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Old 21-05-24, 04:41 PM
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Thought the members might be interested in this unusual uniform...

Militia – Clothing, arms and equipment
Army Council Instruction 416, 7th July 1939
With reference to ACI 300 of 1939 [which refers to compulsory military training.]
1) It is notified for information that militiamen will eventually be clothed to the regular army scale, but that, as stocks do nor at present permit of a full issue, SD clothing, caps, overalls and shoes will be limited to the following scale until further notice:-

Battle dress Suits, 1, (all except AA units)
Cap 1
Jacket, SD (with Royal arms
Buttons) 1 (AA units only)
Overalls 1
Pantaloons, Bedford Cord prs, 1 (AA units only)
Puttees, Ordinary prs 1 (AA units only)
Puttees, Short, Special
(for wear with BD in lieu
of anklets) prs 1
Shoes Canvas prs 1

The caps referred to above will be FS cap or SD cap, Stiff as stocks permit
Special types of headdress for RTR, Scottish regiments and kilts and trews are not available for issue at present. Regimental badges and titles are not likely to be available for some time.

Pending issue of a second suit of SD, approval is given for the issue of a suit of plain clothes (to be known as “Uniform-Mufti) which will consist of:-
Beret 1
Jackets, Dark Blue 1
Trousers, Flannel, Grey prs 1
Collars
(made of shirting, Angola, drab) 2
Tie (Black) 1

Instructions regarding use…will be issued later

Army Council Instruction 452, 20th July 1939
As soon as they have been issued with uniform or uniform-mufti, the civilian clothes of militiamen will be sent home. Militiamen will subsequently walk-out in uniform or uniform-mufti.
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Old 21-05-24, 04:55 PM
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Rather continental looking, with that beret.......
I've never heard of "Uniform Mufti", but I feel I may have seen colour illustrations of it in wear. In one of the Mike Chappell illustrated books?
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Old 22-05-24, 04:12 AM
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Interesting post, thanks for sharing.

We never hear of “Shirting, Angola” and “Bedford Cords” these days.
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