Canadian Forces Dress Instructions

CHAPTER 3 - INSIGNIA AND ACCOUTREMENTS


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Section 1 - Insignia Policy 3-1-1
Section 2 - Rank Insignia and Appointment Badges 3-2-1
Section 3 - Flying and Specialist Skill Badges 3-3-1
Section 4 - Environmental, Branch and Regimental Insignia 3-4-1
Section 5 - National and Organizational Badges 3-5-1
Section 6 - Wound, Award and Marksmanship Badges 3-6-1
Section 7 - Accoutrements 3-7-1



CHAPTER 3
INSIGNIA AND ACCOUTREMENTS
SECTION 1
INSIGNIA POLICY

    BASIC PRINCIPLE

  1. The wear of insignia of any type is a uniform matter governed by these instructions. Information on the design of specific insignia, including requests for changes to badges, are contained in A-DH-200-000/AG-000 The Heritage Structure of the Canadian Armed Forces.

  2. GUIDELINES

  3. Branches, regiments and units may be authorized to wear additional approved insignia and accoutrements as optional items. See Chapter 2, Section 1, paragraphs 24. to 26.
  4. Insignia are worn in similar positions by all environments and both genders, unless otherwise specifically authorized.
  5. Pinned-on insignia may be temporarily removed by those working near aircraft to reduce Foreign Object Damage (FOD) hazards, or by those in other work environments, e.g., kitchens, where a health or safety hazard exists. Metal rank insignia are replaced by combat or other suitable cloth insignia, on slip-ons.
  6. Additional details are in:
    1. Chapter 2, Section 3, for adherents of the Sikh religion;
    2. Chapter 5, for ceremonial, mess, service, and operational orders of dress;
    3. Chapter 6, for full dress and undress uniforms; and
    4. Chapter 7, for health, safety, and occupational dress items.

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SECTION 2
RANK INSIGNIA AND
APPOINTMENT BADGES
    THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

  1. The Governor General of Canada holds the appointment of Commander-in-Chief of Canada. In this capacity, the Governor General wears:
    1. a flag/general officer uniform of any of the three environments, as appropriate or desirable;
    2. a flag/general officer cap/hat badge; and
    3. the following appointment insignia (see Figure 3-2-5):
      1. special flag/general officer sleeve braid, embellished with the Governor General’s badge (the crest of the Arms of Canada); and
      2. a large, embroidered Governor General’s badge on the shoulder straps or boards, the badges to face forward  (see, for comparison, the smaller metal badge used by the Governor General’s Aides-de-Camp, Section 7, paragraph 15.).

    OFFICERS’ RANK INSIGNIA

  2. Officers’ rank insignia are illustrated in Figure 3-2-1 to 3-2-5, and their wear is detailed in Annex A.
  3. Insignia design and colour will vary by Environment. It shall be embroidered or braid with the exception of the Canadian Army Stars and Crowns which may be of the pin type.  On operational clothing rank will be embroidered in the applicable high visibility colour, white, subdued Navy black or Air Force blue.
  4. Superseded rank insignia patterns and materials are authorized for restricted wear with: Army full dress (optional No. 1B) and Army Reserve patrol dress (optional Nos. 1C and 1D). See Chapter 6.

  5. OFFICERS’ CAP/HAT EMBELLISHMENTS

    (See Figure 3-2-1, and 3-2-3)

  6. Service Cap (Male). The service cap is embellished on the peak with:
    1. flag/general officers – two rows of gold oak-leaf;
    2. senior officers – one row of gold oak-leaf;
    3. junior officers – one row of plain gold wire; and
    4. officer/naval cadets– no embellishment on a plain peak.
  7. Service Hat (Female). The service hat is embellished with:
    1. flag/general officers – a sprig of gold oak leaves sewn to each side of the service hat immediately above the brim, with the tips of the longer, lower branches meeting at the front of the hat, on a vertical line with the centre of the cap badge;
    2. senior officers – gold nylon braid 2 cm wide, centred on the hat ribbon;
    3. junior officers – gold nylon braid 0.6 cm wide, centred on the hat ribbon;   and
    4. officer/naval cadets – no embellishment on a plain hat ribbon.

  8. Wedge Cap. The air force general officer’s wedge cap is embellished with pearl-grey piping.
  9. Sikh Turban. Rank embellishment shall be sewn centred on turban ribbons, when worn, as follows:
    1. flag/general officers – to be promulgated;
    2. senior officers – gold nylon braid 2 cm wide;
    3. junior officers – gold nylon braid 0.6 cm wide; and
    4. officer/naval cadets – no embellishment.

    NAVY OFFICERS’ RANK INSIGNIA

  10. Navy officers’ rank insignia are illustrated in Figure 3-2-3, and their wear is detailed in Annex A.
    1. Rank lace shall be gold, in straight rows, surmounted by a circle (executive curl).
    2. Lace widths shall be 4.5 cm, 1.5 cm, and 0.6 cm as illustrated.
    3. The circle shall be 5 cm in diameter for flag officers of the rank of rear-admiral and above, and 4.5 cm in diameter for all other officers. The circle shall be formed by looping the upper rank lace to curve forward and upward on each sleeve, except for commodores. Circle lace for commodores shall be positioned so that the lower edge of the circle merely touches the upper edge of the 4.5 cm lace.
    4. The spacing between rows shall be 0.6 cm.
  11. Sleeve Lace Position. The distance from the bottom of the sleeve to the bottom of the lowest row of lace shall be:
    1. Admiral – 3 cm;
    2. Vice-Admiral – 4 cm;
    3. Rear-Admiral – 4.5 cm;
    4. Commodore – 5 cm;
    5. Captain – 5 cm;
    6. Commander – 6 cm;
    7. Lieutenant-Commander – 6 cm;
    8. Lieutenant – 7 cm;
    9. Sub-Lieutenant and Acting Sub-Lieutenant – 9 cm; and
    10. Naval Cadet – 5 cm.
  12. Shoulder-Board Design.
    1. Shoulder-boards shall be 13.5 cm long, 5.5 cm wide, made of a firm, resilient waterproof foundation covered by navy blue doeskin. Shoulder-boards for flag officers shall be covered in turn with 5 cm wide gold lace. A strap is secured to the underside of the shoulder-board, sewn at the outer end and secured to a 26-ligne button with a screw fitting at the inner end. The strap shall pass through two loops sewn to the shoulders of the jacket, thereby securing the shoulder-board in place.
    2. Rank insignia shall be displayed on shoulder-boards as follows:
      1. Flag officers – standard CAF rank insignia is worn;
      2. Other officers – as illustrated in Figure 3-2-3.
    3. The distance from the base of the shoulder-board to the first row of lace is 0.6 cm for all.
    4. Lace and Distinction Cloth Requirements. Distinction cloth shall be worn by officers of the Royal Canadian Medical Service as noted in Annex D. Average quantities are shown in Figure 3-2-4.

    ARMY OFFICERS’ RANK INSIGNIA

  13. Army officers’ rank insignia are illustrated in Figure 3-2-1 and Figure 3-2-2 and their wear is detailed in Annex A.
    1. Army officers’ rank will consist of a combination of three devices in numbers and order as outlined in Annex A. Sizes outlined below are for the metal pinned rank only;
      1. star: 2.3cm x 2.3cm;
      2. crown: St Edward’s crown with a red felt backing inside the crown. 2.5cm high,
      3. crossed sword and baton. 3.0 cm high;
    2. Army officers’ rank insignia will be pinned metal on service dress jackets with no distinctive backing and centred on the epaulet;
    3. on service dress shirts and outer garments, the Army officers’ rank insignia will be embroidered with individual corps and branch colours as backing, device size will be adjusted for a balanced image;
    4. rank insignia will be centred on the epaulet with the lowest device 0.3 cm from the unit identifier or seam and a maximum of 0.2 cm between devices (See Fig 3-2-1).
    5. rank insignia will be sewn-on embroidered for order of dress No. 2 and metal pinned rank order of dress No. 2A.
    6. General officers and Colonels will wear long gorget patches sewn onto the collar of the service dress jacket while in No. 1, No.1A and No.3 order of dress.  Short gorget patches will be clipped onto the shirt collar while in No. 3A, 3B or 3C order of dress.  Honourary appointments are to wear the unit or corps identifier on the collar in lieu of gorget patches.
    7. Army General Officers.  Nylon Sleeve Braid 4.4cm on service dress jacket.

    AIR FORCE OFFICER’S RANK INSIGNIA

  14. Air Force officers’ rank are illustrated in Figure 3-2-5 and their wear is detailed in Annex A. General Officers will wear traditional rank braid, with black edging on sleeves of the service dress jacket in addition to former CAF rank insignia on shoulder straps.
    1. a. Rank braid shall be pearl-grey with black edging except on No. 1B, 2 and 2A orders of dress where it shall be gold wire braid.
    2. b. There are three braid widths: broad at 5cm, standard at 1.5cm and narrow at 0.6cm ( as illustrated in figure 3-2-5)
    3. c. The spacing between rows shall be 0.6 cm.

    NON-COMMISSIONED MEMBERS’ RANK AND APPOINTMENT INSIGNIA

  15. Non-commissioned members’ rank and appointment insignia are illustrated in Figure 3-2-6 thru Figure 3-2-8, and their wear is detailed in Annex A.
  16. Insignia shall be:
    1. embroidered in CAF gold or pearl grey on appropriate base cloth, for wear on service dress jackets and CAF gold on white base cloth for navy white high collared jackets;
    2. embroidered with gold metallic, processed polyester thread, on an appropriately coloured base cloth, for wear on mess dress;
    3. in metal enamel for miniature badges, for wear on appropriate garments; and
    4. embroidered in enhanced visibility white, olive, tan, Air Force blue, or black for wear on operational clothing.
  17. Formations are groups of units. Where a higher formation is created in command over several basic formations, its chief petty officer/warrant officer may be identified with an appointment badge.
    1. The CFCWO shall wear the unique insignia for this appointment.
    2. Command CPO1/CWO appointment insignia shall be worn by the CPO1/CWO of major commands. Wearing of the badge is approved by Armed Forces Council. Insignia are issued and controlled by the CFCWO.
    3. Senior Appointment CPO1/CWO insignia shall be worn by the CPO1/CWO of intermediate formations, integrated commands, bases, stations, Canadian Army divisions and brigades, and equivalent formations, as approved by Armed Forces Council. Insignia are issued and controlled by the CFCWO.
  18. Foot guard traditional rank badges are worn by members of those regiments, other than drum majors, on full dress, undress (patrols), and mess dress in lieu of universal master warrant officer and warrant officer rank insignia (see Figure 3-2-6 and Annex A).


