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Uniform and Dress Regulations

No3 Service Dress – Field Clothing

General. No 3 Service Dress covers all forms of field exercise clothing, including the Combat Soldier 95 (CS95) and Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP) range. Field exercise clothing is defined as clothing that is required to be worn for training and exercises. CS95/MTP is not issued as part of the initial kitting scale for either male or female personnel, but can be supplied by the squadron.

No 3 Service Dress Badges & Insignia. All CS95/MTP jackets and shirts are to be worn with the following standard insignia:

a. The union jack emblem, when worn, is to be positioned centrally 5cm below the shoulder seam on the left arm.

b. The RAFAC Formation Patch replicates the colours of the RAFFormation Patch Stable belt with the addition of an eagle and ‘RAF AIR CADETS’ embroidered in gold.

The Formation Patch is to be sewn centrally on the right sleeve
with the top edge 7.5cms below the shoulder seam. It is to be level and when worn, perpendicular to the floor. Also it should be creased down the middle – this crease should be in the same place as the crease in your sleeve. Under no circumstances, is it to be sewn onto the wet weather Gortex Jackets

This is the only approved version and any other design or copy available through civil sources is not to be worn.

Tip: In order to make sure the FP stays creased and flat, use the spray function on your iron (if it has one) and completely soak the flash. Then run the iron over the flash until the water has evaporated. Be sure not to leave the iron in one place! It will burn your uniform!

Embroidered name badges are not worn on CS95/MTP. All other authorised insignia or badges are to appear below these emblems.

Dress Regulations – Combat Soldier 95 (CS95) or Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP)

 Occasions for Wear. CS95/MTP is to be worn for certain types of training and public duties for the Armed Forces (e.g. Public self generated fund raising activities, Leadership courses and exercises). It is emphasised, however that the ACO remains predominately a blue uniformed organisation.

ACO personnel should not wear accoutrements affiliating them to non-RAF organisations such as stable belts, regimental berets and badges; only ACO approved variants are permitted. Civilian Instructors/ Padres are not to wear CS95/MTP or any other DPM clothing. They are to wear appropriate / equivalent hard-wearing civilian clothing.

CS95/MTP Authorised Ensemble. When authorised to wear and except where a specific order of dress has been prescribed through the relevant chain of command, only the approved CS95/MTP ensemble, as detailed below, is to be worn. Appropriate RAFAC Insignia must be worn at all times.

Other items of operational clothing issued for specific operations outside the UK are not to be worn in the UK. Illustrations and relevant orders of dress are detailed at the end of this section. CS95/MTP ensemble comprises :

a. Head-dress. The service issue beret is the only head-dress to be worn, with appropriate hat badge by all ranks.

b. CS95/MTP Field Jacket. No shoulder epaulettes, rank slide worn on the front rank epaulette.

c. CS95/MTP Lightweight Jacket No shoulder epaulettes, blue rank slides only are worn on the front rank epaulette.

d. CS95/MTP Lightweight Trousers Trouser legs are to be worn bloused by either utilising ties on the trouser or using trouser twists

e. T-Shirt. All year round wear under garment of an appropriate colour, (green, brown, black) Unit insignia should not be visible.

f. Belt

g. OG Norwegian Shirt. Under garment for cold conditions.

h. Fleece Liner (OG/DPM). Cold conditions undergarment, or suitable mid layer, not to be worn as outer layer.

i. DPM Moisture Vapour Permeable (MVP) Suit. Lightweight Gortex waterproof jacket and trousers.

j. Gloves. Black gloves, appropriate to the task.

k. Boots. Black or Brown combat style boot.

Variations in CS95/MTP dress will be subject to exercise/training requirements, location and climate, the necessary mode will be decided upon through the relevant chain of command. CS95/MTP is never to be worn in combination with ‘blue’ uniform modes. Civilian Instructors attending Skill at Arms Instructor courses may wear CS95/MTP during training periods only. It is not to be worn outside the training environment e.g. transit to and from messes and accommodation

Dress Regulations – The Brassard

Only worn with ‘blue’ uniform modes, never with CS95/MTP.

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