This section is intended to illustrate various items of uniform that was issued for wear over the years. The distinctive red beret is well known. This is what DC Alex Bundock had to say about it.
"The decision to put most members of Intaf into
uniform (and especially for the purposes of doing National Service) was
contested by the army but in the end their objections were overturned. The same applied to the decision to include a
red beret as part of the uniform as there was an opinion that the red beret was
the exclusive right of the Parachute Regiment.
PC Bob Woollacott, who had served in the Parachute Regiment, pointed out
that the Para beret was in fact a maroon one!
Thus the red beret came into being.
As the war progressed Intaf and
its "virtual soldiers" had earned the respect of the rest of the
armed forces to the extent that the RLI gave the nickname of "the
Lollypops" to Intaf members referring to their ability and the wearing of
the red beret! "