Royal Canadian Navy Regulating Branch
And Naval Police

Ratings' Uniforms
1910 - 1948

Introduction

From it's formation in 1910, Officers and Ratings of the Royal Canadian Navy wore for the most part, uniforms identical to those worn by the British Royal Navy. As with most military entities, official Dress Regulations were sometimes altered or ignored, and varied between Ship and Station, especially in wartime. Period photographs and examples of existing artifacts often prove exceptions to the rule. As well, changes in Dress Regulations could take several years to come into effect, especially in ships in far stations.

Prior to the end of the First world War it was common for sailors to either make some of their clothing, or purchase articles of clothing and uniform that had been made on board ship. At least one afternoon a week was devoted to "make and mend", where sailors cleaned, altered or made their clothing. Dress Regulations went into great detail to ensure that locally made clothing was up to Navy standards regarding material and pattern.

It is sometimes difficult for a landsman to fully comprehend the intricasies of Naval dress. The patterns and names of many of the items of dress are steeped in Naval tradition and myth.

The British 1897 Uniform Regulations which were in effect in 1910 and copied by the RCN separated the sailorís uniform into three specific patterns or Classes, known as Class I, II, and Class III Rigs.

Class I was a "Fore and Aft" uniform with a peaked cap and single or double breasted jacket with brass buttons, worn by Chief Petty Officers. In 1920, Petty Officers with 4 yearsí seniority were allowed to wear this rig, and by the 1930s, most Petty Officers (with a few exceptions) were wearing it. This was the standard rig worn by Masters At Arms and some Regulating Petty Officers. This rig remained essentially unchanged until Unification in 1968.

Class II uniform or "Square Rig" was the familiar sailor's uniform of flat hat, blue or white jumper and bell bottomed trousers. This is the rig worn by "ratings dressed as seamen". It was initially worn by ratings up to and including the rank of Petty Officer. With minor variations in detail, this was the standard rig worn by seamen ratings until Unification.
An affectation of some sailors was to privately purchase specially tailored uniforms of superior quality, known as "tiddly suits". The jumpers were tailored so tight that often a messmate's assistance was required pulling the jumper over the shoulders. Or alternatively, zippers were sewn into the sides of the jumpers. Silk shirts and artificially faded collars were worn and gold badges replaced the issue red insignia. An extra piece of cloth was sometimes sewn into the bottom of the trousers, expanding them into very wide bell-bottoms. In extreme cases red and green cloth linings were sewn into the inside of the jumper cuffs. The cuffs could be rolled back to produce a "port and starboard" effect. These "tiddly suits" would be worn only off duty, thus evading the the wrath of Chief Petty Officers or the Master At Arms.

Class III or "Fore and Aft" uniform with peaked cap and single breasted jacket with black buttons. Worn by "sailors not dressed as seamen" ie: non watchkeepers and daymen. This included Regulators and Ship's Corporals or Police. This pattern of uniform was obsolete by the late 1940s.



The 1918 Royal Canadian Navy Uniform and Clothing Regulations were taken almost word for word from Royal Navy Dress Regulations. Sections not pertinent to the study of Canadian uniforms ie: Royal Marines, have been omitted from this online version.


Uniform and Clothing Regulations for
Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers,
Men and Boys of the Fleet, and for
Boys in Training Establishments, of
H.M. Canadian Naval Service.

DEPARTMENT Of the NAVAL SERVICE,
OTTAWA, January 2, 1918.

The following Uniform and Clothing Regulations for Petty Officers, Men and Boys of the Fleet, and for Boys in Training Establishments, are hereby promulgated,
By Command,
J. R. HEMSTED.

UNIFORM AND CLOTHING
REGULATIONS
FOR
Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers, Men and Boys of the Fleet, and for Boys in Training Establishments, of H.M. Canadian Naval Service.


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Index

Notes To Reulations For Ship's Companies
Section II - Kits - Class I
Class II
Class III
Officer's Stewards and cooks 3rd class
Boys in Training Establishments
Recovered Deserters
Band Ratings
Mess Uniform for Ward Room and Gun Room Officers'Servants
Section III - Regulations for Badges of Rating and Distinction
Section IV - Regulations for Wearing of Medals
Section V - Description of Dresses
Section VI - Clothing Gratuities
Section VII - R.N.C.V.R. Regulations
Section VIII - Sketches


SECTION 1.

Uniform.

The Officers, Men, and Boys of His Majesty's Canadian Navy, shall wear such Uniforms as may be from time to time laid down, in pursuance of His Majesty's pleasure. (Vide Art. 4 and, 154 of the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions 1913.)


PATTERNS OF UNIFORM.

The Patterns of Uniform as shown in these Regulations are to be strictly adhered to, and no deviations whatever allowed.

MATERIAL FOR CLOTHING.

All Materials for Uniform Clothing authorized to be worn by Naval Ratings are supplied through the Dockyard. No material is to be worn of a quality inferior to the Service article or deviating from it in pattern or colour. Should a man provide himself with any such clothing it will not be accepted as part of his kit. This remark applies equally to all made-up articles of clothing, i.e., hats,jerseys, boots, etc.

MARKING OF CLOTHES.


The clothes of all ratings are to be marked.
The clothes of men dressed as Seamen are to be marked as follows, with a 3/8-inch type, block letters:-

Blue clothes-with white paint.
White clothes and bedding--with black paint.
Jerseys and comforters-with red worsted.
Overcoats and jackets- in upper part of sleeve.
Trousers, drawers, and cholera belts - on the inside of the waistband at the back.
Jumpers (except working jumpers) -under the collar.
Working jumpers-on the back close up to the collar-seam.
Canvas overall jacket--on the back close up to the collar, on the inside.
Flannels and check shirts-on the tail.
Hats and caps-in crown.
Cap covers--on the band inside.
Towels, handkerchiefs - diagonally across the corner.
Boots and shoes-inside the upper.
Jerseys--on the inside of the bottom tabling.
NOTE.-The marking of clothes of Class I and Class III is to conform as far as possible with that laid down for Class II.


MARKING OF BEDDING.


The bedding of all ratings is to be marked as follows, with 1-inch type,
block letters:-,
Beds-on the foot, the name facing the foot.
Blankets-at the head, the name facing the foot.
Bed covers-at the sewn-up end, facing the open end on top.

MARKING OF CAP BOXES AND DITTY BOXES.


Cap box.-The name is to be stamped on a brass plate 3/4 inch wide, which is to be riveted to the outside of the box in the centre of the lid.
Ditty box.-The name is to be stamped on a brass plate 3/4 inch wide, which is to be screwed to the box immediately under keyhole.

INSPECTION OF CLOTHING AND BEDDING.


At musters and inspections of kit the clothing and bedding are to be laid out in the manner shown in sketches No. 9 and No 10, copies of which are to be posted on the mess deck for general information and guidance.

NOTE.-The following articles are those which are to be considered strictly uniform within the meaning of Art. 759 of -the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, 1913:-

Duck Uniform Jumpers.
Blue jean collars.
Blue cloth caps.
Sennet hats.
Hat or cap ribbons.
Black silk handkerchiefs.
Knife lanyards.
Distinctive marks, such as badges of rating, good conduct, gunnery, etc.,
and the blue binding on the flannel vests.


DRESS REGULATIONS FOR SEAMEN

Occasions on which to be worn Dress
No.
P.O.'s and Men dressed as Seamen
In temperate
climates
Inspections, musters, ceremonial occasions,
Sunday in harbour.
1 Serge jumper with cuffs, gold badges and collar,
serge trousers (mustering suit).
On leave on week-days, Sundays at sea* 2 Serge jumper (red badges) and collar, serge
trousers.
On working days for all ordinary duties, i.e.
usual drills, boat and other ordinary work
3 Serge jumper (red badges) and collar, serge trousers.
In all
climates
For night clothing and in wet weather 4 Serge jumper (red badges) and serge trousers.
By working parties for general cleaning of
ship, and other extraordinary duties,
when better clothing would be spoiled.
5 White working jumper and duck trousers.¶
In hot
climates
Inspections, musters, ceremonial occasions,
Sunday in harbour.§
6 Duck uniform jumper with collar, duck trousers.
On leave on week-days,§
Sundays at sea.*
7 As for No. 2 (but with duck trousers),
or No. 6, as ordered.
On working days for all ordinary duties,
i.e., usual drills, boat, and other ordinary work
8 As for No. 3 (but with duck trousers),
or No. 6, as ordered.
In all
climates
Coaling, refitting, and dirty work. 9 Overall suit.

Notes

*Unless otherwise directed, duty men and boys, i.e., Quartermasters, Signalmen, Side Boys, etc., and Admirals' and Captains' boats' crews, are to wear this dress in harbour when the rest of the ship's company are in No. 3 dress.
¶Drawers to be worn in cold or wet weather, and jerseys, if being worn with other clothing or specially ordered.
§Serge jumpers and trousers, with collars, are to be worn by men on leave between sunset and 8 a,m.
The dress to be worn by Classes I. and III. will be regulated so as to correspond with that being worn by the Officers, and with reference to the work they are engaged on.
See Notes to Dress Regulations for Ships' Companies.


Notes to Dress Regulations for Ship's Companies.

(1) By the word collar in Seamen's dress is to be understood the detached blue jean collar.

(2) Neck-handkerchiefs are always to be worn except by men employed coaling or refitting. They are to be tied behind the collar, the bight in front being confined by the strings, which,having been first tied together, are to be tied tightly in a bow over the handkerchief, leaving a bight about 3 inches long. The handkerchief should thus be firmly secured to the jumper.

(3) Knife lanyards with knives attached are to be worn by all men wearing seamen's dress.

(4) Caps are always to be worn, except as shown in paragraph 5.

(5) In Ships in harbour and Shore Establishments Hats are to be worn:
(a) with blue clothing during the summer season, weather permitting, on occasions of ceremony, and on Sundays as ordered by the Senior Officer present;
(b) always with No. 6 Dress;
(c) at any time as a protection from the sun, if ordered by the Senior Officer present.
Hats are not to be worn at sea, unless specially ordered as a protection against the sun.
Both hats and caps are to be worn square on the head.

(6) White caps or cap covers are to be worn with white clothing. They are also to be worn with blue clothing from lst May to 30th September inclusive.

(7) Ribbons on hats and caps are to
be worn with the name straight in front, and tied in a bow over the left ear, in such a manner that the centre of the lettering on the ribbon is over the nose.
The ends of the bow are to be of equal length not exceeding 2 inches in length.

(8) Jerseys are to be worn with blue clothing, and with white working dress during cold weather, as directed by the Senior Naval Officer present.

