It is worn by all Household Troops attending the Lord Mayor's Show, and also when participating in guards of honour or recruiting drives.

Most other regiments maintain full dress for limited special categories: these include drummers (line infantry), buglers (rifles), trumpeters (cavalry), pipers (Scottish and Irish units) and in some cases guards of honour; however, all of these uniforms must be purchased and maintained from non-public funds.

As a rule, the same basic design and colour of uniform is worn by all ranks of the same regiment (albeit often with increased embellishment for higher ranks).

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Similar braided coats are worn on occasion by directors of music and bandmasters of bands affiliated to line cavalry regiments (in other bands they wear a plainer double-breasted frock coat (similar to that of senior officers but without the velvet) in dark blue (or green, in the case of the Rifles).

Several orders of dress are only issued to officers (and SNCOs in some cases); others are only issued to personnel serving in particular climates or specific roles.

Despite his petite stature, the Pap is a keen and versatile participant in many activities, being the top-ranked toy breed in several canine sports and standing 8th in intelligence among all breeds, according to Stanley Coren, author of The Intelligence of Dogs.

With so much personality and adaptability wrapped in such a portable package, the Papillon is a go-anywhere, do-anything bon vivant, happy to share his The Pug’s “I’m-the-centre-of-the-universe-and-it’s-a-great-place-to-be” outlook on life is one of the keys to this breed’s enduring popularity.

Historically, drummers, trumpeters and the like wore distinctive forms of dress for easy identification on the battlefield; this is recalled in the extra uniform lace worn by infantry regiments' corps of drums, and the different coloured helmet plumes worn by trumpeters in the Household Cavalry.

Shoulder 'wings', which were originally used to distinguish specialist companies (e.g.

Full dress is the most elaborate and traditional order worn by the British Army.

Characterised by the historic red coat, as well as by elaborate headwear and other colourful items of dress, it was withdrawn from general issue in 1914 but is still listed in the Army Dress Regulations, which speaks of it as "the ultimate statement of tradition and regimental identity in uniform" and the "key" to all other orders of dress.

Despite this, the breed makes for a charming companion.