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 Post subject: Officer's parade dress uniform 1939-1945
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:03 pm 
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Good morning everyone.

I have seen several portraits and photographs of Lieutenant-colonels and full colonels, taken during WW2, wearing knee height "riding type" boots. Does anyone have any information whether these were standard requirements for either parade dress, or for other formal situations at that time?

They were part of the uniform that I would normally associate with the previous great conflict.

I thank you in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Officer's parade dress uniform 1939-1945
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:14 pm 
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Boots or leggings?

Have a look at:

http://medalsgonemissing.com/Uniform-Ki ... W2/16.html


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 Post subject: Re: Officer's parade dress uniform 1939-1945
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Boots, not leggings, as in this picture


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 Post subject: Re: Officer's parade dress uniform 1939-1945
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:05 pm 
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Try the Research Centre at the Australian War Memorial (AWM):

https://www.awm.gov.au/contact/

Click on "Ask a question" on the Research Centre line on the AWM Contacts page, and again on "Ask a question" when the RefTracker page displays. This will bring up a form for you to fill in. I've found the Research Centre to be pretty helpful. They probably have the dress regulations for that time and quite possibly some actual uniforms.

You could also ask the Army History Unit (AHU): ahu.enquiries@defence.gov.au

AHU isn't set up for personal research, but most likely can direct you to somewhere/someone with the answer. One possibility may be in the Army's extensive museum network. A good candidate would be the Infantry Museum at Singleton (02) 6575 0257.

EDIT. The example portrait is of a British Officer in 1924. Are you specifically interested in Australian uniforms or both British and Dominion uniforms?


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