Indian Air Force Uniform | Indian Air Force Uniform Badges

Indian Air Force Uniform | Indian Air Force Uniform Badges | IAF Uniform List

Indian Air Force Uniform: First of all Uniform plays a big role in the assignment a definite identity of the defense force. Also, Uniform is a very important feature within the life of a soldier. any to have a sense of uniformity there can’t be any deviations from the laid down specifications. let us understand the dresses worn within the Indian Air Force.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 1:
(WINTER CEREMONIAL DRESS)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Blue gray terry wool trousers.
Light Blue terry cot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie.
Peak Cap/Navy Blue turban badges and light-weight Blue beneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP Shoes.
Entitled full medals and decorations.
Entitled air crew and alternative proficiency badges.
Grey name tab.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
White webbing for parades once so prescribed.

OCCASIONS OF WEARING:
Formal receiving/calling/departure of :
Foreign Heads of States/Prime Ministers on State visits solely.
Foreign Heads of States/Prime Ministers on State visits solely.
Royalty.
Chief of the military employees, Chief of the naval employees and Chief of the Air employees.
Visits by the President of India.
State ceremonials, i.e., Investitures at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Proclamation Parades, Independence Day celebrations, Republic Day Parade, Martyrs’ Day or the other occasions notified as such.
Courts Martial.
Guards of Honour.
At ceremonies and entertainments once the local commander considers it fascinating to do special Honour to it occasion.
Reception of foreign VIPs, eg. Ministers of cabinet rank, Chiefs of employees, Commander-in-Chief of a State and defense force, Goodwill missions on official state visits.
When a visiting Head of State of a foreign country holds a reception.
Individuals witnessing/participating in ceremonial parades.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 2:
(SUMMER CEREMONIAL)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Light Blue terry cot half sleeve shirt with silk rank braid on shoulders with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue gray terry cot trousers.
Narrow blue gray nylon belt with chrome plated IAF crest on belt buckle.
Peak cap/Navy Blue turban with authorised turban badge and light blue band beneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP shoes.
Entitled air crew badges and alternative proficiency badges.
Entitled full medals and decorations.
Grey name tab.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
White webbing on parades, once so prescribed.

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
Formal receiving/calling/departure of :
President of India
Foreign Heads of States/Prime Ministers on State Visits solely.
Royalty.
Chief of the military staff, Chief of the armed service workers and Chief of the Air staff.
Visits by the President of Bharat.
State ceremonials, i.e. Investitures at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Proclamation Parades, Independence Day celebrations, Republic Day parade, Martyrs’ Day or the other occasions notified as such.
Courts Martial.
Guards of Honour.
When a visiting Head of State of a foreign country holds a reception.
Individuals witnessing/participating in ceremonial parades.
When parading with airmen, eg. Proclamation Parades, Investiture Parades, Independence Day Parade, Republic Day Parade, Martyrs’ Day Parade, Guard of Honour, State/Military ceremonial Parades, Attestation Parades, Service and alternative anniversary Parades etc.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 3:
(WINTER SEMI-CEREMONIAL)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Blue-gray terry wool tunic with silk rank braid on sleeves with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue-gray terry wool trousers.
Light Blue terry cot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie.
Peak cap/Navy Blue turban with authorised turban badge and light blue band beneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP shoes.
Air crew/Controller Badges.
Grey name tab.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
White webbings for parade once so prescribed.
Proficiency Badges

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:

Receiving/Calling on and departure of the Prime Minister and alternative ministers of Indian cabinet.
Receiving Minister of State of Foreign Countries on state visit and at their departure.
Functions in service Messes/Clubs, whe Mess Dress isn’t specified.
Any other occasion once so ordered.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 3A:
(WINTER SEMI-CEREMONIAL)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Blue-gray terry wool tunic with silk rank braid on sleeves with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue-gray terry wool trousers.
Light Blue terry cot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie.
Peak cap/Navy Blue turban with authorised turban badge and light blue band beneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black oxford DMS shoes/Black Oxford leather soled shoes.
Entitled air crew badges and alternative proficiency badges.
Entitled ribbons and decorations.
Grey name tab.
White webbing for parade once so prescribed
Note:-Same as Dress No.3 except that aiguilletes aren’t worn

