The Squadron Protocol Dinner provides cadets with an opportunity to experience the mess dinner format, a tradition coming from the Air Cadets military background. The Mess Dinner is a formal parade affair that allows members of a unit to meet in the evening following a well-established protocol. It also allows the Commanding Officer to speak to his troops and present special awards and prizes.
The dress code for Cadets Flight Corporals and below is C-2 and for Cadet Sergeants and above is C-8. Mess kit or Dress number 2 for military personnel. A suit (jacket and tie) or equivalent is required for civilian guests. A long gown is not required for the ladies.