Uniform Care

Remember that you are a Navy League of Canada representative, and your uniform reflects this. Ensure that your uniform is kept in good condition, with all parts present as per the dress of the day, and that you take good care of it.

Cap

Your cap is made of white vinyl. It is easily cleaned with a damp cloth and a little detergent/white soap. If you have a persistent stain, try a small amount of cleaner like Ajax, Comet, or detergent.

  • The cap is to be worn at the width of one finger above the eyebrow. The front cap seam is centered directly over the nose with the bow over the left ear. The chin stay must be sewn to the cap at the correct length.

Lanyard

Your lanyard is made of white cotton, and is easily cleaned with a bar of hand soap and warm water. Let it drip dry over a clothes line or towel rack. Wash every week.

  • The lanyard shall be worn around the neck, under the epaulets. The knot at the second button, looped at the fourth with the end tucked into the left breast pocket.

Shirt

Your shirt is made of dark blue cotton, and is machine washable. The badges on your shirt do not have to be removed for washing. When your shirt is dry … IRON IT. Creases on the sleeves should be fore and aft (front and back).

  • The shirt is always worn tucked into the trousers with ALL buttons done up. If an undershirt is worn, it must be white and v-necked.

Belt & Gaiters

Your belt and gaiters (where applicable) are made of light white canvas. Place your belt and gaiters in a pillow case or net bag and tie the top. They can be washed in a machine, and dried in a dryer. When dried in a dryer, leave the belt and gaiters in the pillow case.

  • The belt is to be buckled at the center, and adjusted to the correct length. Gaiters are to be worn over pant bottoms with buckles to the outside.

Trousers

Your trousers are made of a black polyester/cotton blend and are machine washable. Ensure that your trousers are pressed weekly with an iron. Your trousers are to be pressed inside-out and the legs ironed from seam to seam with NO CENTRE CREASE.

  • Trousers are to be hemmed without cutting the material.
  • The trousers should touch the instep of the boot without bagging.
  • The front of the cuff should be between the first and second laces.

Boots

Your boots are to be polished to a high shine every week prior to parade time.

  • The boots are to be laced straight across.
  • The boots are to be polished with black Kiwi polish using a Kiwi cloth.

Peacoat

Peacoats are made out of wool and should be DRY CLEANED ONLY. They are only worn during winter dress regulations.

3-in-1 Winter Coat


Badge Placement