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Mess dress: Quiz


Question 1: Mess uniforms first appeared in the ________ in about 1845.
British Armed ForcesTerritorial Army (United Kingdom)British ArmyRoyal Military Police

Question 2: Mess dress is the military term for the formal evening dress worn in the ________ or at other formal occasions.
MessOfficer CadetNon-commissioned officerMidshipman

Question 3: Officers who are members of ________ wear their stars and ribands as appropriate.
Olav V of NorwayKnightOrder (honour)Chivalric order

Question 4: 2) - undress tailcoat, gold ________, gold-laced trousers, white waistcoat, black bow tie, cocked hat
SergeantEpauletteMilitary rankBritish Army

Question 5: Ornamental ________ are usually worn in cavalry regiments; some other regiments and corps prescribe spurs for "field officers" (majors and above), since in former times these officers would have been mounted.

Question 6: No.5 Mess dress in the ________ is similar to that in the Royal Navy, except that the jacket and trousers are in mid-blue.
LuftwaffeBritish ArmyRoyal Air ForceBritish Armed Forces

Question 7: Most British Army regiments' mess dress incorporates high-waisted, very tight trousers known as "________", the bottoms of which buckle under heeled boots (or "mess wellies").
ShortsOverallBlanket sleeperJacket

Question 8: The ________ and some other navies distinguish between mess dress, which is now the equivalent of civilian white tie, and mess undress, which is the equivalent of black tie.
HMS Illustrious (R06)HMS Ark Royal (R07)Royal NavyHMS Ocean (L12)

Question 9: Officers of the Brigade of Guards, the regiments of which have escaped amalgamation, still wear the "infantry style" of jacket; as do the Royal Engineers, the Parachute Regiment, the Royal Army Medical Corpsand the ________.
Royal Regiment of ScotlandStructure of the British ArmyBlack WatchInfantry of the British Army

Question 10: Immediately after ________ the cheaper "blue patrols" were worn for several years as mess dress, but by 1956 the traditional uniforms had been readopted.
Second Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IICollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupations

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