1596 Army Cadets Corps prides itself on maintaining excellence in the standards of our uniform. Here are some documents which will guide you to achieving the very best possible appearance.
Dress Regulations CATO 46-01
This is the overall document describing all aspects of a cadet's uniform and his/her appearance. Every Cadet should read it.
Annex A - Numbered Dress
This document describes all the various uniform codes such as C1, C2 and so on.
Annex D - Badges
Here you can see a complete list of all of the badges and pins that could be worn on the uniform, and perhaps more importantly, which badges you can earn!
Annex F - Illustrated References
This document illustrates where to sew on your badges, how to wear you hair and beret, how to lace your boots, proper placement of pins and medals and much more.
Some helpful hints:
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 Annex D)
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) Guide
Click here to view the guide about how to wear and care for your FTU's and boots.