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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
Hair Regulations
Beard Regulations
Nails, Watches, Rings and Earings




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 1BW

Uniform Description

  • Cap/Tricorn with cap badge.
  • White tunic.
  • Name plate on right panel.
  • Proficiency badge on right panel.
  • Affiliation badge on right panel.
  • Medals on left panel.
  • Qualification badge on left panel.
  • WOs, CPOs, POs and Junior Ratings:  Rank insiginia on left sleeve.
  • Junior Ratings:  Mustering badge on right sleeve.
  • Wos, CPOs, and Junior Ratings:  Shoulder titles (South Africa) on top of sleeves.
  • Males:  White trousers
  • Females:  White slacks/skirt.
  • White belt.
  • Officers, WOs, CPOs and POs:  White socks and flat white shoes.
  • Junior Ratings (male):  Black socks with white trousers and flat black shoes.
  • Females:  Mexican Silver, Quick Silver or Blackmail stockings (for females with dark complexions) or Grecian Honey or Beach Bronze (for females with light complexions) with skirt or slacks when wearing court shoes.
  • Junior Ratings (Female):  Black socks, or above-mentioned colour stockings, with flat black shoes or court shoes.
  • Female Officers, WOs, CPOs and POs:  White court shoes of flat white shoes.
  • Officers:  Rank insignia on shoulders.

Dress No 1BW is Worn on the Following Occasions

  • Spectators at arrival and departure of Heads of State.
  • Arrival and departure of other VIPs.
  • Spectators at Courts of Military Appeal.
  • Dedication and thanks giving services.
  • Official photographs.