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Uniform Types

  • No. 1 Service Dress uniform consists of:

    • No. 1 SD Airman/woman hat (Cadets in the ATC wear the ATC cap badge/Cadets in the CCF wear the RAF cap badge)
    • No. 1 SD Jacket
    • Gloves (black for SNCO's and brown for WO's)
    • Long-sleeved Wedgewood shirt
    • Black tie
    • Trousers (female Cadets are entitled to wear skirts (with tights) or trousers)
    • Parade shoes

    The No. 1 SD uniform is worn for formal events and parades, such as Remembrance Parades. Worn by Officers and Staff WO/SNCO's; select Cadets may be given permission to wear No.1 uniform. 

  • No. 2 (Full) Service Working Dress (No. 2 (Full) SD)

    Uniform:
    • Beret
    • Jumper
    • Brassard (and rank slides/lanyard where appropriate)
    • Long-sleeved Wedgewood shirt
    • Black tie
    • Belt
    • Trousers/skirt (with tights)
    • Parade shoes
    Points to Note: 
    • Brassard (and rank slides/lanyard where appropriate) are always on the outside of the jumper
    • The tie should have a Windsor knot
    • Belts are worn underneath the jumper
    • White belts may be worn, when directed, outside the jumper
    • Female Cadets can choose between skirts or slacks
    • If tights are worn, they should be 15 Denier (nearly black)
    • If trousers are worn, black socks should be worn
  • No. 2A Service Working Dress (No. 2A SD)

    Uniform:
    • Beret
    • Brassard (and rank slides/lanyard where appropriate)
    • Long-sleeved Wedgewood shirt
    • Black tie
    • Belt
    • Trousers/skirt (with tights)
    • Parade shoes
    Points to Note: 
    • The tie should have a Windsor knot
    • Stable belts or standard issue grey belts should be worn
    • White belts may be worn, when directed
    • Female Cadets can choose between skirts or slacks
    • If tights are worn, they should be 15 Denier (nearly black)
    • If trousers are worn, black socks should be worn
  • No. 2B Service Working Dress (No. 2B SD)

    Uniform:

    • Peak hat, beret or side cap
    • Short-sleeved Wedgewood shirt
    • Trousers (female staff are entitled to wear skirts (with tights) or trousers)
    • Parade shoes

    Uniform Notes:

    • A tie is never worn with this uniform
    • Adult Staff ONLY
  • No. 2C Service Working Dress (No. 2C SD) 

    Uniform (Cadets Only): 
    • Beret
    • Jumper
    • Brassard (and rank slides/lanyard where appropriate)
    • Working Blues shirt
    • Belt
    • Trousers/skirt (with tights)
    • Parade shoes
    Points to Note: 
    • Brassard (and rank slides/lanyard where appropriate) are always on the outside of the jumper
    • Jumpers may be worn with this uniform
    • Sleeves can be rolled up or down 
    • Belts are worn underneath the jumper
    • Female Cadets can choose between skirts or slacks
    • If tights are worn, they should be 15 Denier (nearly black)
    • If trousers are worn, black socks should be worn
  • No. 3 Service Dress - Operational (No. 3 SD)

    Uniform:
    • Beret
    • Smock
    • Shirt
    • T-shirt
    • Trousers
    • Boots
    MTP
    (illustrations not available in MTP)

    Points to Note: 
    • T-shirt colour should match/be similar to the MTP colours, depending on the style worn
    • Stable belts may be worn with this uniform, except when ‘in the field’
    • Shirt sleeves can be worn up or down (always down in the field)
    • Air Cadet patch is to be worn on the right arm
    • Black or Brown Boots
  • No. 3A Service Dress - Public Military Engagement (No. 3A SD)

    Uniform:
    • Headdress (Beret or Baseball hat)
    • Shirt (polo or t-shirt style)
    • Belt
    • Trousers
    • Boots
    • Smock
    Points to Note:
      • Permission from Region HQ must be obtained before this uniform is worn. ​
      • Shirts (polo or t-shirt style) and baseball hats must confirm to the colour, logo and design specifications
      • During inclement weather, a smock with rank insignia may be worn but all personnel are to be attired in the same fashion. Berets are to be worn with outer wear.

    Awaiting image illustration, but photos copied from AP1358C (V3.0, Dec18), Page 61:

  • No. 4 Service Dress - Mess Dress (No. 4 SD) 

    Uniform:
    • No. 1 SD jacket (Staff only)
    • Marcella white shirt 
    • Black bow tie
    • Trousers (female Cadets are entitled to wear skirts (with tights) or trousers
    • Parade shoes
    Points to Note: 
    • No. 4 SD uniform is worn for formal evening events
    • Stable belts can be worn with this uniform
  • No. 14 Dress

    Uniform:
    • Flight suit
    • T-shirt
    • Beret
    • Boots
    • Flight suit patches (inc. name badges)
    Points to Note: 
    • No. 14 Dress is the flying clothing worn by pilots, instructors (including Flight Staff Cadets) and Cadets at AEF/VGS
    • Qualified Aerospace Instructor cadets are also authorised to wear this uniform
    • Typically, the No. 2C SD or No. 3 SD is worn underneath the No. 14 Dress when worn by Cadets for AEF/VGS. When worn by instructors/staff, a pair of trousers and an appropriate t-shirt is usually worn
  • Coveralls (Not routinely issued to Cadets)
    Coveralls are usually worn by new Cadets that have not been given their uniforms yet, or when blue uniforms have to be covered up

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