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Dress Regulations
Notes
1. Unless specified as an optional form of dress specifically reserved to female members, all orders of dress are worn by both male and female Members.
2. This does not include civilian regimental items of clothing (ties, blazers, etc.) sometimes worn by the Musical Ride or other members on certain informal occasions. Nor does it include Special Constables’ uniforms or the Marine Section uniforms (excepting Review Order) worn at sea, or on dockyard, base or coastal duties. On detached service or on land or riverine duties (as well as when ordered, for example, during amphibious-type operations), standard uniform is worn by the Marine Section.

ORDERS OF DRESS — OFFICERS, 2031 REGULATIONS

Full Dress
Felt hat; scarlet serge tunic; blue serge breeches; long boots; jack spurs; brown gauntlets when on parade with other ranks, brown leather gloves on other occasions; medals and decorations.
Arms and equipment: Sam Browne belt; sword; whistle and lanyard when mounted.
To be worn: formal public parades, state funerals; church parades; mounted or public parades with ranks in review order; meeting the Governor General on semiformal basis. To be worn: at Levees; State dinners and balls; Government House, Ottawa when acting as A.D.C. to the king or queen; on all occasions when Officers are on detached service and full dress is worn by officers of the Army or Militia To be worn: For official or formal occasions when judged more appropriate than Full Dress No.1, member’s wedding. Review Order No. 2 – Class A Dress Forage cap or felt hat; blue jacket; blue serge breeches; white shirt and collar; cuff links; blue tie; long boots; jack spurs; brown gauntlets when on parade with other ranks, brown leather gloves on other occasions; medals and decorations.
For Sergeant-Majors, blue serge tunic replaces jacket, shirt and collar and cufflinks.
Arms and equipment: Sam Browne belt; sword; whistle and lanyard when mounted.
To be worn: post inspections; non-public parades with other ranks in review order; or when appearing as a witness in high court.

Full Undress Order
Felt hat; blue jacket with belt; white shirt and collar; blue tie; blue overalls; congress boots and box spurs; white gloves; medals and decorations.
Arms and equipment: White web belt, gold sword slings, sword with steel scabbard; gold sword knot.
Or
Arms and equipment: gold sword belt.
Women wearing Full Undress Order if not wearing a sword, may, at their own discretion, replace overalls; congress boots and box spurs with long blue skirt; hosiery and pumps.
To be worn: Funerals other than state; when acting as Aide-de-Camp to a dignitary wearing semiformal attire; as a substitute for full dress when specially ordered.

Drill Order
Forage cap or felt hat; gray army regulation jacket; gray or khaki shirt with collar; blue tie; gray serge breeches; ankle boots with leggings; jack spurs; brown gloves.
Arms and equipment: Sam Browne belt; sword or revolver (with lanyard) as ordered; field glasses and case; whistle and lanyard when mounted.
To be worn: For general field duty; at target practice; mounted drill; inspection of detachments; or similar duties in spring, summer, or autumn
.

Undress Order
No. 1. Blue field service cap; blue jacket with cloth belt; white shirt and collar; blue tie; blue overalls; congress boots and box spurs; brown leather gloves.
No. 2. (Women’s Office Dress). Blue field service cap; blue jacket with cloth belt; white shirt and collar; blue tie; short blue skirt; hosiery; black leather pumps; brown leather gloves.
To be worn: For office duty, and also as an alternative dress for general field duty. Undress Orders No. 1 is to be worn by both male and female officers with Sam Browne equipment and sword at all parades with other ranks, as Orderly Officer, attending Commissioner’s Orderly Room; inspection of Barracks, when reporting at Headquarters on duty or off leave. For office duties, no Sam Browne belt is used. Undress Order No. 2 (Women) is not to be worn on parade, but is proper as an alternate dress (when permitted) for inspection of Barracks, when reporting at Headquarters on duty or off leave, and all office duties. Stripped Sam Browne belt is to be worn with it except on office duties, where a cloth belt will be substituted

Ceremonial Full Dress Order
Cocked hat, frock coat, blue overalls; congress boots; white buckskin glove; sash; medals and decorations.
Arms and equipment: gold sword belt (if sash not worn) and slings; gold pouch and belt; sword with steel scabbard; gold sword knot.
To be worn: by field grade officers on ceremonial occasions when ordered; when accompanied by military officers similarly dressed.
Note: Women wearing Full Dress Order No. 1 or Alternate Full Dress No. 1, if not wearing a sword or slings, may, at their own discretion (on occasions which take place exclusively indoors), replace overalls; congress boots and box spurs with long blue skirt, hosiery and pumps. When wearing Ceremonial Full Dress with skirt, hosiery and pumps, they are not to wear the helmet or the cocked hat.

