Orders of Dress

Seasonal dress changes and forms of dress for ceremonies and special training will be promulgated in Monthly Routine Orders or Training Instructions. A selection of relevant orders of dress have been included as follows:

C-1A - Ceremonial Dress

Wedge, shirt with necktie, jacket, trousers or slacks with belt, boots and grey wool socks.
1. Worn with medals and pins on the jacket
2. Worn with cloth or embroidered pilot wings on the jacket but not the metal pilot wings.
3. Name tag worn on tunic.
3. Lanyard and white webbing and gloves when authorized by the CO

a. formal ceremonies or parades
b. guard of Honour
c. church services or parades
d. funerals
e. other occasions as ordered

C-2 - Routine Training Dress

Same as C-1, except that the medal ribbons replaces the medals

a. routine training dress for day to day
b. routine parades
c. appropriate social occasions
d. must be worn while travelling to and from
the CSTC
e. other occasions as ordered

C-2A - Routine Training Dress

The C2-A - Routine Training Dress is to be worn only during indoor training and other occasions as ordered.

This order of dress includes:
Air Cadet Wedge;
Shirt with Necktie and Rank Slip-ons;
Trousers or Slacks;
Belt;
Boots;
Medal Ribbons and Certain Pins; and
Metal Pilot Wings.

a. may be authorized, all year round, for indoor training
b. not to be worn when travelling or outside of the squadron training area
c. other occasions as ordered

C-2B - Routine Training Dress

Same as C-2A, without the tie

a. during summer dress period at the sqn:
(1) routine training dress for day to day,
(2) routine parades, and
(3) appropriate social occasions.
b. year round for indoor training
c. other occasions as ordered

C-3 - Routine Training Dress

Same as C-1A, except that the medal ribbons replaces the medals.

a. routine training dress for day to day
b. routine parades
c. appropriate social occasions
d. other occasions as ordered

C-4 - Routine Training Dress

Same as C-2, except that the dark blue T-shirt replaces the shirt and tie.

a. routine training dress for day to day
b. routine parades
c. appropriate social occasions
d. other occasions as ordered

C-4A

Same as C-4, without the jacket.
1. No badges are to be worn on the T-shirt
2. No rank slip-ons
3. No medals and medal ribbons
4. No pilot wings, no pins
5. No pilot wings, no pins

Same as C-2B

Civilian Attire

The following guidelines shall be followed:
Clothing shall be clean and free of rips or tears;
Clothing shall not display profanity or offensive images;
Clothing shall cover the midriff and shoulder area;
Clothing must be suitable for the training being conducted; and
Clothing must be appropriate for the weather.

At certain times the wearing of the Air Cadet Uniform may not be appropriate for the training being conducted. At these times Cadets will be ordered to wear appropriate Civilian Attire.

Sports Attire

Sport Dress must follow the same guidelines as Civilian Attire with the following considerations:
Appropriate footwear (e.g. Runners) must be worn;
For indoor activities non-marking soles are required;
Clothing should allow for the mobility required for the activity;
Jeans shall not be worn; and
Clothing must be appropriate for the weather;

For activities where Cadets are undergoing physical fitness training Sports Dress shall be worn. This includes recreational sports training and the Cadet Fitness Assessment.

C-8 - Mess Dress

Same as C-2, except that the white collar dress shirt with black bow tie replaces the shirt and tie.
1. Medal ribbons may be worn on the jacket
2. Name tag worn on the jacket

a. mess or formal dinners
b. other occasions as ordered

Squadron Calendar
604-532-7466

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