UNIFORMS

A uniform is an outward symbol of commitment identity and ethos. Coupled with overall appearance, the uniform is the most powerful visual expression of pride by the individual and is the primary means by which the public image of the Cadet Program is fashioned. The Commanding Officer will recommend which uniform to wear depending on the season and the activity. Cadets are issued a Field Training Uniform (FTU) which is worn for most activities and a Blue dress uniform for the Commanding Officer Parade, Annual Ceremonial Review and special events.

ORDERING

NEW RECRUITS

You will be issued your uniforms once you have been with us for at least 4 weeks. You will need to take your measurements and fill out the New Recruit Uniform Order form. Measurement instructions are included in the form. We will prepare your uniforms after 4 weeks and make an appointment with you to come and pick them up in the Supply roomNew Cadet Uniform Order Form

CURRENT CADETS

Do you need to exchange a uniform piece that no longer fits? Do you need a completely new FTU or blue uniform? You need to bring the uniform pieces that no longer fit to exchange them for new pieces. You will need to take your measurements and fill out the UniformExchange Order Form. The measurement instructions are included in the form.

Returning Uniforms

All cadets must return their uniforms when they leave the cadet program. Uniforms can be returned to the supply room at the museum on a training night between 6:30 and 8:30 pm.

Cadets may keep the following items:

  • T-shirt
  • Light blue short sleeve shirt
  • Socks
  • Toque
  • All badges, pins, ribbons, and medals

DRESS REGULATIONS

 

CEREMONIAL DRESS

The C1 order of dress is worn for formal occasions such as the Commanding Officer (CO) parade on the first Tuesday of every month and the Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) parade at the end of the training year.

MESS DRESS

The C2 formal order of dress is worn once a year at the cadet mess dinner.

SERVICE DRESS

The C3 service dress is worn for regular training activities.

FIELD TRAINING UNIFORM (FTU)

The C5 green service dress is worn on most Tuesday nights, during field training or routine cadet activities.

SUMMER CAMP SERVICE DRESS

The C5C service dress is worn during cadet summer camps.

PLACEMENT OF BADGES, INSIGNIAS AND MEDALS

Badges/insignias shall be sewn on the uniform neatly using a thread that blends with the badge and uniform. Badges shall not be glued.

Diagrams of the placement of badges/insignias, ribbons and medals can be found in this document:

Placement of Badges on the Cadet Uniform

FTU NAME TAPE

The name tape on the FTU must be sewed on and is place just above the right pocket.

APPEARANCE

The deportment and appearance of all cadets, in uniform or when wearing civilian attire, shall on all occasions reflect the Canadian Cadet Organization and the individual. It is the responsibility and duty of all cadets to ensure that all regulations and instructions contained in the following document are respected.

Cadet Appearance and Dress Instructions

THE TIE

Check out this video on how to tie your necktie.

How to tie a tie

PARADE BOOTS

Check out these videos on how to polish and lace up your parade boots.

How to polish parade boots

How to lace parade boots

FTU COMBAT BOOTS

How to lace combat boots

How to wear combat boots