marched at 1.30 a.m. with a strength of 284 NCOs and men.
During the period 1916-19 Royal Marine NCOs could be awarded this medal immediately if they had performed especially meritorious service in difficult circumstances.
While the Union uniform coats were dark blue, the trousers for NCOs were a sky-blue color.
Welts or stripes of different colors on the trouser legs helped to identify the branch of service for NCOs.
For example, officers, NCOs and SNCOs have trousers with a "blood stripe" down the seam of the outer leg on the blue trousers.
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