Cadet Appearance

Reference document: A-CR-CCO-100/AG-001 Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Dress Instruction, issued 19 Jul 19.

In accordance with the Queen’s Regulations for Cadets 5.20, the deportment and appearance of all cadets, in uniform or when wearing civilian attire, shall on all occasions reflect credit on the Cadet Program and the individual.

A-CR-CCO-001/AG-001 Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Dress Instructions, Ch. 2 Sect. 2 Par. 1

Hairstyle

Male Cadets

Hair shall be neatly groomed and conservatively styled. Bizarre or exaggerated styles or colours (green, purple, etc.) are not permitted. Male cadets will be clean shaven at all times when in uniform. Hair shall be taper trimmed at the back, sides, and above the ears to blend with the hairstyle. It will be no more than 15 cm in length and no hair shall touch the ears or fall below the top of the eyebrows when headdress is removed, and be no more than 4 cm in bulk at the top of the head. It shall be kept free from the neck to a distance of 2.5 cm above the shirt collar. Shaving of all the hair on the head is also permitted.

Sideburns – shall not extend below a line horizontally bisecting the ear, and shall be squared off horizontally at the bottom edge and taper trimmed to conform to the overall hairstyle.

Beards – shall be worn with a moustache, kept neatly trimmed, especially on the lower neck and cheekbones, and not exceed 2 cm in bulk. Cadets shall, on their own accord or upon direction from their CO shave off unsuccessful attempts to grow a beard unless due to a medical or religious accomodation.

Moustaches – when moustaches are worn alone, the unshaven portion of the face shall not extend outwards beyond the corners of the mouth. Moustaches shall be kept neatly trimmed, be not greater than 2 cm in bulk, and not extend below the corners of the mouth.

Female Cadets

Hair shall be neatly groomed and conservatively styled. Bizarre or exaggerated styles or colours (green, purple, etc.) are not permitted. Hair shall not extend below the lower edge of the shirt collar. Hair must be secured or styled back to reveal the face. Any accessories used to secure or control hairstyles (bobby pins) shall blend with the hair colour.

Pony tails – shall be styled conservatively and tied tightly by a knot or a small unadorned fastener. A pony tail shall be worn in the centre of the back.

Braids – shall be styled conservatively and tied tightly at the end of a knot or a small unadorned fastener. A single braid shall be worn in the centre of the back; double braids shall be worn behind the shoulders.

Please see the CJCR Dress Instructions for more details.


Accessories

Backpacks: Civilian backpacks of a conservative pattern may be either carried in the left hand or worn suspended from both shoulders and square on the back.

Civilian Clothing: Other than those specific items listed, civilian clothing shall not be worn combined with the cadet uniform. This includes, but is not limited to, civilian jackets and hats.

Eyeglasses and sunglasses: Conservative designs and colours may be worn when needed. Sunglasses with mirrored lenses are not allowed.

Jewellery: Only a wristwatch, medical alert bracelet, and a maximum of two rings which are not of a costume jewelry nature may be worn. In addition, cadets may wear a single pair of plain gold, silver, white diamond or pearl stud earrings in the centre of each pierced earlobe. The studs shall be spherical in shape and not exceed 0.6 cm in diameter. Clear, colourless spacers may also be worn while ears are healing after a piercing. No other piercings (including tongue) may be worn at any time.

Make-up: Cadets are authorized to wear a minimal amount of make-up when in uniform. False eyelashes, heavy eyeliner, brightly coloured eye shadow or lipstick, coloured nail polish, or excessive facial make-up are not allowed.

Tattoos: Cadets shall not display visible tattoos that could be deemed to be offensive (e.g. sexually explicit or suggestive, blasphemous, racist, sexist or homophobic, etc.) or otherwise reflect discredit on the Canadian Cadet Organisation. Cadets in uniform should also refrain from drawing temporary markings on their skin, including reminder notes, etc.

Undergarments: Are required to be worn at all times when in uniform. Brassieres, for female cadets, shall be worn under all uniforms and shall be of an appropriate colour so as not to be visible through the uniform. Undershirts may be worn as long as they are not visible.