Dress Standards

The following links will assist you in navigating the confusing world of Army Cadet dress regulations and maintaining your uniform. This page details where the badges are to be placed on the uniform and what type of dress is to be worn on a Tuesday parade night or during a Cadet event.

Uniform and Appearance Standards Drawings and sketches of acceptable hair styles, moustaches, allowable jewellery, medal placement and boot lacing requirements.

Left Sleeve Badge Placement Drawings of exactly where to sew badges on the left arm of the dress uniform   

Right Sleeve Badge Placement Drawings of exactly where to sew badges on the right arm of the dress uniform   

Army Cadet Uniform Badge Information Photographs and explanations of all Army Cadet badges and pins and their basic placement on the uniform.

Army Cadet Dress Regulations everything you could possibly want to know about Army cadet dress regulations CATO 46-01

How to shine your parade boots:

Number Orders of Dress

C1 CEREMONIAL DRESS

  • Beret
  • Tunic
  • green cadet dress shirt
  • tie
  • trousers/slacks pants
  • Boots
  • Medals on the tunic
  • Name tag on tunic
  • Cadet MWO, WO, Sgt and parade positions wear sash
  • Parade positions may wear webbing and white gloves

Cadet who have not been issued a uniform will wear dark coloured pants with a light coloured collard shirt or corps t-shirt.

C2 FULL DRESS

  • Beret
  • Tunic
  • Green cadet dress shirt
  • Tie
  • Trousers/slacks pants
  • Boots
  • Undress ribbons
  • Name tag on tunic
  • Cadet MWO, WO, Sgt and parade positions wear sash
  • Parade positions may wear webbing and white gloves

Cadet who have not been issued a uniform will wear dark coloured pants with a light coloured collard shirt or corps t-shirt.

C-2A SUMMER DRESS

  • Beret
  • Green cadet dress shirt
  • Trousers/slacks pants
  • Boots
  • Rank epaulettes
  • Medals on the cadet shirt
  • Name tag on cadet shirt
  • Cadet MWO, WO, Sgt and parade positions wear sash

Cadet who have not been issued a uniform will wear dark coloured pants with a light coloured collard shirt or corps t-shirt.

C5 – Field Training Uniform (FTU)

  • Beret
  • FTU tunic
  • Green cadet t-shirt or corps t-shirt
  • FTU pants
  • Black combat boots

Cadet who have not been issued a uniform will wear dark coloured pants with a light coloured collard shirt or corps t-shirt.

C6 – Mess Dress

  • Tunic
  • Short sleeve white collared dress shirt (not issued)
  • Bow tie
  • Trousers/slacks pants
  • Boots
  • Medals on the tunic
  • Cadet MWO, WO, Sgt and parade positions wear sash
  • Parade positions will wear webbing and white gloves

Cadet who have not been issued a uniform will wear dark coloured pants with a white collared dress shirt.

PT Gear

  • Corps t-shirt
  • Athletic shorts/pants)
  • Athletic shoes.

Civilian Dress: 

  • Corps t-shirt must be worn
  • Regular street clothing