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Dress 4 Action Working Dress, Variations, Position of Side Cap
Dress No 5 Mess Dress, Tecnical Specs
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Dress No 5 Mess Dress | Dress No 5 Technical Specs)  

Dress No 5 Mess Dress Officers


  • No headgear is worn with Dress No 5.
  • Members not in possession of mess dress wear Dress No 1B with bow-tie.

Dress No 5 Mess Dress Warrant Officers, Senior Ratings and Junior Ratings


Uniform Description

  • White mess jacket.
  • Rank insignia on shoulders.
  • Miniature medals.
  • Name plate on right panel.
  • Proficiency badge on right panel.
  • Affiliation badge on right panel.
  • Qualification badge on left panel.
  • Button link chain with two gilt buttons.
  • Miniature medals on left panel.


  • White eveningwear blouse with bib.
  • Black Frank Sinatra bow-tie.
  • Long, black evening skirt.
  • Mexican Silver, Quick Silver or Blackmail stockings.
  • Black evening bag.


  • White pique mess dress shirt.
  • Black bow-tie.
  • Black laced trousers (broad stripe for senior officers).
  • White waistcoat.
  • Black socks.
  • Black patent leather shoes.

Dress No 5 is Worn on the Following Occasions:

  • Official or public balls, dinners and receptions of a formal nature.
  • Formal dinners or evening receptions.
  • Evening entertainment ashore or afloat.