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The units of the Walsingham Guard all use the same service dress and full dress uniforms. Some units have additional ceremonial uniforms. Uniforms are an outward expression of calling and purpose - an indication of the role of service that each member of the Guard has. Although there are 12 uniform orders, in addition to full dress and the ceremonial dress uniform that some units have, members of the Guard are only required to have those uniforms that are indicated for their specific role. For clergy serving within the Guard, the Walsingham Guard uniform, as a "military habit of the Cross," is considered a clerical habit that may be worn in place of the clergy suit, abito corto, or the cassock, except where the cassock is mandated by canon law, norms, or directives. Full Dress, No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, and No. 6 Dress may be worn in place of the cassock by clergy when attending liturgy as appropriate, but not when sitting in choir.

(Comparative Rank and Insignia Table.)


Service Dress Uniform (Left) and Walking Out Dress (Right)
(shown: Captain of Lifeguards)

Other Ranks
(Shown: Horse Guards)

Junior Officer
(Shown: Zouaves)

Marshal


Officer Dress Aiguillette

Worn by officers with No. 1, Full Dress, Ceremonial Dress, and, on ceremonial occasions, Parade Barracks Dress.
Worn by Marshals with Ceremonial Dress and also Parade Barracks Dress on ceremonial occasions.
It is not worn with the mess uniform except on ceremonial occasions. With the formal (white tie) uniform
it is likewise only worn, including by Marshals, on ceremonial occasions.

Horse Guards Cap Badge

Ceremonial Artillery Battalion Cap Badge


TACTICAL FLASHES
(representing the principal units of the Guard and historical units of the temporal patrimony of the Patriarchal See.)


Patrol Boat Qualified Unit Operational Sleeve Insignia


Airborne-Qualified Unit Operational Sleeve Insignia


Air-Qualified Unit Operational Sleeve Insignia


Medical-Qualified Unit Operational Sleeve Insignia


Ceremonial Artillery Battalion Operational and Dress Sleeve Insignia


Horse Guards Battalion Operational and Dress Sleeve Insignia

BERET COLORS
Enlisted and officers wear the same hat insignia as on the service cap.
Officers wear the insignia on a vertical red ribbon.
Colonels wear the insignia within a silver wreath.
Generals & Marshals wear their usual cap insignia.

Dark Blue

Lifeguards

Grey

Zouaves

Red

Patriarchal Horse Guards

Yellow

Dragoons and Cavalry

Buff/Khaki

Artillery

Purple

Chaplain Regiment

Kelly Green

S. Croce & Mt. Titano Regiments & Medical Units

Light Blue

Westphalian Guards of Foot and Air Units

Dark Blue

Maritime Units

Maroon

Airborne-Qualified Units

Dark Green

Chasseurs, Special, and Marine Units

Royal Blue

Imperial Scouts of the Holy Roman Empire

Black

All other units

PRINCIPAL COLOURS, ENSIGNS, AND FLAGS


Civil Flag of the Patriarchate


Civil Government Flag of the Patriarchate


Military Flag of the Patriarchate


Patriarchal Colours
(Guard Units)

 


Patriarchal Colours
(Naval Guard Units)


Royal/Electoral Colours
(Westphalian Corps)


Royal Colours
(Etrurian Corps)

 


Regimental Flag of the Guard


Patriarchal Colours of the
Lifeguard Units


Naval Ensign

 


Guard Vessel Ensign


Jack


Air Ensign


Aircraft Marking


Masthead Pennant

GENERAL OFFICER FLAGS


Brigadier General


Major General


Lieutenant General


General


Field Marshal


First Marshal of the Guards/Patriarchate

 

NAVAL GUARD OFFICER FLAGS


Commodore

 


Rear Admiral


Vice Admiral


Admiral


Grand Admiral


First Admiral of the Naval Guard


Chief of the Naval Guard

 

GUARD DIPLOMATIC OFFICER FLAGS


Guard Attaché


Naval Attaché

 

CORPS COLOURS


Walsingham Corps


Etrurian Corps


Westphalian Corps

 

GUARD REGIMENTAL COLOURS & CAMP FLAGS
(Walsingham Corps)


Patriarchal Lifeguards

 


Patriarchal Zouaves


Patriarchal Dragoons


Chaplains' Regiment


Camera Secreta


Imperial Scouts of the HRE


Lifeguards Artillery Battalion


Zouaves Artillery Battalion


Dragoons Artillery Battalion


Chief Gunner of the
Patriarchal Artillery


Horse Guards Battalion
(Lifeguard Regiment)


