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Dress Prescript
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 2 Service Dress (Black) | Dress No 2W Service Dress (White)
 Way of Wearing Medal Ribbons - Dress No 2 | Way of Wearing Medal Ribbons - Dress No 2W

Dress No 2 Service Dress (Black)


  • Dress No 2 is optional office wear in winter.
  • Black handbag for females, optional
  • Mourning Band may be worn by all ranks with dress 2 or 2w when attending a funeral.


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.
  • Males:  Black trousers
  • Females:  Black slacks or black skirt.
  • Black belt.
  • Males:  Black socks and flat black shoes.
  • Females:  Mexican Silver, Quick Silver or Blackmail stockings with skirt when wearing court shoes or flat shoes.
  • Females:  Black socks or above-mentioned colour stockings with slacks when wearing flat black shoes.

Dress No 2 is Worn on the Following Occasions

  • Liaison duties.
  • When on leave or liberty.
  • Official receptions (dinners, banquets and luncheons).
  • President's garden party.
  • As spectator or guest at a SANDF parade.