Reply To: GC stripes for WWI RN officers?
Chevrons [for RN officers] were introduced during 1918 (announced 6 May 1918) and were to ‘…denote services overseas or at sea undertaken since Aug 4, 1914’. One chevron was to indicate each year’s service. The chevrons were to be worn inverted on the right forearm; if in the Service in 1914 one chevron was to be silver lace; for those of later years, in gold.
‘News in Brief’ The Times, 6 May 1918 (London), The Times Digital Archive accessed 22 September 2012.