Figure 3-2-1 Army Officer's Rank Insignia


Figure 3-2-2 Gorget Patches


Figure 3-2-3 Navy Officer's Rank Insignia


Figure 3-2-4 Average Lengths of Lace and Distinction Cloth


Figure 3-2-5 Air Force Officer's Rank Insignia


Figure 3-2-6 Army NCM Rank and Appointment Insignia


Figure 3-2-7 Naval NCM Rank and Appointment Insignia


Figure 3-2-8 Air Force NCM Rank and Appointment Insignia

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SECTION 3
FLYING AND SPECIALIST SKILL BADGES
    GENERAL

  1. Flying and Specialist Skill badges recognize exceptionally demanding qualifications in an intrinsically hazardous field of activity and are generally worn on the left breast of CAF uniforms. A CAF flying or specialist skill badge shall be authorized for wear by personnel trained and qualified for certain fields of hazardousemployment that require CAF members to:
    1. fly in an aircrew/flight crew position or parachute from aircraft;
    2. work underwater either as a member of a submarine crew or as a diver;
    3. work as a qualified explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician;
    4. work as a qualified member in a Special Operations unit; or
    5. work as a qualified member of a Close Personal Protection Team.
    6. For the purposes of this category of qualification badges, “hazardous employment” is defined as regularly working in an environment which requires frequent exposure to a high degree of danger or peril in a demanding physical environment.

  2. A CAF specialist skill badge may be awarded to a CAF member of the Regular or Reserve Force after successful completion of the formal CAF training. Members who have received military training or courses from other countries for which the requirements are deemed to be equivalent to CAF training requirements may be authorized to wear the applicable CAF specialist skill badge subject to approval by the Individual Training Authority of the environment concerned.

  3. METHOD OF WEAR

  4. Badges, embroidered in rayon on an appropriately coloured base cloth, shall be worn on the service dress jacket, naval combat dress jacket, and flying clothing.
  5. Metal badges shall be worn on short-sleeved shirts, and on the optional navy high-collared white jacket. In accordance with environmental, branch or regimental custom, metal badges may also be authorized for wear on white mess dress jackets, in lieu of miniaturized cloth metallic embroidered badges.
  6. Badges, embroidered in gold/silver wire or an approved substitute on an appropriately coloured base cloth, may be worn on the service dress jacket on an optional basis, and shall be worn on full dress and patrol dress tunics/jackets/doublets. Similarly embroidered miniaturized badges shall be worn by authorized members on standard mess dress jackets.
  7. Personnel who have been awarded two or more flying and specialist skill badges for permanent retention, including authorized foreign insignia, shall wear a maximum of two with service dress and optional navy high collar white and army undress (patrols). The second one in precedence shall be of a miniature size. Details of the size, materials, location and method of wear are found in Annex B. (Stocking the full range of miniature metal flying and specialist skill badges in the CFSS is subject to funding).
  8. Where a miniature flying and specialist skill badge is worn as a second such badge in conjunction with commendations and other insignia, the precedence shall be as detailed in Chapter 4, sub-paragraph 18.c.

  9. FLYING BADGES

  10. All active and former aircrew, flight crew, technicians and specialists who have qualified for permanent retention of the applicable flying or specialist skill badge, shall wear the current pattern authorized by these instructions. Illustrations and instructions for authorized flying badges are in Figures 3-3-1 and 3-3-2 and Annex B.
  11. Qualified members of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) wear only one flying badge in the following precedence:
    1. CAF aircrew badges;
    2. Air Cadet Pilot badge; or
    3. Air Cadet Glider Pilot badge

    SPECIALIST SKILL BADGES

  12. Parachute Badge. Qualified parachutists wear the parachute badge with the red maple leaf. The parachute badge with the white maple leaf is authorized for wear by parachutists who have received Paratrooper Allowance for service on strength of one of the following operational airborne formations or units: 
    1. specifically designated Regular and Army Reserve sub-units assigned to the airborne role;
    2. Canadian Parachute Centre;
    3. Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR);
    4. Special Service Force;
    5. Canadian Airborne Regiment;
    6. Canadian Airborne Centre;
    7. CAF Parachute Maintenance Depot;
    8. Mobile Strike Force;
    9. Defence of Canada Force;
    10. Canadian Joint Air Training Centre;
    11. 28 Central Ordnance Depot; or
    12. Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Center.
  13. Illustrations and instructions for authorized specialist skill badges are in Figures 3-3-3 and 3-3-4 and Annex B.

  14. FOREIGN FLYING AND SPECIALIST SKILL BADGES

  15. Personnel who have been presented foreign Flying and Specialist Skill badges from allied countries as a result of qualifications obtained on a course prescribed by the CAF, shall wear the applicable CAF badge in accordance with wear instructions above.
  16. Where an equivalent CAF badge has not been designed or approved for wear, the foreign badge presented for the prescribed qualification shall be worn like a CAF badge in accordance with wear instructions above. If wearing both a CAF badge and a foreign badge, the CAF badge shall take precedence.
  17. The following prescribed foreign qualification badges are authorized for wear on the CAF uniform:
    1. United States Army Ranger Badge (a cloth sleeve badge);
    2. United States Army Special Forces Badge (a cloth sleeve badge);
    3. United States Sapper Badge (a cloth sleeve badge);
    4. United States Army Ranger Badge (metal pocket badge);
    5. United States Army Special Forces Badge (metal pocket badge);
    6. United States Air Assault Badge (a metal pocket badge);
    7. Colombian Lancero Badge (a metal pocket badge); and
    8. Brazilian Jungle Warfare Badge (a metal pocket badge).
  18. Personnel who have been presented equivalent badges of allied countries as a result of qualifications obtained on a course prescribed by the CAF, and those who have been presented honorary qualification badges while attached to, or serving with the armed forces of an allied country, may wear the appropriate metal or cloth badge, on the right breast of the service dress and mess dress jacket only while on duty in the specific allied country, when subsequently working with the armed forces of the country or when attending a formal function sponsored by the country concerned. Foreign badges shall be positioned as follows:
    1. Navy (Blue Service Dress Jacket). Centred 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) below the name tag, displacing downward any command badge worn.
    2. Navy (High Collared White Jacket), Army and Air Force. Centred on the right breast pocket, above and evenly spaced with any command badge.
    3. Mess Dress. A single miniature metal foreign flying, or specialist skill badge may be worn on mess dress under the same circumstances as the full size version on service dress. Naval personnel may wear foreign miniatures, but only of a cloth format.
  19. The approval of additional foreign specialty skill badges must follow the process outlined in below.

  20. STAFFING PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL OF NEW BADGES
  21. Proposals for the creation of new flying or specialist skill badges shall be staffed in the following manner:
    1. all submissions for new badges must be sponsored by one or more of the three environmental commands (Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force) or the operational command (CANSOFCOM) through their Individual Training Authorities;
    2. if CANSOFCOM is the sponsoring command it must seek approval in principle from the three Environmental Commands to address DEU standardization;
    3. NDHQ Group and Branch/corps advisors wishing to propose the creation of a new Specialist Skill badge, must submit their proposal to the appropriate environmental commander(s) for sponsorship;
    4. the sponsoring environmental/operational commander(s), utilizing the criteria established in paragraph 1 will submit the proposal for a new badge to Canadian Defence Academy(CDA)  for review.  The proposal must include the Qualification Standard, Training Plan and description of the working environment of the new qualification;
    5. once CDA has reviewed the submission, it will be forwarded to NDHQ/DHH for comments, giving particular emphasis to implications for all of the distinctive environmental uniforms, for consideration by the National Defence Clothing and Dress Committee (NDCDC);
    6. NDCDC will review the submissions and make final recommendations to Chief Military Personnel based upon the criteria for creating a new badge and the suitability of the proposed badges;
    7. if approved, DHH will initiate the design phase with the Canadian Heraldic Authority;
    8. once the design has been approved by the CAF Inspector of Colours and Badges it will be sent to Director of Soldier Systems Program Management (DSSPM) for production and distribution.


Figure 3-3-1 Aircrew Flying Badges


Figure 3-3-2 Flight Crew Badges


Figure 3-3-3 Specialist Skill Badges


Figure 3-3-4 Specialist Skill Badges

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SECTION 4
ENVIRONMENTAL, BRANCH AND
REGIMENTAL INSIGNIA

    GENERAL

  1. Environmental Identifiers and Insignia
    1. Uniform Design. The colour and cut of the Navy, Army and Air Force uniforms are themselves the principal environmental identifiers. See Chapter 5.
    2. Buttons. Buttons are worn on ceremonial, mess and service dress on an environmental basis. See paragraphs 20. to 24.
  2. Branch and Regimental Insignia
    1. Cap Badges. All qualified CAF members (see paragraphs 3. to 14.) shall wear branch/corps cap badges, as detailed in Annex D, except:
      1. flag/general officers, who shall wear common flag/general officer badges;
      2. Army colonels, who shall wear a common badge for their rank – less those holding a Royal or honorary appointment, Chaplains, Legal, Dental and Medical personnel who wear the insignia of their branch or regiment;
      3. Chief Warrant Officer in Senior Appointments and those in Key Positions shall wear the military representation of the Arms of Canada; and
      4. members of the Armour and the Infantry Branches, who shall wear approved regimental cap badges.
    2. Collar Badges
      1. Only Army personnel are authorized to wear collar badges, except on No. 2D CAF Mess standard. (Navy occupation badges worn on the collars of service dress jackets are a different category of insignia. See Annex C).
      2. Army personnel shall wear approved collar badges on ceremonial, mess, and service dress tunics and jackets. See Annex D.
    3. Shoulder Titles. Army officers below the rank of colonel (less those holding a Royal or honorary appointment – see sub-sub-paragraph 2.a.(2)) and Army NCM’s with the exception of those Chief Warrant Officers outlined in para 2 a(3) wear shoulder titles on either a branch, regimental, or unit basis, depending on their force component, unit, or uniform. See Section 5, paragraph 9. and Annex E.
    4. Other Branch/Regiment Insignia
      1. Air Force Officers. Air force officers, less those noted below, shall wear a single-wing branch badge on the right breast in the same manner as for NCM occupation badges (see Annex C):
        1. Air Operations Branch officers do not wear a branch badge as such on their right breast. Aircrew and Flight Crew wear none. Other Air Operations Branch officers wear an occupation badge in lieu.
        2. Medical Branch officers shall wear the common branch metal badge noted in sub-sub-paragraph (2)(b) below.
      2. Medical Branch
        1. Navy Medical Branch officers shall wear distinction cloth between rank insignia braid on ceremonial, mess, and service dress. See Annex D.
        2. Air force Medical Branch personnel shall wear a common metal branch badge above their name tag on service dress jackets and shirts only in a similar manner to chaplains’ regulation metal faith group identifiers. See sub-sub-paragraph (3).
      3. Chaplain Branch. Chaplains shall wear appropriate regulation faith group identifiers (i.e. Latin Cross, Crescent, Tablets with Star of David) on all orders of No. 3 dress. See details listed with other ecclesiastical items in Chapter 7.
      4. Headdress. Distinctive headdress is worn on a branch, functional force or unit basis as detailed in Chapter 5, Section 1, paragraphs 2. to 6.
      5. Additional Army Insignia. Army personnel may be authorized to wear other approved branch or regimental insignia, such as Highland regiment sporran badges. See chapters 5 and 6.