Signals Wing

 

Uniform Orders

No. 1A: Ceremonial Service Dress. The shirt is white. The dress belt identical to that used with full dress is worn, with or without sword as applicable. Full-size medals are worn. Trousers are black with 1/2" red stripe for Other Ranks from Corporal through Warrant Officer First Class, 1" red stripe for commissioned officers, and 1 1/2" red stripe for General officers. Sashes of orders may be used as applicable. Up to two neck badges and four stars may be worn. The blouse has shoulder straps upon which are worn rank slides by all ranks through General inclusive. Sleeve insignia of rank is also worn by all ranks. The service dress blouse of marshals has in place of shoulder straps a thin cord on each shoulder in the same color as the blouse, terminating in a subdued, small button at the neck.

No. 1B: Formal Service Dress. Identical to 1A, except that sashes and collars are not worn. Large medals and the dress belt are worn. Only one star and neck badge may be worn.

No. 1C: Semi-Formal Service Dress. Identical to 1A, except that ribbons are worn. Sashes, collars, and large medals are not worn. The dress belt is used. One star may be worn.

No. 2A: Parade Service Dress. Standard service dress with medals. Identical to No. 1 dress, except that the dress belt is not worn. Only one star and/or neck badge may be worn. The stable belt is worn. The stable belt is in heavy cloth webbing, in three even stripes, dark blue, red, dark blue. Sashes of orders are not worn.

No. 2B: Service Dress. Standard service dress. Identical to No. 2A, except that ribbons are worn instead of medal. One star and/or one neck badge may be worn.

No. 3: Tropical Ceremonial Dress. The same tunic as No. 1, with a white shirt and white trousers, without striping. Shoes are white for officers, black for Other Ranks. The dress belt is worn, with or without sword as applicable. Full-size medals are worn. Sashes of orders, neck badges and stars may be used as applicable.

No. 4: Tropical Service Dress (officers only). Identical to No. 6G, but with tan trousers, without stripe, tan, and brown shoes.

No. 5: Tropical Operational Dress. Tan camouflage fatigues, with rank on a single epaulette worn on a strap on the chest. The regimental beret is worn. Colonels, Brigadiers, Generals, and Marshals wear gorgets on the collar of the blouse. The Guard flash is worn on the right shoulder, and the Corps flag is worn on the left shoulder. The unit tactical flash is worn on the right pocket flap.

No. 6A: Walking Out Parade Dress. White long-sleeve shirt with blue tie or Guard ascot, black trousers with striping as applicable. Blue jacket of style identical to the bush jacket of Tropical Parade Dress, with rank on soft epaulets. The stable belt is worn over the jacket. Large medals are worn. Colonels, Brigadiers, Generals, and Marshals wear gorgets on the collars of the jacket. The hat is the same as worn with No. 2B. If "Ceremonial" is appended, the full-dress belt and aiguillette are worn, and the sword as appropriate.

No. 6A: Walking Out Parade Dress (Short Sleeve Order). Identical to No. 6A except that the sleeves of the jacket are rolled above the elbow. The white shirt is not worn. The ascot may optionally be worn under the jacket.

No. 6B: Walking Out Dress. Identical to No. 6A, except that service ribbons are worn instead of medals.

No. 6B: Walking Out Dress (Short Sleeve Order). Identical to No. 6B except that the sleeves of the jacket are rolled above the elbow. The white shirt is not worn. The ascot may optionally be worn under the jacket.

No. 6GA/B: Green Walking Out Dress. Green tunic, black trousers with stripe as appropriate, tan shirt, dark blue tie, black shoes, and stable belt. Rank is worn on rank slides only. Regimental insignia on the collar or, for Colonels and above, gorgets.

No. 6A - Tropical: Tropical Parade Dress. Tan bush jacket, with or without tan shirt and blue tie or Guard ascot according to the weather, with tan trousers, without stripe, and black shoes for Other Ranks, brown for officers. Medals are worn. In short sleeve order, the sleeves of the bush jacket are rolled to the elbow and the shirt is not worn; however the ascot may optionally be worn underneath the jacket. The hat is the same as worn with No. 2B, or else the beret when authorized. The stable belt is worn over the jacket. Epaulets with rank are worn on the shoulders. Colonels, Brigadiers, Generals, and Marshals wear gorgets on the collar of the blouse. When "Ceremonial" is appended, the full-dress belt and aiguillette are worn, and the sword as appropriate.

