Berets with No3's


As rig no's change every week it seems, would you be referring to shirt and tie / tropical shirt? If so then I don't see why not ask a FOSTie as they have been doing as long as I can remember.. I've never been picked up for it but some old timer SR's might see their arrse
The only question from a MOG's point of view is which looks like a Royal Naval Junior Rate a beret or the new style flat caps both asppear to be a joke.

At least have baseball caps for all and look half decent.



War Hero
I think berets with Nos.3 is OK for JR's only.

Had no probs in one shore establishment with that rig, but down at Nelson you would probably get a bollocking from the Joss.

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I used to wear my beret with No.3's but only when land based, never got away with it on ship.

Suppose it depends if you have a decent boss?

Drake you could get away with it, well, unless you walk passed the MAA office :wink:

Best to check Daily orders xx


War Hero
Nutty wrote

At least have baseball caps for all and look half decent.

The Royal Chavy?

WOs SRs and Officers (staff and students) at Sultan were not allowed to wear berets other than for range stuff last time I was there. Huffy dits in Daily Words and bollockings a go go from the Commander, Jimmy, WO Joss and WO (M).

Berets are 'kin awful unless you are doing range/infantry stuff. Baseball caps are worse.


Lantern Swinger
finknottle said:
I have yet to see the Matelot who can wear a beret with the style and confidence as that of a Lean Green.

Its all in the shrinking to fit (not pleasant wearing a wet beret for hours until it dries).
As a matter of interest:

When I shot in the Inter-Command Rifle Meetings in the late 60's - early 70's, we wore full No2's, Gaiters and Cap! But we were allowed to turn the cap around so the peak was at the back whilst actually firing!


War Hero
I'm a FOSTIE and wear a Beret with my No3's.

Mine is 'shrunk to fit' I was lucky enough to have had a late Uncle as a ex 'Royal' and he showed me how to get the wetting and fitting correct, so my ferret looks the bizz.

I do, however, agree that nothing looks worse than a matelot wearing a beret which resembles the flight-deck of a carrier.

IMHO, booties berets always look the mutts nuts! ;-)