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It is not the intention of the Association to impose unnecessary formality on our members but it is consistent with the regimental esprit de corps engendered by our service in the Scottish for us to present the best possible appearance at the public parades etc in which we are involved. Other Associations have introduced a suggested dress code and in keeping with the high standards always expected of Scottish members we wish to keep ahead of the others.
To this end we set out below desirable dress standards. It is emphasised that these standards are guidelines only. The last thing we want is to discourage members from attending Association functions, if they feel that they cannot comply with dress standards.
Therefore we encourage members to adopt the following:
1. Kilt of Black Watch tartan, worn in accordance with the Standing Orders of the Black Watch and the 30th Battalion, viz. "with the front apron meeting the first pleat and 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15cm) above the hip bones with the bottom cutting the knees or when kneeling, the front just touching the ground. NEVER to be worn with braces."
2. Leather Sporran, preferably Army pattern with Cross of St Andrews badge. (obtainable from Frank Woodhams)
3. Khaki Balmoral with Red Hackle (obtainable from the Association - see the Memorabilia Page)
4. Blue or black blazer or highland jacket (only one lapel badge, preferably the RSL badge)
5. White shirt
6. Regimental Tie (obtainable from the Association - see the Memorabilia Page)
8. Hose - Lovatt Green (obtainable from Frank Woodhams)
9. Scarlet Sock flashes made of 1½ inches (4cm) wide material sewn to a garter side by side (not overlap) so that 3 inches (8cm) protrude past the sock turnover. The material should be single not doubled or tucked. An inverted vee will be cut from point to point to a depth of 1½ inches (4cm) at the centre. When worn the inside edge of the inside flash will be in line with the centre of the leg.
10. Kilt Rosettes should be worn by members previously holding the rank of commissioned officers, warrant officers and sergeants only.
11. Black shoes
Kilts, Highland Jackets and other Scottish items can be obtained from Doug Manger of St Kilda Retail (previously known as All Things Tartan) of 166 Glebe Rd Booral Queensland, (07) 3282 0031, or via their web site at www.stkildaretail.com.au
1. Blue or black blazer with grey slacks (only one lapel badge, preferably the RSL badge)
2. Khaki Balmoral with Red Hackle (obtainable from the Association - see the Memorabilia Page)
3. White shirt
4. Regimental Tie (obtainable from the Association - see the Memorabilia Page)
5. Black shoes
The following shows the placement of the badge and how the Balmoral should be worn.
The Red Hackle and the Badge, either 30 Bn or RNSWR, should be placed so that the rear of the tartan backing is level with the front of the ear and the Red Hackle is between the badge and the tartan backing.
The Balmoral is worn straight on the forehead and with the head band parallel to the ground in each direction. The spare material of the Balmoral should be pulled well to the right so that the left side of the Balmoral, the Badge and the Red Hackle are all vertical.
Medals and Name Tags
When medals are to be worn, only approved medals should be worn on the left breast. Unauthorised or deceased relatives' medals and commemorative medals should be worn on the right breast on ANZAC Day only. Name tags will be worn on the right lapel (so as not to obscure medals worn on the left).
As uniformity of dress, particularly head dress, within the ranks, enhances the appearance of the Association when marching, the Association has adopted the following for Parades:
1. A Coy (Scottish) Members and Members wearing Re-enactment Uniforms will form the Escort to the Banner Party and will lead the Association, with A Coy Members having priority. Unless directed otherwise by the organisers of a Parade, the Banner Party will be made up of the bearers of the Australian National Flag, the Association Standard and the Association Banner
2. The next ranks will be formed by members wearing Kilt and Khaki Balmoral.
3. The next ranks will be formed by members wearing trousers and Khaki Balmoral.
4. The next ranks will be formed by members wearing Kilt and Blue Balmoral or Glengarry.
5. The next ranks will be formed by members wearing trousers and Blue Balmoralor Glengarry.
6. The remainder will bring up the rear.
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