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
Receiving/Calling on and departure of the Prime Minister and alternative ministers of Indian cabinet.
Receiving Minister of State of Foreign Countries on state visit and at their departure.
Functions in service Messes/Clubs, whe Mess Dress isn’t specified.
Any other occasion once so ordered.
Note:- Dress No.3A is only to be worn once it’s clearly specified that aiguillettes aren’t to be worn or “Aiguillettes -Negative”.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 4:
(SUMMER SEMI-CEREMONIAL)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Light Blue terry cot half sleeve shirt with silk rank braid on shoulders with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue gray terry cot trousers..
Peak cap/Navy blue turban with authorised turban badge and light blue beneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP shoes.
Entitled ribbons and decorations.
Entitled air crew badge and different proficiency badges.
Grey name tab.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
White webbing once so prescribed

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
Receiving/calling on and departure of the Prime Minister and different Ministers of Indian cabinet.
Receiving Minister of State of Foreign countries on state visit and at their departure.
Functions in service Messes/Clubs, when Mess Dress isn’t specified .
Any other occasion once so ordered.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 4A:
(ADDITIONAL DRESS FOR AIR OFFICERS)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Light Blue terry cot 0.5 sleeve shirt with silk rank braid on shoulders with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue gray terry cot trousers.
Narrow blue gray nylon belt with chrome plated IAF crest on buckle.
Peak cap/Navy blue turban with authorised turban badge and light blue band beneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black oxford DMS shoes/Black Oxford leather soled shoes.
Entitled ribbons and decorations.
Grey name tab.
White webbing once so prescribed.

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
Receiving/Calling on and departure of the Prime Minister and alternative Ministers of Indian cabinet.
Receiving Minister of State of Foreign countries on state visit and at their departure.
Functions in service Messes/Clubs, once Mess Dress isn’t given.
Any other occasion once so ordered.
Note:- Dress No.4A is only to be worn once it’s clearly given that aiguillettes aren’t ot be worn or “Aiguillettes-Negative.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 5:
(WINTER WORKING DRESS)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Blue terry cot full sleeve shirt.
Blue gray terry wool trousers.
Blue gray jersey with silk rank braids stitched on blue gray fabric on shoulder flap.
Plain black tie.
Side cap/Navy blue turban with authorised turban badge and light blue band below turban.
Plain black socks.
Entitled crew badge.
Black OP shoes.
Grey name tab.

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
Normal Working dress.

Note :
For field Units solely.
For formation headquarters also once visiting field units on temporary duty/attachment.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 6:
(SUMMER WORKING DRESS):

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Light blue terry cot half sleeve shirt with silk rank braid on shoulders with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue gray terry cot trousers.
Narrow blue gray nylon belt with chrome plated IAF crest on buckle.
Side cap/navy blue turban with turban badge blue band underneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP shoes.
Entitled ribbons and decorations.
Grey name tab.

OCCASION TO WEAR:
Normal Working dress.
Inspection by the President at normal work and within the field or during operations.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 7:
(WINTER WORKING DRESS)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Blue gray terry wool shirt with silk rank braid on shoulders with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue gray terry wool trousers.
Blue terry cot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie.
Side cap/navy blue turban with turban badge and light blue underneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP shoes.
Entitled air crew badge and alternative proficiency badges.
Entitled ribbons and decorations.
Grey name tab.

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
Normal working dress.
To be used at Formation HQs solely.
To be utilized in field formation at specified units throughout specified period at the discretion of AOC-in-C. once dress No.7 is authorised, Dress No.5 won’t be worn simultaneously at same location throughout specified amount.
To be employed by fields units once visiting formation headquarters on temporary duty attachment.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 7A:
(LIGHT WINTER WORKING DRESS)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Blue Terrycot Full sleeve shirt with shoulder Flaps.
Rank braid on shoulders.(Same color as shirt material as for summer uniform.
BG Terrywool trouser.
Grey Name Tab.
Plain Black Tie. To be worn during a manner that it covers half of the buckle of the belt.
Blue narrow Nylon Belt as worn with summer working dress.
Entitled air crew badge/Brevet.
Side cap/navy blue turban with auth’d turban badge and light-weight blue band beneath turban.
Plain Black socks
Black OP shoes.

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
Working dress once prescribed.
Visiting different Units/Formations/Ministries once prescribed.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 8:
(SUMMER MESS DRESS)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
White closed collar terrycot tunic with silver rank braid on blue gray epaulettes and silver buttons.
Blue gray terrycot trousers.
White terrycot full sleeve shirt without collar.
Peak Cap/navy blue turban with auth’d turban badge and light blue band beneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP shoes.
Entitled miniature medals.
Miniature zari wing/brevet (where entitled).
Grey name tab.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
Star(s) on sleeves as applicable.
Entitled Air Crew/Controller badges.

