UK Forces: Civilian clothes in the Mess

Posted: October 15, 2008 in British Forces, Research, Soldiers, Uniforms, Writing

Just a quick bit of info for anyone feeling inclined to write in a UK military setting. If you have your characters be in the Mess (e.g. Sergeants and Warrant Officers Mess), may they live there or be in the mess in Civilian clothes for whatever reasons, if they are males, they will always, always wear a top with a collar.

So, never have your character in a collarless t-shirt (unless they are in PT kit and on their way to and from Phys), but have them in a shirt instead, or in a polo-shirt. Anything’s fine, as long as it has a collar.

Just sayin’. It’s the little details that make it real, aye? 🙂


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