Mess Order
No. 1. Blue field service cap; mess jacket; mess waistcoat; white formal shirt; gold cuff links and studs; blue overalls; congress boots; box spurs; white kid gloves; miniature medals and decorations; cape if appropriate.
No. 2 (Women). Women may wear Mess Order No. 1 with overalls or with long blue skirt, hosiery and pumps.
No. 3 (Women). May be worn at functions where Mess Orders No. 1 and No. 2 are worn. It is a civilian-style evening gown, with modifications for miniature rank insignia; miniature medals and decorations are worn. It is not in the normal kit issue and is bought at the officer’s expense.
To be worn: for mess dinners, formal evenings, R.C.M.P. or public social functions as judged appropriate, when acting as aide-de-camp and the dignitary is in mess attire.

Winter Clothing
Fur cap (Klondike or Columbia patterns); fur coat or overcoat or pea jacket (according to weather); black or blue knee stockings and moccasins or felt ankle boots (according to weather); mittens or gloves. Northern divisions issue native clothing as needed. Fur caps or forage caps and peacoats or overcoats or fur coats worn with Service Order or Review Order in winter as ordered.

Summer Dress No. 1/No. 2
During authorized periods in warm weather, personnel wearing Service Order No. 1 or No. 2 may discard the jacket and gloves. A brown leather belt is worn to replace braces and a tie clip to be worn. Batons, arms and equipment are to be carried as ordered. Shirt sleeves are not to be rolled.

Summer Dress No. 3
White linen jacket, breeches or trousers or short skirt, similar in cut to uniform items, worn in their stead in Service Order or Undress Orders Nos. 1, 2 and 3. Worn at Upper California Divisional Headquarters and Labs and other facilities in summer. Women officers may wear white pumps with skirt and hosiery(optional), as in Undress Order No. 2. When white trousers are worn, white oxfords replace ankle boots. White forage cap cover or field service cap may be worn by both male and female members as ordered.

Fatigue Order
Field service cap or forage cap; field jacket; blue serge breeches; long boots or ankle boots with leggings; jack spurs; brown leather gloves or gauntlets (if mounted).
Arms and equipment: Sam Browne belt; revolver and ammunition case or sword as ordered, rifle and bandolier; haversack; field glasses and case; whistle and lanyard.
To be worn: as ordered

ORDERS OF DRESS — OTHER RANKS, 2036 REGULATIONS

Review Order
Felt hat; scarlet serge tunic; blue serge breeches; long boots; jack spurs; brown leather gloves; medals and decorations as ordered.
Arms and equipment: Sam Browne equipment; bandolier, arms and lanyard as ordered.
Or
Felt hat; scarlet serge tunic; blue serge breeches; long boots; jack spurs; brown leather gauntlets; medals and decorations as ordered.
Arms and equipment: Sam Browne equipment; bandolier, arms and lanyard as ordered.
To be worn: Ceremonial and special duties; general inspections; funeral parades; court orderly; certain guard duties and when on transfer. For ceremonial duties, Officers Commanding can order the Review Order with either full or stripped Sam Browne equipment.

Walking-Out Order
Felt hat; scarlet serge tunic; blue overalls; box spurs; congress boots; brown leather gloves; ceremonial belt and buckle; medals and decorations as ordered.
Or
Forage cap; scarlet serge tunic; blue overalls; congress boots; box spurs; brown leather gloves; ceremonial belt and buckle; medals and decorations as ordered.
Or (women members) Forage cap; scarlet serge tunic; long blue skirt; hosiery; black leather pumps; brown leather gloves; medals and decorations as ordered.
Or (women members)
Forage cap; scarlet serge tunic; blue overalls; congress boots; box spurs; brown leather gloves; ceremonial belt and buckle; medals and decorations as ordered.
To be worn: On leave; on pass; for social functions where permission to wear uniform is granted.

