Officer Pattern Dress for Warrant Officers

#2
Looks like "bush jacket" and trousers to me - I though RN WO/ Senior Rates were entitled to draw and wear this rig in warmer climates any way. I may be wrong as I'm a submariner and we wear what we like anyway :thumright:
 
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#4
Can't believe the RAF advertise that God-awful uniform on their website! Thought the intention was to get people to join!
 
#7
Why does the RAF publish its' uniform regulations on its' website and the RN just shows a group of photographs?Answers on a postcard please!
 
#8
Nutty said:
London said:
I was thinking specifically about Officers' No 1 Dress:

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.3762
Having looked at your link pray what is th difference between S/Rs and Officers No 1.s except for the sword argument which has been aired before.?????

Nutty
SRs have 6 buttons, and Officers have 8.
But if WOs aren't Commissioned status, do not have a separate Mess, and are not entitled to a salute, why want to be dressed as one?
Vanity perhaps ? -- look at me I'm a Warrant OFFICER..... maybe the same could be said of SRs - Petty OFFICER, Chief Petty OFFICER ????

:)
 
#9
whitemouse said:
Nutty said:
London said:
I was thinking specifically about Officers' No 1 Dress:

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.3762
Having looked at your link pray what is th difference between S/Rs and Officers No 1.s except for the sword argument which has been aired before.?????

Nutty
SRs have 6 buttons, and Officers have 8.
But if WOs aren't Commissioned status, do not have a separate Mess, and are not entitled to a salute, why want to be dressed as one?
Vanity perhaps ? -- look at me I'm a Warrant OFFICER..... maybe the same could be said of SRs - Petty OFFICER, Chief Petty OFFICER ????

:)
Gee whitmouse I missed the button count now I suppose two buttons do make a difference.

Nutty
 
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angrydoc

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#10
Don't say it too loudly whitemouse - the newspapers already have bother in working out whether or not a PO is an Officer or not!
 
#11
Nutty said:
whitemouse said:
Nutty said:
London said:
I was thinking specifically about Officers' No 1 Dress:

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.3762
Having looked at your link pray what is th difference between S/Rs and Officers No 1.s except for the sword argument which has been aired before.?????

Nutty
SRs have 6 buttons, and Officers have 8.
But if WOs aren't Commissioned status, do not have a separate Mess, and are not entitled to a salute, why want to be dressed as one?
Vanity perhaps ? -- look at me I'm a Warrant OFFICER..... maybe the same could be said of SRs - Petty OFFICER, Chief Petty OFFICER ????

:)
Gee whitmouse I missed the button count now I suppose two buttons do make a difference.

Nutty
That's why I put a smiley, Nutty ... .. :p
 
#12
Nutty said:
whitemouse said:
Nutty said:
London said:
I was thinking specifically about Officers' No 1 Dress:

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.3762
Having looked at your link pray what is th difference between S/Rs and Officers No 1.s except for the sword argument which has been aired before.?????

Nutty
SRs have 6 buttons, and Officers have 8.
But if WOs aren't Commissioned status, do not have a separate Mess, and are not entitled to a salute, why want to be dressed as one?
Vanity perhaps ? -- look at me I'm a Warrant OFFICER..... maybe the same could be said of SRs - Petty OFFICER, Chief Petty OFFICER ????

:)
Gee whitmouse I missed the button count now I suppose two buttons do make a difference.

Nutty
Yes they do, in my day the made the jacket cost a h*ll of a lot more for a start.
 
#13
Maxi_77 said:
Nutty said:
whitemouse said:
Nutty said:
London said:
I was thinking specifically about Officers' No 1 Dress:

http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.3762
Having looked at your link pray what is th difference between S/Rs and Officers No 1.s except for the sword argument which has been aired before.?????

Nutty
SRs have 6 buttons, and Officers have 8.
But if WOs aren't Commissioned status, do not have a separate Mess, and are not entitled to a salute, why want to be dressed as one?
Vanity perhaps ? -- look at me I'm a Warrant OFFICER..... maybe the same could be said of SRs - Petty OFFICER, Chief Petty OFFICER ????

:)
Gee whitmouse I missed the button count now I suppose two buttons do make a difference.

Nutty
Yes they do, in my day the made the jacket cost a h*ll of a lot more for a start.
Is that why all of you left the top button undone - to save wear and tear ?

^~
 
#14
whitemouse said:
SRs have 6 buttons, and Officers have 8.
But if WOs aren't Commissioned status, do not have a separate Mess, and are not entitled to a salute, why want to be dressed as one?
Vanity perhaps ? -- look at me I'm a Warrant OFFICER..... maybe the same could be said of SRs - Petty OFFICER, Chief Petty OFFICER ????
Army and RAF WO1s/WOs wear officer pattern uniforms - why not RN WOs??
 
#15
A few years ago the RAF changed their WO`s uniforms back to WW2, thats what they look like, perhaps there`s a Tame Crab out there that can verify it.
 
#16
London said:
whitemouse said:
SRs have 6 buttons, and Officers have 8.
But if WOs aren't Commissioned status, do not have a separate Mess, and are not entitled to a salute, why want to be dressed as one?
Vanity perhaps ? -- look at me I'm a Warrant OFFICER..... maybe the same could be said of SRs - Petty OFFICER, Chief Petty OFFICER ????
Army and RAF WO1s/WOs wear officer pattern uniforms - why not RN WOs??
Is this change for change sake - and are you a WO by any chance ?

What benefits will it have, surely it will only mean more cost to a WO wearing Officers rig, and they will still be living in the SR's mess ?

:)
 
#17
Of course occiffers uniforms are more expensive, its the cost of the filter system fitted to the trousers. This ensures that their farts smell of old splice
 
#20
Didn't need them (warrant Officers) when I was in the Navy (silly old bugger) Why - other than to satisfy the ponges and the crabs do they need them today - do away with them save a fortune!

Conversely going back even further Sub Lieutenants used to be Masters Mates - they were Warrant Officers! so lets go back to Nelsons days; Post Captains, Lieutenants, Midshipmen, Warrant Officers, Petty Officers (small officers) AB's, OD's Who needs the rest!
 
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