Uniforms

337 Queen's York Rangers Cadets prides itself on maintaining excellence in the standards of our uniform. On this page you will find documents which will guide you to achieving the very best possible appearance. 

 

Initial Uniform Issue

New cadets need to be sized by the Quartermaster (QM) for their uniforms. 

All activities with the QM are done by appointment only; for your convenience, we try to make appointments as soon as possible.  Note that you must be enrolled for a minimum of three weeks prior to being issued a uniform; you can however make an appointment for your uniform the night you enrol.  

 

For guidance on the procedure for receiving your uniform, see the issuing schedule below:

You must attend the Tuesday training night both the week of, and the week prior to your appointment; failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your appointment.

 

To receive your uniform, you are required to go to Fort York Armoury (660 Fleet Street, Toronto Ontario) 15 minutes prior to your appointment. This appointment will take approximately 90 minutes. 

If you require any further assistance, speak to a member of staff on a Tuesday night or write to: Supply.337QYRang@outlook.com.

Lost Uniforms

If you have lost or have had parts of your uniform stolen, please complete and submit this form to the Quartermaster.      

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                      Lost/Stolen Report

Exchanges

 

Any Cadets who need uniform parts exchanged should see the Quartermaster as soon as possible with the completed Uniform Part Exchange Request request form.                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                     Uniform Part Exchange Form

 

 

Dress Regulations 


This is the overall document describing all aspects of a cadet's uniform and appearance.  Every cadet should read and present themselves in accordance with the standards described: CJCR DRESS INSTRUCTIONS

 

The following lists references to some useful annexes within the document. You can also click on each link for individual documents for each description. 

Chapter 2 - Appearance

This document outlines personal appearance instructions such as hair-styling, beret wearing, boot lacing and more.

Annex A

Chapter 3 - Insignia/Badges

Here are some useful references within the document:

Annex A - Identification Insignia

Annex B - Rank Insignia

Annex C - Star Insignia

Annex D - CTC Qualification Insignia

Annex F - Proficiency Insignia

Annex G - Duke of Edinburgh Award

Annex H - Insignia Placement

Chapter 6 - Orders of Dress

This is a description of all the various uniform codes like C1, C2 and so on. 

Annex A - Ceremonial Dress (C1A)

Annex B - Mess Dress (C2)

Annex C - Service Dress (C3, C3B)

Annex D - Training Dress (C5, C5E)

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Additionally, here are some useful tips to help you succeed in maintaining a top appearance ...

 

Recruits

 

  • Until you are issued a uniform you will most often wear "Black & Whites"
    • Black & Whites are black or other dark colour pants (no blue or faded jeans), black or dark shoes or boots (no rubber soles), and a white collared shirt
  • The equivalent to the Army Cadet Orders of Dress are:
    • C1 Dress = Black & Whites
      • your best dark pants & shoes and your best white collared shirt (for special parades), with a coat or jacket appropriate for the weather for outdoor parades​
    • C2 Mess Dress = Black & Whites
      • ​your best dark pants & shoewith a black bow tie on your white long-sleeved collared shirt (with coat or jacket when necessary)
    • C3 Duty & C3B Short-Order = Black & Whites
      • doesn't have to be your best as you will be training (ie laying on mats, sitting on the floor, etc); bring a coat or jacket for outdoor training​​​
    • C5 Field Training Uniform (FTU) = Adventure Wear
      • something you feel comfortable in while crawling, climbing, hiking, biking or canoeing (no jeans)
    • C5E Sports Dress = Exercise Clothing
      • running shoes, shorts or athletic pants, t-shirt or sweatshirt (depending on the weather and if indoors or outdoors)
 

Dress Uniform

  • Always, always, always press your uniform!
  • To prevent your uniform from going shiny, do not use too much heat and consider using a pressing cloth when ironing
  • Always press both collars (tunic and light green shirt) 
  • Sew your badges on straight and to standard (see below) 
  • Remove threads
  • De-lint your beret
  • Press a sharp crease in your pants
  • Males, make sure you have a clean hair cut
  • Females, make sure your hair is tied back in a bun and there are no hair wisps
  • Shine your boots

 

Field Training Uniform (FTU's)

  • Always put your FTU's in the dryer before cadets, this will eliminate wrinkles. Please don't iron your FTU's, 
  • Put old iphone cases in the breast pockets to flatten them out- otherwise they fold everywhere
  • Remove threads by burning them off carefully using a lighter (do not pull at loose threads) 
  • De-lint your beret, tuck in the strings on the back of your beret
  • Twist up the string on the bottom of your FTU tunic, then attach the loop to the bottom button; this prevents the strings from showing on parade
  • The string in the middle of your FTU tunic can be fed through the button holes, hide it as well
  • Buy boot blousers - if you do not know what they are, ask your Sergeant
 

Dress Uniform VIDEOS

  • How to form your Beret...here is a helpful video on how to form your beret

  • Sew on Badges...Here is a helpful video on how to sew on the badges to your uniform.

  • How To Tie your Dress boots...here is a helpful video on how to properly striate lace your parade boots

  • Shine your boots ... here is a helpful video on how to properly polish your boots

  • Tie your Tie ... here is a helpful video on how to properly tie a half Windsor knot

  • Iron Your Uniform...here is a helpful video on how to properly iron your uniform

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

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