Accoutrements & Uniforms

On the following pages are many, but not all of the uniform pieces worn by cadets over the years. This a work in progress. If you would like to contribute please email me with the details.

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Qualifications 1978-92

1978 brought about significant change in the army cadet system, wholesale changes to the uniform, rank badges and qualifications forever altered the look but not the essence of army cadets. 

 

Green star

Red Star

Silver Star

Silver Star with wreath

Silver start qualified with a CLI course

Gold Star

Gold Star with wreath

Master Cadet

Cadet Leader

Cadet Leader Instructor

Banff Leadership & Challenge

Outward Bound Wales

Army cadet scuba

Arctic Indoc

Driver Comm 1978-80

Athletic Leadership

Cadet Rifle

Cadet Rifle Coach

CF Europe exchange

Qualified master cadets would spend six weeks integrated with units of 4 CMBG. Initiated 1978 to late 1980s

Medic-Assistant

Lifeguard

Musician Mil Band

Drummer, Pipes & Drums

Piper

Bugler

Musician Band Course

Musician Instructor Level 5

Sport Parachute

briefly issued

Sport Parachute

briefly issued

Mock Tower Wings, issued to cadets who successfully made 'x' amounts of jumps from the mock tower at CFB Edmonton. 1 of three known variations of the badge, metal with enamel. Seen in 1978, possibly earlier (courtesy Greg Nehring)

Mock Tower Wings, issued to cadets who successfully made 'x' amounts of jumps from the mock tower at CFB Edmonton. 1 of three known variations of the badge, metal with enamel. Seen in 1980, possibly earlier (courtesy Greg Nehring)

Mock Tower Wings, issued to cadets who successfully made 'x' amounts of jumps from the mock tower at CFB Edmonton. 1 of three known variations of the badge, metal with enamel. Seen early 1980s

Basic Parachute Course

First begun at CFB Edmonton and DZ Buxton in 1974, the course now operates at Connaught ACSTC and CFB Trenton's Canadian Forces Parachute Centre

Marksman Expert

Marksman Master

DCRA Connaught

DCRA Bisley

St.John's Emergency First Aid

St.John's Emergency First Aid (French)

St.John's Standard First Aid

 

1st pattern Wilderness Course, issued at Petawawa Army Cadet Camp 1986 (Chris Gerbrandt)