(9) Comforters may be worn in exceptionally cold and raw weather,and during night watches when blue worsted gloves or mitts may be worn.
In the daytime comforters are only to be worn when specially ordered, except that individuals may be permitted to wear them temporarily on the Medical Officer's recommendation. They are to be worn as follows: One turn round the throat, and a half hitch, the ends being tucked in inside the jumper and trousers.

(10) Overcoats may be worn by men on duty or on leave in cold or wet weather, the blue jean collar being worn inside.
Petty Officers and Leading Seaman and equivalent ratings are to wear their badge of rating embroidered in red on their overcoats. No other badges are to be worn.

(11) All jumpers are to be cut down 11 inches, the tapes being rove through a becket 1 inch up from the bottom of opening. The junction of the sleeve with the body is to be at the point of the shoulder.

(12) Boots or shoes are to be worn when men are in blue clothing, except when decks are wet, and in hot climates.
Brown canvas shoes, of approved pattern may be worn on board at the Captain's discretion.

(13) Cycling dress. - Men cycling on duty are to wear the Service brown gaiter (to be supplied to them on loan).

(14) Mourning. If men desire to wear mourning for private reasons they are to be allowed to wear a band of black crape, 2 inches wide, and of double thickness, round the left arm, midway between the point of the shoulder and the point of the elbow.
On occasions of public mourning the men are not to be required to wear mourning.

(15) Identity Discs. - Every person serving in H.M.C. Naval Service shall wear an Identity Disc. Each disc is to be stamped with the individual's name, rank or rating, official number, and religion.
After the necessary stamping, they are to be issued and worn, being attached in the following manner: - One end of the wire is to be fastened to the eye of the disc, and the other fixed to form a loop round the wearer's neck.
Letters are to be stamped on the discs with metal stamps 8th inch in size, and numbers with 3/32nd inch stamps.

(16) Life-Saving Gear.-So far as it is supplied for personal issue to Officers and Men; is to be dealt with as Clothing Stores. The supplies to H.M.C. Ships consist of Kapok Waistcoats, Inflated Belts, and Swimming Collars. The stocks of this gear on board ship, are to be taken on charge by the Accountant Officer, in the Clothing Account, who is to arrange for them to be issued individually to Officers and Men, the articles so issued being removed from charge in the Clothing Account, a nominal list not being necessary.
The personal issue will be made as follows: To each Officer on going afloat; to each man and boy on being drafted to sea, as a first issue, the article being treated as an item of Kit and supplies in replacement made as necessary from the stocks on board without charge to the individual. The best position for wearing the Inflated Belt is around the body just under the breasts. It should not be worn around the waist. Before trying the tapes in front it will be advantageous to pass each end through the loops which will be fitted to the cover for this purpose. Spare valves and sheet India-rubber for effecting repairs in Inflated Belts will be supplied on demand. The articles of life-saving gear which are supplied to Officers and men as a personal issue, while serving, are to be returned on the retirement or discharge of the individual concerned.


Section II.
Kits

Class I.
Class II.
Class III.
Officers' Stewards and Cooks, 3rd Class.
Boys in Training Establishments.
Recovered Deserters. Band ratings.
Mess Uniform for Ward Room and Gun Room Officers Servants.

UNIFORM OF CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS
(CLASS I).
COMPULSORY KIT.

Jackets, D. B. Cloth 1
Jackets, S. B. Serge 1
Jackets, S.B. Duck 2
Tunics, Drill 2
Waistcoat, Cloth 1
Waistcoat, Serge 1
Trousers, Cloth 2
Trousers, Serge 1
Trousers, Duck 2
Trousers, Drill 2
Caps, Cloth 2
Cap Covers, Drill 3
Flannels 3
Drawers 2
Cholera Belts 2
*White Shirts, soft fronts 2
¶*White collars 6
Neckties (black silk) 2
Bows (black- silk) 2
*Blue check shirts 4
*Check collars 6
Socks or Stockings 2
Half Boots 1
Bed 1
Blanket 1
Bed covers 2
§Blue Combination Suit 1
Braces 1
Aprons (Chief Ship's Cook
(only)
2
Boot Brushes 1
Hair brush 1
Clothes brush 1
Tooth brush 1
Horn Comb 1
Type 1
Towels 2
Leggings (Seaman Class Ratings
only)
1
Clothes Chest, large 1
Discs, Identity 1

*C.P.O. ratings may elect to take 2 extra White Shirts and three White Collars in lieu of a similar number of Check Shirts and Check Collars.
§Seaman Class 1 suit,
Engine Room Ratings, Electricians and Artisan Ratings 2 suits.
Other C.P.O. ratings will not be supplied with the combination suit.
¶Soft White Collars, of approved pattern, may be worn as an alternative to the white Linen Collars.

OPTIONAL.-NOT GRATUITOUS.

Jacket,. D.B., Tartan 1
Waistcoat, Tartan 1
Trousers, Tartan 1
Overcoat 1
Waterproof Coat 1
Sou' Wester 1
Leggings (other than Seaman class) 1
Shoes, Black leather 1
Shoes, Brown Canvas 1

The following additional articles of clothing willl be issued gratuitously on first entry:-
Jacket, S.B. Serge 1
Trousers,- Serge 1
White Shirts 2
Half Boots 1

NOTE.-Chief Petty Officers other than Seaman and Artisan Ratings may be supplied with Drill Tunics and Trousers in lieu of Duck Jackets and Trousers. Chief Stokers, on receiving the rating, will be supplied gratuitously with two Blue Combination suits.


UNIFORM OF PETTY OFFICERS AND MEN DRESSED AS SEAMEN
(CLASS II).
Petty Officers, Seamen, Artificers, Stokers, Boys, and all other Ratings not specially provided for.
COMPULSORY KIT

Authorized
Kit
Issued On
First
Entry
Issued
After
3 Months
Serge Jumper with cuff 1 1 ..
Serge jumper without cuff 2 1 1
Trousers, serge 3 2 1
Uniform Jumpers, Duck, with collar and
band
2 .. 2
Working Jumpers, Duck 3 3 ..
Trousers, Duck 4 3 1
*Blue Combination Suit 1 1 ..
§Fearnought Trousers 1 1 ..
Blue Jean Collars 3 2 1
Blue Cloth Caps 2 1 1
White Duck Cap 1 1 ..
Cap Box 1 1 ..
Sennet Hat 1 .. 1
Sennet Hat Case 1 .. 1
Hat Ribbons 2 2 ..
Black Silk Handkerchiefs 2 1 1
Socks or stockings 2 2 ..
Half Boots 2 1 1
Bed 1 1 ..
Blanket 1 1 ..
Bed Covers 2 2 ..
*Flannels 3 3 ..
§Flannels 5 4 1
Jersey 1 .. 1
Knife 1 1 ..
Knife Lanyards 2 2 ..
Soap Bag 1 1 ..
Horn Comb 1 1 ..
Hair Brush 1 1 ..
Tooth Brush 1 1 ..
Clothes Brush 1 1 ..
Blacking Boot Brush 1 1 ..
Hard Boot Brush 1 1 ..
Polishing Boot Brush 1 1 ..
Comforter 1 .. 1
Type 1 1 ..
Ditty Box 1 1 ..
Cap Cover 1 1 ..
Clothes Stops 24 24 ..
Drawers 2 2 ..
Cholera Belts 2 2 ..
Towels 2 2 ..
Check Shirts 3 3 ..
Leggings (Seaman Class ratings only) 1 1 ..
Kit Bag 1 1 ..
Discs, Identity 1 1 ..

*Except Stoker ratings.
§Stoker Ratings only

OPTIONAL-NOT GRATUITOUS.

Overcoat 1
Waterproof Coat 1
Sou' Wester 1
Leggings (Non-Seaman ratings-) 1
Shoes, Black Leather 1
Shoes, Brown Canvas 1
Waistbelt 1

Sennet Hat, Jersey and Comforter may, at the discretion of the Commanding Officer, be issued on entry if the season of the year renders such issue desirable.


Uniform for Petty Officers and men not
Dressed as Seamen.
(CLASS III.)

Ship's Corporals,
S.B. Staff
Commissary
Stewards,
Staff, and Writers.
Carpenter's Mate
Ldg. Shipwright
Shipwright.
Ship's Cooks
and Mates.
Officer's
Stewards
& Cooks
1 & 2 Class
Jacket D.B. Cloth 1 1 1 1
Jacket S.B. Cloth .. .. .. ..
Waistcoat, Cloth 1 1 1 1
Trousers, Cloth 1 1 1 1
Jacket, S.B. Serge 1 1 1 1
Waistcoat, Serge 1 1 1 1
Trousers, Serge 1 1 1 1
Jacket, S.B. Duck .. 2 .. ..
Trousers, Duck .. 2 .. ..
Tunics, Drill 3 2 4 4
Trousers, Drill 3 2 4 4
Caps, Cloth 2 2 2 2
Cap Cover, Drill 3 3 3 3
Cap Cover, Duck .. .. 2 ..
Flannels 3 3 3 3
Blue Jean Combination Suit .. 1 .. ..
Drawers 2 2 2 2
Cholera Belts 2 2 2 2
White Shirts, soft fronts 2 2 2 2
§White collars 6 6 6 6
Check Shirts 4 4 4 4
Check Collars 6 6 6 6
Neckties, Silk 2 2 2 2
Bows, Black Silk 2 2 2 2
Socks or Stockings 2 2 2 2
Half Boots 1 1 1 1
Aprons .. .. 2 ..
Bed 1 1 1 1
Blanket 1 1 1 1
Bed Covers 2 2 2 2
Towels 2 2 2 2
Soap Bag 1 1 1 1
Horn Comb 1 1 1 1
Hair Brush 1 1 1 1
Tooth Brush 1 1 1 1
Clothes Brush 1 1 1 1
Boot Brushes, set 1 1 1 1
Ditty Box 1 1 1 1
Clothes Stops 24 24 24 24
Braces 1 1 1 1
Type 1 1 1 1
Clothes Chest,large (P.O's
only)
1 .. 1 1
Clothes Chest, small and Kit
bag (Ratings other than
P.O.)
1 .. 1 1
Combined tool and Clothes
Chest.
.. 1 .. ..
Discs, Identity 1 1 1 1

§Soft white collars, of approved pattern, may be worn as an alternative to the white linen collar.

OPTIONAL-NOT GRATUITOUS.

Jackets, Tartan 1
Waistcoat 1
Trousers 1
Overcoat 1
Waterproof Coat 1
Leggings 1
Sou'wester 1
Shoes, Black Leather 1
Shoes, Brown Canvas 1
Comforter 1
The following articles of kit are to be
supplied to new entries in addition to
the regulation kit, after they have completed
three months' service :-
Jackets, S.B. Serge 1
Trousers, Serge 1
Half Boots 1
White Shirts 2

The Cloth Suit will not be issued until
three months' service has been completed,
unless it is certain that the new entry is
to be retained in the service.