    ISSUE POLICY FOR BRANCH INSIGNIA

  3. Except as noted below, all personnel shall be issued the following badges on initial enrolment:
    1. the CAF universal-pattern cap badge; and
    2. the appropriate environmental buttons.
  4. There is no universal-pattern collar badge for wear by army personnel on initial enrolment.
  5. The following policy shall govern the issue to personnel of identifying cap and, where applicable, collar badges.
  6. Combat arms (armour, artillery, engineer and infantry) personnel shall receive regimental cap and collar badges in accordance with regimental directives.
  7. Component and Occupational Transfers. Members who have previously been qualified in their former occupation shall wear the cap badge of their new branch effective on the date of their component or occupational transfer. Members who were not qualified in their previous occupation shall wear the CAF universal pattern cap badge until they qualify for their new cap badge in accordance with the procedures established by the individual Branch Advisors.
  8. Direct Entry officers of the Medical, Dental, Chaplain and Legal Branches, who enroll with all the necessary professional qualifications for the military occupation, shall be issued branch badges immediately upon commissioning.
  9. Personnel commissioned from the ranks to a different CAF environment and issued the uniform of the new environment, shall wear the branch insignia consistent with their new DEU.
  10. Officer Cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), other than UTPNCM cadets, shall wear RMCC badges during the academic year until they are commissioned. They shall be issued branch badges as appropriate on commencement of military occupation training, for wear only during the period of this training. Upon commissioning, they shall wear the insignia of the branch or regiment to which they are assigned.
  11. Officer Cadets attending civilian academic institutions under a subsidized university education plan (CFAO 210-13 refers), shall be issued branch badges as appropriate on commencement of military occupational training.
  12. UTPNCM cadets shall continue to wear their environmental uniforms, branch or regimental insignia until re-assigned.
  13. ROTP officers who fail to qualify in their military occupation and are retained in the CAF to fulfill obligatory service, shall relinquish their branch or regimental insignia and shall wear the CAF universal pattern cap badge only, until their release.
  14. Members of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) are issued with their Force components’ insignia, which vary by environment, on enrolment.

  15. DETAILED GROUP INSTRUCTIONS

  16. Flag/General Officers. An embroidered cap badge, CAF pattern, flag/general officer, is provided for wear as follows:
    1. Cap/Hat Service Dress, and Turban. A badge measuring 6.2 cm in height.
    2. Beret and Wedge Cap. A badge measuring 4.2 cm in height.
  17. Senior Officers, Junior Officers, and Non-Commissioned Members
    1. A metal or embroidered branch cap badge and, where appropriate, metal collar badges shall be worn, except as specified in sub-paragraph b.
    2. All senior and junior officers, and all CWOs or equivalent may wear optional wire embroidered versions of their authorized cap badge provided that the badge is identical in both dimension and design and conforms to the approved pattern held by NDHQ/DHH. Regimental officers and Chief Warrant Officers shall conform to regimental direction.
  18. Naval Operations Branch. Members of the Naval Operations Branch shall wear embroidered cap badges which reflect their rank as follows:
    1. Officers and CPO1
      1. Cap/Hat Service Dress, and Turban. A wreath of gold maple leaves surrounding a silver fouled anchor with crown above. The outside dimensions are 80 mm broad by 75 mm high.
      2. Beret. A miniature of the same design with outside dimensions of 60 mm broad by 55 mm high.
    2. CPO 1s in Key Positions and Senior Appointments shall wear an embroidered Coat Of Arms of Canada cap badge.
    3. CPO2, PO1, PO2. A single laurel branch on each side of a silver fouled anchor with crown above. The outside dimensions are 50 mm broad by 70 mm high. This badge is worn on both the service cap/hat and the beret.
    4. MS and Below. A silver fouled anchor surrounded by a braided line (rope) with crown above. The outside dimensions are 50 mm broad by 65 mm high. This badge is worn on both the service cap/hat and the beret.
  19. Armour and Infantry Branches
    1. All ranks with a regimental affiliation shall wear authorized regimental cap and collar badges regardless of whether regimentally or extra-regimentally employed.
    2. New intake officers and recruits of these two branches who have not been assigned to a regiment, as well as certain personnel designated by the branch Advisers, shall wear the branch badges.
  20. Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) Officers. CIC officers shall wear only approved CIC badges.

  21. BUTTONS

  22. All navy personnel shall wear navy buttons.
  23. Army personnel below the rank of colonel (less those holding Royal or honorary appointments – see sub-sub-paragraph 2.a.(2)) and CWO in Senior Appointment and Key Positions may wear approved branch or, for those in the Armour and Infantry Corps, regimental buttons as optional items. The designs, once approved and procured, shall be worn by all members in the same manner as are cap and collar badges. Army personnel not authorized branch or regimental buttons shall wear the Canadian Army buttons.
  24. All Air Force personnel shall wear air force buttons.
  25. Button sizes and locations of wear are detailed in Annex D.

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SECTION 5
NATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL BADGES
    NATIONAL BADGES

  1. CANADA Badge. Approved CANADA badges, embroidered on appropriate base cloth or slip-ons, shall be worn as detailed in Annex E.
  2. Miniature Canadian Flag
    1. The full-coloured miniature Canadian Flag measuring 5 cm x 2.5 cm shall be worn centred on the upper left sleeve of service dress jackets; short-sleeved shirts; field combat clothing coats, shirts and sweaters; and flying clothing as detailed in Annex E by personnel serving outside Canada when considered appropriate by the senior commander concerned, and by those assigned to:
      1. peacekeeping;
      2. observation; or
      3. humanitarian operations outside Canada.
    2. In garrison or on base undertaking day to day activities or not deployed to conduct field training or operations the hook and loop red and white Canadian Flag shall be used.
    3. All personnel conducting field training or specific operations where camouflage and concealment is required shall use the hook and loop subdued monochrome green Canadian Flag.
    4. When making flag selection for a particular day, camouflage and concealment for operations or field training shall take precedence. No requirement will exist for the change of flag display during movement between garrison and the field.
    5. Individuals and units posted overseas or on overseas operational deployments shall use the red and white Canadian Flag unless in the opinion of the commander of the theatre of operations the subdued flag is more appropriate given the local conditions.

    COMMAND, FORCE AND FORMATION BADGES

  3. General
    1. Command, force and formation badges indicate common command and shared identity among all members of an organization.
    2. Subject to the detail of succeeding paragraphs, an all or none policy applies to the wearing of these badges by members of a particular organization. Command, force and formation badges are not worn by persons holding Royal or honorary appointments, (see Chapter 2, Section 1, paragraphs 51 and 52). 
    3. Only one pocket badge (command, combined headquarters) shall be worn to indicate the organization in which an individual is serving, with the SHAPE badge taking precedence over command badges.
  4. Command Badges. Subject to the approval of each commander, metal and enamel command badges of approved design shall be worn on the service dress jacket as indicated in Figure 3-5-1.
  5. Combined Headquarters Badge. Badges for combined headquarters (e.g., SHAPE, NORAD, SNFL) shall be worn by personnel while assigned to these headquarters in the same manner as for command badges (Figure 3-5-1) or in such other manner as may be prescribed by headquarters regulations if compatible with these instructions.
  6. United Nations and Multinational Force Sleeve Badges. United Nations and multinational force badges shall be worn by personnel serving with the UN or a multinational force in a designated theatre, centred on the upper right sleeve of service dress short-sleeved shirts and jackets, field combat clothing and flying clothing as detailed in Figure 3‑5-1 and Annex E, replacing formation patches, where applicable.
  7. Army Formation Patches
    1. Authorized formation patches shall be worn on Army service dress by all personnel on the posted strength of a formation. For historical reasons Canadian Army formations are authorized formation patches.
    2. Formation patches will be worn on the upper sleeves of the service dress jacket with the senior formation patch worn on the left sleeve, as detailed in Figure 3-5-1 and Annex E. The location of the patch may be adjusted if branch/regimental shoulder titles or other authorized badges are worn above. The amount of adjustment, if required, shall be determined by the formation commander.
    3. Independent brigade groups allocated on an interim basis to a higher field formation shall wear the higher formation’s patch on the right sleeve and their own patch on the left.

    UNIT IDENTIFIERS

  8. Purpose and Control. Unit identifiers mark group membership and foster cohesion and pride.
  9. Army Service Dress and CAF Operational Clothing Unit Identifiers
    1. Service Dress Unit Shoulder Titles. Shoulder titles indicate either unit (applies to Army Reserve unit personnel) or branch/corps/regimental identity (see also Section 4, sub-paragraph 2.c.). They are worn by army members in orders of dress 1 and 3. Authorized abbreviated shoulder titles shall be worn as detailed in Annex E.
    2. Operational Clothing Titles: Worn on slip ons or patches in accordance with Command directives.
    3. Music Branch members normally wear the shoulder titles "MUSIC" or "MUSIQUE". Although for heritage reasons most bands are closely identified with other branches or functional units and use the shoulder titles of those organizations.
    4. Shoulder titles shall reflect the official language of the unit concerned, i.e.:
      1. in English or French language units, the language of the unit; and
      2. in bilingual units and for individually employed personnel, a personal choice of French or English identifiers.
    5. Army service dress shoulder titles and cloth titles for operational clothing are available through the Consolidated Clothing.
  10. Unit Badges. Unit badges are optional items.
    1. Flying Squadron and Other air force Unit/School Badges. Squadron and other similar badges may only be worn on flying clothing. Instructions for wear are issued by Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force.
    2. Combat Training Centre (CTC) School Badges. The following CTC school badges are authorized for wear on the right breast of army service dress as detailed in Annex E:
      1. Royal Canadian Armour Corps School. All army personnel on the establishment of the Armour School shall wear a single Armour Branch metal collar badge.
      2. Infantry School. All army personnel on instructional staff of the Infantry School shall wear the Infantry Instructor Badge.
    3. Naval Unit Badges. Naval unit badges shall be worn on the naval combat dress jacket only. Approved badges shall be:
      1. embroidered reproductions of the official unit badge or the badge device;
      2. made of washable material and of good quality and appearance;
      3. 6.3 cm in height, including the base cloth; and
      4. worn only while personnel are on posted strength of the unit.
    4. Corps/Branch Directors, Corps RSM/CWOs and Colonel Commandants. Members holding such key positions within a Corps/Branch and therefore having no way of being distinguished as a member of the Corps/Branch through service dress accoutrements, may be authorized to wear a badge as determined by the Branch/Corps.


