All 585 Rideau Squadron cadets are expected to follow the Canadian Cadet Organization dress, deportment and uniform standards which are set out in CJCR Dress Instructions.

Appearance

General

IAW (QR)Cadets 5.20, the deportment and appearance of all cadets, in uniform or when wearing civilian attire, shall on all occasions reflect credit on the Cadet Program and the individual.

Behavior

When in uniform, cadets shall conduct themselves in a manner which projects a positive public appearance. Behavior such as chewing gum, use of electronic devices while walking, placing hands in pockets and walking hand in hand, is prohibited.

Cadet Presence

Cadets in uniform shall be well groomed, with footwear cleaned and shone, and uniform cleaned and properly pressed. In particular, buttons, fasteners and zippers shall be kept closed; pockets shall not be bulged; items such as personal mobile devices, portable electronics, glasses, glass cases, sunglasses, pens, pencils, key rings or paper shall not be visibly extended, protrude from pockets or be suspended from waist belts; headphones shall not be worn; ear buds may be worn when traveling on transport only. Cadets wearing civilian clothes during cadet activities shall dress and conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively as members of the Cadet Program.

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

Ceremonial Dress (C1A)

Occasions when worn

A formal order of dress, worn on occasion including:

  1. formal ceremonies or parades;
  2. guards of honour; and
  3. church services or parades.

Composition: C1A (PDF Document)

  • Wedge, Cloth cap badge, Shirt, Necktie, Jacket with belt, Trousers, Belt, Boots, Socks, Medals, Pins, Cloth glider or power pilot badge.
  • Name tag (when issued).
  • When authorized by Commanding Officer: Lanyard, White webbing and gloves.

Routine Training Dress (C3) (Winter Dress)

Occasions when worn

Routine daily duty.

Composition: C3 (PDF Document)

  • Wedge, Cloth cap badge, Shirt, Necktie, Jacket with belt, Trousers, Belt, Boots, Socks, Ribbons, Pins, Cloth glider or power pilot badge.
  • Name tag (when issued).
  • When authorized by training OIC: Open necked order of dress, shirt collar shall be outside and over jacket collar.

Routine Training Dress (C3B) (Summer Dress)

Occasions when worn

At the discretion of squadron Commanding Officer

Composition: C3B (PDF Document)

  • Wedge, Cloth cap badge, Shirt, Rank slip-ons, Trousers, Belt, Boots, Socks, Ribbons, Pins, Metal glider or power pilot wings.
  • Name tag (when issued).

Mess Dress (C2)

Occasions when worn

Optional formal order of dress worn on the following occasions:

  1. mess or formal dinners; and
  2. other occasions as ordered.

Composition: C2 (PDF Document)

  • Environmental dress shirt, Necktie, Jacket with belt, Trousers with belt, Boots, Socks, Ribbons, Pins.
  • Optionally the environmental dress shirt and necktie may be replaced by a white dress shirt and black bow tie.

How to tie a Necktie

Cadets should tie their necktie in a Windsor Knot. See this extract of dress regs to learn the Windsor Knot.