Members representing the Royal Dragoon Guards are also representing the RMA and TRMN as a whole when at a public event. In order to do so officially for award and promotion point purposes, the member must be in at least “Con Minimum” dress. No member is required to procure any uniform, but if that member is going to represent the organization as a GM, table staff or otherwise, Con Minimum or better is required.
Remember that even Con Minimum is a uniform. When in uniform, members are expected to observe the customs and courtesies of the service as defined by the RMA Soldier’s Guide and the Royal Dragoon Guards orders and traditions.
- Convention Minimum Uniform (T-Shirt)
- Convention Minimum Uniform (Polo)
- No. 5 Battledress
- Service Dress
- Mess Dress
Convention Minimum Uniform
The Convention Minimum Uniform consists of an RDG or TRMN t-shirt or polo shirt with trousers and headgear. While the T-Shirt is acceptable and the most commonly worn uniform at meetings, the polo shirt is preferred as insignia may be pinned to the collar for events. Button-down shirts with organizational logos also acceptable Convention Minimum Uniforms.
THE STANDARD CONVENTION MINIMUM UNIFORM for the 37th RCT and her subordinate units is a black polo, with or without pocket, with the RMA Rampant Manticore and Regimental Patch affixed. This is worn with appropriate headgear and organizational nametag over the left breast. The Rampant Manticore patch is placed 5cm below the shoulder seam on the right arm, while the Regimental patch is placed 1.5cm below the shoulder seam on the left. Home Guard members place the Home Guard tab above the Rampant Manticore patch. Officers wear collar insignia, enlisted may wear collar insignia at the direction of their local chain of command. This polo is worn with black or OD trousers and preferably with black footgear. Headgear authorized is the beret or RMA garrison cap.
T-Shirts may be purchased at the following links:
Polos may be purchased at the following links:
The official color for RDG polo shirts is black. RMA Polos should be the “Dark Green” color from Queensboro. Home Guard polos are the Kelly Green color from Queensboro.
The preferred trousers for the Convention Minimum Uniform are BDU/Tactical Trousers or Slacks. Black jeans or slacks are acceptable. Olive Drab or Black are the preferred colors. Members who own the No. 5 Battledress uniform may wear the same trousers for Convention Minimum.
The Headgear for the Convention Minimum Uniform and all uniforms above are the Beret or the RMA Garrison Cap. Beret color is dictated by the division of TRMN in which the member serves. Locally, our Home Guard unit is authorized by their commander to wear Aussie-style hats. See 1LT(HG) Sustare for details. The Garrison Cap is black or OD, according to local commanders, and may be procured through the unit. The RMA Beret Flash is affixed to the right side of the garrison cap front, with insignia of rank for officers (or NCOs if authorized locally) on the left.
Berets may be purchased from Amazon here.
No. 5 Battledress
The No. 5 Battledress uniform as proposed by 1LT(HG) Dennis Sustare in lieu of an official Royal Manticoran Army field uniform. This uniform has been adopted locally by Shorncliffe and Sandgate to fulfill the dual purpose of field uniform and service dress uniform, as the Royal Manticoran Army Service Dress Uniform is difficult and expensive to procure. In lieu of any more formal unifom, this is the “official” uniform of the RDG and encouraged for procurement by all ranks. This uniform has been given the green light by TRMN, and will appear in the next uniform manual.
No 5. Battledress consists of headgear, shirt, web belt, trousers and boots.
Headgear is the RMA beret, garrison cap or Home Guard Aussie Hat.
The shirt is the Propper Long-Sleeve Tactical Shirt in Olive Drab, and can be purchased HERE.
The trousers are Propper Olive Drab, and can be purchased HERE.
A standard black web belt or rigger belt is currently prescribed. In the future, and etched custom buckle may become available.
Black combat boots or tactical boots are authorized for this uniform.
Placement of Rank Insignia and Patches will be identical to that described in The Soldier’s Handbook for the Royal Manticoran Army Service Dress Uniform.
Service Dress, Dress, Mess Dress
These uniforms are worn as defined in the proper TRMN documents for the TRMN Branch of the individual member. Members who own a previously authorized dress uniform may continue to wear it for formal events. No 5. Battledress may be worn in lieu of any level uniform save Mess Dress if the member does not own the requisite uniform. Service Dress and above may be worn for any event, with formal civilian attire preferred at formal events if only the Convention Minimum uniform is owned.