CJCR Dress instructions | Section 2 Cadet Bands and Affiliated Unit Dress

Pipe Bands

Authorized cadet military / pipe band uniforms

  1. Uniforms shall not be embellished except as allowed by these instructions.
  2. Cadet musicians participating in non-approved events do so as civilians and therefore are not authorized to wear their cadet uniform. A cadet participating as a civilian member of, for example, an affiliated unit band, may wear the dress and accoutrements of the affiliated unit. In this instance, the wearing of cadet badges and accoutrements is not authorized.
  3. Music card pouches and instrument aprons may be worn as appropriate.
  4. Kilted orders of dress are authorized variations of ceremonial, mess, and service dress, and are approved for wear by members of Highland and kilted Irish units and pipe bands. All items of Highland dress not supplied as issued equipment must be obtained at no cost to the public.

Sea Cadets

  1. Sea Cadet pipe band musicians, drum majors and highland dancers are authorized to wear highland dress. For these cadets, highland dress shall only be worn at parades or events where they are participating in their capacity as pipe band members.
  2. The following highland dress items and accessories are authorized for Sea Cadets who are members of a pipe band:
    1. Glengarry Headdress – dark blue with red toorie;
    2. Hat Badge – Sea Cadet metal headdress insignia;
    3. Environmental Cadet Jacket (Cut-Away) – may be modified to doublet pattern at no expense to public;
    4. Environmental Dress Shirt – with necktie;
    5. Kilt – Maple Leaf Tartan;
    6. Kilt Pin;
    7. Hair Sporran – white background with black tassels with chain strap;
    8. Leather Sporran – with leather or chain strap;
    9. Hose-tops – red diced;
    10. Hose – Lovat green or black;
    11. Flashes – red garter;
    12. Spats – white with white buttons;
    13. Boots / oxfords shoes / brogues – leather, black; and
    14. Waist Belt – black (pipers), white (drummers).
  3. The doublet pattern service dress jacket shall be the standard service dress jacket modified locally to the approved design (see Figure 6-2-1).
  4. Authorized Optional Items. The following optional items may be worn by Sea Cadet pipe band members, but are not to be procured at public expense:
    1. Sgian Dubh – worn inserted in the top of the hose in the right leg;
    2. Leopard Skin – for bass and tenor drummers; and
    3. Drum Major’s Sash.

Army Cadets

  1. Army cadet corps affiliated with Highland or kilted Irish Regiments may dress cadets and cadet musicians in a Highland uniform IAW the dress regulations of the affiliated unit as recommended by the affiliated unit CO, supported by RCSU CO, and authorized by Comd CJCR.
  2. Where the corps is not affiliated with Highland or kilted Irish Regiments, cadets are not authorized to wear kilts or other highland dress items unless they are pipe band members.
  3. The following represents the Army Cadet Orders of Highland Dress, for corps who are not affiliated with a Highland / kilted Irish Regiment. These orders of dress must be worn in their entirety. The following are authorized highland dress items and accessories:
    1. Glengarry Headdress – dark blue with red and black diced band border (plain – no dice for pipers) and red toorie;
    2. Hat Badge – same as worn by the cadet corps;
    3. Environmental Cadet Jacket (Cut-Away) – may be modified to doublet pattern at no expense to public;
    4. Environmental Dress Shirt – with necktie;
    5. Kilt – Maple Leaf Tartan;
    6. Kilt Pin;
    7. Hair Sporran – white background with black tassels, with chain strap;
    8. Leather Sporran – with leather or chain strap;
    9. Hose-tops – red diced;
    10. Hose – Lovat green;
    11. Flashes – red garter;
    12. Spats – white with white buttons;
    13. Boots / oxford shoes / brogues – leather, black; and
    14. Waist Belt – black (pipers), white (drummers).
  4. The doublet pattern service dress jacket shall be the standard service dress jacket modified locally to the approved design (see Figure 6-2-1).
  5. Authorized Optional Items. The following list indicates in general terms, optional items which may be worn by members of cadet corps affiliated with Highland and kilted Irish regiments or pipe band members:
    1. Sgian Dubh – inserted in the top of the hose on the right leg;
    2. Leopard Skin – for bass and tenor drummers;
    3. Sash – Cadet MWOs / WOs / Sgts / may wear a sash (if affiliated with an infantry unit); and
    4. Drum Major’s Sash.

Air Cadets

  1. Air Cadet pipe band musicians, drum majors and highland dancers are authorized to wear highland dress. For these cadets, highland dress shall only be worn at parades or events where they are participating in their capacity as pipe band members.
  2. The following represents the Air Cadet Highland Orders of Dress:
    1. Glengarry Headdress – dark blue with red and black diced band border (plain – no dice for pipers) and red toorie;
    2. Hat Badge – same as worn by the cadet corps;
    3. Environmental Cadet Jacket (Cut-Away) – may be modified to doublet pattern at no expense to public;
    4. Environmental Dress Shirt – with necktie;
    5. Kilt – Air Force Tartan;
    6. Kilt Pin;
    7. Hair Sporran – white background with black tassels, with chain strap;
    8. Leather Sporran – with leather or chain strap;
    9. Hose-tops – red diced;
    10. Hose – Lovat green or RCAF blue;
    11. Flashes – red garter;
    12. Spats – white with white buttons;
    13. Boots / oxford shoes / brogues – leather, black; and
    14. Waist Belt – black (pipers), white (drummers).
  3. The doublet pattern service dress jacket shall be the standard service dress jacket modified locally to the approved design (see Figure 6-2-1).
  4. Authorized Optional Items. Authorized optional items are:
    1. Sgian Dubh – inserted in the top of the hose on the right leg;
    2. Leopard Skin – for bass and tenor drummers; and
    3. Drum Major’s Sash.

Figure 6-2-1 – Kilted Dress – Jacket modifications

Dress jacket – doublet pattern

Text version 

Cadet Jacket - doublet pattern

  1. The bottom button on the jacket shall be raised 1.3 cm and a new buttonhole made.
  2. With the jacket buttons done up to ensure proper measurement, a block cut 5 cm wide, measured horizontally from the centre of the bottom button, shall be made along a line of the original button hole.
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