Uniform of Officers' Stewards and Cooks,
3rd Class.

Authorized
Kit
Issued On
First
Entry
Issued
After
3 Months
Jackets, D. B. Serge........ 1 .. 1
Waistcoat, Cloth............ 1 .. 1
Trousers, Cloth............. 1 .. 1
Jackets, S. B. Serge........ 1 1 ..
Waistcoat, Serge............ 1 1 ..
Trousers, Serge............. 1 1 ..
Jacket, S.B. Duck.......... 2 2 ..
Trousers, Duck.............. 2 2 ..
Trousers, Drill............. 2 .. 2
Tunics, Drill............... 2 .. 2
Caps, Cloth................. 2 1 1
Cap Covers, Drill........... 3 2 1
Flannels.................... 3 3 ..
Drawers..................... 2 2 ..
Cholera Belts............... 2 2 ..
White Shirts............... 4 .. 4
White collars............. 6 .. 6
Check shirts.......... 3 2 1
Check collars.............. 6 4 2
Bows Black Silk.......... 2 1 1
Neckties, Silk............. 2 1 1
Socks or Stockings.......... 2 2 ..
Half Boots.................. 2 1 1
Bed......................... 1 1 ..
Blanket..................... 1 1 ..
Bed covers.................. 2 2 ..
Towels...................... 2 2 ..
Soap Bag................... 1 .. 1
Horn Comb................... 1 1 ..
Hair brush.................. 1 1 ..
Tooth brush................. 1 1 ..
Clothes brush............... 1 1 ..
Boot Brushes, Set............ 1 1 ..
Ditty Box.................... 1 1 ..
Clothes Stops........ 24 24 ..
Braces...................... 1 1 ..
Type........................ 1 1 ..
Cap Box...................... 1 .. 1
Kit Bag...................... 1 1 ..
Discs, Identity............. 1 1 ..

OPTIONAL-NOT GRATUITOUS.

Jacket, Tartan 1
Waistcoat 1
Trousers 1
Overcoat 1
Waterproof Coat 1
Leggings 1
Sou' Wester 1
Shoes, Black Leather 1
Shoes, Brown Canvas 1
Comforter 1
Razor 1

NOTES.-Officers' Stewards and Cooks First and Second Class are to be provided with kits according to scale.
Cloth Jackets are to be double-breasted.
Officers' Stewards and Cooks Third Class are to be supplied with reduced kit on entry; after three months' service they are to be completed to full kit if their services have been satisfactory and it is proposed to retain them in the service. The wearing of Uniform on ordinary occasions by Officers' Stewards and Cooks 1st Class and 2nd Class, is left to the discretion of the Officers who engage them, but Officers' Stewards and Cooks,2nd Class, are to wear it at Musters and Inspections. Officers' Stewards, 3rd Class, Officers' Cooks, 3rd Class, and Boy Servants are to wear Uniform on all occasions.


Kits of Boys in Training Establishments.

On
Entry
After
3 Months
Jersey 1 1
Comforter 1 ..
Trousers, Serge 3 1
Trousers, Duck 3 2
Jumpers, Serge without cuff 2 1
Jumpers, Serge with cuff 1 ..
Jumpers, Duck, working 2 2
Check Shirts, Short Sleeves 2 ..
Flannels 4 ..
Woollen Drawers 2 ..
Collars, Jean 2 ..
Socks or stockings 2 ..
Black Silk Handkerchief 1 ..
Cap Box 1 ..
Caps, Cloth 1 ..
Caps, serge 1 ..
Caps, Duck 1 ..
Cap Cover, Duck 1 ..
Hat ribbons 2 ..
Towels 2 ..
Type 1 ..
Half Boots 1 1
Knife 1 ..
Knife Lanyards 2 ..
Bed 1 ..
Blanket 1 ..
Bed cover 2 ..
Bag, Soap 1 ..
Hair Brush and Comb 1 ..
Clothes Brush 1 ..
Boot Brushes, Set 1 ..
Tooth brush 1 ..
Ditty box 1 ..
Clothes Stops 24 ..
Housewife Complete 1 ..
Scissors 1 ..
Pocket handkerchiefs 2 ..
Blue Jean Combination Suit 1 ..
Shoes, Brown Canvas 1 ..
Haversack 1 ..
Waistbelt 1 ..
Kit Bag 1 ..
Discs, Identity 1 ..
Seamanship Manual (vol. I) 1 ..

Cloth caps to be issued in lieu of serge caps when the latter are not available. Sennet hat and case may be issued if it is the medical officer's opinion that such is necessary on account of climate.


Reduced Kit for Recovered Deserters.

The following reduced kit is to be issued to a recovered deserter, the balance of the authorized kit being supplied as the state of his account permits. (See Clause 27.) The issue of this kit is not gratuitous, except in the case of Boys recovered from desertion when still under 18 years. (See Clause 4-Sec. VI).

Serge Jumper 1
Pair Trousers, Serge 1
Duck Working Jumpers 2
Pairs Trousers, Duck 2
Blue Cloth Cap 1
White Duck Cap 1
Cap Ribbon 1
Flannels 2
Pairs Socks 2
Blue Jean Collar 1
Black Silk Handkerchief 1
Pair of Boots 1
Knife 1
Knife Lanyards 2
Comb 1
Towels 2
Tooth Brush 1
Bed 1
Blanket 1
Bed Covers 2
Type 1
Cap Cover 1
Canvas Overall Suit 1
Identity Disc 1


Kit of Band Ratings.

The kit and clothing gratuity of Band ratings entered prior to 1st August 1912 is to remain the same as authorized by Monthly Order No. 15 of 1st April 1912; Band ratings entered after 31st July 1912 are to be dressed as Seamen, and are to be kitted up according to authorized scale for that Class.

Mess Uniform for Ward Room and Gun
Room Officers' Servants.

The authorized mess uniform for Seamen employed as Ward Room and Gun Room Officers' Servants is as follows:-

Pair Cloth Trousers 1
White Drill Frocks 3
Pairs White Cotton Gloves 3


SECTION III.
Regulations for Badges of Rating and Distinction.

Chief Petty Officers will not wear badges of Rating. The rating is denoted by the wearing of distinctive gilt buttons.
Distinctive badges denoting special qualifications or duties are to be worn by them on each side of the collar of the long jacket.
They will not wear good conduct badges.
Engine Room Artificers will not wear any badges.
Petty Officers and Men are to wear the badges denoting rating, good conduct, and special qualifications to which they are entitled, as hereinafter described. Badges denoting rating are to be worn on the left arm, and those indicating special qualifications or duties on the right arm, in the position described in Sketch No. 11.
Although Officers' Stewards and Cooks, 1st class, of over five years service as such are allowed to wear the Cap Badge authorized for ratings, wearing Class 1 Uniforms, they are to wear their distinguishing badges on the right arm, as laid down for Petty Officers and Men, and not on the collar.
Officers' Stewards and Cooks, and Boy Servants, are to wear the Cap Badges authorized for ratings wearing Class III Uniform.
New entries are to be supplied with a Cap Badge for each cap in their free kit.
The Crown, as the emblem of authority, is combined with all Petty Officers' and Instructors' badges as well as the Police badges.
All Petty Officers, Seamen, and Marines who are temporarily employed on police or patrol duties, are to wear the police badge on the left cuff whilst actually on duty.

BADGES OF RATING.

The following are the badges of rating:-
(a) Petty Officers Crossed anchors surmounted by a Crown.
(b) Leading Seamen and other Leading Rates-an anchor.

GOOD CONDUCT BADGES.

Good conduct badges are to be worn on the left arm, the line joining the upper points of the first badge to be 5 inches from the point of the shoulder. (See Sketch No. 11.)
The badges are to be hemmed on to a foundation-the gold and red on a cloth foundation, blue on a drill foundation--yellow thread being used for gold badges, red thread for red badges, and blue thread for blue badges.
The edges of the foundation are to be quite plain, and are to be 1/8 of an inch from the badge.
When more than one good conduct badge is worn, the distance between them is to be 1/2 of an inch-measured perpendicularly.

GOOD SHOOTING BADGES.

Good shooting badges are to be worn by all marksmen 1 1/2 inches above the point of the right cuff of No. 1 serge jumpers or from end of sleeve of jumpers without cuffs.

MATERIAL FOR BADGES.

All badges worn on cloth and best serge dresses are to be embroidered in gold, those on other serge dresses in red worsted, and those on white in blue cotton.

DISTINGUISHING BADGES. GENERAL REMARKS.

