Like collar insigna, Enlisted Men's rank
insignia changed from being mounted on dark green backings to field grey backings as the
rank stars, as shown above, were produced on (from left) dark green cloth, then field grey
as the dark green cloth was phased out during the war, as well as on tan for the tropical
uniform, and on herringbone twill (HBT) material for the reed green denim summer uniform.
A black version of this insignia was also
produced for the AFV crew uniform.
The "Ober" pip was worn on the left
sleeve (only) of field blouses, greatcoats and full dress uniforms.