Officer, South African
The South African Irish was
formed in the Great War, disbanded shortly thereafter and reformed just
before the second World War. It continues to serve.
Headdress – Dark green beret with green plume fixed behind the unit badge,
attached to the left front of the beret.
Jacket – Brown service dress item with white metal buttons throughout. The
external cheat pockets were pleated and had pointed flaps, the internal hip
pockets had a straight flap and no button. Rank insignia was attached to the
Under the jacket was worn a white shirt and brown necktie.
Legwear – Fawn trousers worn ankle brown shoes.
This was the undress uniform of the unit’s officers.