A star above the badge in every case indicates a man of superior qualifications, and another star below denotes that the man has passed for and is performing certain special duties.
So as not to necessitate all badges being changed when a special qualification is altered, stars are supplied inde-pendent of badges, and capable of being sewn on or removed as necessary. Spare crowns are also supplied separately, so that in case of a man being given an Instruction Rating, etc.,the badge already in his possession can easily be altered.
The single gun, torpedo, or rifle, when worn, is always to point away from the body.
The following is a descriptive list of badges indicative of special qualifications or duties, viz.:-
*Gunner's Mate and Gunlayer, 1st Class.- Crossed guns with star and crown above, and star below.
*Gunner's Mate.-Crossed guns with star and crown above.
*Gunlayer, 1st Class.-Crossed guns with star above, and star below.
*Gunlayer, 2nd Class.-Crossed guns with star above.
*Gunlayer, 3rd Class.-Crossed guns.
*Chief Petty Officer (G.), Petty Officer (G.), not being Gunlayer or Gunner's Mate-and Seaman Gunner.- Single gun with star above.
*Torpedo Gunner's Mate (Higher Standard).- Crossed torpedoes with star and crown above, and star below.
*Torpedo Gunner's Mate.-Crossed torpedoes with star and crown above.
*Torpedo Coxswain.-Crossed torpedoes with wheel above.
*Leading Torpedo Man.- Crossed torpedoes with star above.
*Chief Petty Officer (T)., Petty Officer (T.), and Seaman Torpedo Man.-Single torpedo, with star above.
*Chief Yeoman of Signals.-Crossed flags, with star and crown above, and two stars below.
**Yeoman,of Signals.-Crossed flags, with star above and two stars below.
**Leading Signalman.-Crossed flags, with star above and star below.
**Signalman.-Crossed flags, with star above.
**Ordinary Signalman and Signal Boy.-Crossed flags.
*Chief Petty Officer and Petty Officer Telegraphist.- Wings, with crown above.
** Leading Telegraphist-Wings, with star above and star below.
**Telegraphist.-Wings, with star above.
**Ordinary and Boy Telegraphist.-Wings.
**Good shooting badges:
1st Class-Crossed rifles, star above.
2nd Class-Crossed rifles.
3rd Class-Single rifle.
*Physical Training Instructor, 1st Class.-Crossed clubs, with star and crown above and star below.
*Physical Training Instructor, 2nd Class.-Crossed clubs, with star and crown above.
NOTE.-A Physical Training Instructor is not to wear any other distinguishing badge than the badge of that rating, except good shooting badge.
*Mechanician.-Propeller, crown and star above and star below.
*Chief Stoker.-Propeller, crown above, and star below.
**Stoker Petty Officer.-Propeller, star above, and star below.
**Leading Stoker (passed for Stoker Petty Officer).-Propeller, star above.
**Stoker, Stoker 2nd Class.-Propeller.
*Chief and other Armourers.-Gun, crossed axe and hammer, star above.
**Armourers' Mates and Crews.-Gun, crossed axe, and hammer.
*Blacksmith, Plumber,Painter 1st Class, All Chief and other Carpenters' Mates, and skilled Shipwrights of whatever rating. -Crossed axe and hammer with star above.
**All other Artisans.-Crossed axe and hammer.
*Naval Police.-Crown between letters N.P.
**Naval Schoolmaster, Ship's Steward, Second Ship's Steward, Ship's Steward's Assistant, Ship's Steward's Boy, All Writers. -Star, gold on cloth.
** Ship's Cook, Ship's Cook's Mate. -Star, silver on cloth.
Officers' Stewards and Officers' Cook ratings. -Plain disc.
**Sick Berth Staff.- Red silk cross on white cloth ground in gold circle on cloth; red worsted cross on white cloth, in red circle on serge; red cotton cross in blue circle, on drill ground on white. To be worn on right arm by all ratings.
The letters L. M, and O are worn in addition,above these badges, by Laboratory Attendants, Masseurs, and Operating Room Attendants respectively.
** Buglers.-Bugle.
**Advanced Class Boys.-Anchor, small.

*Are made and issued in large size for wearing on arm, and in small sizes for wear by Chief Petty Officers.
**Are made in large size only.

Note.-The material on which badges are embroidered is to be cut as follows:- For Chief Petty Officers,-To the shape of the collar,
For others.-As supplied through the Dockyards; to be hemmed on, with black thread on blue, white thread on white.

For diagrams of Badges see Sketches Nos. 12 and 13.


DISTINCTION BRAID FOR WOUNDS.

A strip of gold braid is to be worn by men wounded since the beginning of the present war, to indicate each occasion on which the wearer has been wounded. This braid is to be two inches in length and is to be sewn perpendicularly on the middle- of the left sleevee of the coat or jumper, with the lower end three inches from the bottom of the sleeve. Additional strips of braid marking each subsequent occasion on which the wearer has been wounded will be placedd on either side of the first strip (beginning on the left) at intervals of half-an-inch.
The gold braid for wounds is to be worn in respect of all injuries (including immersion, shell-shock, etc.,) caused by an act of the enemy since the beginning of the present war for which a hurt certificate is granted.


SECTION IV,
Wearing of Medals.

Medals are to be worn at Inspections, on Sundays, and on all occasions of ceremony -when jumpers with cuffs are worn.
Medal ribbons may be worn on other occasions.
The ribbons of medals are to be 1 inch in length, unless the number of clasps requires them to be longer, in which case the ribbon is only just to show above the top clasp. When there is more than one medal, the distance between the ribbons is to be 1/8 inch. The ribbons when worn alone are to be only 1/2 inch in length and sewn on a cloth attachment close together.
The ribbons of the medals are to be sewn on a foundation of blue cloth. with a canvas stiffening at the back. The foundation is to extend 1/2 inch on top and sides as a margin, the bottom to be cut off close to the ribbons. One inch of ribbon is to be sewn on the cloth attachment to allow the medal and clasps with another inch or more of ribbon to overlap the inch sewn to cloth.
Medals or ribbons are to be worn on the left breast, placed in a line 12 inches below the point of the shoulder. The upper edge of the cloth foundation is to be placed 1 1/2 inches from point of shoulder; the ribbons will then be 2 inches from point of shoulder.
Medals are to be worn " obverse " outwards, commencing with the end furthest from the shoulder:-
(a) British decorations in order of seniority (see Article 167 of the King's Regulations, 1913).
(b) British medals as directed in Article 167 of the King's Regulations, 1913, with war medals in order of date.
(c) Foreign decorations in order of date.
(d) Foreign medals in order of date.
The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and the Medal for Good Shooting come after all war medals.
Medals awarded by a society for bravery in saving human life, if specially authorized to be worn, are to be worn on the right breast, similarly to those on the left, and on the same horizontal line.
NOTE.-The " obverse " side is that on which the head of the Sovereign is shown.


SECTION V.

DESCRIPTIONS. OF DRESSES.

Dress Long Jacket.

CLASS I.

Blue cloth and tartan, double breasted, with stand and fall collar, four gilt uniform buttons, and button-holes to correspond on each side; three buttons to show, the fourth button being under the lapel, in which one buttonhole is to be worked; the lowest button to be in line with the top of the pocket.
A pocket on either side fitted with a flap, the upper edge being in line with the hip. The length of the jacket- to be one inch below the fork.
Sleeve.-Chief Engine Room Artificers and Chief Electrical- Artificers will wear three large gilt buttons on the cuff. All other ratings to wear an opening at the cuff with two small gilt buttons.
NOTE.-The Master-at-Arms will, on dress occasions, wear a frock coat of the following pattern, and a sword of the pattern worn by Gunners (Warrant Officers):-
Blue frock, single-breasted, fall down collar, four uniform gilt buttons on the front at equal distances apart, the upper button being 5 inches below the seam of the collar, the bottom button on the seam of the skirt. The skirt to be 3 inches above the knee.

CLASS III.

(A.) SHIPS' CORPORALS-SICK BERTH STEWARDS AND ATTENDANTS-1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD WRITERS AND BOY WRITERS-2ND SHIP'S STEWARD SHIPS' STEWARDS' ASSISTANTS AND BOYS-SHIPWRIGHTS -SHIPS' COOKS. 2ND SHIPS' COOKS, LEADING COOKS' MATES, AND COOKS' MATES.
To wear the same pattern as above except that the buttons are to be of black horn.
(B.) OFFICERS' STEWARDS AND COOKS. Blue tartan or cloth (same pattern as for (A.). Officers' Chief Stewards and Cooks and Officers' Stewards and Cooks, 1st Class, with five years service as such, will wear Gilt Buttons, Crown and Anchor. - Other ratings will wear Horn Buttons, Crown and Anchor.

Working Dress Jacket.

CLASS I.

Of serge or duck, single-breasted, with stand and fall collar, with four gilt buttons equidistant, the upper button being 3 inches from the seam of the collar, a hook-and-eye being fitted at the seam to enable the collar to be closed when a shirt is not worn, as in the Tropics. The collar to be 2 inches deep at the point, tapering to 12 inches at the back. The lowest button to be in line with the pockets, which are to be fitted with flaps, the upper edge of the pocket being in line with the hip. The length of the jacket to be 1 inch below the fork. The cuffs of the sleeves to be the same as for dress jacket. Red badges to be worn on serge, blue badges on duck.

CLASS III.

The same pattern as above. NOTE .-When attending table, Officers'Stewards may wear either the dress jacket or black evening dress clothes, at the discretion of the Officers. In hot climates white jackets may be allowed.

White Tunics.

CLASS I.

For wear in hot climates, when Officers wear tunics.
Of white drill-single-breasted-with a stand-up collar I4 inches deep, rounded in front, hook-and-eye at neck, four gilt buttons (removable) equidistant, the top botton being 1 1/2 inches from the seam of the collar, an opening at the bottom of each side seam 5 inches long. A patch pocket, without flap, on each breast. The badge denoting special qualifications is not to be worn on the collar but on the right cuff 3 inches from the end; it is to be fastened by two button fasteners. Chief Engine Room Artificers and Chief Electricians are to wear three large gilt buttons on the cuffs. Engine Room Artificers are not to wear any distinctive buttons on the cuffs of white tunics.

CLASS III.

Same pattern as above. Buttons to be white horn.


Waistcoats.

CLASS I.

Blue cloth and tartan, single-breasted, with no collar, the opening to be from 3 to 4 inches, with six gilt buttons.

CLASS III.

Same as above, with black horn buttons.

Working Dress Waistcoats.

CLASS I.

Blue serge, single-breasted, with no collar, the opening to be from 3 to 4 inches, with six gilt buttons.

CLASS III.

Same as above, with black horn buttons.


Blue Serge Jumper with Cuffs.

CLASS II.

Of serge, to extend 3 inches below the hips, with an inside pocket on left breast, as indicated in Sketch No. 1. Sleeves to extend to the wrist-bone. Two buttons to the cuffs. Serge collar as per Sketch No. 1.

Blue Serge Jumper without Cuffs.

CLASS II

Of serge, same pattern as above, but with the cuffs removed, as shown in Sketch No. 2.
Sleeves to extend to 1 inch above the wrist-bone.
When used as Night Clothing-eyelets to be fitted by the men themselves.

White Uniform Jumper (Bound). CLASS II.

Of duck, with inside pocket on left breast, as indicated in Sketch No. 3.
Collar to be of blue jean, having a border of three rows of 3/16 of an inch white tape, 1/8 of an inch apart.
The tape on the collar is to be sewn on by hand.
The jumper to be bound round the bottom and ends of sleeves with blue jean, 1/2 an inch wide, which is to be stitched on.
Sleeves to extend to 1 inch above the wristbone.

White Working Jumper.

CLASS II.

Of duck, same pattern as above, but with a plain single duck collar, and not bound.


Trousers.

CLASS I.

Blue cloth and tartan, blue serge and duck, made with a fly-front.

CLASS II.

Blue serge and duck, as shown in Sketch No. 4.
To be made with a flap, and the leg to be of the same width at knee and bottom, viz.: a uniform width of about 12 inches. To be fitted with a waistband 4 inches deep, the tightness of which is to be regulated by a lacing at the back (four holes) which is to be tied in a bow at the upper holes, the ends being 4 inches long.
The lacing for serge trouserss to be 1 inch blue worsted tape, and for duck trousers 1 inch white tape.

CLASS III.

Same as for Class I.


Blue Combination Suit.

CLASS 1 AND II.

As supplied through the Dockyards.


Canvas Overall Suit.

CLASS II.

