The red leaflets still worn on each side of the coat of arms of the British Army and senior officers are called "gorget patches" in reference to this article of weapons. There were two types - the first, the red with the red centerline, the Colonels and Brigadiers, and the red with the gold line between the police. Today, say the General Staff when all British officers are appointed when they reach the position of Colonel. With the exception of such restrictions as senior Army Medical and Dental Corps officials, historical color differences are no longer worn in the British service.
However, historical colors are still used in gorget patches of the Canadian Army. Air officers in the Indian and Sri Lankan air forces also wear one- to five-star tracts depending on their size.
RAF instructors wear white leaflets on their service clothes and dirty uniforms. Similar leaflets are worn by British military officials in Sandhurst on the black collar "Number One". These elements of modern uniforms are a surviving life from the ancient practice of placing real necklaces on ribbons attached to buttons in both columns of uniform. Such buttons were often placed on a piece of colored or embroidered gold thread.