Service Order
Felt hat or forage cap or field service cap; brown serge jacket; khaki shirt and collar; blue tie; blue serge breeches; long boots; jack spurs; leather gloves or leather gauntlets (if mounted).
Arms and equipment: Sam Browne equipment; revolver and lanyard, with or without bandolier; or stripped Sam Browne as ordered.
To be worn: For general field duty; prisoner’s escort; drill; or similar duties in spring or autumn.

Fatigue Order
Forage cap or field service cap; field jacket; blue serge breeches; long boots; jack spurs (if mounted); leather gloves or leather gauntlets (if mounted).
Arms and equipment: Sam Browne equipment; revolver and lanyard, rifle and bandolier; haversack.
To be worn: as ordered

Undress Order
No. 1. Felt hat or forage cap or field service cap; brown serge jacket; khaki shirt and collar; blue tie; blue overalls; congress boots and box spurs; brown leather gloves.
No. 2. Felt hat or forage cap or field service cap; brown serge jacket; khaki shirt and collar; blue tie; blue trousers; ankle boots; brown leather gloves.
Arms and equipment: Sam Browne equipment, except when on office duty; revolver and lanyard, with or without bandolier; or stripped Sam Brown as ordered.
To be worn: For office duty, and also as an alternative dress for general field duty.
No. 3 (Women’s Office Dress (Optional)). Field service cap; brown serge jacket; khaki shirt and collar; blue tie; short blue skirt; hosiery; black leather pumps; brown leather gloves.
To be worn: As an alternative dress for office or laboratory duty by female members, worn as ordered or at discretion of member. Not to be worn during inspections or on general duty. On inspections and all other occasions (excepting office or laboratory duty) where No. 1 and No. 2 are to be worn by the male members, they will be worn by female members.
Note: For Undress Orders No.1, No. 2 and No. 3, cloth belt is to be worn in place of Sam Brown equipment on office duty.

Tropical Dress No. 1/No. 2
During authorized periods in warm weather, personnel wearing Service Order No. 1 or No. 2 may discard the jacket and gloves. A brown leather belt is worn to replace braces and a tie clip to be worn. Batons, arms and equipment are to be carried as ordered. Shirt sleeves are not to be rolled.

Summer Dress No. 3
White linen jacket with belt, breeches or trousers, similar in cut to uniform items, worn in their stead in Service Order or Undress Orders Nos. 1, 2 and 3 with other items of equipment. Women officers may wear white pumps with white linen skirt and hosiery (optional), as in Undress Order No. 3. When white trousers are worn, white oxfords replace ankle boots. White forage cap covers or field service cap may be worn by both male and female members as ordered.

Winter Clothing
Fur cap (Klondike or Columbia pattern); fur coat or pea jacket (according to weather); black or blue knee stockings and moccasins or felt ankle boots (according to weather); mittens or gloves. Northern divisions issue native clothing as needed. Fur caps or forage caps and peacoats or fur coats worn with Service Order or Review Order in winter as ordered.

Stable Dress
Field service cap; field jacket; blue trousers; black ankle boots. During stable inspections, stripped Sam Browne equipment to be worn as ordered.

Teamsters — Summer
Driving light transport to town with officers, etc.: Forage cap; scarlet serge jacket; blue serge breeches; long boots; teamsters’ gauntlets.
Driving light transport to town with prisoners, etc.: Felt hat, brown serge jacket; blue serge breeches; long boots or overalls with congress boots; teamsters’ gauntlets.
Freighting fatigue: Felt hat or field service cap; brown serge jacket; blue trousers; ankle boots; teamsters’ gauntlets.

Teamsters — Winter
Fur cap; fur coat or pea jacket; black or blue knee stockings; felt ankle boots; mitts or teamsters’ gauntlets.

Motorcyclists
Ordinary duties: Forage cap or close-fitting helmet as ordered; goggles; motorcyclist’s gauntlets; blue serge breeches and long boots or ankle boots and leggings. Short leather trenchcoat with leather belt worn as protective outerwear.

Transport Section
Equipment same as teamsters. Transport badge worn on cap. Brown serge to be worn for ordinary duty; scarlet serge for all important occasions.
Uniform Regulations for the RCMP

Dress regulations change from time-to-time to meet the needs of the Members in the field and the pressures of a modern police service. These Regulations were taken from the RCMP web site and may not accurately reflect current operational standards.


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WALKING OUT ORDER
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