Remembrance Day | 5. The wearing of the Poppy

For CAF personnel in uniform

REFERENCE:

Minutes of the National Defence Clothing and Dress Committee (NDCDC) 01/11, Paragraph 7

  1. DHH proposed an amendment to regulations that will permit the wear of the poppy at appropriate commemorative ceremonies outside the traditional Remembrance Day period. CAF Dress Instructions will be amended to read: “The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy. The red poppy is an emblem of the RCL and is used to commemorate Canadians who died in battle. CAF members shall wear the poppy on all uniforms from the last Friday in October until Remembrance Day (November 11th) and are encouraged to wear it when attending any event whose main purpose is to commemorate Canadians who died in battle.”

NOTE

The wearing of the poppy with the miniature Canadian flag pin as a means of securing the poppy to the uniform instead of the provided straight pin is not authorized for any CAF uniform.

Positioning of Poppy

NAVY SERVICE DRESS JACKET

ARMY/AIR FORCE SERVICE DRESS JACKET

FULL DRESS

HIGH COLLAR WHITE

Figure 3-7-2 Positioning of Poppy

TOPCOAT

WINDBREAKER / NAVAL COMBAT DRESS JACKET

SWEATER

MESS DRESS (NAVY)

MESS DRESS

SHIRT

Figure 3-7-3 Positioning of Poppy

RE-TEX AIR AND NAVY COMBAT JACKET

RAIN JACKET / NAVAL WIND AND RAIN JACKET

ARMY COMBAT JACKET

DEU PARKA

SLIP ON CADPAT

Figure 3-7-4 Positioning of Poppies

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