Uniforms of the Royal Air Force

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The Royal Air Force uniform is the standardised military dress worn by members of the Royal Air Force.wikipedia
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Stable belt

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The RAF stable belt may be worn with all forms of service working dress.
In the Royal Air Force, it is worn with service working dress (No. 2 dress) either covering the top of the trousers (or skirt) and the lower part of the shirt or through the belt loops if they have been specially designed to accommodate the belt's width.

Wedding of Prince Albert, Duke of York, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

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Group Captain HRH the Duke of York (later King George VI) wore RAF full dress at his wedding to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923.
Prince Albert wore RAF full dress in the rank of group captain, his senior service rank at the time of his marriage.

Combined Cadet Force

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Cadets of the ATC and CCF (RAF) Sections wear the uniforms of the Royal Air Force.
RAF cadets wear a version of the No.2 dress.

Military uniform

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The Royal Air Force uniform is the standardised military dress worn by members of the Royal Air Force.

Royal Air Force

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The Royal Air Force uniform is the standardised military dress worn by members of the Royal Air Force.

Service Dress (British Army)

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The RAF's service dress is worn on formal and ceremonial occasions.

Greatcoat

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A great coat may be worn at ceremonial events when the weather is cold.

Aircrew brevet

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The lower button was moved up to a position behind the belt and silk embroidery flying badges were replaced with ones in bullion embroidery.

Air vice-marshal

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No. 1A Service Dress (Ceremonial Day Dress), for temperate regions and for air officers only. As per No. 1 Service Dress. Air vice-marshals and above wear a ceremonial sash and shoulder boards. Entitled air commodores only add the ceremonial sash.

Air commodore

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No. 1A Service Dress (Ceremonial Day Dress), for temperate regions and for air officers only. As per No. 1 Service Dress. Air vice-marshals and above wear a ceremonial sash and shoulder boards. Entitled air commodores only add the ceremonial sash.

Tactical recognition flash

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In 2006 a 45mm squared tactical recognition flash was introduced for all personnel to wear on the right shoulder of operation clothing.

Union Jack

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A Union Flag is worn on the left shoulder.

Mess dress uniform

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In the RAF mess dress, officially designated Number 5 dress, is worn at formal evening functions.

Piqué (weaving)

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The current mess dress for men consists of a high waisted blue-grey single-breasted jacket fastened at the front by a single link of two RAF buttons connected by a link clip, white marcella shirt, bow tie, waistcoat or cummerbund and blue-grey trousers.

World War II

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The wearing of mess dress was suspended during World War II.

Empire silhouette

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From the 1970s and prior to the introduction of current women's mess dress in 1996, female officers wore a royal blue "Empire line" dress made of crimplene material with a loose mandarin neck, long sleeves and an ankle length hem.

Crimplene

From the 1970s and prior to the introduction of current women's mess dress in 1996, female officers wore a royal blue "Empire line" dress made of crimplene material with a loose mandarin neck, long sleeves and an ankle length hem.

Officer (armed forces)

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Officers serving on Royal Auxiliary Air Force squadrons in Scotland may wear the Douglas Grey tartan with their mess dress.

Tartan

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Officers serving on Royal Auxiliary Air Force squadrons in Scotland may wear the Douglas Grey tartan with their mess dress.

Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)

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The RAF tartan was designed in 1988 and it was officially recognised by the Ministry of Defence in 2001.

Group captain

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Group Captain HRH the Duke of York (later King George VI) wore RAF full dress at his wedding to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923.