Uniform Parts

Uniform Parts

If you are unable to wear your uniform or have not yet been issued a uniform, please wear black pants and a white long-sleeve dress shirt.

Headdresses:

Headdresses shall be worn at all times in uniform except when eating, when in an eating establishment, or when in a place of worship. Headdress may also be removed while in transit on public transportation but must be replaced before exiting the vehicle. Cadets travelling in uniform typically are expected to keep headdress on, but may remove it en route if the design of the vehicle makes its wear impractical, on extended trips or at the discretion of the senior officer present. The headdress is also customarily removed when seated in class.

  1. Wedge – The wedge is the primary headdress. It shall be worn centered on the head, two finger widths above the eyebrows and tilted slightly right.
  2. Wide-Brimmed Tan Summer Hat – The “Tilley” hat shall be worn for summer training sports activities. It is to be worn square on the head with the string used to secure it.
  3. Toque – The toque may be worn outside in cold weather.

Shirts:

  1. Short Sleeve Dress Shirt – The short sleeve dress shirt is worn during the summer with the top button open. It is also worn with the necktie under the tunic (see TUNIC) on formal occasions. It shall be kept clean and wrinkle-free. The only crease is to be down the centre of each sleeve starting at the centre of each epaulette. Rank slip-ons (see MISCELLANEOUS) shall be worn on the shirt epaulettes. The shirt shall be tucked into the pants at all times.
  2. Dark Blue T-shirt – The dark blue t-shirt is worn during some training at the discretion of the squadron. It shall be wrinkle-free at all times.

Tunic:

  1. Tunic with Cloth Belt – The tunic is the formal jacket of the cadet uniform. It is worn over the dress shirt and necktie on all formal occasions. It shall always be fully buttoned, with the exception of the top button, and shall be kept clean and wrinkle-free. The sleeves of the jacket shall have no creases. The cloth tunic belt shall be worn so the excess of the belt (not more than 8 cm) is on the left side of the buckle. The buckle shall be centered on the uniform. Nothing is to be carried in the tunic pockets, and all pocket flaps shall be buttoned at all times.

Jacket:

  1. All-season Jacket – The all-season jacket may be worn year round when weather conditions dictate. The liner and the exterior jacket may be worn separately or as a set. Rank slip-ons (see MISCELLANEOUS) shall be worn on both.

Pants/Trousers:

  1. Pants– The pants shall be pressed so as to have creases down the centre of each leg in the front and the back. Creases in the front shall extend from the first belt loops to the bottom of the legs. Creases in the back shall extend from the back centre belt loop to the bottom of the legs. Creases shall not be sewn or glued. Do not carry bulky items in the pockets.

Footwear:

  1. Boots – Black ankle boots should be cleaned and polished on a regular basis. The whole boot is to be polished, not just the toe. The areas of the boot where the sole meets the leather are to be cleaned and blackened with an old toothbrush and black polish. Boots are to be laced horizontally from side-to-side. When the boot laces are tied, the ends of the laces are to be tucked inside the boot. Boots should be worn alongside grey wool socks.

Miscellaneous:

  1. Wool Socks – Grey wool socks shall be worn with boots. If a cadet suffers from a recognized allergy to wool, the cadet may wear grey cotton or nylon socks with approval from the Commanding Officer.
  2. Black Belt with Silver Buckle – The black belt with silver buckle shall always be worn with the cadet trousers. The buckle is to be centered with the brass end meeting the brass buckle with no black showing between the two. The belt length will need to be adjusted in order for this to occur.
  3. Necktie – The black necktie shall be worn with the dress shirt under the tunic on formal occasions. It shall be knotted neatly using a Windsor knot and kept tight. When tied, it will extend to the middle of the pants belt buckle.

4. Rank Slip-ons – Rank slip-ons shall be worn on the epaulettes of both shoulders on the short sleeve dress shirt and the all-season jacket, but not the tunic.

5. Nametag – Your first nametag will be provided to you by the squadron free of charge. Cadets are requested to reimburse the Squadron for the cost of a replacement nametag if one is needed. It is worn centered over the right breast pocket of the short sleeve dress shirt and tunic.

7. Badges – All badges are to be sewn onto the tunic neatly with thread that blends in with the colour of the badge and the uniform.

8. Remembrance Day Poppy – The Remembrance Day poppy shall be worn on the uniform on Remembrance Day (November 11th) and for a total of two weeks prior to Remembrance Day. The poppy is worn centered on the left pocket flap of the tunic.

Uniform Care:

When ironing creases into clothing, starch should be used for a crisp look. A pressing cloth made from an old pillow case or thin towel should always be used between the iron and clothing to prevent the fabric from becoming shiny or burning. Always use steam when ironing. This will help to remove wrinkles.