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Find out about
UNIFORMS
in the Air Training Corps
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'Blue' uniform is given to cadets free of charge, only this is on loan whilst cadets remain members of the Air Training Corps. The uniform is the same as the RAF, but with a different cap badge for cadets, and the addition of a brassard to show squadron number and qualifications.

Our main uniform is RAF Blue-Grey (BG) in colour, but generally known just as 'Blues'. We also wear camouflage uniform , which is known as 'combats', 'DPMs' (Disruptive Pattern Material) or just plain 'greens'.

Wearing uniform gives you a sense of pride in yourself and your squadron, as well as helping to instill confidence and smartness.

Many people in the local area will have difficulty understanding the difference between cadets, and airmen of the regular Royal Air Force, so it is vitally important that Air Cadets wear uniform correctly and smartly at all times. Effectively, Air Cadets are the public face of the Royal Air Force in Essex, so we must ensure that we set the highest standards of turnout and behaviour when on ATC duty. Sloppy uniform and behaviour will reflect badly on us and the RAF amongst the community!

Remember - wear your uniform with Pride!

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CADET UNIFORMS

No.2 Dress - working dress

This is the standard uniform for Air Cadets. This uniform is worn with beret, dark Working Blue shirt and jumper. Note the brassard (armband) on the right of a cadets arm, which displays various qualification badges.

Note: girls may wear trousers for cold weather (if not on a formal parade), or when particular activities require the wearing of them.

 

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No.2 Dress (shirtsleeve) - working dress

In warm weather, jumpers are removed and the sleeves of the Working Blue shirt are smartly turned up to just above the elbow. The brassard is always worn in working uniform, so is therefore attached to the shirt. If a cadet is wearing a stable belt or purse belt, it is only seen when in shirtsleeve order - the stable belt is in the RAF colours and the females purse belt in RAF blue.

 

 

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No.2 Dress (shirtsleeve) - parades

This uniform is worn on important parades or events. The only difference being the wearing of the Wedgewood Blue shirt with a black tie. Jumpers may be worn as appropriate.

 

 

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No. 3 Dress - Combats

This uniform is also known as 'DPMs', or 'Greens'. This uniform is worn for adventure training activities, and should be worn as smartly as blue uniforms.

 

 
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