No 2 Dress

Evening Dress for Chaplains 

Male Chaplains may wear clerical frock coat or dinner jacket and evening dress trousers with black socks, white shirt, clerical stock and collar; or dinner jacket, evening dress trousers with black shirt, clerical collar. 
Lay Chaplains [male] may wear dinner jacket, and evening dress trousers with white shirt and black bow tie or Sea Cadet bow tie. 
Chaplains who are entitled to wear kilts may wear the appropriate kilt in the formal evening dress style. 
Female Chaplains may wear any full length ball gown 

Alternatively chaplains may wear military evening dress uniforms as follows 

2B (Mess Undress) 
 (1)  Mess jacket 
 (2)  plain blue trousers (male chaplains) 
 (3)  plain blue full length skirt (female chaplains) 
 (4)  white shirt 
 (5)  black clerical stock 
 (6)  clerical collar 
 (7)  black cummerbund or coloured of rank for Canons, etc. 
 (8)  white collar attached or stiff collared shirts with black bow tie for lay chaplains 
 (9)  cap with chaplain's badge (male chaplains) 
tricorn hat with chaplain's badge (female chaplains) 
 (10)  black socks (with trousers) 
 (11)  black stockings/tights (with skirt) 
 (12)  black shoes without toecaps 
 (13)  miniature medals/ribbons as ordered 
 

NB: Full size medals are never worn on evening uniforms 

2C (Red Sea Rig)
 
(1) plain blue trousers

(2) white short sleeved (collar attached) shirt 
(3) chaplain's shoulder rank badges

(4) cummerbund

(5) cap with chaplain's badge (male chaplains)
 tricorn hat with chaplain's badge (female chaplains) 
(6) black socks (with trousers)

(7) black stockings/tights (with skirt)

(8) black shoes without toecaps

(9) miniature medals/ribbons as ordered 

Medals  

Chaplains are entitled to wear medals as are all other officers as appropriate. 
When wearing a preaching scarf, the medals should be worn on the left side, immediately below the Chaplains’ Badge or above if there is no space there. 
Chaplains are entitled to wear miniature medals on evening dress.
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