In 1916 Bronzed Collar Badges were introduced for
Lieutenants and Captains (But not for 2nd Lieutenant’s). Also around
this time a dark brown walking stick with hook handle was introduced for
Officers. In 1951, walking sticks were partially withdrawn only to be used
by Captains or Officers in charge of parades and 2nd Lieutenant
abolished. The use of walking sticks was withdrawn in 1982.
In 1926, the rank of Warrant Officer was introduced,
this having originally been a BLB rank. The Warrant Officers’ uniform
was similar to Lieutenant’s uniform with special badges on both lapels of the
jacket and in the cap, tan gloves and a blue suit. They carried a straight
black stick, with plain silver knob which in 1946 was changed to a walking
stick and its use eventually discontinued in 1951.
The Union with the BLB in 1926 also resulted in two
alternative styles of uniform being worn by Officers and Warrant Officers.
Field Service or Service Pattern Cap, blue tunic, black waist-belt (With
white metal buckle) and frosted silver collar badges. When Field - Service
caps were worn Captains wore two silver buttons and other officers two
black buttons. Some of these variations were worn into the 1960s and
In 1982 an "Alternative officers Full
Uniform" similar to that worn by some boys since 1963 was introduced
with appropriate Warrant Officers’ or Officers’ Cap and Collar Badges
worn on epaulettes was introduced. A new-style black leather belt with a
chrome buckle bearing a miniature glengarry badge was introduced. In
1984, the officers’ bronze epaulette badges were replaced by
chrome-plated badges of the same design as the Lady Officers’ Hat Badge.