Officer, Irish Air
In the 1930s the Irish army
introduced a full dress for its officers, of a quite distinct pattern. The
colour varied for the different Corps but the style remained essentially the
Headdress – Medium blue shako with red top. Gilt piping features on the body
of the shako. The chin cords were gilt and the peak black leather. The Corps
badge was attached to the front.
Jacket – As a mounted Corps the medium blue jacket of the AF was double
breasted. The plastron front and collar were ornamented with red and gilt
piping. On the shoulders were gilt cords. The cuffs featured a red three
pointed tab with gilt piping around the cuff.
An additional ornament was the gilt cord aiguillette hanging from the left
shoulder, finishing with an acorn hanging from the collar closure.
The rear of the jacket is quite plain.
Legwear – Black cloth trousers with a thick red stripe down the side seams,
worn with shoes or some form of dress boot.