To be made of No. 7 canvas and of approved pattern.
Jacket.-To be single-breasted, with stand-up collar 1 1/2 inches deep.
Four buttons, the upper one to button close to the throat just below collar seam. Large outside patch pocket on each side of the jacket on the hip.
Trousers.-To be made with fly-front, two buttons, fitted with a canvas belt (and buckle) sewn on at the back under a loose canvas becket, and rove through a canvas becket on each side seam.
Only " badge of rating " to be worn on left arm.

CLASS III.

Optional-same as for Class II


Blue Cloth Cap.

CLASS I.

Of blue cloth of established pattern:-
(a) The outside diameter of the crown of the cap to be 2 3/4 inches greater than the inside diameter of the band (i.e. hatters size).
(b) The height of the quartering to be 1 5/8 inches in front, 1 3/4 inches at the sides, and 2 inches at the back, a piping being worked between quartering and the crown.
(c) The band to be 1 3/4 inches in depth, with piping 1/8 of an inch from the lower edge to keep the mohair band in place.
(d) The band to be stiffened by 2 1/4 inches of stiffening canvas, and the quarterings to be partially supported by wadding.
(e) A plain band of mohair, 1 1/2 inches deep, to be worn over the band of the cap, the seam being in front so that the cap badge covers it.
(f) The peak to be made of patent black leather, showing about 1 3/4 inches at the centre, and inclined down from the band of the cap at an angle of about 60 degrees.
(g) A chin-stay of patent black leather 3/8 of an inch wide to be secured by a black button at each end.
(h) Metal stretchers are prohibited.

CLASS II.

Of blue cloth of established pattern:-
(a) The outside diameter of the crown to be 2 1/2 inches larger than the outside diameter of the band.
The quartering to be 1 1/2 inches in height, a piping being worked between it and the crown.
(b) The band to be 1 1/2 inches in depth, a piping worked being at 1/4 of an inch from the lower edge to keep the cap ribbon in place.
(c) These dimensions being followed, the name on the cap ribbon should always be visible.
(d) The lining to be of blue sateen, or of some such material, the crown being stiffened by an interlining of a single thickness of duck.
(e) To be fitted with a shaped stiffener.
(f) To be fitted with two ventilation holes on each side in the quartering just over the band.
(g) To be fitted with a chin-stay of 1-inch blue worsted braid, fastened at one end in the seam of the crown. Length to be adjusted by the wearer.
(h) Cane grommet to be fitted inside to spread the crown. Metal stretchers are prohibited.

CLASS III.

Same pattern as for Class I.
NOTE.-The serge cap worn by boys in Training Establishments is to be of the approved pattern.


White Duck Cap.

CLASS II.

Of duck of established pattern:-
(a) The outside diameter of the crown to be 2 1/2 inches larger than the outside diameter of the band.
The quartering to be 1 5/8 inches in height.
(b) The band to be 1 3/8 inches in depth, a piping being worked at 1/4 of an inch from the lower edge to keep the cap ribbon in place.
(c) These dimensions being followed, the name on the cap ribbon should always be visible.
(d) The lining to be of grey jean with an interlining of American Cloth and the outside band to be of blue cloth same as for blue cloth cap.
(e) To be fitted with a shaped stiffener.
(f) To be fitted with two ventilation holes on each side in the quartering just over the band.
(g) To be fitted with a chin-stay of 1-inch blue worsted braid, fastened at one end in the seam of the crown. Length to be adjusted by the wearer.
(h) Cane grommet to be fitted inside to spread the crown. Metal stretchers are prohibited.


Cap Cover.

CLASS I.

Of marcelline, made to button at the back and with the quarterings 3/8th of an inch deeper than those of the blue cloth cap with peak. The band to be 7/8ths of of an inch in depth, and the dimeter of the crown to be 5/8ths of an inch greater than that of the cap.
The mohair band and badge of the cap to be worn outside the cap cover.

CLASS II.

Of duck, the crown being slightly larger than the cap itself, to prevent puckering. The quarterings to be 1 7/8 inches in height, and the band 1 3/8 inches deep.
The cap ribbon to be worn outside the band of the cap cover.

CLASS III.

Same as for Class I.
Ships' Cooks, Ships' Cooks' Mates, Officers' Cooks and Assistants, will wear the Class II cap cover as a "white cap" in working dress.


Cap Badges and Devices

CLASS I.

The badge worn over the mohair band is to be a crown and anchor, the latter encircled by two rows of narrow plain embroidery on a ground of black velvet.
For the military branch the device is to be embroidered in gold and silver, the anchor being of silver.
For branches other than the Military Branch the whole device is to be of gold.
Electricians and Engine Room Artificers are to have the ground of the badge of purple velvet.
Officers' Stewards and Cooks 1st Class with five years service as such, are to wear the gold badge.

CLASS III.

Engine Room Artificers, 5th Class, Boy Artificers, Ships' Corporals, Sick Berth Stewards and Attendants, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and and Boy Writers, 2nd Ship's Steward, Ship's Stewards' Assistant and Boy, Shipwright, Ships' Cooks, and 2nd Ships' Cooks, Cook's Mates, and 2nd Cook's Mates. Officers' Stewards and Cooks 1st Class, with less than 5 years service as such, Officers' Stewards and Cooks, 2nd and 3rd Class, and Boy Servants.

Crown and Anchor embroidered in red.


Cap Ribbons.

CLASS II.

Of black silk ribbon, 1 3/16 inches broad and 45 inches long, the name of the ship, &c. being embroidered in gold letters 1/2 of an inch deep, according to sealed pattern.


Sennet Hats.

CLASS II.

To be of white sennet with oval crown, 3 inches high; brim to be straight, 3 1/2 inches wide, inclined up-wards 1 1/2 inches and bound with 5/8-inch black braid; to be fitted with ventilation holes, in each side of the crown; sides of crown to be lined with flannel; the hat to be moderately stiffened; weight not to exceed 10 ozs.
A chin stay of 1-inch blue worsted tape to be attached to the top of the inside of the hat band. Length to be adjusted by wearer.
Note.-Sennet hats are originally stiffened by being washed over with a solution of " Best No. 1 Gelatine," about 1/2 oz. of which is used to each hat, and then blocked and ironed over.
When the hats get limp and out of shape, they can be easily re-stiffened and brought back to their original shape by similar treatment, and for this purpose a hat block and gelatine are supplied to each ship.


Sennet Hat Cases.
CLASS II.

To be of unbleached calico (or white drill) made to fit closely round the crown of the hat and completely enclose the hat, the opening being tied closely, to exclude dust, &c.


Shirts.
CLASS I.

To be white for "dress," and blue check for " working dress."

CLASS II.

Blue check, without collar, and with short sleeves, as shown in Sketch No. 7.

CLASS III.

To be white for "dress," and blue check for " working dress."


Collars.
CLASS I.

To be white turned down, for "dress," and blue check, turned down, for "working dress."

CLASS II.

Of blue Jean, of approved pattern, as shown in Sketch No. 5. The white tape to be sewn on by hand.

CLASS III.

Same as for Class I.


Neckties.
CLASS I.

To be of approved pattern of black silk, made up into a bow for " dress," and of black silk tied in a sailor's knot for " working dress."

CLASS III.

Same as for Class I.


Black Silk Handkerchief.
CLASS II.

Of approved pattern.


Flannels.
ALL CLASSES.

To be made of the material supplied through the Dockyards, and of the pattern shown in Sketch No. 6, having a rectangular opening not exceeding 23 inches inside measurement, and bound with 2-inch blue jean. The length to be from 39 to 45 inches, according to the height of the wearer.


Drawers.
ALL CLASSES.

To be of cotton material of white colour. Other patterns may be worn if desired, but they must be white or of a light neutral colour.


Cholera Belts.
ALL CLASSES.

To be made of one thickness of flannel and one thickness of fearnought, with pocket. Other patterns may be worn if desired, but they must be white in colour.


Jersey.
CLASS II.

To be made of blue worsted, closely knitted, without pattern, and with a collar 1 inch deep. Front and back to be alike.


Comforter.
ALL CLASSES.

Blue in colour, of approved pattern.


Socks and Stockings. ALL CLASSES.

Blue in colour, of approved pattern.


Half-Boots. ALL CLASSES.

Of approved pattern.


Black Leather Shoes. ALL CLASSES.

Of approved pattern.


Brown Canvas Shoes. ALL CLASSES.

Of approved pattern.


Towels.

ALL CLASSES.


Optional pattern, but colour must be white.


Ditty Box.

ALL CLASSES.


To be 12 inches in length, 8 inches in breadth, and 6 inches in depth, of approved pattern.


Knife.

CLASS II.


Of approved pattern only.


Knife Lanyards.

CLASS II.


Of approved patterns.


Bed, Blanket, Bed Covers, Type,
Cap Box, Mitts. Housewife.

ALL CLASSES.


Of approved pattern.


Soap Bag, Horn Comb, Hair Brush,
Tooth Brush, Clothes and Boot Brushes,
Razor, Scissors, Gloves, Clothes Stops.

ALL CLASSES.


As supplied through the Dockyards.


Waterproof, Leggings, Sou'-Wester.

ALL CLASSES.


Of approved pattern.


Haversack, Pocket Handkerchief.


Special for Boys in Training Establishment; as supplied through the Dockyards.


Buttons

CLASS I.


To be gilt, same design as worn by Officers, except that the crown and anchor is to be surrounded by a plain rim.
The sizes of buttons are to be-

1 1/8 inches for Overcoats.
7/8 inch for long Jackets and Frock Coat (Master-at-Arms).
9/16 inch for Waistcoats.

Buttons on Blue Cloth and Serge Trousers are to be of Black ivory (plain), 11/16 inch.
Buttons on White Trousers are to be of white metal, and dead-eye pattern.
Buttons on Blue Jean Combination Suit are to be of black metal.

CLASS II.

Overcoats.-Black horn crown and anchor button, 1 1/8 inches.
Serge Jumper, with cuff, and Serge Trousers.-Black ivory (plain), 11/16-inch buttons.
Duck Trousers. - White metal buttons of dead-eye pattern.
Canvas Overall Suit.-Yellow, 1 1/8 inches, flat, with raised rim, and fitted with four holes to take seaming twine.

CLASS III.

(Except Boy Artificers as such, and when rated Artificers, 5th Class.)
(a) Black horn crown and anchor buttons-
1 1/8 inches for Overcoats.
7/8 inch for Cloth and Serge Jackets.
9/16 inch for Cloth and Serge Waistcoats.
(b) White horn crown and anchor buttons-
7/8 inch for Duck Jackets
(c) Black ivory buttons (plain),
11/16 inch for Cloth and Serge Trousers.
d) White metal buttons, dead-eye pattern, for Duck Trousers.
(e) Yellow buttons, plain, 1 1/8 inches (as in Class II.), for Canvas Overall Suit.
Boy Artificers to wear same as Class I., except that brass buttons are to be worn instead of gilt on Cloth and Tartan garments (the brass buttons to be retained when Boy Artificers are rated Artificers, 5th- Class, and until they are rated Artificers, 4th Class) and black horn on Serge garments.
Officers' Stewards and Cooks, 1st Class, with five years service as such, are to wear gilt buttons in lieu of black buttons.


