dress Jacket worn with the Khaki uniform. This uniform was worn during World War I by Officers serving ashore with the RND, RNAS and other specialist units. Although still listed in regulations, it was rarely used during World War II. BR81 1937 Uniform Landed During the War During the Great War only Undress, Mess Dress, White Undress and White Mess Undress were worn. As it had done in 1914, the outbreak of war in September 1939 again brought about an immediate change in uniform requirements for Officers, as those serving at sea during a conflict had no operational requirement for the regalia of peacetime.

The use of the Cocked Hat, sword and Full Dress sword belt could be ordered when meeting foreign naval Officers. Officers of Flag Rank, Commodores and Captains could, at their discretion, wear the Undress tail coat in lieu of the Mess Jacket. Ball dress was worn by all commissioned Officers, subordinate Officers above the rank of Midshipman, commissioned Officers from warrant rank, and Warrant Officers. Dress No. 2A Ball Dress Without Epaulettes No. 2A Ball Dress Without Epaulettes was used at official or public balls, and at dinners and evening receptions of a less formal nature than those that required No.

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