Category Archives: Uniforms

Updated Dress Instructions

Good morning.

Updated Dress Instructions have been posted and are available here: Dress Instructions. There aren’t many changes to how the uniform is worn, but the numbered orders of dress have been completely reworked. For your reference, a cheat-sheet has also been posted here: Numbered Orders of Dress (2019). We will be adhering to the new dress instructions as of today and will be using the new numbered orders in all further communications, so it’s important to become familiar with them.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Cadet Uniform Modernization

Cadets, if you haven’t seen the uniform modernization survey, here’s your chance to have a voice! Here are some of the different reactions so far.

The survey is open to cadets, League partners, stakeholders as well as COATS and CIC Officers.

Cadet survey link: https://interceptum.com/s/en/UnimodEn
Adult survey link: https://interceptum.com/s/en/Leadsurv

This survey works best on the Google Chrome browser. It may take a few minutes to load, so please be patient. There are a lot of pictures!

Shoe Polish Kits

Sometimes cadets might get the idea that their officers aren’t carefully listening to everything that goes on around them. We are.

Just the other night, I overheard a cadet talking to someone about not really knowing what was needed to properly polish their boots. Not wanting to interrupt the conversation, and figuring that more than one of our cadets might want to know, I’ve decided to post the information here.

If you’re looking for the right stuff to polish your boots, you can get everything you need on-line in one kit.

http://www.canex.ca/kiwi-canex-shine-kit.html

All of the components in the kit are available locally at various stores, but if you want it all in one package, that’s the package.

Vimy Trip

For cadets participating in this month’s trip to the UK and France, a few announcements:

  1. Monday night at 8pm: Uniform Rolling/Packing Session. I’ll be teaching everyone how to roll their uniforms in order to minimize wrinkles while travelling. It’s recommended that you bring your uniforms and your luggage so that you can have your uniform correctly packed tonight for the trip.
  2. Wednesday night: Presuming that you’ll have your uniform already packed, dress for cadets on the Vimy Trip will be black pants, white shirt, and black tie. Remember those first few weeks when you joined and you’ll do just fine.
  3. Passports: Just to make sure that I have the final list for check-in, bring your passports with you either on Monday or Wednesday so that I can verify them against the information I have.

It’s going to be a great trip!

Wed Night Training

Duty Officer
Capt Palumbo

Dress
C2B: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C4A: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

UNIFORMS! All you need to know is printed in CATO 55-04: (available to all cadets on the website) Air Cadet Dress Instructions. Check your pants for “railroad tracks”, your boots for dull spots, your dress shirt for proper crease position. Now is the time to be picky about how you look! For those cadets that missed the boot polishing class on Monday night, Cpl Hill will be leading it tonight concurrent with our parade practice.

Mandatory Attendance May 17, 24, 27 & 31. We have 3 Wed nights total remaining. Tonight and next week we will be having our final Annual Parade Practices. (Unfortunately, the Snowbirds Air show was cancelled for next week). We need everyone out so we are ready for our Annual Ceremonial Review Parade on Sat 27 May 2017 at 3pm. All cadets are required to attend in order to complete their level.

Wed Night Training

Duty Officer
Capt Palumbo

Dress
C2B: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C4A: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Mandatory Attendance May 10, 17, 27 & 31. We have 4 Wed nights total remaining. Tonight and next week we will be having our Annual Parade Practice. We need everyone out so we are ready for our Annual Ceremonial Review Parade on Sat 27 May 2017 at 3pm. All cadets are required to attend in order to complete their level. 

Sqn FREE Uniform Alteration Night

In an effort to ensure that the squadron is at its best for the upcoming events, I would like to offer to shorten any of the cadets’ pants on Wednesday the 22nd of February (THIS Wed night).

They should bring both their boots and their uniform pants so that they can be properly measured.

I will bring my sewing machine, iron & ironing board so that I can hem them.

Any that need lengthening – and have material in the hem to do it – I am also willing to alter.

Thanks,

CI Heather Thiffault