No. 6B - Tropical: Tropical Walking Out Dress. Identical to No. 6A - Tropical, with service ribbons rather than medals.

No. 7: Undress. Tan long-sleeve shirt with blue tie or Guard ascot, black trousers with striping as appropriate. Black belt. Service ribbons may be worn. Black shoes. The hat is the same as worn with No. 2B. Rank is worn on rank slides. A blue v-neck sweater may be worn, with rank worn on soft epaulets, and with the stable belt over the sweater.

No. 7: Undress (Short Sleeve Order). Identical to No. 7 except: The sleeves of the long-sleeve shirt are rolled above the elbow or else a tan short-sleeve shirt is worn. The tie and ascot are not worn. Generals and Marshals wear gorgets on the collar of the shirt.

No. 7T: Undress, Tropical. Identical to No. 7 (Short Sleeve Order) except: Tan trousers are worn, and officers use brown shoes.

No. 7G: Green Walking Out Undress. Identical to No. 6G, without ribbons.

No. 8: Operational Dress. Green camouflage fatigues, with rank on a single epaulet worn on a strap on the chest. The regimental beret is worn. As with No. 5 dress, the stable belt may be worn in camp or barracks optionally, or else a field utility belt in olive or sage green is worn. Colonels, Brigadiers, Generals, and Marshals wear gorgets on the collar of the blouse.

No. 9: Working Dress. Blue barracks jacket, rank on epaulets, blue work trousers, regimental beret. Black shoes are worn. The stable belt may optionally be worn.

No. 10: Mess Dress. Scarlet formal jacket without tails, with black shawl collar, black 5-button vest with gold buttons, and black bow tie. The trousers are identical to those of full dress. Rank is worn on the cuff by Other Ranks and on the shoulder knots by officers, including marshals. Officers also wear the sleeve lace as on the full dress uniform. The hat is the white peaked hat as also given for full dress. Aiguillettes and shoulder cords are worn for ceremonial occasions.

No. 11: Formal Dress. White-tie level. Identical to No. 10, except that a white bow tie is worn, and a 3-button white vest with lapels and gold buttons is used.

No. 12: Tropical Mess Dress. Identical to No. 10 with a white short mess jacket without tails, and a white piqué vest.

Ceremonial and Full Dress Uniforms

Full Dress (Solemn): Large medals are worn. Sashes (up to two, but both must be over the same shoulder), collars, neck badges (up to three), and stars (up to five) are worn by those so entitled.

Full Dress (Solemn, Evening): Sashes (up to two, but both must be over the same shoulder), neck badges (up to three), and stars (up to five) are worn by those so entitled.

Full Dress (Ceremonial): Identical to Full Dress (Solemn), but collars are not worn, except for the Legion of the Eagle collar. Up to four stars, three neck badges, and two sashes may be worn.

Full Dress (Formal): Large medals are worn. Sashes and collars are not worn. One neck badge may be worn. Up to three stars may be worn. May also be specified as “Full Dress (Formal, Day).”

Full Dress (Formal, Evening): Sashes (up to two, but both must be over the same shoulder), neck badge (single), and stars (up to four) are worn by those so entitled. Miniature medals are worn. Collars are not worn, except for the Legion of the Eagle collar.

Full Dress (Formal, Mess): Miniature medals, one neck badge, and one star are worn. Collars are not worn, except for the Legion of the Eagle collar.

Full Dress (Semi-Formal): Service ribbons are worn. Sashes, collars, and neck badges are not worn. One star may be worn.

Ceremonial Dress (Solemn): Certain units have distinctive ceremonial uniforms. Otherwise the uniform is identical to that specified for full dress. The array is the same as for full dress solemn.

Ceremonial Dress (Ceremonial): Identical to Ceremonial Dress (Solemn), but collars are not worn. Up to four stars, three neck badges, and two sashes may be worn.

Ceremonial Dress (Formal): Large medals are worn. Sashes and collars are not worn. One neck badge may be worn. Up to three stars may be worn.

Ceremonial Dress (Semi-Formal): Service rib-bons are worn. Sashes, collars, and neck badges are not worn. One star may be worn.

