• Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Order No. 2 (26 August 1914) prescribed the uniform, kit, and necessaries to be issued to each member of the AIF.

    The following transcript of AIF Order No. 2 is published for information:

    10.(i) The authorized scale of issue of uniform, kit, and necessaries for the Australian Imperial Force is shown in the Table beneath. Requisitions on the Ordnance Department are to be submitted for unit requirements, in accordance with paragraph 14, Australian Imperial Force Orders No. 1, of 19th August 1917.

     

    Article

    Mounted

    Dismounted

    Remarks

    Uniform

     

     

     

    Badge, copper, large (for hat)

    1

    1

     

    Badge, copper, small (for collar and F.S. cap)

    3

    3

     

    Badge, copper, shoulder strap (corps letters), pairs

    1

    1

     

    Badge, copper, shoulder strap, “Australian”, pairs

    1

    1

     

    Badge, rank

    As required

     

    Boots, ankle, brown, pairs

    2

    2

     

    Braces, pair

    1

    1

     

    Breeches, cord, C.P., woollen D.S., pairs

    -

    2

     

    Breeches, cord, C.P., woollen M.S., pairs

    2

    -

     

    Cap, Field Service*

    1

    1

     

    Greatcoat, D.S.

    -

    1

     

    Greatcoat, M.S.

    1

    -

     

    Hat, felt, C.P.

    1

    1

     

    Hat, white*

    1

    1

     

    Jacket, dungaree*

    1

    1

     

    Jacket, Service Dress

    2

    2

     

    Laces (spare) for boots, ankle, pairs

    1

    1

     

    Leggings, C.P., brown, pair

    1

    -

     

    Numerals, copper

    2

    2

    Figures 0 to 9 as required

    Puttees, pairs

    -

    1

     

    Shoes, canvas, white, pairs

    1

    1

    If in personal possession; not supplied by Department

    Spurs, jack, ordinary, pair

    1

    -

     

    Straps, chin

    2

    2

     

    Trousers, dungaree, pair*

    1

    1

     

    Kit and Necessaries

     

     

     

    Bag, kit, universal

    1

    1

     

    Belts, abdominal

    2

    2

     

    Brush, hair

    1

    1

     

    Brush, shaving

    1

    1

     

    Brush, tooth

    1

    1

     

    Cap, comforter, khaki

    1

    1

     

    Comb

    1

    1

     

    Disc, identity, with cord

    1

    1

     

    Drawers, cotton, pairs

    2

    2

     

    Dressing, field

    1

    1

     

    Fork

    1

    1

     

    Holdall

    1

    1

     

    Housewife

    1

    1

     

    Jersey

    1

    1

     

    Knife

    1

    1

     

    Knife, clasp, with marline spike, tin opener, and lanyard

    1

    1

     

    Razor (in case)

    1

    1

     

    Shirts, flannel

    2

    2

     

    Singlets

    2

    2

     

    Soap, piece

    1

    1

     

    Socks, pair

    3

    3

     

    Spoon

    1

    1

     

    Towels

    2

    2

     

    Additional for Officers

     

     

     

    Cap, forage, C.P., without coloured band, in lieu of cap, F.S.

    1

    1

     

    *Except officers

    Abbreviations:

    C.P.     Commonwealth Pattern
    D.S.     Dismounted Services
    F.S.      Field Service
    M.S.    Mounted Services

    Source:

    Australian Imperial Force Orders, No. 2, 26 August 1914