Overcoat.

ALL CLASSES.

As supplied through the Dockyards.
NOTE. -No badges except those denoting rating (embroidered in red) are to be worn on the overcoat.


Waistbelt.

CLASS II.

To be of blue webbing, approximately 2 1/4 inches wide, and of approved pattern only as supplied from the Dockyards.


Apron.

CLASS I. AND III.

White in colour, of optional pattern.


Duck Bag. CLASS II.

As supplied through the Dockyards.


SECTION VI.

Clothing Gratuities.

All clothing gratuities provided under King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions are hereby cancelled, and these Regulations are to be substituted for all previous Clothing Regulations issued.

(a) Money Allowances.

1. The following annual gratuities will be provided for the upkeep of kit:-
Chief Petty Officers..........$36.00
Petty Officers and Men
dressed as Seamen..............24.00
Petty Officers and Men not
dressed as Seamen..............33.00

Ed. note: The gratuities were increased in 1920 as follows:
Chief Petty Officers..........$60.00
Petty Officers and Men
dressed as Seamen..............40.00
Petty Officers and Men not
dressed as Seamen..............56.00

2. These gratuities will commence,, as regards men, on the anniversary of their entry; as regards boys, on leaving the Training Establishment on completion of training.
Boys, on attaining the age of 18 years whilst serving in the Training Establishment, are to have their kits completed to full allowance according to scale, and are to be credited with the gratuity according to the prescribed scale.
Men who have been out of the Service during their first year are to be credited with the gratuity on completing one year's service borne on Ship's books.
3. Recovered deserters, who had completed the necessary service to entitle them to the clothing gratuity prior to desertion, are to be credited with the gratuity from the date of re-entry for pay.
4. Recovered deserters, who had not completed the necessary service to entitle them to the clothing gratuity prior to desertion, are to be credited with the gratuity on completing the balance of service.
5. Boys recovered from desertion are to be kitted up gratuitously with the reduced kit for recovered deserters, the balance of authorized kit being supplied at their own expense as the state of their account permits; as far as possible, they are to be kitted up with the reduced kit from kits returned into store under Clause 27.
6. Boys who are over 18 years of age on recovery from desertion are not to be provided with a reduced kit gratuitously; they are to be credited with clothing gratuity on date of re-entry for pay.
7. The gratuity is to be credited on the Ledger quarterly, the proper proportion being credited on the first of each quarter, any balance creditor being paid at settlement on the last day of the quarter.
8. The first credit, on the anniversary of a man's entry, or, in the case of Boys, on leaving the Training Establishment or on attaining the age of 18 years, is to be adjusted to the end of the current quarter, any number of days over fifteen days being reckoned as a complete month, fifteen days or under being discarded.
9. The Clothing Gratuity is to be credited in the "Other Credits" column, charges for clothing issued being entered in the proper column, unexpired portions of Clothing Gratuity in "Other Charges" column. Charges for Soap and Tobacco require to be distinguished from charges for clothing, and should be entered in red ink.
10. A notation of the date when the Clothing Gratuity should next be credited is to be inserted in the remarks columns of the Ledger, and noted on the pay documents of men and boys leaving Ships and Establishments.
11. Any Petty Officer or man disrated for misconduct or incompetence will be required to provide himself with the necessary clothing; his clothing gratuity will be adjusted on the lower rate for the unexpired portion of the quarter by charging the difference in rate in the "Other Charges" column of the Ledger. (See Clause 8.)
12. Men in hospital for a period exceeding 90 days, and men undergoing Detention or Imprisonment exceeding 15 days, will not be credited with the clothing gratuity after the expiration of 90 days in Hospital or during Detention or Imprisonment, their accounts being adjusted on the Ledger by debiting any unexpired portion.
13. Men discharged from the Service before the expiration of the period for which the gratuity is credited are to be charged the unexpired portion in the "Other Charges" column of the ledger. (See Clause 8).
14. Petty Officers and Men promoted to Warrant Officer will be granted a gratuity of $150 to provide themselves with the necessary uniform; this gratuity is to be credited on the Ledger and paid to the men on promotion.

Men Lent from the Imperial Service.

15. Active Service ratings lent from the Imperial Service will be credited on joining the Royal Canadian Navy with the Clothing Gratuity, and will be subject to the General Regulations for Clothing.

Ex-Imperial Service ratings.

16. Ex-Imperial Service ratings, entered for service in the Royal Canadian Navy, may elect to receive clothing gratuity from the date of entry in lieu of free kit, but will be required to complete their kit to the authorized scale at their own expense.


Supply of Uniform for which no
Contract is in Force.

17: Should there be competent men on board to undertake the work, articles of clothing for which there is no contract in force may be made on board, but men are not to be so employed during service time.
The charges of making up such articles of clothing are to be as follows, the accounts being settled monthly by the Accountant Officer of the Ship and being charged to Vote 2:-

Drill Frocks for W. R. and
G.R.O. Servants...........$0.50
Cloth Trousers for W.R. and
G.R.O. Servants............1.00
Fearnought Trousers for
Stokers....................0.25
Making Types...............0.10

The Accountant Officer will supply the materials and will take the finished articles on charge for issue as requisite.


Officers' Stewards and Cooks.

18. Captains', Ward Room and Gun Room Stewards and Cooks may, at the discretion of the Commanding Officer, be allowed to wear civilian clothes, in which case ratings entered direct from shore may have the option of drawing clothing gratuity, in lieu of being kitted up.
These ratings should provide themselves with one suit of uniform for mustering purposes; they will be permitted to take up clothing, the value of same being charged against their personal accounts.


Supply of Clothing to Survivors from
Action from Men's Own Kits.

19. Men who provide out of their own kits articles of Clothing for survivors from Action, etc. (pending their being properly re-kitted) may be credited on the Ledger with two-thirds of the full value of such articles of Clothing. The credits are to be supported by detailed statements of the Articles, showing how the amounts are arrived at, and charged to Vote 8 I.
The garments recovered from the survivors on their being properly kitted up are to be taken on charge, and retained for similar use in the event of emergency, or forwarded to one of H.M.C. Dock-yards for the purpose.


(b.) Allowances of Clothing.

20. On enlistment, men will be granted a free kit according to scale; not more than one free kit will be issued during the whole of a man's service; a man discharged from the Service and re-entering will be credited with the clothing gratuity from the date of re-entry.
21. On being granted a substantive or non-substantive rating requiring badges, or on award of Good Conduct Badges, but not on restoration of same, the requisite badges will be provided gratuitously to complete the kit allowed by scale.
22. On taking up an article of clothing requiring badges, the requisite badges will be provided gratuitously; this does not apply to Cap Badges.
23. On joining a Ship as part complement, each man will be provided gratuitously with two Hat Ribbons.
When Casual issues of Hat Ribbons are made, the signatures of the individual men receiving them should be obtained on the prescribed form; when a general issue is made on a ship commissioning or recommissioning, it will be sufficient if the issues are made in the presence of an Officer, who will certify on the form that he has witnessed the issue.
24. During the winter months a second blanket may be issued on loan to men sleeping in exposed places from the marked bedding on the Accountant Officer's charge.
25. In severe weather, when the Medical Officer of a ship is of opinion that extra blankets are required for patients in the Sick Bay, these may be obtained from the Paymaster's Stores, on loan. The number supplied is not to exceed one extra blanket for each cot occupied. The Medical Officer is to be responsible that these blankets, when returned to the Paymaster's Stores, are clean and fit for re-issue in all hygienic respects.
26. Any Petty Officer or Man promoted to a higher rating necessitating a change of uniform, will be provided with the necessary articles of clothing gratuitously, or, when only minor alterations are necessary, will be provided with the articles, such as buttons, badges,etc., requisite for altering existing uniform, and will be granted the Clothing Gratuity on the higher rate from the date of such promotion, his account being adjusted in the current quarter's Ledger by crediting the difference in rate for the unexpired portion of the quarter. (See Clause 8.)
27. Men who are discharged from the Service for any reason whatever before completing one year's service are to return all kit, except the one suit necessary for actual wear; unused articles will be taken on charge for re-issue; bed, bed-covers and blankets are to be returned to the Dockyard to be cleaned and marked for re-issue as Marked Bedding; clothes chests are to be taken on charge for re-issue; other articles of clothing which are in sufficiently good condition, are to be returned into store for issue to Training Establishments as replacements for Boys under Training, being issued at half-price; re-covered deserters may also be permitted to obtain the nucleus of their kit from this source; any remaining articles are to be sold before the mast for the benefit of the Public Service. (Art. 1438, King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions is not applicable to the Canadian Naval Service.)
28. Men discharged to the shore as undesirable, for misconduct, or after imprisonment, will be allowed to retain such articles of underclothing as may be absolutely- necessary, and also one pair of boots; the remainder of their effects will be forfeited, and will be disposed of as directed in Clause 27.
They will be supplied gratuitously with a suit of civilian clothing, a cap and a shirt at a total expense not exceeding $10.00. In cases where purchases must be made by the Commanding Officer, the total cost should not exceed $15.00
Ed. note: The above amounts were increased in 1920 to $15.00 and $20.00 respectively.
At Halifax and Esquimalt requisitions for this civilian clothing, giving sizes, will be sent to the Naval Store Officer, H.M.C. Dockyard, who will make the necessary arrangements for obtaining the clothing locally, adopting a standard pattern.
At other places the Commanding Officer will arrange for the local purchase of the requisite clothing.
29. Deserters' effects are to be dealt with in the same manner as described in Clause 27 after an absence of 30 days, after obtaining the permission of the Senior Officer.


30.-Men discharged from the Service
during the present War.

