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Seniors Programme Uniform


Dress Code

Day Dress


The Day Dress is the attire worn on most parades, consisting of a dark blue long-sleeved shirt with sleeves neatly rolled up just above the elbow and dark blue longs.  The following are also worn:


  • Field service cap with cap badge
  • Haversack
  • Belt
  • Regulation shoulder flashes and company designation
  • Name tag
  • Dark blue socks
  • Black boots (laced)

PTE/LCP/CPL/SGT                SSG/WO


NCOs wear a white lanyard and the chevrons of their ranks.  Staff Sergeants and Warrant Officers also wear a shoulder belt complete with metal bosses.  A red sash is worn when a Boy is performing a function such as acting as the duty NCO, a marker, a drum major or when performing ceremonial duties.  It is to be worn over the haversack and should not replace it (please refer to Handbook p.20).                                   



 Ceremonial Dress





The Ceremonial Dress is meant for grand occasions and events.  It is essentially the Day Dress but with sleeves fully rolled down and buttoned. White gloves and anklets are also worn.








  Musketry Kit 


This attire is designed to be worn for musketry training and is suitable for drill practice or less formal occasions.  It consists of the blue BB regulation T-shirt, name tag and dark blue longs. Field service cap, belt and black boots (laced) are also worn. NCOs wear a wristband - commonly known as a field rank - that indicates their rank. 

Boys are reminded that for Brigade-level activities, events or courses that stipulate musketry kit, only the BB Regulation blue (not Company) Polo shirt is to be worn.                   





 Fatigue Dress

This attire is for informal occasions or when fatigue duties are performed.   It consists of the regulation blue BB T-shirt, name tag, dark blue longs (outdoor activities) and field ranks for NCOs.  Running shoes with dark blue socks are to be worn; with a jockey cap being optional. 










 PT Kit

The PT kit can be worn for informal or sporting sessions.  It consists of the regulation blue BB T-shirt, name tag, dark blue shorts and field rank for NCOs.  Boys are to wear white socks with their running shoes.  The name tag and field rank may be removed during games. 

Uniform Standard

Field Service Cap

The cap is worn on the right side of the head, one inch above the right ear and two finger breaths above the right eyebrow.  The cap badge is worn on the left side of the cap at 5cm from the front.    

Name Tag

White plastic plate measuring 7.5cm by 2cm worn slightly above the left breast pocket in uniform.  Only the name of Boy should be engraved on it.  The name tag should be worn at all times in Day Dress, Ceremony Dress, Musketry Kit, Fatigue Dress and PT Kit. It may be removed in PT Kit when Boys are engaged in outdoor or adventure activities. When worn on the BB Polo T-shirt, it should be worn above the BB emblem.

White Haversack

This is worn over the right shoulder with the sling passing under the belt on the left.  The pouch should rest on the left hip with the top edge of the pouch in line with the lower edge of the belt.  The haversack must be washed, starched and ironed, and  metal parts polished. 


This should be worn fairly tightly around the waist.  The buckle should be in the centre and belt runners separated.  Both the leather and metal parts should be polished.   

Regulation Shoulder Flashes

These are fastened to the uniform shirt immediately below the shoulder seam on each arm.  


The white lanyard is worn around the left shoulder with the long end to the back, secured by a knot to prevent slipping.  The end of the remaining length is affixed to the left breast pocket button.

Only white-coloured lanyards are to be worn at all times. No coloured lanyards are permitted. 

NCO Chevrons

These are to be worn on the right arm above the elbow with the V pointing downwards.  

Cross Belt

This is worn by Staff Sergeants and Warrant Officers over the left shoulder, over the white haversack with the metal boss the point of the intersection.

The cross-belt will be retained as part of the Staff Sergeant and Warrant Officer Full-Uniform.  From 2006 onwards, no Boys should be clad in coat.

Wearing of BB Regulation Polo-T

The BB Regulation blue Polo shirt should be kept clean and neat. No cloth badges or crests of any kind (eg Company or LDC II) should be sewn on.  No collar pins or badges of any kind (eg Founder’s collar pin) should be attached. 

No other badges of any kind, lanyard and appointment tags should be worn on the collars or sleeves of the BB Regulation blue Polo shirt. 

Wearing of Badges/Medals 

Badges are to be worn properly and in the correct order.  Proficiency badges should be worn in alphabetical order, with no more than five in a row.  The Target badge should be placed first in the first line of Proficiency badges.





The NYAA, Total Defence and Link badges, if awarded, should be worn above the name tag, with the Best Boy medal below the name tag, in a central alignment as shown below:

 NYAA Badge   |    Total Defence Badge  |    Link Badge

                            Name Tag

                            Best Boy Medal

The SANA, Heritage, Remembrance Day, Energy Conservation and Civil Defence badges are souvenir badges and not BB Proficiency badges.  Henceforth, they should not be worn on the Uniform.

Only the Founder’s Badge, Senior Proficiency Star and JP Gold Badge (in this descending order) are to be worn on the left arm.

The Long-Year Service badge, when awarded, will replace the 3-Year Service badge to be worn on the chevron, and should no longer be worn on the left arm. It is also no longer a special award.

The Best Boy medal may be worn only as part of the Full Uniform attire.  

Wearing of Sashes/Collar Pin

All sashes worn at Company level to denote appointments such as CSM should not be worn at Brigade-level functions.

The Founder’s collar pin is a souvenir badge, not a Proficiency badge, and should not be worn on any BB uniform or BB Regulation blue Polo shirt. 


Code of Conduct

  1. All members of The Boys' Brigade in Singapore should take pride in wearing their uniforms smartly.
  2. All uniforms should be kept clean and special care taken for the metal and leather parts.
  3. No parts of the uniform should be added on to or removed in public.
  4. All Boys in uniform are to salute to all BB Officers when at Brigade functions or activities.
  5. All male Officers are to be addressed as "Sir" and female Officers as "Madam" or "Ma'am" on parade. Off parade, Officers should be addressed as "Mr ", "Miss ", etc.
  6. Proper decorum should be adhered to when in uniform, as it affects the image of The Boys' Brigade.


Hair Regulation

As an approved CCA operating within schools, the BB needs to be compliant to the school rules pertaining to haircut.  Officers are to lead by example, with neat haircut, adhering to the MOE guidelines for teachers in schools.


For Boys/Male Officers, the haircut should be neat, and should not cover the ears and eyebrows.  Hair should be just above the collar at the back. No artificial colouration of hair is allowed and no body ornaments such as earrings should be worn.

For female Primers/Officers, the haircut should be neat with no loud colouring.  Long hair should be neatly tied up.



All Boys who report for any Brigade activity, event or course with improper uniforms or haircut would be suspended from participation.

We require the assistance of all BB Officers to uphold the standards of attire and behaviour of our BB Boys at all times.



Any doubts pertaining to uniform matters should be brought to the attention of the Brigade Secretary or the Brigade Office.