Figure 3-5-1 Division/Command/Formation/Badges

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SECTION 6
DISTINGUISHING INSIGNIA AND AWARDS
  1. DISTINGUISHING INSIGNIA

    1. Sea Service Insignia: The Sea Service Insignia is awarded to CAF personnel for recognition of time at sea. The insignia is metal for service dress shirts, high collar whites, mess dress and embroidered on melton cloth for service dress jackets. There are four levels of insignia, gun metal, bronze, silver, and gold. The level of insignia that is presented is dependant on the amount of time spent at sea, as determined by RCN. The insignia is illustrated in fig 3-6-3, and eligible personnel shall wear the insignia as detailed at Annex F.
    2. Space Insignia. The Space Insignia is awarded to CAF personnel of the Space OSS AKUK or AKUJ for recognition of skills and experience in the CAF Space community. The award of the insignia will be contingent on successful completion of the Space Operations Course (ABJW) or the foreign equivalent; site-specific training or OJT; and a (attached) posting to an established space billet for no less than 365 days (cumulative). The insignia is illustrated in fig 3-6-3, and eligible personnel shall wear the insignia as detailed at Annex F. The badge may continue to be worn following the end of employment in a space billet.

    AWARD BADGES:

  2. The following award badges shall be worn by authorized members as detailed in Figure 3-6-1 and Annex F:
    1. Championship Badge. A brass and silver coloured miniature metal rifle, awarded to each member of the Canadian Forces Unit Championship Rifle Teams, Regular and Reserve, upon being declared winners of the Letson Trophy or the Clarence R. Smith Trophy respectively. CFAO 50-15 refers.
    2. Safe Driver Award. Safe Driver awards are for all master corporals, corporals, privates and DND civilian employees. On promotion to sergeant, personnel may continue to wear the Safe Driver pin for which they last qualified but shall not be eligible for further awards. Same rules apply for all commissioned or occupational transfers. The metal pin consists of the bronze, silver, gold and finally platinum maple leaf, centred by a wheel and the base inscribed with the amount of kilometres collisions free. The pin is awarded in recognition of the indicated number of kilometres of accident free driving.
    3. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Awarded to members of participating organizations, including cadet corps, whose members are between the ages of 14 and 25 years and who, as individuals, are participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The oval shaped metal pin, displaying the cypher of HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh, is awarded in bronze, silver or gold, depending upon the level of the award achieved. Awards shall be worn on the service dress jacket, but only when initially receiving the pin or when parading before HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh, on subsequent occasions.
    4. The (Gold) Order of St. John Pin. Awarded to individuals by the Order of St. John for meritorious acts. The pin shall be worn on the service dress jacket only when initially receiving the pin, and on all future occasions when the recipient is present at an Order of St. John function or activity.

    MARKSMANSHIP BADGES:

  3. Army marksmen of the rank of Sergeant and below who have qualified as a first class shot or marksman, based on annual classification results for the service rifle, are authorized to wear the appropriate marksmanship badge, embroidered in CF gold on rifle green melton cloth, on service dress jackets (see Figure 3-6-2 and Annex F). If the member does not re-qualify as a first class shot, or marksman within one calendar year, the badge shall be removed.

  4. WOUND STRIPES

  5. Are for physical injuries received in operations prior to 7 Oct 01 are worn. Wounds stripes have been superseded by the Sacrifice Medal. Recipients of the Sacrifice Medal shall not wear the Wound Stripe unless they have qualified for the badge as a result of wounds received before 7 Oct 01.


Figure 3-6-1 Award Badges


Figure 3-6-2 Marksmanship Badges


Figure 3-6-3 Distinguishing Insignia

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SECTION 7
ACCOUTREMENTS
    GENERAL

  1. The following items are authorized for wear with ceremonial and service dress uniforms:
    1. aiguillettes (see paragraphs 3. to 9.);
    2. Royal cyphers and personal badges (see paragraphs 10. to 18.);
    3. ceremonial belts, slings, and related equipment (see paragraphs 19. to 22.);
    4. swords and pistols (see paragraphs 23. to 27.);
    5. sashes (see paragraphs 28. to 31.);
    6. pace sticks and canes (see paragraphs 32. to 34.); and
    7. mourning bands (see paragraphs 35. to 39.).
  2. The following items are worn with various uniforms:
    1. name tags/tapes (see paragraphs 40. and 41.);
    2. symbols authorized for wear on Remembrance Day (see paragraphs 42- 44.); and
    3. brassards.

    AIGUILLETTES

  3. Aiguillettes may be worn in the CAF by:
    1. vice-regal personages on ceremonial, mess and service dress, based on the traditional dress of designated headquarters staff appointments; and
    2. all others to indicate an officer appointed to be in attendance on a designated dignitary or flag/general officer.
  4. The shoulder on which an aiguillette is worn indicates the appointment category as follows:
    1. right shoulder version – Royal and vice-regal personages and those holding personal appointments to these dignitaries. The aiguillette is always worn in conjunction with the Royal Cypher or personal badge;
    2. left shoulder version – Appointments to another military or civilian principal.
  5. The ceremonial aiguillette (gold metallic, standard two-tag design) shall be worn with ceremonial, service, and mess dress, by officers on the following occasions:
    1. ceremonial or formal occasions, when in attendance on the person to whom they are appointed, or when ordered to do so by appropriate authority;
    2. when attending a formal, official, or public function by reason of their appointment; and
    3. by CAF attachés/advisers and assistant attachés/advisers, in accordance with sub-paragraph 5.b.
  6. The duty pattern aiguillette (gold braided rayon cord, in a short shoulder loop with one suspended tag) is authorized for wear with No. 3 order of dress only, on occasions of a non-ceremonial or informal nature and during routine duties.

  7. NOTE

    Obsolete ceremonial and duty patterns braided with a coloured stripe matching the wearer’s winter DEU may be worn, until replaced, by members holding appointments to Lieutenant-Governors of provinces and military and civilian principals.

  8. Aiguillettes may be worn with short-sleeved orders of dress (both normal service dress and tropical tans), in hot climates in accordance with local protocol and international practice.
  9. Officers are authorized to wear aiguillettes when filling the following appointments:

  10. Principal

    Appointment

    Pattern to be Worn

    Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family

    Aide-de-Camp-General
    Aide-de-Camp
    Honorary Chaplain
    Honorary Surgeon (QHS)
    Honorary Physician (QHP) Honorary Dental Surgeon (QHDS) Honorary Nursing Officer (QHNO) Equerry

    Ceremonial right shoulder pattern.

    Heads of Foreign States

    Aide-de-Camp

     

    The Governor General

    Aide-de-Camp
    Honorary Aide-de-Camp
    Other military members of the Governor General’s household

     

    The Governor General as Commander-in-Chief

    Chief of the Defence Staff

     

    Lieutenant-Governors of Provinces

    Honorary Aide-de-Camp

     

    Head of Mission

    Canadian Armed Forces Attachés/Advisers
    Assistant Canadian Armed Forces Attachés/Advisers

    Ceremonial or duty patterns, left shoulder.

    Minister of National Defence

    Minister’s Staff Officer

     


    Principal

    Appointment

    Pattern to be Worn

    Serving Officers of the CAF in the rank of, or equivalent to:
    a.   General;

    b.   Lieutenant-General;

    c.   Major-General;

    d.   Brigadier-General when holding a position of command in:

          (1)  The CAF,

          (2)  NATO, or

          (3)  NORAD.

    Flag Lieutenant Commander
    Flag Lieutenant
    Aide-de-Camp
    Executive Assistant
    Staff Officer Temporary appointment to a principal

    Ceremonial or duty patterns, left shoulder.

     

     

    Serving Officers of the CAF in the rank of Brigadier-General or equivalent, other than those listed previously

    Officers appointed as Personal Assistants to a Principal, during official visits or inspections by:

    a.  a CAF officer;

    Ceremonial or duty patterns, left shoulder.

    Ministers of the Crown

    b.   a senior Canadian government official;

     

    Visiting military or civilian officials

    c.   a visiting military or civilian official; and

     

    Dignitaries of other countries

    d.  dignitaries of other countries.

     


