Why do officers wear brown gloves. It's not just the RN, it almost everyone, the army, the crabs, even the police. Any ideas?
Defintiely brown for Officers. I recall that it was because Officers gloves were 'rei-service' so brown was chosen. Don't know why RAF Officers wear black then. They're actually quite nice (leather) gloves.Geoff_Wessex said:Mmm I thought RN officers wore black ones - and Pussers Issue to JRs was always gloves, woollen, navy blue. Standard issue gloves for Prison Officers are black, and I've never seen the Plod in other than black gloves - not that we have coppers around here anyway.
I Believe it is something to do with, when they give so much Sh*t to the lower deck it doesn't show so much on their gloves. :lol: :lol: :lol:Reservist-Monkey said:
To quote one of the instructors on my POLC a few years ago, in answer to a question from one of the female course members about gloves and when a begloved RM Colour Sgt was approaching:Reservist-Monkey said:
"Gloves? Gloves?! Only two kinds of people wear gloves...... Royal Marines and poofters!"
All officers wear brown gloves - senior Police, Army, RM and RAF included - I have noticed this at various tri-service parades I've been to. As to why they are brown and not black I do not know, but it certainly makes the Army look smart as at least their shoes, Sam Browne and gloves all match ! RAF wear white cotton for ceremonial guard duties. I thought that in the RN female SR's were issued with black leather gloves - don't know if that still happens today or not.Reservist-Monkey said:I knew you lot would know the answer!
Sheesh, I thought HH would be the font of all knowledge.
Crabs do wear brown ones
Best I could find, for now
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