Uniform Care

Uniforms

The attached manual that you find by clicking the Dress Regulations button will take you to the updated dress regulations as of September 1st, 2022. Please review this, while there have been many changes, there is still an expectation for all those in uniform to look their best and uphold a high standard of looking ones best. 

 

Look to Chapter 3 Annex G page 81 (3G-5) and Chapter 5 Annex A&B (page 99 to 101) for pins/medal/name tag placement etc. 

Look to Chapter 4 Annex A (page 95) for Poppy Placement on your different orders of dress.

Look to Chapter 6 Annex 6A-1 (page 115) Ceremonial Dress (known as C1’s or CD’s)

Look to Chapter 6 Annex D 6D-1 (page 123) Mess Dress (better known as C2’s)

Look to Chapter 6 section 5 for C3’s (pages 129 to page 132)

Look to Chapter 6 section 6 for C5’s (better known as STU’s) found on pages 141 to 144)

See Section 7 – page 149 (6-7-1) for overview of all orders of dress for the Uniform 

Boots

DO NOT EVER BURN SHINE YOUR BOOTS! The best way to get shiny boots is a lot of time and effort at putting more and more layers of polish on your boots. We personally recommend from years of personal experience KIWI brand polish, and or KIWI parade gloss polish. Nothing beats using a kiwi brand cloth or similar type cloth for polish application. Any old toothbrush will do for cleaning welts/catwalks as well.

Ironing

Although we endorse the technique for ironing in terms of placement of creases and how to iron, WE DO NOT encourage USE of STARCH. We GREATLY RECOMMEND USING A PRESSING CLOTH – any old flat cloth, old sheet or pillow case to put between the clothing and the iron while ironing. Remember steam removes wrinkles and heat puts in creases. This is all you need. If you have something really wrinkly dampen the pressing cloth before steaming it. REMEMBER IRON AND WATER MAKE HOT STEAM BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOURSELF!

Sewing

This is a good way to sew your badges on your uniform (see video link below). Please ensure you only use WHITE thread on your CORPS CREST, and BLACK thread on all other badges for your tunic.  The PDF, below on the right deals with all regulations regarding your uniform, what to wear – orders of dress, as well as how it should look, where badge placement is etc. 

Look to Chapter 3 Annex H page 85 (3H-1) to 86 (3H-2) Annex F5-1/7 to F5-7/7 specifically for badge placement.

Look to Chapter 3 Annex G page 81 (3G-5) and Chapter 5 Annex A&B (page 99 to 101) for pins/medal/name tag placement etc. 

Cap Tally

This video is from HMCS ONTARIO – STC (Camp) this is how we are now to properly tie our cap tallies. Please do not make any cuts on your cap tally as indicated in the video until your tally has been checked by a senior cadet or officer to ensure that you have tied it correctly. These are very expensive to replace, just for the sake of making mistakes. You will also need to sew in your chin stay. Please see a senior cadet about what this means. The center line on the front of the cap is the half way mark. This means your tally should sit between the I & R in the word ADMIRAL.

Hair

Females this section below gives examples for you to correctly do up your hair, should it be longer than shoulder length. While we have policies in place for hair to be down. The expectation while in C1’s, C2’s and C2a’s will be hair is up.