The following regulation in regard to men discharged from the Naval Service only applies during the continuance of the present war.
(a) As the wearing of uniform by unauthorized persons is prohibited, it has been decided that, during the period of the war, ratings discharged for any reason shall not retain the undermentioned articles of their kit which are strictly Uniform, viz:-

Duck uniform jumpers.
Blue jean collars.
Blue cloth caps.
Sennet caps.
Hat or cap ribbons.
Black silk handkerchiefs.
Knife lanyards.
Distinctive marks, such as badges,of rating, good conduct, gunnery,
cap badges, and Navy buttons.
And the blue binding is to be removed from the flannel vests.
(b) In the case of men discharged within in three months of entry or re-entry, and invalided men referred to in paragraph (d), the articles removed from kit are to be sold for the benefit of the Crown. In the case of men discharged whose service extends beyond three months, other than invalided men referred to in paragraph (d), the articles are to be sold and the proceeds credited to the men concerned.
(c) The procedure indicated in Clause 31 of these Regulations is still to be followed in the case of ratings who are discharged for misconduct or fraudulent entry, but the uniform clothing above referred to is in all cases (whether the men are in debt to the Crown or not) to be withdrawn from the men and sold, the proceeds being credited to the man's account as a partial set-off to the value of the full kit to be recovered.
(d) Navy ratings dressed as Seamen who are invalided from the Navy from causes outside their own control with less than three years' service are to be provided free with civilian clothes, consisting of a plain suit, cloth cap, check shirt, collar and tie, to enable them to be decently dressed to return to their homes.
e) The procedure indicated in Clause 31 of these Regulations is to be followed in procuring the civilian suits, caps and ties; shirts and collars may be drawn from Dockyard stocks. The total cost of the clothing is not to exceed eleven dollars ($11.00.)
31. Clothes Chests and Kit Bags will be supplied gratuitously as allowed to Men and Boys according to Class.

Dimensions as follows:-

Large Chest- 3 feet 2 in. in length.
1 foot 10 in. in breadth.
1 foot 10 in in depth.
Small Chest- 2 feet 0 in. in length.
1 foot 6 in. in breadth.
1 foot 2 in. in depth.

The large chest to be fitted with one long drawer and two short, with locks and keys. (See Sketch No. 8).
The small chest to be fitted with one drawer. (See Sketch No. 8.)
When a man, who is already in possession of a small chest, is promoted to a rating entitling him to a large chest, the latter will be issued gratuitously and the small chest is to be returned for reissue.
32. The following articles of clothing are to be issued to men doing the duty of Butcher:-

To last 12 months..... 2 Blue Jean Combination Suits.
1 Jersey. To last 3 years....... 1 pair leather leggings.

33. The man doing duty as Postman may be issued on loan the following articles :-
1 Oil Skin.
1 Sou' Wester.
and is ,to be supplied gratuitously with 1 pair Half Boots annually.
34. Provisional E.R.A's, and Electricians, entered provisionally for a period not exceeding three months should not be kitted up until entered permanently, but should be supplied with a working suit.
Schoolmasters will not be kitted up until entered permanently.
35. It will be the duty of Divisional Officers to see that men's kit are kept complete, but care is to be exercised that men are not ordered to take up large quantities of clothing which will cause them to become heavily in debt. Article 620 (5) of King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions is to be strictly observed.
Accountant Officers are to exercise every care to see that the requisitions are not unduly large. (Vide Art. 1743 (3) King's Regulations.)


Kitting up of Boys in Training Establishments.

36. Boys, on joining the Training Establishment are to be kitted up according to the scale prescribed.
37. During the period of training in the Training Establishment replacements at the Government expense are to be made as articles are worn out; the annual cost of replacements should not exceed the gratuity allowed by Clause 1 according to Class.
38. Losses of clothing or articles damaged by carelessness or neglect are to be replaced, and the Commanding Officer is to decide whether the value should be charged against the Boy's wages.
39. On leaving the Training Establishment, or on completion of training, the Boys' kits will be completed to full allowance provided by scale, and from the date of leaving on completion of training, they will be credited with the gratuity according to scale provided.
Boys, however, on attaining the age of 18 years, are to have their kits completed to full allowance according to scale, and are to be credited with the gratuity according to the prescribed scale; they will then cease to be dealt with under Clause 37.


40. Supply of Gymnastic Clothing to
Physical Training Instructors.

(a) The following regulations shall govern the supply of gymnastic clothing to Physical Training Instructors.
The following is the authorized gymnastic kit for Physical Training Instructors:-
2 sweaters, white.
4 vests.
2 pairs blue serge trousers.
2 pairs white flannel trousers.
(For Instructors at R.N. College only in lieu of blue serge trousers.)
(b) On qualifying as Physical Training Instructors,, men will be provided with the authorized kit, the date of grant of same being noted on their parchment certificates in the column for notations at the foot of page 3; on the anniversary of the first grant, men will be provided with the following clothing annually:-
1 sweater.
2 vests.
1 pair blue serge trousers.
1 pair white flannel trousers.
(Instructor at R. N. College only in lieu of blue serge trousers.)
For Imperial Service ratings the date of qualifying or re-qualifying as noted on parchment certificate should be accepted in arranging for the annual grant of clothing.
When an Imperial Service rating is employed at the R.N. College, he is to be provided with two pairs of flannel trousers on joining, and one pair annually from the anniversary of date of joining.
(c) Requisitions for sweaters and vests are to be forwarded to the Naval Store Officer, H.M.C. Dockyard, giving sizes.
The requirements being small, blue serge trousers, if competent men are available, are to be made on board, the necessary material being drawn from the Accountant Officer, who will take the finished article on charge by conversion note; the allowance for making is to be $1.


41. Regulations Governing the issue of Hammocks and Kit Bags to men and Boys, of the R. C. N

(a) Each individual on entry is to be supplied with two hammocks (with one set of clews, lanyards and lashings) which are to remain Government property, but are to be retained as part of his outfit until discharge from the service, when they are to be returned to the Accountant Officer and taken on voluntary charge; they are then to be returned to the Dockyard and, if serviceable, are to be cleaned and marked for issue as marked hammocks.
(b) When hammocks and accessories are worn out, they are to be surveyed by the proper officers, and replaced free of charge, subject to their being rendered unserviceable through fair wear and tear; unserviceable articles are to be returned to the Dockyard.
(c) Spare hammocks and accessories for replacement, and also for issue on loan, are to be kept on the Accountant Officer's charge; hammocks for issue on loan are to be marked with the 2" Government brand so as to be easily identified.
(d) Men wishing to retain one hammock on discharge may be allowed to do so on payment of half the issuing price if they have completed two years' service, being charged full issuing.price if discharged before the expiration of two years' service.
(e) Kit bags form part of the free Kit issued to men and boys on entry, and are to be dealt with in the same manner as Kits generally.


42.-Allowances of Loan Clothing.

The following are the allowances of the principal articles of clothing supplied to sea-going ships and to submarines, for issue on loan.
Proper accommodation is to be provided for the careful stowage of the articles, and especially is this necessary in the case of oilskins, which are required to be free to the air to avoid deterioration, and the risk of spontaneous combustion. A wired-in space, fitted with hanging-up appliances is considered to be the most suitable method of stowage.
Except where otherwise provided, all the articles are to be in the Paymaster's charge, being retained in his accounts until worn out or otherwise disposed of, the credit being supported by the usual Report of Survey or Certificate. They are to be issued, as required, to the Boatswain, Engineer Officer, or other officer, as the case may be, who will be responsible for their care and custody, and for furnishing the Paymaster with the necessary information as to losses, etc.
The ordinary regulations as to recovering the value of articles damaged or lost by neglect are applicable to these stores.
All articles of clothing issued for loan services are to be marked with a broad arrow.


Boots, Sea.

For wear by Boats' Crews, by men employed on anchor work, and by other men who are subjected by the nature of their duties to exceptional exposure.
Battleships and 1st Class
Cruisers......................20 prs.
2nd Class Cruisers and
Scouts........................12 "
3rd Class Cruisers and
other vessels.................6 "


Boots, Stokehold.

For wear by men employed in the Stokeholds.
All Vessels : 35 per cent of Engine Room complement.


Duffel Suits (Jackets and Trousers).

Supplied for the protection in cold weather (more particularly at night) of men at exposed positions at the Armament, such as crews of Anti-torpedo Boat Armament, men stationed in Control positions and at Searchlights.
The allowance of Duffel Suits is one to every man employed on the Upper Deck.
The use of these Duffel Suits is to be strictly confined to the authorized services for which they are supplied. They are not intended for ordinary Navigational and Watchkeeping work, for which purposes Watchcoats are supplied.
When not in actual use, the Suits are to be kept in a place appointed by the Commanding Officer, who is to make suitable arrangements for their issue and return.
In order that the Suits may be periodically overhauled, they are to be returned to the Dockyard for this purpose by H. M. C. Ships during the period of their annual refit or when most convenient.
Duffel Jackets may be issued to Executive Officers, the allowance being one to each officer.


Leggings, Flax.

For landing parties, Crews of Field Guns, etc.
1 pr. to every 2 or less of total complement, and, in addition, 26 prs. for each 12-pdr. Field carriage.


Oilskin Suits: Jackets, Trousers, and
Sou'westers.

For wear by Boats' Crews, by men employed on anchor work, and by other men who are subjected by the nature of their duties to exceptional exposure.
Battleships and 1st Class
Cruisers.................80 suits.
2nd Class Cruisers.......40 "
3rd Class Cruisers and
other vessels............20 "


Shoes, Gymnastic.

For the use of men undergoing physical Training.
Complement 450 and upwards... 60 prs.
Complement less than 450..... 40 "
Pearl dressing, or other suitable preparation, is provided for cleaning the above; the maximum allowance being one cake per diem for every 50 pairs of gymnastic shoes, on charge, and in constant use.


Watch Coats.

For wear by men who are subjected by the nature of their duties to exceptional exposure in inclement weather,e.g., Watchkeeping on board Ship, Sentries at Naval Barracks, etc.

Battleships and 1st Class
Cruisers.................16 No.
2nd Class Cruisers.......12 "
3rd Class Cruisers and
other vessels............6 "


Warm Clothing.

Warm clothing for protection from cold during the winter is to be issued to the men serving afloat on board H.M.C. Ships operating in Northern Waters and North Atlantic.
The scale of issue is to consist, subject to the conditions set out below, of the following:-

To each rating other than Engine-Room Ratings.

1 Winter Cap or Balaclava Helmet (for upper deck ratings only).
*1 Pair Woollen Drawers.
1 Pair Mitts.
1 Jersey (for men dressed as Seamen),
or
1 Cardigan Waistcoat (for men not dressed as
Seamen).
1 Comforter.
**1 Pair of Extra thick sockings
For the number of Seamen and Marines for whom Sea
Boots are provided in Establishment of Loan Clothing.
or
1 Pair Ordinary Thick Stockings.
2 Pairs Thick Socks.
For the remainder.

To each Engine Room Rating
1 Pair Woollen Drawers.
**2 Flannel Vests.
1 Pair Thick Stockings.
2 Pairs Thick Socks.

