Category Archives: Uniforms

Field Training Uniform (Update)

Good morning.

We’ve had nine (9) cadets reply back with their sizes for the upcoming field training uniform, which is a just around the 40% mark. Initial orders are being placed today with the rest being entered as we get the information. If you have already submitted your measurements, thank you. If not, please refer to the original post and submit your information as soon as you can.

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Field Training Uniform

Here we are almost halfway through our semi-isolated summer and it’s time to start considering our new training year. Unfortunately, we don’t yet have full details on what things are going to look like when we start things up again, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we do.

One thing we do have is an update to our cadet uniforms. You have probably noticed that the Air Cadets are the only one of Canada’s DND-sponsored youth programs without a standard field training uniform. We do almost everything in our blues. This leads to a lot of uniform upkeep and a lack of identity when we’re doing out-of-uniform activities. This is about to change.

This training year, Air Cadets will be issued field training uniforms (FTUs) in which to do most of our day-to-day training. However, while public health measures remain to combat the spread and transmission of the COVID-19 virus, we are requesting your help to provide us with the measurements required to place the orders. In order to do that, we are asking you to consult the attached measuring instructions fill out the linked form as soon as possible.

  • This form should be completed with the assistance of an adult.
  • Individuals being measured should remove bulky items such as wallets and mobile phones from their pockets.
  • They should NOT stand at the “attention” position.
  • All measurements should be taken close but not too tight due to slight growth potential.

Please contact our Supply Officer, CV Dau, at supo@809cadets.ca if you have any questions.

Please note that you need to be logged into the site in order to access the form.

FTU Measuring Instructions

J Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

New Year’s Day Levees

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to an exciting New Year’s Eve.

For those cadets who will be attending the various New Year’s Day Levees (including those being held a little later on the 4th), you have not only permission, but encouragement to wear your uniforms to these events.

The first of 2020’s Weekly Routine Orders will be published before the weekend.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

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.