Jacket, Mess, Scarlet: Lieutenant General, Royal Marines
Single-breasted mess jacket of scarlet cloth, featuring a deep open roll collar of dark blue cloth, four gilt Lion & Crown buttons (one missing) with false button holes down the front, epaulettes of dark blue cloth edged with ½" oak leaf pattern gold lace and fastened with a small gilt General Officer pattern button, round cuffs of dark blue cloth and a pointed back.
Sewn to the epaulettes is the silver-embroidered rank insignia of Lieutenant General, being a crossed sword and baton below a star. To the left lapel is sewn a gold-embroidered Globe, Laurel, Lion and Crown badge, while the right lapel shows evidence of a badge having been removed.
As stipulated by the Royal Marines Dress Regulations of 1966, the scarlet Mess Jacket could be worn as part of No. 2 Ball Dress, No. 6 Mess Dress or No. 7 Mess Undress. Mess Jackets worn by General Officers down to Colonels were distinguished from Officers of lower rank by the presence of epaulettes, and prior to 1966 did not have lapel badges or the front four buttons.