*An additional pair may be issued to each rating who did not receive an issue of Warm Clothing in the previous winter.
**An additional pair may be issued to each rating otherwise entitled, who did not receive an issue of Warm Clothing in the previous winter.
***Chief Petty Officer ratings may receive One Cardigan waistcoat, One pair of Mitts, and One Comforter in lieu of the two Flannel vests, if preferred.

In the case of Light Cruisers, Destroyers, and Patrols, the following modification in the scale of issue may be made :-
(i) An additional pair of mitts may be issued to each rating (other than Engine-Room Ratings), and an additional pair of Thick Socks (making three pairs in all) may be issued to each Seaman rating for whom Sea Boots are provided.
(ii) A second pair of Woollen Drawers,and a second pair of Extra Thick Stockings may be issued to each rating who is otherwise entitled,independently of whether he has received an issue of Warm Clothing in the previous winter or not.
In the case of all Ships, men who have already received an issue of Winter Clothing are not to be supplied with new articles until the previous issue has been worn out. Winter Caps or Balaclava Helmets, Woollen Drawers, Jerseys and Cardigan waistcoats are to be regarded as issued on loan, and at the close of the winter are to be collected for cleaning, repair, and re-issue when required. Further, articles are not to be issued to ratings who have previously received an issue unless they produce the previous articles for return into Store, or furnish a satisfactory explanation of their inability to produce them. Other articles in the approved scale are to be collected when worn out, with a view to their disposal for the benefit of the Crown. All the articles in the scale of Warm Clothing may be removed from Paymaster's charge on issue.
In the case of transfers from one Ship or Establishment to another, a notation is to be made on the man's papers as necessary in each case, for the information of the Accountant Officer of the Ship or Establishment to which he is being transferred, to the effect that the authorized issue of Warm Clothing has been supplied to him, and giving the date of the last issue.
In the case of Marines whose kit is replaced as necessary free of cost,: the issue is to be confined to such articles as are not comprised in their kit, viz.-
Winter Caps or Balaclava Helmets, Cardigan Waistcoats, Comforters, and Extra Thick Stockings or ordinary Thick Stockings (as the men may be entitled to an issue of these according to the scale).
In the case of all ratings, it is to be understood that this issue is made for the express purpose of providing for their comfort during winter, and if the clothing is not actually required for the personal use of the rating concerned, the issue is to be wholly or partially withheld at the discretion of the Commanding Officer. All trafficking in the Clothing is strictly forbidden,, and no man to whom an issue of the Clothing is made is to part with, or dispose of it by gift or otherwise. If the Clothing is no longer required during the winter for the actual use of the rating concerned, it is to be returned into Paymaster's Store for disposal.


Overcoats

Overcoats may be issued on loan at the discretion of the Senior Naval Officer. Overcoats so issued are to be retained by the individuals to whom issued, it being distinctly understood that they remain the property of the Government and do not at any time become the property of the individual.
In the event of an overcoat becoming unserviceable at any time, it will be replaced on survey. Particular care is to be taken to ascertain whether the overcoat has become unserviceable through the neglect of the individual, in which case the individual is to be charged an amount proportionate to the full value of the coat for the unexpired portion of the period which the coat should have lasted. The life of a coat under ordinary conditions, properly cared for, may be taken at four years. Cases in which overcoats have become unserviceable after four years through the fault of the individual may ,be dealt with at the discretion of the Commanding Officer.


Working Suits.

Are supplied for issue on loan for the following services :-
Blue Combination Suits: For men work ing in Double Bottoms.
Canvas Jackets and Trousers: For 2nd Class Stokers under training.
Canvas Jackets and Trousers and Fear- nought Trousers: For Seamen and Boys undergoing Mechanical and Stokehold training.
Fearnought Jackets and Trousers: For Butchers working in Refrigerators.
The quantities of the above mentioned Working Suits allowed are the numbers actually required for the men employed on the Services in question.


43. Ward Room Officers' Servants
(R.M.L.I.).

Each Private R.M.L.I. embarked for duty as Ward Room Officers' Servant will be provided, under the conditions laid down in' Article 1179 King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, with an annual gratuitous outfit con- sisting of :-
1 Cap with peak.
1 Plain serge suit.
3 Fine white Duck Tunics with Jean collars and cuffs.
2 Collars and Fronts combined.
1 Black necktie.
3 pairs white cotton gloves.
The serge suit and cap will be worn on occasions when the ordinary R.M. Uniform is not suitable. Corps Uniform will be worn on other occasions except when attendingg at Mess, for which purpose the Fine White Duck Tunics are provided.


SECTION VII.

Uniform Regulations for Petty Officers
and Men.

R.N.C.V.R.

Every Naval Volunteer on first enrolment and at each subsequent re-enrolment, will receive free of cost from the Department, through his Commanding Officer, the kit of his rating as provided. in the Regulations.
No free issue of clothing will take place during any period of enrolment.
A Naval Volunteer being discharged before his period of enrolment is complete will be required to hand over to the Commanding Officer of his Company all uniform clothing, arms, accoutrements, etc., which have been issued to him.
The uniform of petty officers and men of the Naval Volunteers will be similar to that for the Royal Canadian Navy, except that :-
(1) The buttons on the jackets of Chief Petty Officers are to be the same as those of the Officers of the Naval Volunteers.
The buttons of the Petty Officers and Seamen are to be of the same pattern, but of black horn.
(2) The tape trimmings of the collar are to be in waved lines running parallel to each other.
(3) All badges worn on cloth or No. 1 serge dresses are to be embroidered in gold; those on other serge dresses, in red worsted; on the white working dress they are to be blue.
(4) The cap ribbon is to be of approved pattern for the Royal Naval Volunteer reserve.
A "Badge of efficiency" is to be worn by men who were returned as efficient in the last annual return. This badge is to consist of a chevron of waved gold, red, or blue braid, worn on the right arm midway between the elbow and the wrist, the point of the chevrons being towards the elbow. Men who have been five times returned as efficient are to wear one star, and those who have been returned ten times are to wear two stars, above the "Badge of efficiency."
Naval Volunteers who have passed the examination for " Able Seamen " are, in lieu of the "badge of efficiency," to wear two chevrons of waved gold, red, or blue braid on the right arm midway between the elbow and the wrist, the points of the chevrons being towards the elbow.
Signal Ratings are to wear Signal Badges on the right arm midway between the elbow and the point of the shoulder, under the following conditions:-

BADGE. QUALIFICATION. Crossed Flags Rating of Ordinary ' Signalman. Crossed Flags with one Star above... Rating of Signalman. Crossed Flags with. . one Star above and two Stars below Rating of Yeoman. of Signals. Crossed Flags with a Crownn and one Star above and two Stars below.. Rating of Chief Yeo- man of. Signals.. Naval Volunteers will wear Good Shooting Badges under the same Regulations as for the Royal Canadian Navy, viz.:-

lst Class.......Crossed Rifles, Star above.
2nd Class.......Crossed Rifles.
3rd Class ......Single Rifles.
Demands for these Badges are to accompany the Rifle Practice Returns to the Department.
These Badges are only to be worn during the year in which a Volunteer qualifies as a Marksman. Should he fail in any subsequent year to re-qualify he is to cease to wear the badge until he re-qualifies.
The Petty Officer as Bugle-Major is is to wear the uniform of his relative seamen rating with the addition of a Bugle Badge 1 1/2 inches above the point of the right cuff.
Buglers and boys training as buglers are to wear a Bugle Badge on the right arm mid-way between the elbow and the point of the shoulder.
Naval Volunteers are strictly forbidden to appear partly in uniform and partly in civilian dress.
Decorations and medals are to be worn in conformity with the King's- Regulations and Admiralty Instructions.

Uniform.

The regulation kit will be supplied to Petty Officers and Men free of charge on enrolment.

The Regulation Kit for each member of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve is to consist of:-
For Chief Petty Officers-
1 pair blue cloth trousers.
1 long jacket, double-breasted, cloth.
1 cloth waistcoat.
1 blue jersey.
2 flannels.
1 cap and badge.
2 cap covers (white).
1 handkerchief, black silk, half size.
1 pair braces.
I black silk necktie.
1 bag, seaman's.

Blue serge working dress-.
1 long jacket, single-breasted, serge.
1 serge waistcoat.
1 pair serge trousers.

White working dress-*
2 long jackets single-breasted, duck.
2 pair trousers, duck.

1 pair gaiters.
Distinguishing badges for jackets.

For Petty Officers and Men-

1 pair blue serge trousers (No. 1 Dress).
1 blue serge jumper.
1 blue jersey.
2 blue jean collars.
2 flannels.
1 cap and 2 cap ribbons (1 for sennet hat).
2 cap covers (white).
2 sennet hat.
1 knife and lanyard.
1 black silk handkerchief.
1 bag, seaman's.

Blue serge working dress-.
1 blue serge jumper
1 pair blue serge trousers

White working dress-.

2 duck jumpers.
2 pairs trousers, duck.

1 pair gaiters.
Distinguishing badges for jumpers.

The following articles will be lent to each Petty Officer and man when embarked:-
1 Hammock.
1 Bed.
1 Blanket.
1 Bedcover.
1 Oilskin suit (if required).


Kit for Class 2 A.

The authorized kit for Class 2 A will be:-

1 cap
1 cap ribbon, R.N.C.V.R.
1 jersey.
1 serge trousers.
1 serge jumper.
1 collar, R.N.C.V.R.
1 black silk handkerchief.
2 flannels.

and in addition, for upper deck ratings:
1 pair sea boots.
1 oilskin.
1 southwester.

and for engine-room ratings:-
1 overall suit.
1 pair Fearnought trousers.


R.N.C.V.R. Ratings called out for Service.

R.N.C.V.R. ratings called out for service should be kitted up according to the establishment for R.C.N. permanent ratings, and should receive credit for upkeep in the same manner and according to the same scale as that laid down for R.C.N. permanent ratings.
R.N.C.V.R. ratings who have been called out for service will on discharge be dealt with, as regards clothing, under the same regulations as R.C.N. ratings.


SECTION VIII

List of Sketches.

1. Serge jumper with cuffs.
2. Serge jumper without cuffs.
3. White uniform jumper and working jumper.
4. Serge and duck trousers
5. Blue jean collar.
6. Flannel.
7. Check shirt.
8. Clothes chests.
9. Method of laying out a bag.
10. Method of laying out bedding
11. Method of wearing badges
12. Diagrams of badges of distinction
13. Diagrams of badges of distinction
These sketches are for general guidance:-
The shapes of the garments are shown and the proportionate measurements given. These measurements vary according to the size of the man, but their ratio is to be maintained.
The sketches do not profess to give minute details as to stitching, etc., the sealed patterns are supplied for this purpose and should be consulted, together with the Uniform Regulations, when any doubt exists.


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