Civilian Jackets must be worn to and from squadron parade nights and Activities!!
Evening All, Over the last few parade nights we have done our best to issue the probationer flight with uniform to hopefully allow them to take part in the Remembrance Parade on Sunday. Unfortunately, we are still waiting on an order with RAF Shawbury so have had to endeavour to provide uniform in the best size we can out of our current stocks in stores for a very large flight of new cadets; in some instances this has also involved persuading some of our older cadets to swap out their uniform for slightly bigger sizes.
We are very low on ties which means a number of cadets have not been issued with them, therefore as ties are required for Sunday we are sorry to ask for those cadets to purchase their own plain (Matt) Black tie to wear with the uniform.
Trousers and Skirts have been matched to the waist as best possible, but this will likely mean the lengths will need turning up, Trousers should be turned up so that when worn with shoes, they sit on the second lace hoop from the bottom of the shoe comfortably. For Skirts - the finished length of the skirt is to be mid-knee.
If a cadet does not yet have parade shoes, they should wear smart, clean, black polished shoes that should look similar to parade shoes.
As we get the uniform order in we will endeavour furthermore to replace uniform that needs swapping for better sized or quality items.
With all of the above, and remembrance parade this Sunday, all cadets (and their parents im sure 😁 ) should refresh their memories on how to care and prep their uniform. please see below a link to the Staffordshire Wing Uniform Care Guide which should hold info on everything you need for each item of unform, hair and jewellery as well as sewing measurements for the brassard!
Cpl Buckmire, Cdt Watney, Cdt Park, Cdt A Bowen. Arrive at the Sqn for 0730hrs in working blues with Consent form & AV Med form, lunch, 3822 (which must include the flying/PTT card if they have flown or done PTT before), pair of trainers, entertainment as it will be a long day.
FS Jones, Sgt Thomas, Cdt Maxwell, Cdt Morgan. Meet at the Sqn for 0845hrs. Bring consent form, 3822, lunch & drinks. Girls must wear sports kit, shin pads and suitable footwear for astroturf and inside. Girls should wrap up warm as it is likely to be outside.