Wear your uniform with pride.
Below is a cadet in full uniform (C-1). This is what you will wear on CO’s parades and other important parades and events. On regular training nights when we are in winter dress you will wear the same thing, but cadets with medals will only wear ribbons (C-2). Winter dress period begins in mid-October and ends at the end of May. Check the squadron announcements for the proper dress every week. During summer dress periods you will not wear your tunic or tie. (C-2B). See the page Uniform – Dress Codes for more specific information and examples.
Always Remember you are representing Canada and its Service Members.
While you are not a member of the Canadian Forces, you have been issued and will wear the same uniform as all the Canadian Air Force members, past and present. It must be worn properly, with respect and pride. You are representing not only yourself, but your squadron, your provincial Air Cadet League, the Government of Canada and all the current and former Forces members and Veterans. Looking sharp, acting with Honour and Dignity while wearing your uniform shows your respect to all those before you that have worn that uniform and that you appreciate the history and tradition that the uniform represents.
Your Uniform is Government Property.
When you joined cadets your parents signed your enrolment form. By signing the enrolment form your parents have taken responsibility for all parts of your uniform. As a result, you are always responsible for all parts of your uniform. You should follow these rules:
- Do not leave your uniform lying around.
- Mark your name in every piece of your uniform.
- Return damaged or poorly fitting parts of your uniform to your squadron supply and get new parts.
- Be sure that any parts of your uniform that you return are signed off when you return them.
- You must return your uniform promptly if you leave the squadron.
The uniform you have just been issued is on loan to you for as long as you are an Air Cadet. It is important that you treat the uniform with the care and respect it deserves. Cadets requiring new uniform parts should speak directly with the Squadron Supply Officer (SupO.).
If you are unable to wear your complete uniform, having outgrown an item or have not yet been issued a uniform, please wear black pants and a white long-sleeve dress shirt.