  11. Illustrations and instructions for the wear of aiguillettes are in Annex G.

  12. ROYAL CYPHERS AND PERSONAL BADGES

  13. Cyphers and badges shall be worn on all appropriate orders of dress, less occupational dress, by those officers holding personal appointments to the principals listed below and with the exception of operational dress, always worn with the aiguillette. Cyphers and personal badges are of gilt metal when worn with orders of dress 1, 2, or 3. Embroidered cyphers and badges are worn as an exception with operational clothing. The distinguishing cyphers and badges shall not be worn by CAF members after they cease to hold the personal appointments.
  14. Her Majesty The Queen. The shoulder device is a Royal Cypher surmounted by the Crown, both of gilt metal. Two sizes of the Royal Cypher have been approved as follows:
    1. a large Cypher, 3.1 cm high and 3.1 cm wide, including a fixed Crown, for wear with ceremonial and service dress uniforms, topcoats (gabardines) and rain-coats; and
    2. a small Cypher, 2.4 cm high and 2.4 cm wide, including a fixed Crown, for wear with mess dress.
  15. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The shoulder device is HRH Prince Philip’s cypher (two scripted letters “P” back to back) surmounted by a ducal coronet. The cypher is 2.5 cm high and 2.5 cm wide and the coronet 0.6 cm high and 1.2 cm wide. The cypher is of gilt or silver and is authorized for wear with ceremonial, service and mess dress uniforms, as well as on corresponding outerwear.
  16. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. The shoulder device is the bronze coloured badge of the heir apparent. The badge exists in only one size for wear with ceremonial, service and mess dress uniforms, as well as on corresponding outerwear.
  17. Other Members of the Royal Family. If an officer is appointed to serve any other member of the Royal Family, advice should be sought from NDHQ/DHH to determine which badge or cypher, if any, should be worn. See also paragraph 16.
  18. Vice-Regal Principals
    1. The Governor General. The shoulder device for the Aides-de-Camp to the Governor General is the badge of the Governor General, which is the Crest of the Arms of Canada, in gold coloured (gilt) metal. The device has left and right shoulder patterns (the lions to face forward), its dimensions being 30 mm square, and is worn at the base of the shoulder strap on the service dress jacket. See also paragraph 18., and for comparison, the details of appointment insignia for the Governor General as Commander-in-Chief in Section 2, paragraph 1.
    2. Lieutenant-Governors. The shoulder device for the Honorary Aides-de-Camp to a Lieutenant-Governor is the shield of the Provincial Arms surmounted by the Crown, normally produced in metal. For method of wear, see paragraph 17.
  19. Acquisition. The approved cyphers and badges are not a service issue. They are obtained from the Royal or vice-regal household. Officers appointed to serve Royal or vice-royal personages may correspond directly with the appropriate military or private secretary on these matters. If required, advice on addresses can be obtained from NDHQ/DHH. Commercial suppliers may also be able to provide cyphers, however, this could be both expensive and result in an incorrect design. The Royal’s personal staff normally ensure quality control.
  20. Method of Wear
    1. Officers below flag/general officer rank shall wear cloth shoulder-straps on ceremonial, service and mess dress jackets, on which the cyphers and badges are authorized to be worn. On jackets which are not normally equipped with shoulder-straps, plain shoulder-straps of the pattern worn by general officers, less badges of rank, shall be felled onto both shoulders, at the shoulder seams, and shall be fastened at the collar ends by means of 26-ligne buttons. Cyphers and badges shall then be centred on both straps, 2 cm above the shoulder seam or just above a metal shoulder title. When worn on the shoulder straps of officers of flag/general rank, cyphers and badges shall be placed at the bottom of the strap, below the lowest maple leaf, evenly and centrally displayed, with the bottom of the cypher or badge being even with the bottom edge of the strap.
    2. When worn on the shoulder-straps/boards of army Nos. 2 and 2A mess orders of dress, and on slip-ons worn on the shoulder-straps of navy, army and air force topcoats (gabardines), raincoats and short-sleeved shirts, the bottom edge of the cypher or badge shall be centred and even with the lower edge of the lowest row of rank braid. If difficulties are encountered in fitting the cypher on the shoulder strap/board obtained from the household or commercial supplier, the matter may be referred to NDHQ/DHH for tailoring assistance.
    3. When worn on gold plaited shoulder cords, cyphers and badges shall be evenly and centrally displayed with the bottom of the cypher or badge as close to the bottom edge of the shoulder cord as possible.
  21. Shoulder Boards – Household Appoint­ments to the Governor General
    1. Shoulder boards and straps, worn in the manner described in paragraph 17., are approved for wear with the following orders of dress:
      1. No. 1, 1A and No. 2orders – shoulder boards of appropriately coloured shell material, with the Vice-Regal Badge in gold embroidery;
      2. No. 1B, 1C, 1D, No. 2 (Army) and No. 2A orders – shoulder straps/ boards of appropriately coloured shell material, with the Vice-Regal Badge in gilt metal; and
      3. No. 3 order – (Navy and Air Force) – shoulder straps of appropriately coloured shell material, with the Vice-Regal Badge in gilt metal.
    2. Provision shall be as arranged by Government House.
    3. The embroidered badges shall be worn only by Regular Force officers holding household appointments to the Governor General.

    CEREMONIAL BELTS, SLINGS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT

  22. CAF patterns of white ceremonial belts, rifle slings, pistol holsters and bayonet carriers are authorized for wear with ceremonial orders of dress, including over topcoats (gabardines), as appropriate.
  23. Detachable waist belt hooks are provided to support the CAF pattern white belt, when worn with service dress jackets (see Figure 3-7-1).
  24. A universal-pattern gold-plated, stamped brass buckle, displaying the CAF badge, is provided for wear with the white ceremonial belt. Units may wear an approved branch/regimental pattern brass buckle as an optional item in lieu.
  25. Rifle and Armour regiments may wear black accoutrements as optional items instead of white.

  26. SWORDS AND PISTOLS – CEREMONIAL OCCASIONS

  27. Officers, chief petty officers first class (CPO1) and chief warrant officers (CWOs) wear swords or pistols with ceremonial orders of dress, No. 1, 1B and 1C. Non-commissioned members other than CPO1s and CWOs may also be ordered to wear swords or pistols when unit custom so dictates.
  28. The following swords are provided for use as required:
    1. Navy officer pattern, gold and navy blue sword knot, with black sword belt and slings, for use by Navy officers, including flag officers and CPO 1;
    2. universal pattern (infantry), for use by Army members and other Navy NCMs;
    3. air force pattern, gold and light blue sword knot, with white sword belt and slings, for use by Air Force personnel, including general officers, and CWOs; and 
    4. flag/general officer’s scimitar, for use by the Chief of the Defence Staff.
  29. Approved branch/regimental patterns of swords may be worn as optional items by army members. Sword belts, slings and knots shall be the CAF standard pattern or an approved regimental pattern as an optional item. The belt shall be fastened by a waist buckle displaying either the CAF or, as an optional item, a branch or regimental device.
  30. CAF standard pattern sword belts are equipped with slings, metal furnishings and a hook to suspend the scabbard when worn outside of the jacket. The belt is held in position on army and air force jackets by removable metal waist belt hooks inserted into two slots, which are located at the waist line on the jacket side seams (see Figure 3-7-1). The sword belt is worn under the navy jacket at all times, and may be worn under the army jacket or full dress great coat by branches/regiments, in accordance with branch/regimental customs.
  31. Pistols shall be worn on the left side.

  32. SASHES

  33. These accoutrements indicate rank and authority.
  34. Officer and CWO Rank Sashes
    1. Approved officer rank sashes (worn also by CWOs) are authorized for wear with Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), infantry, and Air Force full dress (No. 1B), and all army undress, (optional No.1C and 1D – authorized for wear by RMCC officer cadets and the Army Reserve only) where cross belts are not worn.
    2. Officers and CWOs shall wear waist sashes fastened on the left hip, except those in kilted units, who wear sashes over the left shoulder falling off the right hip.
    3. Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry officers and CWOs and those in kilted units may wear sashes while carrying swords with No. 1 order of dress.
  35. Warrant Officer and Sergeant Rank Sashes
    1. Approved warrant officer and sergeant shoulder rank sashes are authorized for wear with RMCC, infantry, and air force (see sub-paragraph 31.b.) ceremonial orders of dress at all times, and with No. 2B mess service dress and No. 3 service orders while on unit duty in accordance with environmental and regimental policy.
    2. The shoulder sash is worn from the right shoulder falling off the left hip, unless worn in conjunction with a Scottish broad sword shoulder belt, when it is worn from the left shoulder falling to the right. Sashes are worn over trouser and waist belts, over greatcoats and topcoats (gabardines) when a waist belt is also worn overall as a ceremonial accoutrement.
  36. Sash Colours
    1. RMCC and army sashes are crimson or scarlet, depending on the rank group, except as noted:
      1. the RMCC cadet wing commander wears a crimson sash with gold tassels;
      2. foot guard officers wear a crimson and gold sash on state occasions; and
      3. officers of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal wear a “fléchée” sash.
    2. Air force sashes are deep maroon and only worn by pipe band members.

    PACE STICKS AND CANES

  37. Canes may be carried routinely and during ceremonial activities by senior disciplinarians CPO1 and CWOs at Royal Military College of Canada Training schools, Brigade, Base, Divisional Support Groups and units where canes are customarily carried.

  38. NOTE
    Canes are not customarily carried by navy or air force personnel
  39. Pace sticks are an “aid to drill” and may be carried by WOs and NCOs during the conduct of, evaluation of, and in preparation for drill lessons, practices.
  40. Personnel holding equivalent appointments in other commands may carry canes with the approval of the commander of the command.

  41. MOURNING BANDS

  42. A mourning band is an adjustable black crepe band, 9 cm wide, worn on ceremonial and service dress jackets and on the topcoat (gabardine) and raincoat, midway between the elbow and shoulder on the left sleeve. The wearer is thus seen to “wear mourning”; court, service, or private. See QR&O 17.15, 17.16 and 17.17.
  43. Mourning bands shall be worn on the uniform by:
    1. officers on specified duty when the court is in mourning (see QR&O 17.15);
    2. officers when service mourning is directed (see QR&O 17.16); and
    3. officers, CPO1s and CWOs participating in a military funeral or memorial service (see QR&O 17.17).
  44. Mourning bands may be worn by officers or non-commissioned membersat a private funeral in the event of personal bereavement.
  45. Mourning bands shall not be worn at the unveiling of memorials, Remembrance Day services, or similar ceremonies.
  46. Mourning bands shall be removed immediately upon leaving the place of interment or memorial service, unless worn in accordance with instructions for court orservice mourning.

  47. NAME TAGS AND TAPES

  48. Name Tags
    1. Standard CAF name tags shall be detachable, made of black and white (for navy and army personnel) or air force blue and white (for air force personnel) laminated plastic plate 6.3 cm in length and 1.2 cm in height, inscribed with white lettering 0.6 cm high, and shall indicate the surname of the member only. They shall be acquired through the CAF Supply System.
    2. Name tags shall be worn with ceremonial (other than full dress and army undress), service, and occupational orders of dress as detailed in Annex G, and Chapter 7.
    3. Personnel on the staff of, or assigned for duty to Integrated Headquarters (e.g., SHAPE, SACLANT and NORAD), shall wear name tags as detailed by the commander concerned.
  49. Name Tapes. Two styles are authorized. Both are acquired through the supply system. Both are worn as detailed in Annex G.
    1. Type A – CADPAT. In Enhanced Visibility or environmental subdued colours: 1 cm high embroidered letters on a 2.5 cm high tape. Tactical flight suit description: 1 cm high embroidered letters on a 5.1 cm high tape. Surname and environmental identifier (navy, fouled anchor; army, crossed swords; air force, eagle) only.
    2. Type B – Environmental Colours. Worn on all other clothing requiring a name tape: occupational clothing, naval combat dress and flying clothing. Description: 1.0 cm high embroidered letters on a 2.5 cm high tape available in the three environmental uniform colours. Surname and element only, except for Medical Technicians while employed in a hospital whereas the rank is also displayed on the nametape.