 

Uniform Orders of the Walsingham Naval Guard

 

Ceremonial Dress (officers)

Blue (black) high-collared tunic, single-breasted, with gold sleeve lace of rank as usual, two top pockets with flap, and with gold aiguillette and hard shoulder boards with rank. Commodores and Admirals use the ceremonial version of their shoulder boards. 2. White trousers (tropical) or matching black trousers with 1 1/2” yellow (officers) or gold bullion (admirals) stripe. Black shoes. Dress belt. Medals and decorations are worn.

No. 1 Dress

No. 1A - Blue Ceremonial: Officers and Chiefs: Black double-breasted coat and trousers. Ratings: Black sailor suit. Medals and full decorations are worn.

No. 1B - Blue Parade: Officers and Chiefs: Black double-breasted coat and trousers. Ratings: Black sailor suit. Medals are worn.

No. 1C - Blue Service Dress/Undress: Officers and Chiefs: Black double-breasted coat and trousers. Ratings: Black sailor suit. Service ribbons are worn.

No. 1WA - White Ceremonial: Officers and Chiefs: White bush jacket and trousers. Ratings: White sailor suit. Medals are worn.

No. 1WB - White Parade: Officers and Chiefs: White bush jacket and trousers. Ratings: White sailor suit. Medals are worn.

No. 1WC - White Service Dress/Undress: Officers and Chiefs: White bush jacket and trousers. Ratings: White sailor suit. Service ribbons are worn.
The white tunic may be indicated for officers and chiefs in place of the bush jacket with the addition of "tunic" appended after the order designation.

No. 2 Dress (Mess Dress)

No. 2A - Blue Ceremonial (White tie): Black formal tails, white tie and vest.

No. 2B - Blue Formal (White tie): Black formal tails, white tie and vest.

No. 2C - Blue Mess (Black Tie): Black formal tails, black tie and vest. (If the occasion is ceremonial, but black tie is specified, then the augmentation of "ceremonial" is added.)

No. 2W - White Tropical (Black tie): White mess jacket with white shawl collar, black tie, and white vest. (If the occasion is ceremonial, then the augmentation of "ceremonial" is added.)

No. 3 Dress - Service/Duty Uniform

No. 3A - Regular Service: White shirt with rank on epaulets. Black trousers. The long-sleeve shirt is worn with a black tie. Ribbons and devices are not worn. The combination cap (officers and chiefs) or flat-hat (other ranks) is worn, or else the beret may be worn. The blue jersey may be worn.

No. 3B - Short-Sleeve Order: Identical to No. 3A, but with a short-sleeve shirt or else the long-sleeve shirt with sleeves rolled, and no tie. Ribbons and devices are worn.

No. 3C - Short-Sleeve Order: Identical to No. 3B, without ribbons. Devices are optional.

No. 3WA - Tropical Service: White shirt and trousers. For officers and chiefs, white shoes. Ribbons and devices are worn. The combination cap (officers and chiefs) or flat-hat (other ranks) is worn, or else the beret may be worn.

No. 3WB - Tropical Service: Identical to No. 3WA, without ribbons. Devices are optional. The bush jacket may optionally be used by officers and chiefs.

No. 3WT - Tropical Service: Identical to No. 3WA, with white shorts and white knee socks. The bush jacket may optionally be used by officers and chiefs.

No. 3WS - Tropical Service: Identical to No. 3WA, with white shorts, worn with boat shoes.

No. 3K - Khaki Tropical Service (Officers/Chiefs only): Khaki bush jacket or khaki shirt, khaki trousers, brown shoes. The combination cap with khaki cover is worn, or else the beret or working cap may be worn. Ribbons and/or devices are optional, depending on the occasion.

No. 3G - Green Service Dress/Undress (officers, WO, & CPO): Green tunic, black trousers (regular) or khaki trousers (tropical), tan shirt, black shoes (regular) or brown shoes (tropical), and black tie. A gold fouled anchor is worn on each side of the collar. Slip-on shoulder boards are worn. Service ribbons are worn with the dress form. The peaked cap is worn with a tan cover (tropical) or else a matching green cover (otherwise), or else the beret.

No. 4 Dress - Working uniform

No. 4A - Regular Working Uniform: Light blue shirt, long-sleeve or short sleeve, with only the beret or work cap worn for other ranks (the combination cap may be worn by officers). Blue work trousers are worn.

No. 4B - Operational Working Uniform: Dark blue fatigues, with only the beret or work cap worn for other ranks (the combination cap may be worn by officers). Blue work trousers are worn.

No. 4K - Tropical Work Uniform (Officers and Chiefs): Identical to No.3K, with khaki work trousers.

 

 

 

 

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