All 585 Rideau Squadron cadets are expected to follow the Squadron dress and uniform standards which are set out in CATO 55-04 and Annexes listed below. The following excerpts are provided for convenience to make it easier to find the appropriated section of the order, and to provide amplification where necessary.

  • Personal Appearance: Hair, Deportment, Make-up, Jewellery, Cultural and Religious Accommodation.
  • Authorized and Unauthorized Uniforms: Items that may be acquired by the cadet which may or may not be worn with cadet uniform and the governing conditions. Note that in paragraph 16(e) cadet field training uniform is referring to the olive green combat clothing formerly worn by the Canadian Armed Forces, also known as olive drab or O.D. In paragraph 16(f) Cadet Field Uniform is referring to a civilian clothing set designed for Army Cadets in partnership with the Army Cadet League of Canada and available for on-line purchase (this is neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of this clothing or the retailer). The cost of any of these items acquired by cadets will not be reimbursed by the Squadron.

Authority to wear Civilian Pattern Winter Outerwear

The Commanding Officer has authorized cadets who do not have the cadet parka, either because it has not yet been issued or it is otherwise temporarily inaccessible, to wear a civilian pattern coat or jacket appropriate to weather conditions when traveling to and from cadet activities in uniform.

Orders of dress most often worn at the Squadron

CATO 55-04 Annexes

Ceremonial Dress (C-1)

Ceremonial Dress (C-1)
Ceremonial Dress (C-1)

Composition:

  • Wedge, shirt with necktie, jacket, trousers or slacks with belt, boots, and grey wool socks.
  • Name tag, medals, and pins are worn on the jacket.
  • Cloth or embroidered pilot wings are worn on the jacket (not metal pilot wings).

 

Routine Training Dress (C-2) (Winter Dress)

Winter Dress (C-2)
Winter Dress (C-2)

Composition:

  • Wedge, shirt with necktie, jacket, trousers or slacks with belt, boots, and grey wool socks.
  • Name tag, medal ribbons, and pins are worn on the jacket.
  • Cloth or embroidered pilot wings are worn on the jacket (not metal pilot wings).

 

Routine Training Dress (C-2B) (Summer Dress)

Summer Dress (C-2B)
Summer Dress (C-2B)

Composition:

  • Wedge, shirt, trousers or slacks with belt, boots, and grey wool socks.
  • The name tag, rank slip-ons, medal ribbons, and metal wings are worn on the shirt.
  • Cadet Certificate of Commendation pin may be worn on the shirt.

 

Mess Dress (C-8)

Mess Dress (C-8)
Mess Dress (C-8)

Composition:

  • Wedge, white collar dress shirt with bow tie, jacket, trousers or slacks with belt, boots, and grey wool socks.
  • Name tag, medal ribbons, and pins are worn on the jacket.
  • Cloth or embroidered pilot wings are worn on the jacket (not metal pilot wings).