Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Dress and Ceremonial

  1. Can I wear my Mess Dress after retiring/ releasing from the Canadian Armed Forces?
  2. Can I wear my uniform after retiring/releasing from the Canadian Forces?
  3. Do regulations authorize the buying of wreaths for Remembrance Day or other official commemorative ceremonies at public expense?
  4. How do I acquire a copy of an official Canadian Forces badge (graphics)?
  5. In a flag party, can foreign flags be carried by CAF members?
  6. Is the use of logos permitted in the CAF? If so, what are the rules governing the production and display of a logo?
  7. What are the rules associated with flag protocol/etiquette?
  8. What constitutes the Canadian Forces?
  9. What is the process for the naming of a work, building and geographical feature?
  10. What is the process to have an official Canadian Forces badge produced?
  11. When does a parade have to be conducted in bilingual format?
  12. When they play the national anthem at a parade should I sing?
  13. While in the US, I was given my US jump wings. Can I wear foreign specialist skill badges on my uniform?
  14. Who is entitled to an official Canadian Forces badge?

Question

Is the use of logos permitted in the CAF? If so, what are the rules governing the production and display of a logo?

Answer

As per A-AD-200-000/AG-000, the Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces, logos are permissible for particular events, anniversaries or attainments of a particular nature e.g. the annual Nijmegen march, unit sports meets or regimental or branch anniversaries. The following rules apply:

(a) logos should incorporate the official unit badges or portions thereof when appropriate to strengthen identity and cohesion;

(b) logos shall not use a royal device such as the royal crown unless it is part of an incorporated official badge;

(c) intellectual property rights must be respected. It is illegal to use elements copied from sources that have not provided their agreement;

(d) the national flag may be used but will not be modified in any way. Rules governing the use of the national flag can be found on the Heritage Canada website;

(e) logo designs should be simple and use of contrasting colors should de made.