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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 14 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
(shown: Captain of Chaplain Regiment)

Enlisted
(Shown: Lifeguards)

Officer
(Shown: Lifeguards)

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 COLORS, ENSIGNS, AND FLAGS



Civil Flag of the Patriarchate


Military Flag of the Patriarchate



Patriarchal Colors
(Guard Units)

 


Patriarchal Colors
(Naval Guard Units)


Electoral Colors
(Westphalian Corps)


Royal Colors
(Etrurian Corps)

 


Regimental Flag of the Guard


Patriarchal Colors of the
Lifeguard Units


Naval Ensign

 


Guard Vessel Ensign


Jack


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 COLORS


Walsingham Corps


Etrurian Corps


Westphalian Corps

 

GUARD REGIMENTAL COLORS
(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 without collar pins or insignia. The dress belt is worn, with or without sword as applicable. Full-size medals are worn. Sashes of orders may be used as applicable. Neck badges and stars may be worn. The dress belt of enlisted is black cloth, 2.25" wide, with a gold buckle. That of officers is blue, with 1/2" silver braid all around at the top and bottom, with a gold buckle. That of marshals is of similar width and red with wide gold braid and a gold buckle. The service dress jackets of marshals, generals, and officers who have received the Grand Cross of an order may include a thin cord on each shoulder in the same color as the blouse, terminating in a subdued, small button at the neck for the purpose of wearing the sash of an order with No. 1 dress.

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. Only one star and neck badge may be worn. The dress belt is not worn. Sashes are not worn.

No. 2B: Service Dress. Standard service dress, with ribbons. One star may be worn.

No. 3: Tropical Ceremonial Dress. The same tunic as No. 1, but with a white shirt of the same design as the grey shirt, and white trousers, without striping. Shoes are white for officers, black for enlisted. Collar pins and insignia are not worn on the shirt. The dress belt is worn, with or without sword as applicable. Full-size medals are worn. Sashes of orders may be used as applicable. Neck badges and stars may be worn.

No. 4: Tropical Service Dress (officers only). Identical to No. 3, but worn according to the rules of No. 2B, and with tan trousers, without stripe, tan shirt (with rank pins on collar), and brown shoes.

No. 5: Tropical Operational Dress. Tan camouflage BDUs, rank on a single epaulet worn on a strap on the chest, regimental beret. Generals and Marshals wear gorgets on the collar of the blouse.

No. 6: 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 enlisted, brown for officers. 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. Ribbons may be worn. The jacket is fitted with belt loops at the top of the hips, and the red/navy/red belt, 1.5" in width, is worn over the jacket. Epaulets with rank are worn on the shoulders. Generals and Marshals wear gorgets on the collar of the blouse.

No. 7: Tropical Undress. Tan shirt and tan trousers, without stripe, and black shoes for enlisted, brown for officers. Rank is on epaulets. Service ribbons are worn. The hat is the same as worn with No. 2B or else the beret when authorized. Generals and Marshals wear gorgets on the collar of the shirt.

No. 8: Operational Dress. Green camouflage BDUs, rank on a single epaulet worn on a strap on the chest, regimental beret. Generals and Marshals wear gorgets on the collar of the blouse.

No. 9: Working Dress. Blue barracks jacket, rank on soft shoulder epaulets, blue work trousers, regimental beret. Black shoes are worn.

No. 10: Mess Dress. Black short mess jacket, red 5-button vest with gold buttons, black bow tie. On the collars of the jacket are worn the same insignia as on the service jacket. The trousers are identical to those of full dress. The cuffs are likewise identical to those of full dress. Rank is worn on the cuff by enlisted and on the shoulder knots by officers, excepting marshals, who follow the same custom as given for their rank in full dress. The hat is the white dress hat as also given for full dress.

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 jacket instead of a black one. There is no topical version of white tie.

No. 13A: Barracks Parade Dress. Grey long-sleeve shirt with blue tie or Guard ascot, grey trousers with striping as applicable. Blue barracks jacket of style identical to the bush jacket of Tropical Parade Dress, with rank on the shoulder the soft epaulets. The color belt is worn over the jacket. General Officers and Marshals wear gorgets on the collars of the jacket. Service ribbons may be worn. The hat is the same as worn with No. 2B. Rank is worn on the shirt on both collars and on epaulets. Rank is identical to the sleeve insignia of officers in service dress. In its ceremonial form, the full-dress belt is worn.

No. 13B: Barracks Dress. Grey long-sleeve shirt with blue tie or Guard ascot, grey trouser with striping as applicable. Service ribbons may be worn. The hat is the same as worn with No. 2B. Rank is worn on both collars and on epaulets. A blue v-neck sweater may be worn, with rank worn on soft epaulets, and with the color belt over the sweater. Rank is identical to the sleeve insignia of officers in service dress.

No. 14A: Barracks Parade Dress (Short Sleeve Order). Identical to No. 13A except that the sleeves of the barracks jacket are rolled above the elbow. The grey shirt is not worn. The ascot may optionally be worn under the jacket. In its ceremonial form, the full-dress belt is worn.

No. 14B: Barracks Dress (Short Sleeve Order). Identical to No. 13 except that the sleeves of the long-sleeve shirt are rolled above the elbow or a grey short-sleeve shirt is worn. The tie and ascot are not worn. Generals and Marshals wear gorgets on the collar of the shirt. All others wear collar pins.

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.

 

 

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