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Dress No 1A ,1AW ,1B ,1BW , medals, aguillettes, sword knot
Dress No 2, 2W, Medal Ribbons
Dress 3AW Semi-Formal Summer Dress, Dress No 3B, Dress No 3C, Tricon, Side Cap, Windbreaker
Dress 4 Action Working Dress, Variations, Position of Side Cap
Dress No 5 Mess Dress, Tecnical Specs
Dress No 6, Sport Parade, Physical Training, Boat Pulling
Dress No 7, Protective and Specialist Clothing
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Dress No 1A Ceremonial Dress (Black) | Dress No1A (Variations)
Dress No 1A Technical Specs | Dress 1AW Ceremonial Dress (White)
Dress 1AW (Variations) | Dress No 1AW Technical Specs | Medals Technical Specs
 Aiguillettes with Dress No 1A & 1AW | Naval Sword Knot
Dress No 1B | Dress No 1BW

Dress No 1A Ceremonial Black


  • Dress No 1A to be worn from
    1 May - 31 August

Uniform Description

  • Cap/Tricorn with cap badge.
  • White, long-sleeved shirt.
  • Black tie.
  • Black jacket.
  • Name plate on right panel.
  • Proficiency badge on right panel.
  • Affiliation badge on right panel.
  • Medals on left panel.
  • Qualification badge on left panel.
  • Shoulder titles (South Africa) on top of sleeves.
  • Rank insignia on sleeves.
  • Black trousers/slacks.
  • Black belt.
  • Black socks.
  • Flat black shoes.
  • Officers:  Sword with sword belt.

Dress No 1A Ceremonial Black
Warrant Officers, Senior Ratings and Junior Ratings

Dress No 1A is Worn on the Following Occasions:

  • Arrival and departure of Heads of State.
  • Unveiling of war memorials.
  • Celebration Day Parades.
  • Ceremonial flag hoisting parades.
  • Ceremonial retreat ceremonies.
  • Ceremonial revue parades.
  • Ceremonial passing-out parades.
  • Change of command and change of office.
  • Colour parades.
  • Court of Military Appeal.
  • Farewell parades.
  • Freedom of, or entry to, a city.
  • Military funerals.
  • Inauguration of President.
  • Medal parades.
  • Memorial services.
  • Military memorial services and wreath laying.
  • Military weddings.
  • Opening of Parliament.
  • Presentation of Credentials.
  • Sword of Peace awards.
  • Cashiering.