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
State functions, e.e., Banquets, Dinners, formal entertainments and receptions once dusk at Rashtrapati Bhavan/Raj Bhavan.
State functions once dusk in honour of the foreign Heads of state/Heads of State of their countries.
Receptions and functions once dusk by Heads of Diplomatic Missions to satisfy Heads of State of Head Countries.
Entertainments in service institutions although informal social once dusk.
Dining in service Messes and different service functions as is also ordered.
When a visiting Heads of State of foreign country holds a reception once dusk and on formal dinners.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 9:
(WINTER MESS DRESS)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
White terrycot full sleeve shirt while not collar.
Blue gray terrywool trousers.
Peak cap/navy blue turban with auth’d turban badge and light blue band beneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP shoes.
Grey name tab.
Entitled miniature medals.
Miniature zari wing/brevet.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
Star(s) on sleeves as applicable.
Air Crew/Controller Badges

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
State functions, e.g., Banquets, Dinners, formal entertainments and receptions once dusk at Rashtrapati Bhavan/Raj Bhavan.
State functions once dusk in honour of the foreign Heads of State/Heads of State of their countries.
Receptions and functions once dusk by Heads of Diplomatic Missions to fulfill Heads of State of Heads Countries.
Entertainments in service establishments other than informal social once dusk.
Dining in service messes and different service functions as may be ordered.
When a visiting Heads of State of foreign country holds a reception once dusk and on formal dinners.
Note:
Embroidered star(s) of 16mm diameter on sleeves at eighty millimeter from the cuff end.
To be worn by all Air rank officers.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 10:
(SUMMER MESS DRESS)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
White 0.5 sleeve terrycot shirt (without pockets) with silver rank braid on blue gray epaulettes, with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue gray terrycot trousers.
Blue gray terrycot cincture.
Side cap/navy blue turban with auth’d turban badge and light blue band beneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP Shoes.
Miniature zari wing/brevet.
Miniature ribbons.
Grey name tab.
Air Crew/Controller Badges.

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
(a) Summer mess dresses for functions other than those that Dress No.8 is specified.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 11:
(WINTER CEREMONIAL DRESS)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Blue gray terrywool tunic with silk rank braids on sleeves (66% Terene thirty third wool) with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue gray terrywool trousers.
Light Blue terrycot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie.
Peak cap/navy blue turban with auth’d turban badge with light blue underneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP shoes.
Entitled full medals/decorations.
Entitled crew and alternative proficiency badges.
Grey name tab.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
Formal receiving/calling/departure of :
President of India.
Foreign Heads of States/Prime Ministers on State Visits solely.(iii) Royalty.
Chief of the military staff, Chief of the naval workers and Chief of the Air staff.
Visits by the President of India.
State ceremonials, i.e. Investitures at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Proclamation parades, Independence Day celebrations, Republic Day parade, Martyrs’ Day or any other occasions notified as such.
State functions, i.e. ‘At Home’ reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan/Raj Bhavan or at other places once so ordered.
Courts Martial.
Guards of Honour.
State/Military Funerals, Attestations, Service and alternative anniversary parades.
At ceremonies and entertainments once the local commander considers it fascinating to do special Honour to it occasion.
When a visiting Head of State of a foreign country holds a reception.

Note :
May be used for all cermonial functions once Dress No.I is prescribed.
These dresses are however not to be worn once parading with airmen.

Indian Air Force Uniform Dress No 13:
(WINTER SEMI CEREMONIAL DRESS)

DETAILS OF DRESS:
Blue-gray terrywool tunic with silk rank braids on sleeves (67% Terene thirty third wool) with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue gray terrywool trousers.
Light Blue terrycot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie. Peak cap/navy blue turban with auth’d turban badge with light blue band underneath turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP Shoes.
Entitled ribbons and decorations.
Entitled crew and alternative proficiency badges.
Grey name tab.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.

OCCASIONS TO WEAR:
Receiving / Calling on and departure of the PM and alternative union cabinet ministers.

Note :
May be worn as optional to dress No.3 once so authorised by competent authority.
To be worn only if not parading with airmen.

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