ARMY DRESS REGULATIONS (ALL RANKS)
Part 1 Introduction, Glossary of Terms and Orders of Dress Ministry of Defence PS12(A) January 2011
SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION CONTENT 01.1. These revised Army Dress Regulations have been devised to form an amalgam of JSP 336 Vol 12 Part 3 Clothing Pamphlets 1-16 and Officers Dress Regulations - and will supersede both in April 2007. 01.2.
They are designed to provide a ready access in electronic format, both on AEL and DII, to
all features of Army dress regulations, except for clothing scales which can be found by link to DC IPT…Also, illustrations with requisite NSN numbers can be seen by access to DC IPT’s Photo Library on the following link... ARMY DRESS COMMITTEE - FUNCTIONS AND PROCEDURES 01.3.
The Army Dress Committee considers all proposals affecting authorised orders of dress and
embellishments for officers and soldiers and approves the wearing of new pattern clothing; no deviation from any authorised pattern of clothing is permitted. 01.4. Before any dress proposal is formulated to amend these regulations, either to change an existing item of dress or to seek approval for a new item, advice must first be sought from the Army Dress Committee Secretary. 01.5. Should any proposal involve a new design, or change to an existing design, of a badge, crest or logo, prior advice must first be obtained from some or all of the following Army dress advisers: a. The College of Arms through PS12(A) and approval of the Inspector of Regimental Colours (see note at the end of this Section). b. Def DPR(A) . c. The Army Historical Adviser and Assistant Adviser. d. The Corporate Analysis branch at MOD. 01.6. Other changes of design will normally involve prior help and advice from the Historical Advisers. 01.7. Once initial advice has been received on design aspects, where public money is involved the source of funding must be identified by the proposer which will normally require the production of a Business Case to Log Sp at HQ LAND as appropriate, and funding authority will form an integral part of the formal dress proposal and this should include the total numbers of officers and soldiers involved, by ranks, within authorised establishments. 01.8. The Dress Proposal, illustrated where necessary, would then be submitted to the Army Dress Committee Secretary at PS12(A) to include: 1 Part 1 – Section 1
a. The College of Arms through PS12(A) for badges and emblems for approval of the Regimental Inspector of Colours (see note at the end of this Section). b. Agreement of the Colonel or Colonel Commandant of the regiment or corps, and of the honorary Colonel and Colonel-in-Chief, if appropriate. c. The relevant chain of command. d. Agreement of other regiments or corps who may be affected. 01.9. The Army Dress Committee usually meets three times a year and any finalised dress proposal should reach the Army Dress Committee Secretary at PS12(A) at least three weeks prior to the meeting. Minor proposals, and any urgent special case proposal, may by considered Out of Committee and if approved would be ratified with Decision Number at the next full Committee meeting. 01.10. Army Dress Committee Minutes will contain a record of decisions and the relevant Decision Number will constitute the formal authority. Notes: Inspector of Regimental Colours The office of Inspector of Regimental Colours was instituted in 1806 in order to regulate the design of the various Colours, Guidons, and Standards of the Army. Regulations for these had been laid down in 1768, but were widely ignored and designs left to the whim of individual Colonels. The first Inspector was George Nayler (1764-1831), York Herald, later Garter King of Arms. Since that time the office of Inspector has normally been held by Garter King of Arms. The present incumbent, Thomas Woodcock, was appointed in 2010. As the Army's heraldic adviser he is responsible for approving all new designs for Colours, Guidons, Standards, Cap Badges, Defence Agenc