The Official History of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Appendix IV. Dress Regulations of The New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1918
Appendix IV. Dress Regulations of The New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1918.
The following Dress Regulations were issued in 1918. They embody the final modifications.
|1.||Badge.—The badge of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade was the crest of the Earl of Liverpool, the Hon. Colonel of the Regiment: On a chapeau a lion rampant supporting a Man-of-War's Church pennant proper, with the motto "Soyes Ferme."|
|2.||Jacket.—A pair of badges, facing inwards, will be worn on the collar as follows:—
|3.||Shoulder Titles.—A black metal "N.Z.R.B." title will be worn on each shoulder-strap of the jacket and greatcoat. The base of the title will be ¼-inch from the shoulder seam. The "N.Z.R.B." wil be 2½ inches by 5/8-inch.|
|4.||Blaze.—Each Unit has a distinctive blaze of Black Melton Cloth.|
Brigade Headquarters: An eight-pointed star of two superimposed squares of 1½ inches.
First Battalion: A square, 1½ inch side, worn as a diamond.
Second Battalton: A square of 1½ inch side.
Third Battalion: An equilateral triangle, with a perpendicular height of 1½ inches, having the apex uppermost.
Fourth Battalion: An equilateral triangle, with a perpendicular height of 1½ inches, having the base uppermost.page 534
Fifth Battalion (The Reserve Battalion): A diamond 2¾ inches by 1¾ inches, the longer axis perpendicular.
The blaze will be worn on both sleeves of the jacket and of the greatcoat, the top to be 1½ inches below the shoulder seam, the centre line of the blaze being in line with the centre line of the shoulder strap.
Buttons.—Black horn "Rifle" buttons; large, 37 lines; small, 27 lines.
Officers: Jackets,—four large buttons down front, six small buttons, four for pockets and two for shoulder straps. Greatcoats,—eight large buttons in two rows of four each down the front, and seven small buttons, three for coat strap, two for shoulder straps, and two for vent at back.
Other Ranks: Jackets,—Five large buttons down front; six small buttons, four for pockets and two for shoulder straps. Greatcoats,—five large buttons down front; and seven small buttons, three for coat strap, two for shoulder straps, and two for vent at back.
|6.||Belts.—Officers and First Class Warrant Officers will wear brown Sam Browne Belts. All other ranks will wear Webb equipment belts.|
Boots, Puttees and Leggings.
|8.||Spurs.—Mounted Officers will wear spurs. Transport sergeants and drivers will wear spurs with black spur straps.|
|9.||Trousers, Breeches, Etc.—Riding breeches will be worn by Officers, transport sergeants, drivers, and officers' grooms. All other ranks (including all Warrant Officers) will wear trousers. The leg of the trouser will be worn turned down three inches over the top of the puttee.|
|10.||Ties.—Officers will wear khaki knitted ties.|
|11.||Collars and Shirts.—Collars and shirts will be of the Regulation service coloured flannel.page 535|
Drill Order and Court Martial.
Officers—Mounted: Brown gloves, belts, boots, gaiters, and spur straps.
Officers.—Dismounted: Brown gloves and belts, khaki puttees, black boots.
Officers—Mounted: Web equipment without packs, khaki puttees, black boots and black spur straps.
Officers—Dismounted: Web equipment with packs, khaki puttees and black boots.
|14.||Badges of Rank—Officers.
|15.||Slouch Hats.—Slouch hats will be worn peaked, with the brim flat, and with brown leather chin straps, width, 35 inch. Caps will not be worn by any ranks at any time.|
|16.||Puggaree.—Regulation issue puggaree will be worn by officers and other ranks, and will be sewn to the hat.|
|17.||Hat Badge.—A black badge, lion facing to the right of wearer, will be worn in front of hat, the bottom of the badge touching the upper edge of the puggaree.|
|18.||Greatcoats.—Greatcoats when worn must be properly buttoned up.|