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Your uniform

In the cadet program, you are required to wear multiple uniforms. As you progress in the program, your the way your uniform looks will change. You will be required to maintain every part of your uniform (i.e. ironing shirts and pants, sewing on badges, keeping your whites clean, and polishing your boots). You do not have to pay for any parts to your uniform. Once you are sworn in, it will be issued to you. If you ever forget what a specific type of uniform looks like, here are detailed explanations of each one!

C5 - Environmental Training Dress
Sea Training Uniform (STU)

Our Sea Training Uniform (STU) is what we wear most of the time. This order of dress is meant for training purposes. Any time we are completing classroom training, nautical training, seamanship training, or drill we wear our STUs.

This is what the uniform consists of:​

· Issued ball cap; or 

· wide brimmed tan summer hat (CSTC only). 

· Blue STU shirt. 

· Black t-shirt. 

· Rank slip-ons. 

· Black trousers and belt. 

· Grey socks. 

· Boots

When we wear it:


  • Routine training dress for day to day nautical / seamanship type training. 

  • Other occasions as ordered. 


Although it may be authorized for travel to and from place of training with essential stopovers, this dress does not replace C1 and C3 orders of dress for use at ceremonial, drill, parade, or public engagements. 

You will be issued a nametape and/or a nametag which goes on the right side of your chest. You do not wear medals, ribbons, webbing, or gators with this dress at all. If authorized, you are permitted to wear your Boatswains chain or your Coxswain's chain.

The Sea Training Shirt:

Worn with the sleeves rolled up or down and rank slip-ons shall be worn. Sleeves, when rolled up, will be sharp, flat, and neatly rolled past the elbow. Name tape or Name Tag may be worn.

C1 - Ceremonial Dress

The Ceremonial Dress or C1 is worn during the following occasions:


  • Formal services or parades 

  • Guards of Honour 

  • Church services or parades 

  • Funerals 

  • CDs (Ceremony of Divisions) on the FIRST Wednesday of every month

  • Other occasions as ordered 

Parts of the dress include:

  • Sailor's Cap with our corps cap tally

  • White Shirt

    • ​Worn WITH the cadet tie. Rank slip-ons shall be worn with the shirt. 

  • Black Jacket (Tunic) with appropriate badges sewn on

  • Black pants

  • Grey socks

  • Black parade boots

The photos underneath are examples of our cadets in the C1 dress. You'll notice that our senior cadets are also wearing a few more parts which are authorized for them to wear. These include:

  • Medals and ribbons

  • Web belt and gators

  • The Coxswain's chain and the Boatswain's Chain which can replace the lanyard

  • Cutlass

Note: the images you see here are not up to date just yet, Once there are more images of cadets with the new white shirt on, these images will be updated. The images below contain photos of cadets with the discontinued Gunshirt. Please use these only as reference for what the lower half looks like.


C3 - Service Dress

When you wear this uniform, you'll wear the same parts as your C1 dress, without the black Jacket (tunic). Your rank slip-ons are to be on you collared white shirt.

Here are a few occasions in the summer where you'd wear C3s:

  • Routine training dress for day to day. 

  • Divisions, parades, and inspections, when appropriate. 

  • When travelling to and from cadet training facilities. 

  • Other occasions as ordered. 

You are allowed to wear your web belt and gators with this dress if authorized to do so.

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