GB Uniform

The Girls' Brigade is a uniformed organisation. The style of uniform varies from country to country but the colours are universal. They are white, navy blue and saxe blue. UNIFORMS are worn for the following reasons:

• To enable members to identify themselves as part of the worldwide movement of The Girls' Brigade.
• To encourage a feeling of discipline, loyalty and self-respect.
• To provide a sense of equality among members.
 
The Junior / Intermediate Uniform (Primary Schools)
Front View
Back View
Guidelines for GB Uniform (Junior / Intermediate)
Item Guideline
Hair   Keep short hair neat and tidy
Hair should not touch the collar
Hair touching the collar should be tied where necessary
Long hair should be neatly tied, preferably plaited and secured by black/ navy blue rubber bands or ribbons
Frock/ dress Skirt of uniform should touch the ground when the girl kneels upright
Loose uniform should be tucked to the side
Sleeves Both sleeves should bear the shoulder titles “The Girls' Brigade” and “Singapore”, without a gap between them
Name tag Worn at all times above the crest, bearing name and company number
(Uniform can still be worn if girl did not bring her name tag)
Service award Worn at the left collar flap of the uniform starting from the neck
Junior STAR award Worn at the right collar flap of the uniform starting from the neck
Junior Leader Badge Should be worn at the centre of the right sleeve.
Sash Slung from the right shoulder to the left hip; positioned below belt
Belt Tip of belt is aligned to left seam line of frock
Footwear Socks & School Shoes should be worn with the uniform at all times
Others       Ear studs and ear sticks are not allowed
Simple wrist watches are allowed but must be removed during drill, inspections and parade
No part of the uniform should be starched
No jewellery is allowed
Nail polish is not permissible and finger-nails must be kept neat
Essential parts of uniform that must be worn Belt and correct footwear
 
The Senior / Pioneer Uniform (Secondary School)
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Back View
The style of the frock is the same for officers and girls.
Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs):

NCOs wear the same uniform as privates, having accessories such as the lanyard (red) and chevron.
Guidelines for GB Uniform (Private & NCO)
Item Guideline
Cap Comfortably positioned and tilted slightly to the right, approximately 2 fingers above the left eyebrow and 1 finger above the right eyebrow
Must be worn at all times (unless the girl is unwell)
Hair Keep short hair neat and tidy, wear a hairnet where necessary.
Hair should not touch the collar.
Hair touching the collar should be tied where necessary.
Long hair should be neatly tied, preferably plaited and secured by black/ navy blue rubber bands or ribbons
May also tuck hair neatly under the cap
(Do not use black pins to hold the cap in position)
Fringe should be tucked under the cap
Frock/ dress Skirt of uniform should touch the ground when the girl kneels upright
  Loose uniform should be tucked to the side
Belts loops need not be removed
Sleeves Both sleeves should bear the shoulder titles “The Girls' Brigade” and “Singapore”, without a gap between them
Right sleeve would bear the chevron, positioned 3 fingers (approximately 1.5 inches) below the shoulder titles
Tie Tip of tie rests on the bottom edge of the belt
Tie badge Fastened at the middle of the tie, where the tip of the tie touches the bottom of the triangular knot
Name tag Worn at all times above the pocket, bearing name and company number
(Uniform can still be worn if girls did not bring their name tag)
Lanyard [NCOs only] Fastened by the name tag and tucked into pocket
Whistle at the end of the lanyard is optional
Service award Worn at the top left hand corner of the pocket, nearer the buttons
Attach service award to both the pocket and the frock
Pocket crest Sewn on the pocket with dimensions approx. 4cm by 4cm
Belt Tip of belt is aligned to left seam line of frock
Haversack Slung from the right shoulder to the left hip; positioned below belt
For arrangement of badges, please refer to handout by Curriculum Committee
Socks Only GB one-fold socks are allowed
Boots Standard issue black boots without studs
Should be well polished, including the heels
Only black round laces are allowed
Others Ear studs and ear sticks are not allowed
Simple wrist watches are allowed but must be removed during drill, inspections and parade
No part of the uniform should be starched
No jewellery is allowed
Nail polish is not permissible and finger-nails must be kept neat
Essential parts of uniform that must be worn Cap, tie, belt, boots and lanyard (NCOs)
 
The Officer's Uniform
Front View
Back View
Guidelines for GB Uniform (Officers)
Item Guideline
Cap Comfortably positioned and worn straight
(Do not need to tilt the cap)
Must be worn at all times
GB Crest to be pinned in the centre of the cap
Hair Keep short hair neat and tidy, wear a hairnet where necessary
Hair should not be touching the collar
Hair touching the collar should be tied
Long hair should be neatly tied, preferably plaited and secured by black/ navy blue rubber bands or ribbons
May also tuck hair neatly into the cap
(Do not use black pins to hold the cap in position)
All fringe should be tucked under the cap
Frock/ dress Skirt of uniform should touch the ground when kneeling upright
Loose uniform should be tucked to the side
Belts loops need not be removed
Sleeves Both sleeves should bear the shoulder titles “The Girls' Brigade” and “Singapore”, without a gap between them
Tie Tip of tie rests on the bottom edge of the belt
Tie badge Fastened at the middle of the tie, where the tip of the tie touches the bottom of the triangular knot
Name tag Worn at all times above the slit pocket, without company number
Lanyard Fastened by the name tag and tucked into slit pocket
Whistle at the end of the lanyard is optional
Saxe-Blue Lanyard: Cadet Lieutenants & Lieutenants
Red Lanyard: Captains
Service award Attach service award to the slit pocket
AOTC award 1st badge to start from the right epaulette nearest to tip of the shoulder. Maximum 3 badges on each side
Belt Tip of belt is aligned to left seam line of frock
Socks Only GB one-fold socks are allowed if wearing boots
Footwear Standard issue black boots without studs
Should be well polished, including the heels
Only black round laces are allowed
Alternatively, plain black court shoes can be worn but not on parade
(No buckles/trimmings or designs/stilettos or loafers)
Others Ear studs and ear sticks are not allowed
Simple wrist watches are allowed but must be removed during drill, inspections and parade
No part of the uniform should be starched
No jewellery is allowed except engagement or wedding ring
Nail polish is not permissible and finger-nails must be kept neat
Essential parts of uniform that must be worn Cap, tie, lanyard, belt and correct footwear