Dress Regulations for Officers of the Jamaica Constabulary, 1933

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Dress Regulations for Officers of the Jamaica Constabulary, 1933

Post  Sean on Thu 17 Nov 2011, 4:44 pm

JAMAICA CONSTABULARY
1933

Dress Regulations for Officers

1. Helmets – White (Wolesley pattern) with puggaree, large badge of the Colony in silver in front, and leather chin strap.
Full Dress:- Silver plated spike and curb chain strap. Khaki (Wolesley pattern) with puggaree, small badge and leather chin strap.

2. Forage Cap – Infantry pattern, with red cloth band 1 Ύ inches wide and white cover, badge of the Colony in silver in front; silver wire lace on peak and welt for Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General, black lace on peak and welt for other Officers. Infantry pattern as above with khaki cover or khaki helmet to be worn in khaki uniform.

3. Patrol Jacket – Dark blue serge with stand-up collar to fasten with two hooks, five silver buttons in front, shoulder straps of same material to fasten with one small silver button, outside pockets on breast of coat with flap to button (small silver button) and fold of cloth down centre of breast pockets. Sleeves to have V shaped cuff of same material. Badges of rank on shoulder straps. White detachable collars to show 1/8 of an inch must be worn.

4. White Drill – Similar to patrol jacket, without detachable collar.

5. Khaki Drill – Khaki uniform regulation military pattern (tropical quality). Slacks. Riding breeches with brown laced boots and leggings (steel spring and one strap, pattern) khaki shirt, collar, necktie and socks.

6. Mess Dress – White drill shell jacket and waistcoat. No buttons on jacket; three on waistcoat, regulation overalls, black patent leather Wellington boots.

7. Badges of Rank – Silver, Inspector General, Crown and two Stars; Deputy Inspector General, Crown and one Star;; First Class Inspector, Crown; Second Class Inspector, three Stars; Third Class Inspector, two Stars; Sub-Inspector, one Star.

8. Overalls – Dark blue cloth with 1 7/8 inch red stripe and black leather tabs to fasten with brass studs or buckles under boot.

9. Water Proof Cloaks – Army regulation pattern dark blue and khaki (light weight).

10. Buttons – Silver or electro-plate, Jamaica Constabulary pattern.

11. Boots – Wellington boots, and Jemina or Southalls patent pattern.

12. Cross Belt and Pouch – Black Morocco leather (as for Rifle Regiments) with badge of the Colony in silver on belt, silver whistle and chain. Small silver badge on pouch.

13. Sword Belt – Black Morocco leather as for Rifle Regiments with silver plated buckles.

14. Sword – Officers’ pattern, with steel scabbard, as used by Rifle Regiments.

15. Sword Knots – Black and brown leather with acorn knot.

16. Sam Brown Belt – With nickel furnishings, brown leather scabbard and sword frog.

17. Revolvers – Webley pattern supplied by the Government of Jamaica, also Holster and ammunition pouch (brown leather).

Note – 1. A Sub-Inspector on appointment should in the first instance provide himself with two suits of khaki uniform of as light a material as possible, complete with buttons and stars, Sam Brown belt complete with nickel fittings, sword, brown sword knot and leather scabbard; Forage Cap with khaki cover and cap badge, for use during his course at the Royal Ulster Constabulary Depot and subsequently in Jamaica.

2. A Sub-Inspector before embarking for Jamaica should be in possession of all the foregoing articles of clothing and equipment with the exception of Revolver, and white drill jackets which can be made cheaply in Jamaica.

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Re: Dress Regulations for Officers of the Jamaica Constabulary, 1933

Post  ChrisF202 on Fri 18 Nov 2011, 5:29 am

Anything regarding enlisted ranks and insignia?

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Re: Dress Regulations for Officers of the Jamaica Constabulary, 1933

Post  Sean on Sat 19 Nov 2011, 5:30 pm

Unfortunately no. The majority of regulations I have of the police only deal with the British officers. I have yet to find much on the constables of West Indian police forces.

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