    REMEMBRANCE DAY AND COMMEMORATIVE SYMBOLS

  50. The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy. The red poppy is an emblem of the RCL and is used to commemorate Canadians who died in battle. CAF members shall wear the poppy on all uniforms from the last Friday in October until Remembrance Day (November 11th), and are encouraged to wear it when attending any event whose main purpose is to commemorate Canadians who died in battle.  Positioning of the poppy is illustrated in Figure 3-7-2 thru Figure 3-7-4.
  51. The Forget-Me-Nots.  The wearing of the Forget-Me-Not flower is authorized for members of The Royal Newfoundland Regiment and their military guests for any event held on or around 1 July of each year, to commemorate the action at Beaumont-Hamel.  Positioning of the Forget-Me-Nots is as the positioning of the poppy.
  52. UN Blue Beret/MFO Orange Beret. The wear of the UN or the MFO beret is authorized for CAF personnel who have served on a UN or MFO mission only on the National Peacekeeping Day and by individuals currently serving on a UN or a MFO mission. The National Peacekeeping Day is the 9th of August.
    1. Authority to wear these force identifiers on other occasions must be requested from the international organization concerned via NDHQ/DHH through the chain of command.As much warning time as possible should be given since international military staff are slow to respond to such special-request administrative matters. Units tasked to provide guards or vigils are to turn out appropriate numbers of personnel wearing normal uniforms and with current weapons and equipment, as for any military task. The task is for a guard and/or vigil party, not re-enactment of one type of past peacekeeping duty.
    2. Eligible personnel who wish to wear this headdress and require a replacement UN beret may purchase one at no cost to the public by submitting a formal request to the nearest supply section


Figure 3-7-1 Detachable Waist Belt Hooks


Figure 3-7-2 Positioning of the Poppy


Figure 3-7-3 Positioning of the Poppy


Figure 3-7-4 Positioning of the Poppy

ANNEX A
RANK INSIGNIA AND APPOINTMENT BADGES

Description

Worn With

Where Worn

1.   Flag and general officer rank insignia

a.  Navy: No. 2 jacket; and tailcoat

(1) Embellished gold sleeve lace.

 

b.  Navy: No. 2A jacket

(1) Embroidered rank insignia sewn on shoulder boards covered with gold flag-officer’s braid on navy blue doeskin cloth.

 

c. Army: No. 2 jacket
d. Army: No. 2A jacket
e. Air force: No. 2 jacket
(1) Embroidered on shoulder straps.
(1) Pinned on shoulder straps.
(1) As for No. 3 jacket.

 

f.    Air Force: No. 2A jacket

(1) Embroidered on removable shoulder boards of midnight blue or light blue shell cloth.

 

g.  No. 3 jacket

(1) Broad width (and as applicable) narrowbraid, sewn on each sleeve with the bottom edge of the braid 5 cm above the bottom of the sleeve.
(2) Embroidered or pinned insignia worn on shoulder straps.
(3) Gorget patches for Army general officers sewn on jacket lapels.

 

h.  Shirts, sweater and outer garments

(1) Loom-embroidered on environmental slip-ons, worn on shoulder straps, with insignia positioned as for senior and junior officers.
(2)  Gorget patches worn on both short sleeve and long sleeve shirt collar in all orders of No. 3 dress except while wearing a tunic.

i.  Navy: Nos. 1C and D jacket; shirt, short-sleeve, white

(1) Embroidered rank insignia sewn on shoulder boards covered with gold flag officer’s braid on black polyester cloth, underside to be white.

2.   Senior and junior officer and officer cadet rank insignia

a.  Navy: No. 2 jacket; and tailcoat (Capt(N) only)

(1) Embellished gold sleeve lace.

 

b.  Navy: No. 2A jacket

(1) Embellished gold sleeve lace, worn on removable shoulder boards of navy blue doeskin cloth.

 

c.   Army: No. 2 jacket

 

 


d.   Army: No 2A jacket

(1) Rank insignia on shoulder straps or boards.
(2) Army colonels to wear thin trefoil sleeve braid to match .4cm Russian Braid Shoulder Strap with bottom edge of braid 5cm above the bottom of the sleeve.

(1) Pinned rank insignia on shoulder boards.

 

e.  Air Force: No. 2 jacket

f.  Air Force: No. 2A jacket

 


g.  No. 3 jacket

 

 


 

(1) As for service dress jacket.

(1) Rank insignia, sewn on removable, environmentally-coloured, shoulder boards (see Chapter 5, Annex B, sub-paragraph 1.c.).

(1) Naval and Air Force rank insignia, sewn on each sleeve, with the bottom edge of the lowest braid commencing 5 cm above the bottom of the sleeve.
(2) Army metal rank insignia pinned on jacket epaulettes.
(3) Gorget patches for Army colonels sewn on jacket lapels.

h.  Shirts, sweater, operational clothing and outer garments

 

(1) Rank insignia sewn on environmental or operational clothing slip-ons and patches, commencing 0.6 cm above the loom embroidered CANADA title or approved cloth branch/corps/regimental/unit title.
(2) Army colonels: Gorget patches worn on both short sleeve and long sleeve shirt collar in all orders of No. 3 dress except while wearing a tunic.

 

i.    Navy: Nos. 1C and D jacket (optional); and shirt, short-sleeve, white

(1) Rank insignia sewn onto removable black shoulder boards (underside white).

3.   Rank and appointment insignia for CPO1, CPO2 and PO1, as well as all Army and Air Force warrant officer

a.   No. 1B tunics & doublets, full dress, Army and Air Force  Nos. 1C and D

(1) Worn on right sleeve only.
(2) Army, specificfoot guard traditional ranks: worn centred on the upper right arm.

 

b.   Navy and Air Force: No 2 jacket

(1) As for No. 3 jacket.

c.   Army: No 2 jacket

 

 

d.   No. 3 jacket

(1) Sewn centred on both sleeves with the base of the badge 1.2 cm above the point of the cuff , or 1.2 cm above the senior appointment badge for CWO/CPO 1 in senior appointments.

(1) Sewn centred on both sleeves with the base of each badge 12.5 cm above the bottom of the sleeve.

e.   Shirts; sweater; operational clothing; and outer garments

(1) As for Petty Officer Second class or sergeant and below.

 

f.   Navy: Nos. 1C and D jacket (optional)

(1) As for No. 3 jacket.

4.   Rank insignia for petty officer second class or sergeant and below

a.   No 1B tunics and doublets, Army and Air Force Nos. 1C and D


b.   No.2 and No. 3 jacket

(1) Navy 1C and D worn on both sleeves.
(2) Army and Air Force worn on right sleeve only.

(1) Sewn centred on both sleeves, with the top of the “V” of the uppermost chevron 18 cm below the shoulder seam for male personnel, and 15 cm for female personnel.
(2) Aviator/Aviatrice propeller is sewn on both sleeves with the top of the propeller 18 cm below the shoulder seam for male personnel, and 15 cm for female personnel.

 

c.   Shirts, sweater and outer garments

(1) Navy and Air Force: loom embroidered rank on environmental slip-ons, worn on shoulder straps.
(2) Army
(a)  Miniature metal rank badges centred on both collar points, with the base of each badge 1.2 cm above the points of the collar.
(b)  On Army service dress parka’s, one metal rank badge will be worn centred vertically on the right flap, 2 cm from the right hand edge of the velcro overlap which protects the zipper.
(c) Rifle green slip-ons with CANADA or other approved title (see Appendix 1, Annex E) shall be worn on the shoulder straps.

d.  Operational clothing

(1) Rank insignia sewn on operational clothing slip-ons and patches, commencing 0.6 cm above the loom embroidered CANADA title or approved cloth branch/corps/regimental/unit title.

5.   Drum/pipe/ trumpet/bugle major appointment badge (see Figure 3-2-4)

a.  No. 1B tunics, doublets and Army and Air Force Nos. 1C and D

(1) Standard rank insignia are worn on the right sleeve only and positioned as for No. 3 jacket.
(2) Cloth appointment badge centred only on the right sleeve; with the inside point of the bottom chevron 13 cm above the bottom edge of the sleeve. Where required, the badge shall be raised sufficiently so as not to obscure any sleeve cuff embellishment.

(3) Foot Guards: on the No. 1B tunic, only the inverted chevrons shall be worn, without drum or rank insignia. On foot guard full dress greatcoats, insignia shall be worn as for Nos. 1C and D undress (patrol) and No. 2 jackets, (see d.(2) below).

b.  No. 3 jacket

(1) Sewn centred on both sleeves with the inside point of the bottom chevron 9 cm above the bottom edge of the sleeve. Standard badges of rank shall be worn in their normal locations (see also Chapter 5, Section 2, paragraph 13.), except for chief petty officer, petty officer first class and warrant ranks, which shall be sewn centred 1.2 cm above the apex on the uppermost chevron.

 

c.   Navy: Nos. 1C and D jacket (optional)

(1) As for No. 3 jacket.

 

d.  Other dress items

(1) Appointment badge not worn. Rank insignia only.
(2) Foot Guards: on Nos. 1C and D jacket undress (patrol) and No. 2 jackets, appointment badge shall be worn with rank insignia for warrant ranks, and without for sergeants and below. (Drum worn uppermost).

6.   Foot Guards, colour sergeant traditional rank badges

a.  No. 1B tunic; Nos. 1C and D jacket undress (patrol); and No. 2 jacket

(1) Worn centred on the upper right arm without rank insignia.


ANNEX B
FLYING AND SPECIALIST SKILL BADGES

Description

Worn With

Where Worn

1.   Flying and specialist skill badges

a.   No1 and 3 orders of dress jacket/tunic

(1) A single full-size cloth metallic embroidered badge, centred 0.6 cm above medal ribbon(s) on the left breast.

 

b.  Navy No. 2 order of dress

(1) A single miniature cloth metallic embroidered badge, sewn on the left sleeve, 0.6 cm above the circle in the upper row of officers’ rank lace; and similarly above the rank insignia for ranks of CPO1 to PO1. For the ranks of PO2 and below, the badge shall be sewn on the left sleeve 9 cm from the bottom edge of the cuff to the base of the badge.

 

c.   Navy No. 2A order of dress

(1) A single standard or approved miniature size metal badge worn centred on the left breast, with the lower edge of the badge on a line 0.6 cm above and to the left of orders, decorations and medals, or in a corresponding position if miniatures are not worn.

 

d.   Army and Air Force: No. 2 order of dress

(1) A single miniature cloth, metallic, embroidered badge, sewn on the left breast, 10 cm down from the shoulder seam to the top edge of the badge, and centred between the edge of the lapel and the arm seam.

 

e.   No. 1 and 3 orders of dress      (note: not worn on No. 3A and 3C)

(1) Either full size cloth embroidered, or cloth metallic embroidered badge (on shirts and the high collar white jacket, a metal badge) centred 0.6 cm above undress ribbon(s) on the left breast.

(2) If no ribbons are worn, the badge shall be centred immediately above the left breast pocket on jackets and shirts with such pockets; and, without such pockets, be positioned with the bottom edge of the badge on a horizontal line with the bottom edge of the name tag worn on the opposite side.
(3) Should a badge become obscured by the lapel of a jacket, it shall be adjusted sufficiently to the wearer’s left to provide an unrestricted view of the crown and/or central device.

(4) If a second badge is worn, it shall be in miniature metal format, and be worn as for, or in conjunction with, commendation insignia. See Chapter 4, paragraph 18.

