Dress Regulations

Dress Regulations

Dress Regulations

GENERAL: It is the responsibility of every member of the Mess to ensure that the correct standard of dress is upheld in the Mess.  Members are to maintain the highest of standards of dress which will at all times reflect credit upon their status, the Mess and the Base.  Dress should be clean, smart and appropriate at all times.  Combinations of civilian and military dress will not be tolerated.  Headdress, coats, bags and briefcases are to be left in the cloakroom, not the main foyer or anywhere else.  The PMC is responsible for notifying the members of the dress for each function.  Those members hosting guests are responsible for ensuring that their guest(s) are informed of the dress code and are appropriately attired.
 
Minimum Acceptable Standard: Unless a different order of dress has been communicated by the PMC, Working Dress is to be worn in all areas of the Mess.
 
Orders, decorations and medals: Orders, decorations and medals will be worn IAW National military traditions, customs and/or regulations.
 
Military Dress of the Day (Working Dress): Uniform of the day and includes seasonal service dress, barrack dress, flying suit or combat clothing and must be of the appropriate standard of cleanliness.  It does not include coveralls or outer garments, such as over coats, combat jackets or fleece jackets which should be placed in the cloakroom.     
 
Clean sports clothing can be worn in the Mess for breakfast prior to conducting PT, must be a t-shirt and shorts, not a vest top or singlet.
 
Dress is defined as follows:
 
Dress Male Female
Formal Mess dress with medals (serving PS)
Black tie with medals.
Mess dress with medals (serving PS)
Evening dress (long).
Suit Suit. Cocktail dress (at or below the knee), skirt (knee length), or trouser suit with matching jacket and blouse.
Jacket & tie Jacket and tie, with tailored trousers (no denim). Jacket, dress (at or below the knee), skirt (knee length) or trousers with a blouse.
Working Dress (0800 -1700hrs; Mon- Fri) Uniform of the day.  When not in uniform, tailored trousers (no denim) and collared t-shirt is the minimum accepted standard. Uniform of the day.  When not in uniform, skirt (knee length) or trousers with a blouse is the minimum accepted standard.
Casual
(outside of working hours)
Collared t-shirt, trousers (including denim); no trainers or flip flops. Skirt (at or below the knee), trousers, top (no vest tops), no flip flops.