Dress instructions | Annex B Flying and specialist skill badges

Description Worn With Where Worn
1. Flying and specialist skill badges

a. No1 and 3 orders of dress jacket/tunic

(1) A single full-size cloth embroidered badge, sewn centred 0.6 cm above highest row of ribbons on the left breast.
(2) If additional badges are worn they will be miniature metal format and worn as for and in conjunction with commendation insignia. See Chapter 4, Paragraph 18.

b. Navy No. 2 order of dress

(1) A single miniature cloth metallic embroidered badge, sewn on the left sleeve, 0.6 cm above the circle in the upper row of officers’ rank lace; and similarly above the rank insignia for ranks of CPO1 to PO1. For the ranks of PO2 and below, the badge shall be sewn on the left sleeve 9 cm from the bottom edge of the cuff to the base of the badge.

c. Navy No. 2A order of dress

(1) A single standard or approved miniature size metal badge worn centred on the left breast, with the lower edge of the badge on a line 0.6 cm above and to the left of orders, decorations and medals, or in a corresponding position if miniatures are not worn.

d. Army and Air Force: No. 2 order of dress

(1) A single miniature cloth, metallic, embroidered badge, sewn on the left breast, 11.5 cm down from the shoulder seam to the top edge of the badge, and centred between the edge of the lapel and the arm seam.

e. No. 1 and 3 orders of dress (note: not worn on No. 3A and 3C)

(1) A single full size  cloth embroidered badge (on shirts and the high collar white jacket, a metal badge) centred 0.6 cm above undress ribbon(s) on the left breast.

(2) If no ribbons are worn, the badge shall be centred immediately above the left breast pocket on jackets and shirts with such pockets; and, without such pockets, be positioned with the bottom edge of the badge on a horizontal line with  the bottom edge of the name tag worn on the opposite side.

(3) Should a badge become obscured by the lapel of a jacket, it shall be adjusted sufficiently to the wearer’s left to provide an unrestricted view of the crown and/or central device.

(4) If additional badges are worn, they shall be in miniature metal format, and be worn as for, or in conjunction with, commendation insignia. See Chapter 4, paragraph 18.

(5) Prescribed foreign qualification badges are authorized for wear like CAF badges. See Chapter 3, Section 3, paragraphs 14. and 15. Any designed as sleeve badges are worn on the upper left sleeve, centred 7 cm from the shoulder seam to the top edge of the badge; Any formation badge worn there will be adjusted  downward as required.

(6) US Army Ranger, US Special Forces and US Sapper qualification badges (metal) may be worn in No. 3B order of dress on the right hand side centred between the button and the top of the pocket flap. If more than one is worn, the order from top to bottom is: US Army Ranger, US Special Forces, and US Sapper.

f. Flying clothing

(1) In accordance with instructions issued by Royal Canadian Air Force on the tactical flying suit, badges shall be of a subdued colour for camouflage.

g. Naval combat dress

(1) Service dress pattern worn on jacket only positioned as for No. 3 service dress.

h. CADPAT

(1) Flying and specialist skill badges are not worn.

2. Air Cadet flying badges (Cadet Instructors Cadre Branch) a. No. 1, 2 and 3 orders of dress and flying clothing

(1) As for CAF flying and specialist skill badges.

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