One thing many Cadets look forward to is being issued their very own Air Cadet Uniform. The Cadet uniform is a source of great pride as it shows not only their link to the Squadron, but also their own accomplishments in their time as a Cadet. Cadets are responsible for maintaining their uniform to a certain standard and will have to learn how to use a washing machine, iron and shoe polish to keep their uniform looking sharp.
The pages in this section will give you an idea of what uniforms our Cadets will receive, as well as illustrated references regarding our uniform standards.
Each Cadet will be issued a uniform during their six week intake program. New cadets will be encouraged to submit their measurements via the Cadet Measurements Google Form located in the menu above. Cadets will then be notified when their uniforms arrives and given instructions to schedule an appointment to visit Supply to pick up their order. This may take a few months and their uniforms may not arrive complete.
The Squadron has a fixed budget to purchase uniforms each year. It is critical that the Cadet takes care of his/her uniform, keeps it cleaned and pressed and returns it to the Squadron when he/she leaves the Squadron or outgrows the uniform. Each Cadet is given training on how to look after the uniform and may be required to pay for replacements.
Beginning in 2021, all of our Cadets will be issued the following:
Ceremonial Dress Uniform
1 dress shirt
1 pair of pants
1 pair of parade boots
1 set of rank slip-ons
2 pair of socks
1 pair of Squadron shoulder badges
Field Training Uniform
1 Field Training Jacket
1 Field Training Trousers
1 pair of General Purpose Boots
1 Tilly Hat
Additional uniform items may be provided to cadets attending Summer Training Courses. All of these items must be returned upon leaving the Cadet program or while exchanging them as Cadet outgrows items.
CADET DRESS REGULATIONS: Air Cadets across Canada are expected to follow the national standards regarding the care and use of their uniforms. This ensures a common, professional image of the Air Cadet Program across the country. This National Standard can be found in CATO 55-04 - Air Cadet Dress Regulations, published at the National Cadet File Repository.
NAMETAG: The name tag is worn above the pocket on the right side of the Ceremonial Dress uniform's tunic and dress shirt. The placement changes if the Cadet has also earned the Cadet medal(s). Medals are worn on the tunic. The ribbon representing the medal can be worn on either the tunic or the dress shirt - depending on the order of dress. NOTE: The wearing of the name tag on tunic or shirt are at the discretion of the CO. Name tag is not to be worn on the T-shirt or Parka.