Your Badges

Throughout the cadet program, you will be given various badges to put onto your black tunic that display your rank, courses you've taken, qualifications, and appointments. Here are all the different badges you can achieve as a sea cadet.

Your Rank

Black Tunic

Gunshirt Badge

Slip on (C4, or on Parka)

No gunshirt badge.

No tunic badge.

Ordinary Seaman

Able Seaman

Leading Seaman

Master Seaman

Petty Officer 2nd Class

Petty Officer 1st Class

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class

Participation badges

Your participation badges display what you have participated in. All these badges below are worn on your lower left sleeve above the cuff. Click here for where they go on your tunic.

Staff Cadet

International Exchange

Seamanship Deployment

Royal Canadian Navy Deployment

Coast Guard Deployment

Tallship Deployment

Appointment badges

Your appointment badges display what role you're fulfilling at the corps. All these badges below are worn on your lower left sleeve above the cuff. Click here for where they go on your tunic.

Cadet Summer

Training Centre

Coxswain

Drum Major

Training Chief

Pipe Major

Ship's Writer

Regulating Petty Officer

Stores Petty Officer

Qualification badges

Your qualification badges display what qualifications you have received. All the badges below are worn on your lower right sleeve above the cuff. Click here for where they go on your tunic.

Sail Qualification

CanSail

1

CanSail

2

CanSail

3

CanSail

4

CanSail

5

CanSail

6

CanSail

Instructor

*Note that only the highest level attained can be worn on the tunic.

Music Qualification

Level

1

Level

2

Level

3

Level

4

Level

5

Buglers

Badge

Buglers Badge: Awarded to a cadet upon demonstrating, to the satisfaction of the CO, the ability to sound the fifteen “Sea Cadet Bugle Calls” 

*Note that only the highest level attained can be worn on the tunic.

Marksmanship

Qualification

Marksman

First

Class

Expert

Distinguished

*Note that only the highest level attained can be worn on the tunic.

Fitness

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Excellence

*Note that only the highest level attained can be worn on the tunic.

Communicator

Level

1

Level

2

Level

3

*Note that only the highest level attained can be worn on the tunic.

Communicator Level 1. Awarded to a cadet after passing the examination for either the Semaphore or Flags and Pennant certificate or the Restricted Operator’s certificate (Maritime). 

Communicator Level 2. Awarded to a cadet after passing the examinations for any both of the Semaphore or Flags and Pennant certificate or the Restricted Operator’s certificate (Maritime). 

Communicator Level 3. Awarded to a cadet after passing the examinations for the Semaphore or Flags and Pennant certificate and the Restricted Operator’s certificate (Maritime). 

Small Craft Operator Program

(SCOP)

Power Boat Operator

Safety Boat Operator

Sea boat Coxswain

First Aid

Basic First

Aid

Standard First Aid

If more than one first aid insignia is held, the standard level shall be worn. 

Scuba

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