 

 

(5) Prescribed foreign qualification badges are authorized for wear like CAF badges. See Chapter 3, Section 3, paragraphs 14. and 15. Any designed as sleeve badges are worn on the upper left sleeve, centred 7 cm from the shoulder seam to the top edge of the badge, or just below a CAF badge worn there.

 

 

(6) US Army Ranger, US Special Forces and US Sapper qualification badges (metal) may be worn in No. 3B order of dress on the right hand side centred between the button and the top of the pocket flap. If more than one is worn, the order from top to bottom is: US Army Ranger, US Special Forces, and US Sapper.

 

f.    Flying clothing

(1) In accordance with instructions issued by Royal Canadian Air Force on the tactical flying suit, badges shall be of a subdued colour for camouflage.

 

g.   Naval combat dress

(1) Service dress pattern worn on jacket only positioned as for No. 3 service dress.

 

h.   CADPAT

(1) Flying and specialist skill badges are not worn.

2.   Air Cadet flying badges (Cadet Instructors Cadre Branch)

a.   No. 1, 2 and 3 orders of dress and flying clothing

(1) As for CAF flying and specialist skill badges.


ANNEX C
OCCUPATION BADGES
NOTES

  1. General. Occupation badges are worn in accordance with Figure 3C1-1 and Appendix 1, and only on the clothing items indicated.
    1. Navy and Air Force. Occupation badges shall be worn by qualified non-commissioned members with the following exceptions:
    2. Medical Branch members shall wear a common metal branch badge IAW Chapter 3, Section 4;
    3. Navy non-commissioned members shall remove their occupation badges upon promotion to CPO 1; and
  2. Non-commissioned members eligible to wear Specialized Flight Crew Badges IAW Chapter 3, Section 3 shall wear the Flying Badge in lieu of the corresponding occupation badge.

  3. Note: Air Force officer branch badges, except those of the Medical Branch, and those Air Operation Branch officers not eligible to wear Flying Badges, follow the same pattern as NCM occupation badges and are worn in the same manner.

  4. Army. Army occupation badges indicate both occupation and qualification level. The level worn shall be in accordance with qualification instructions issued by Branch/Corps Advisers.

Description

Worn with

Where Worn

1.   Navy occupation badges

a.  Jackets, service dress, navy blue

(1) Worn on each lapel with the bottom edge of the badge sewn along the upper edge of the collar lapel notch and the outer edge of the badge sewn along the outer edge of the collar.

 

b.   Shirts, short-sleeved white for Master Seaman and below

(1) Worn centred on the upper right sleeve of men’s shirts with the bottom of the badge 15.5 cm below the shoulder seam. On women’s short-sleeved shirts, the bottom of the badge shall be centred 0.6 cm above the right sleeve cuff.

2.   Army occupation badges

a.   Jacket, service dress for Sergeant and below

(1) Worn centred on the lower right sleeve, 12 cm from the bottom edge of the sleeve to the bottom edge of the badge.

3.   Army master occupational badges

a.   Jacket, service dress for Warrant Officers


b.   Jacket, mess dress.


c.   Shirt, short sleeved

(1) Worn centred on the right sleeve, 1 cm down from the lower edge of the rank badge to the uppermost point of the master occupational badge. Sergeants and below, if qualified, will wear as for occupation badges.
(1)  Master Gunner Badge only, worn centred on the right sleeve, 1 cm down from the lower edge of the rank badge to the uppermost point of the Master Gunner Badge.
(1)  Master Gunner Badge only, metal version worn as for specialty skill badge.

4.   Air force occupation badges

a.  Jacket, service dress

(1) Worn on the right breast with the occupation symbol centred 0.6 cm above the name tag.
(2) Honorary colonels are to wear unique wings as authorized by the RCAF in lieu of an occupation badge. 




Figure 3C-1 Occupation Badge Patterns and Designs

APPENDIX 1,
ANNEX C
OCCUPATION SYMBOLS
  1. Symbols are common for all members of a military occupation, but are used in the appropriate environmental badge pattern. See Figure 3C1-1.
  2. Navy badges are either issued in interchangeable pairs or with left and right versions. The latter are listed below, with directions for wear:
  3. W Eng Tech 00366 – missile pointing outwards.
  4. SONAR OP 00324 - torpedo pointing outwards
  5. NAV COMM 00299 - lightning bolt striking outwards
  6. NES OP 00115 - missile pointing outwards.
  7. MET Tech 00100 – weather vane pointing outwards
  8. HULL TECH 00124 – axe head facing inwards.
  9. CL DIV 00342 – helmet facing outwards.
  10. Medical Occupations 00150, 00334, 00152, 00153 – snake heads facing inwards and towards each other.
  11. MP 00161 – top pistol facing inwards.
  12. RMS CLK 00298 – quill pen nib pointing inwards.
  13. STWD 00165 – quill pen nib and functional end of key facing outwards.
  14. SUP TECH 00168 – functional end of top key facing inwards.
  15. Differentiation is made between similar Aerospace Controller 00184 and Aerospace Control Operator 00337 insignia by coloured ribbons in the design; yellow for the former and blue for the latter.
  16. If an occupation merger or reclassification results in a different badge symbol, members so effected may, with the concurrence of the appropriate Branch Adviser(s) and Career Manager(s), continue to wear the symbol of the former occupation until the appropriate replacement becomes available in the Supply System.
ANNEX D
ENVIRONMENTAL, BRANCH
AND REGIMENTAL INSIGNIA
  1. Cap badges shall be worn as noted in Appendix 1 to this annex.
  2. Collar badges (army personnel only) shall be worn as noted in Appendix 2 to this annex.
  3. Buttons shall be worn as noted in Appendix 3 to this annex.
  4. Navy Medical Branch officers shall wear the following coloured distinction cloth between rank insignia braid on ceremonial, mess, and service dress:
  5. medical officers – scarlet distinction cloth; and
  6. all other officers of the Medical Branch – maroon distinction cloth.
  7. Army Officer rank insignia on service dress shirts and outer garments will be embroidered with individual corps and branch colours as backing.
  8. Army shoulder titles are worn on both a branch/regimental and unit basis. See instructions for wear as noted in Annex E, Appendix 3 to this chapter.
  9. Air force officers wear branch badges as described in Chapter 3, Section 4 and Annex C
APPENDIX 1,
ANNEX D
CAP BADGES

Description

Worn With

Where Worn

1.   Cap badge

a.   Cap, service Navy all ranks and Army general officers (men’s)

(1) Centred vertically on the front of the cap band, with the base of the badge immediately above the chin strap.

 

b.   Hat, service Navy all ranks and Army general officers (women’s)

(1) Navy: cloth metallic embroidered badges shall be sewn to the hat ribbon only, centred vertically so that the bottom edge of the base cloth touches the lower stitching on the ribbon, and with the upper part of the badge, which extends above the hat ribbon, standing free.

 

c.   Winter fur cap (RMCC only)

(1) Centred on the bag 13 cm from the bottom of the cap to the top of the badge.

 

d.   Turban

(1) Centred on the front of the turban, at the point where any ribbons would cross.

 

 

(2) Air force: only the metal cap badge shall be worn on the turban.

 

e.   Beret

(1) Centred on the sewn-in badge backing plate, with the base of the badge 1 cm above the leather/cloth band.

 

f.    Wedge cap

(1) Worn on the left side, with the centre of the badge 6.5 cm from the front of the cap centred between the flap and the top seam.


APPENDIX 2,
ANNEX D
COLLAR BADGES
(ARMY PERSONNEL)
  1. Army general officers and colonels (less those holding a Royal or honorary appointment (see Chapter 3, Section 4, sub-sub-paragraph 2.a.(2)) and Chief Warrant Officers wearing the army uniform who are not authorized to wear the branch or regimental insignia (see Chapter 3, Section 4, sub-sub-paragraph 2.a.(3)) shall wear the following collar badges:
    1. Combat and Combat Support Arms, Logistics Branch and Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps.   Scarlet melton gorget patches with gold leaf emblazonment for general officers and scarlet melton gorget patches with a line of crimson silk gimp for colonels.
    2. Medical, Dental and Chaplain Branches. Colonels and general officers will wear the applicable styled gorget patches in the following colours:
      1. Medical Branch – dull cherry,
      2. Dental Branch – emerald green, and
      3. Chaplain Branch – purple;
    3. Chief Warrant Officers holding Senior Appointments or Key Positions will wear crossed scimitars (gold plated swords with white enamelled hilts), worn blade points uppermost, with the top blade pointing towards the shoulder.


Figure 3D2-1 The Wear of Army Collar Badges

APPENDIX 3,
ANNEX D
BUTTONS
NOTES
  1. Navy, Army and Air Force universal buttons shall not be shined or plated. They shall be worn in their original colour.
  2. Army buttons shall be worn in accordance with branch or regimental policy.
  3. Army mess dress jackets may use either 30-ligne or 26-ligne buttons for front closure in accordance with branch or regimental policy.

BUTTONS

Description

Worn With

Where Worn

1.   36-Ligne:

 

 

a.   Regular

(1) Navy: jacket, service dress, navy blue; and jacket, high collar, white (optional)

(a) Front closure.

b.   Short

(1) Navy: jacket, service dress, navy blue

(a) Front facing.

2.   30-Ligne

 

 

a.   Regular

(1) Navy: jacket, service dress, white (F) (optional, obsolete pattern)

(a) Front closure.

 

(2) Army (see Note 3) and air force: jacket, service dress; and jacket, mess dress

(a) Front closure.

 

(3) Winter fur cap (RMCC- only)

(a) Centred on the bag 2 cm from the bottom of the bag.

3.   26-Ligne:

 

 

a.   Short shank

(1) Navy: shoulder straps, flag officer

(a) Fastening buttons.

b.   Regular

(1) Navy: jacket, high collar, white (optional)

(a) Breast pocket.

 

(2) Army (see Note 3) and air force: jacket, service dress; jacket mess dress

(a) Breast pocket, shoulder straps and shoulder boards (where applicable).

c.   Screw shank

(1) Navy: all shoulder boards

(a) Fastening buttons.

4.   20-Ligne:

 

 

a.   Regular

(1) Cap, service

(a) Chin strap fastening.

 

(2) Gorget patches, for Army General Officer and Colonel

(a) Centred on point of gorget, cosmetic only.
(b) RCMS, RCDC and Legal Branch are authorized Branch buttons.


ANNEX E
NATIONAL AND
ORGANIZATIONAL BADGES
  1. National badges shall be worn as noted in Appendix 1 to this annex.
  2. Formation badges shall be worn as noted in Appendix 2 to this annex.
  3. Unit identifiers shall be worn as noted in Appendix 3 to this annex.
APPENDIX 1,
ANNEX E
NATIONAL BADGES

Description

Worn With

Where Worn

1.   Embroidered CANADA badge (curved)

a.   Jacket, service dress; and Navy jacket, high collar, white (optional)

(1) In CAF gold. Sewn centred on both sleeves 2.5 cm from the shoulder seam to the top edge of the badges.

