Railroad tracks? Shiny pants? What does that have to do with my uniform? Watch this video and become an expert at ironing.
TIP: Use a cloth to protect your tunic & pants when ironing. If your iron is too hot or if you don't move it quick enough you melt the polyester in the fabric and creates a shine. Once this happens it cannot be undone.
The dress and appearance of Air Cadets in uniform reflects credit to their unit and the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. When cadets appear in uniform in public, it is their duty to be sure that their uniforms are properly maintained and correctly worn.
WHEN YOU LOOK GOOD,
WE ALL LOOK GOOD!
Two schools on this one. Practice multiple times and become an expert who could tie a tie in their sleep. Or tie it once and never untie it again. Good thing this video is here for reference!
There are a few rules when it comes to your uniform:
Great video for the guys & gals on how to properly keep your hair so you look your best.
Female Long Hair-Beginning of video
Female Short Hair- Starts at 7:03
Males-Starts at 9:58
For more detailed info, check out CATO 55-04 ANNEX F ILLUSTRATED REFERENCES
Art Smith Aviation Academy, 4 Wing Cold Lake, AB
I have a badge but where do I put it on my uniform and how do I get it to stay there?!!!
The Sewing on of Badges-informative and funny. Once again...not your parents' job.
Diagrams of where badges are to be placed can be found in CATO 55-04 Annex F Illustrated References starting on page 12.
NOTE: Do not use sewing glue to put on your badges. The glue does not wash out of the fabric and your uniform becomes unusable.
Pin placement starts on page 9. Once you get into multiple pins it can be a bit daunting. If in doubt, ask a senior cadet. They are there to help!