This year, the new Field Training Uniform (FTU) will be the dress of the day and will be worn for all in-person training. The blue Distinctive Environmental Uniform (DEU) will be rarely worn this year as it is not practical to wear with our current physical distancing protocols in place.
Uniform sizing: In the past, this was done by having every cadet being measured by the Supply Staff to prepare your uniform from existing stocks or to order you new uniform items. In order to keep everyone safe this year, all cadets will need to carry out their own body measurements using a cloth measuring tape which many of you may already have at home. This will ensure that physical distancing is maintained between all cadets and adult staff. Please make sure you take accurate measurements to ensure you’re issued a correctly fitting uniform. If you need more information to properly take measurements, you can download measurement instructions pdf file here.
Uniform exchanges will be handled by your Level Officers until further notice, as it will not be possible to visit the supply room at this time. You will be notified once this policy changes. Also note that DEU uniforms will only be exchanged on an as-needed basis as DEU will rarely be worn this year. To return the uniform items you are exchanging, please follow the protocol outlined below.
For returning cadets that have already been issued the FTU, it would be wise to try on your uniform and boots to ensure they still fit correctly. If not, please complete the sizing form here so that we can process your uniform exchange ASAP. Please do not return your items for exchange until Supply notifies you that your new items are ready. If your name is on the present list of uniforms ready to pick up, please let supply know at email@example.com if you intend to pick those items up (if you think they’ll still fit) or not.
For returning cadets that have not been issued the FTU, it is highly recommended that you complete a new uniform sizing form as sizing that was taken last year was based on your size in December/January and most of you will have outgrown the uniform we had ordered for you. Please complete a new uniform sizing sheet here.
For new cadets: Please complete the uniform sizing sheet here once you have been enrolled. The Administration Section will let you know once your enrolment is complete. We always strive to get new recruits into uniform within 30 days, however due to the large size of our Squadron there may be some delays in preparing the uniforms for issue to each cadet – please be patient.
Uniform Return Protocol: For uniform exchanges and for cadets returning uniforms when leaving the squadron, please use the following protocol to ensure uniforms come back to Supply in a safe manner:
- Wash all uniforms items first;
- Place all uniform items in a plastic bag – a garbage bag or similar bag will do;
- Seal the bag shut (twist tie, tape, the ties on the bag, etc – any of these are good);
- Affix your name to the bag: masking tape or a tag); and
- Return it to one of the following:
- One of your Level Officers;
- Supply Officer (if s/he is present); or
- Admin Section.
Your bagged uniforms will be quarantined by the Supply Section for the prescribed period once received.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact your Level Officer or the Supply Officer directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.