 

 

(2) Air Force: worn by officers and chief warrant officers only.

 

b.   Navy: shirt, short-sleeved, white (officer)

(1) As for jacket, service dress.

2.   Air Force: CANADA badge with eagle

a.   Jacket, service dress

(1) Worn by MWO and below. Sewn as for officer’s badge above, with eagle facing to the rear.

3.   Embroidered CANADA badge (rectangular)

a.   Slip-ons, environmental

(1) Navy and Army: in CAF gold.

 

(2) Air Force: officers – CAF gold; non-commissioned members – old gold.

 

 

(3) Army: abbreviated cloth branch/corps/regimental/unit shoulder title where one is authorized, in CAF gold sewn on to the slip-on in place of CANADA.

 

b.   Slip-ons and patches, operational clothing

(1) In operational clothing sewn at the base of each slip-on and patch, in line with the bottom edge.

 

 

(2) Army and air force: to be replaced by a corps/branch/regimental/unit shoulder title where one is authorized.

4.   Navy: miniaturized embroidered CANADA badge (curved)

a.   Jacket, mess dress, navy blue

(1) In CAF gold metallic on black melton. Sewn as for jacket, service dress.

 

b.   Jacket, mess dress, white

(1) In CAF gold silk on white material. Sewn as for jacket, service dress.

5.   Miniature Canadian Flag, full colour

a.   Jacket, service dress; shirt, short-sleeved; flying clothing (less tactical flying suit)

(1) Worn on left sleeve, 7 cm from the shoulder seam to the top of the flag, only by personnel specifically authorized in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 5, paragraph 2.

 

 

(2) For field combat clothing in garrison, attached by hook and loop on the left shoulder.

6.   Large Canadian Flag, full colour

a.   on Enhanced Combat Uniform

(1) Attached by hook and loop on the left sleeve.

7.   Miniature Canadian Flag, subdued colour

a.   Field combat clothing and tactical flying suit

(1) For the tactical flying suit, sewn centred on the left sleeve 2.5 cm from the shoulder seam to the top of the flag.

 

 

(2) For field combat clothing, attached by hook and loop on the left shoulder.


APPENDIX 2,
ANNEX E
UNITED NATIONS AND MULTINATIONAL
FORCE BADGES AND FORMATION BADGES

Description

Worn With

Where Worn

1.   Army: formation patches

a.   Jacket, service dress

(1) Sewn centred on the sleeve, 7 cm from the shoulder seam to the top edge of the formation patch. The senior patch will be on the left sleeve.

 

 

(2) For instructions on badge wear by personnel of independent brigade groups allocated on an interim basis to a higher field formation, see Chapter 3, Section 5, paragraph 7.

2.   UN and multi-national force badges, embroidered

a.   Jackets, service dress; shirt, short-sleeve; flying clothing (less tactical flying suit)

 

(1) As for formation patches

 

b.   Operational clothing and tactical flying suit

(1) Attached by hook and loop on the left shoulder.


APPENDIX 3,
ANNEX E
UNIT IDENTIFIERS
NOTE
Army shoulder titles are worn on both a branch/regimental and unit basis. To avoid duplication, instructions for wear are only included here. See also Annex D, above.

Description

Worn With

Where Worn

1.   Army: metal shoulder titles

a.   Jackets, service dress and undress (patrols)

(1) Affixed to each shoulder strap so that the lowest point(s) of the title shall touch the seam where the strap is felled into the shoulder.

2.   Army and Air Force: embroidered shoulder titles

a.   Army: slip-on, all dress orders

b.   Army and Air Force: operational clothing slip-ons

(1) Sewn as for CANADA badge; see Appendix 1.

(1) Sewn as for CANADA badge; see Appendix 1.

3.   Unit badges

a.   Naval combat dress jacket

(1) Worn on the right breast centred 0.6 cm above the name tape.

 

b.   Flying clothing

(1) Worn as determined by Commander RCAF.

 

 

(2) A UN or multi-national force badge, when authorized to be worn, shall take precedence over and replace a squadron badge worn in the same location.


ANNEX F
AWARD AND MARKSMANSHIP INSIGNIA

Description

Worn With

Where Worn

1.   Championship Badge (Letson Trophy and Clarence R. Smith Trophy)

a.   Jacket, service dress; shirt, short-sleeved

(1) Worn centred on the left breast in the same manner as for commendation insignia. See Chapter 4, paragraph 18.

2.   Safe Driver Award

a.   Jacket, service dress; shirt short-sleeved

(1) Worn centred on the right breast pocket flap of jackets and shirts, midway between the button and the top of the flap.

 

 

(2) Worn centred on the right breast of jackets, service dress, navy blue, and on women’s jackets and shirts 1.2 cm down from the bottom edge of the name tag to the top point of the emblem.
(3) If worn with other devices, they shall be evenly spaced across the pocket flap or below the name tag, in the order listed, the first nearer the right arm.

3.   The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (for limitations on occasions of wear, see Section 6, sub-paragraph 2.c.)

a.   Jacket, service dress; shirt short-sleeved

(1) Worn centred on the right breast pocket panel of the man’s jacket, 11 cm down from the top of the pocket flap to the top of the emblem.
(2) Worn on the right breast of the jacket, service dress, navy blue (navy) and the women’s jacket 6.5 down from the bottom edge of the name tag to the top of the emblem.

 

 

 

 

(3) The emblem shall replace the command badge, where required.

4.   The (Gold) Order of St. John Pin (for limitations on occasions of wear, see Section 6, sub-paragraph 2.d.)

a.   Jacket, service dress; shirt short-sleeved

(1) As for Safe Driver Award (see 2, above.).

 

5.   Army: marksmanship badges

a.   Jacket, service dress

(1) Sewn centred on the lower left sleeve, 12 cm from the bottom of the sleeve to the lowest points of the badge.

6.   Sea Service and Space Insignia (embroidered)

a.   Jacket, service dress

(1)  Sewn centred on the lower left sleeve of Army and Air Force service dress jackets, 12 cm from the bottom of the sleeve to the lowest point of the badge; or 1.2 cm above any badge/insignia already sewn there.
(2)  Navy Service Dress: Sewn on the right breast, centred 0.6 cm above the name tag. Navy Chaplains shall wear the sea service insignia 0.6 cm above the metal faith group identifier.

7.   Sea Service and Space Insignia (metal)

a.   Shirt, short sleeved

 

 

(1)  Worn centred on the right breast 0.6 cm above the name tag.
(2)  Chaplains shall wear the Sea Service Insignia 0.6 cm above the metal faith group identifier.
(3)  Air Force Medical Branch personnel shall wear the Sea Service Insignia 0.6 cm above the Medical Branch badge.

 

b.   High Collar White Jacket  

(1)  Worn centred on the right breast 0.6 cm above the name tag.

 

c.   Mess Dress

(1)  Navy: Worn on right lapel.
(2)  Army and Airforce: Worn centred on the right side in line with the medals.


ANNEX G
ACCOUTREMENTS
  1. Aiguillettes, Royal cyphers and personal badges shall be worn as noted in Appendix 1 to this annex.
  2. Name tags/tapes shall be worn as noted in Appendix 2 to this annex.
APPENDIX 1
ANNEX G
AIGULLETTES
NOTES
  1. Navy – Right Shoulder Pattern. When holding a non-permanent personal appointment, the right-shoulder ceremonial aiguillette shall be attached to a gold plaited shoulder cord, which in turn shall be secured to the right shoulder of jackets not otherwise equipped with shoulder-straps. When shoulder straps or boards are worn, the aiguillette shall be attached under the right shoulder-board or strap.
  2. Navy – Left Shoulder Pattern. Left-shoulder ceremonial aiguillettes shall be attached to a navy blue cloth shoulder-strap, embellished with an open gold cord knot on the outer end (staff aiguillette strap), which in turn shall be secured to the left shoulder of jackets not otherwise equipped with shoulder-straps.

Description

Worn With

Where Worn

1.   Ceremonial pattern

a.   Jacket, service dress

(1) Worn on the appropriate shoulder, as detailed in Chapter 3, Section 7, and Figure 3G1-1.

 

 

(2) Attached by the hooks to a thread loop fastener, sewn on the shoulder at the junction of the shoulder seams (on army jackets, under the shoulder-strap).

 

 

(3) A small gold cord loop secured to the aiguillette above the tag ends shall be fastened to a concealed button sewn under the lapel of the jacket, so that the tag ends fall over to the front and in line with the inner seam of the breast pocket.

 

b.   Tunic, doublet, and jacket, high collar

(1) As above, with the gold cord loop attached to the second closure button from the top.

 

c.   Jacket, mess dress

(1) As above, except that the concealed button shall be sewn approximately 15 cm above the bottom of the lapel. On navy jackets, the button shall be positioned so that the tag ends fall on a line midway between the closure button and the centre facing button on navy blue jackets, and between the closure button and the top facing button on white jackets.

2.   Duty pattern

a.   Jacket, service dress

(1) As above. See Figure 3G1-1.



Figure 3G1-1 The Wear of Aiguillettes


Figure 3G1-2 The Wear of Aiguillettes

APPENDIX 2
ANNEX G
NAME TAGS/TAPES
NOTE


See illustration of wear in Figures 3G2-1, 3G2-2 and 3G2-3.

Description

Worn With

Where Worn

1.   Name tags

a.   Jackets, service dress

(1) As illustrated in Figures 3G2-1 and 3G2‑2. On the man’s jacket, navy blue, the tag is centred on the breast seam. For women, the vertical location will depend on physique and the need to ensure visibility of command, flying and specialist skill badges.

 

b.   Shirts, short-sleeve

(1) As illustrated in Figure 3G2-2.

2.   Name tape

a.   Jacket, tradesman, intermediate

(1) Men: sewn centred on the upper right side, 15 cm from the shoulder seam to the top edge of the tape.

 

 

(2) Women: as above, 11.5 cm from the shoulder seam.

 

b.   Naval combat dress shirt

(1) Sewn centred above right breast pocket

 

c.   Naval combat dress outerwear and CADPAT clothing

(1) As illustrated in Figure 3G2-3.

 

d.   Flying clothing

(1) In accordance with direction by Commander RCAF.



Figure 3G2-1 Positioning of Name Tags


Figure 3G2-2 Positioning of Name Tags


Figure 3G2-3 Positioning of Name Tapes

APPENDIX 3
ANNEX G
NATO MOVEMENT CONTROL BRASSARD

Description

Worn With

Where Worn

1.   NATO movement control brassard

a.   Operational clothing

(1) Worn on the upper left arm in order to identify  movement control personnel