The pockets on the DEU jacket will always be
secured, with the button as well as the small snaps on each corner of the pocket flap.
If the stitching comes undone on the snaps, they need to be resewn on, carefully,
with no visible threads. There will be a small snap on the bottom of the front
fastening also, this will be done up at all times also. Care should be taken that
the lower pocket flaps don't get tucked into the pocket.
Regimental buttons must be purchased through
the unit kit shop. A full set of buttons for the DEU consists of four small and
three medium buttons. The jacket has holes to accept the pocket and front buttons,
and may be secured with split ring fasteners. The shoulder strap buttons should be
very securely sewn onto the uniform, in a position that will ensure the shoulder straps
sit flat against the uniform.
All ranks of the Calgary Highlanders wear
silver coloured buttons, with the exception of the RSM, Pipe Major and Drum Major who may
wear gold. The current pattern shows the St. Andrew's Cross, with a beaver on a log
in the centre.
The buttons should be attached to the
uniform such that the log is underneath the beaver and parallel to the ground. On
the shoulder straps, the log should be positioned as at right, running parallel to the
front edge of the shoulder strap. The buttons do not come in "lefts" and
"rights" and the beaver will always be facing to the left, as viewed from the
All ranks either employed in, or qualified
in, the Infantry trade will wear Regimental collar badges (also referred to as
"collar dogs". These badges come in "lefts" and
"rights", with the beaver reversed on the right-side collar dog. When worn
on the uniform, the beavers on the collar badges should be facing inwards, or
"looking" at each other.
The correct pattern collar
badge is worn in silver for officers, senior NCOs, pipers and drummers, and in bronze for
junior non-commissioned members. The RSM, Pipe Major, and Drum Major are permitted
to wear gold collar badges. The collar badges also exist in anodized yellow metal
for the use of the affiliated Cadet Corps. The badge is identical to the cap badge,
with the exception of the scrolls, which instead of bearing thistles, bear the inscription
FIRST BATTn and 10TH CANADIANS.
Tradesmen and officers not qualified in the
Infantry trade will wear the collar badges of their respective Branch (ie EME, Logistics,
Medical, Communications, etc.)
The proper placement of the collar badges on the lapel of the tunic is shown at
right. Appendix 2, Annex D, Chapter 3 of the Canadian Forces Dress Regulations
SERVICE DRESS JACKET (DEU) - Centred on
the stitching of the collar/lapel seam with the base of the badge parallel to the ground
and with the collar/lapel seam passing diagonally under the centre of the collar badge.
An easy guide to proper placement is to have
the arm of the St. Andrew's Cross run parallel to the collar/lapel seam.
Name badges (or "nametags") are issued free
of charge, though the standard pattern is also easily purchased at shopping mall engraving
outlets. The standard pattern is in black plastic with white bevelled edge and white
letters. As per CF Dress Regulations, the badge is worn centred over the wearer's
right breast pocket, running parallel to the top of the pocket as shown at right.
The bottom of the name badge should be just touching the top of the pocket flap seam.
The Land Force Command Badge shall be worn as
ordered, centred on the wearer's right breast pocket. The badge is centred
horizontally in the middle of the box pleat, and vertically from the bottom of the pocket
flap to the bottom of the pocket seam.
All Army personnel will wear the CANADA
badge, in yellow-gold embroidery on a CF Green background. Regulations state that
this badge will be worn on both upper arms, with the badge centred, the top of the badge
being 2.5 cm (1 inch) from the shoulder seam of the Jacket.
All ranks of the Calgary Highlanders will wear the
Formation Badge of 41 Canadian Brigade Group. As per CF Dress Regulations, this
badge is worn on the right sleeve of the DEU Jacket, with the top of the badge 7 cm (2-3/4
inches) from the top of the sleeve.
All ranks of the Calgary Highlanders will
wear the Oak Leaf shoulder badge on each shoulder strap. CF Dress Regulations state
that "When approved and authorized for wear, titles shall be affixed to each shoulder
strap so that the lowest point(s) of the title shall touch the seam where the strap is
felled into the shoulder."
Regimental dress regulations state that the
Oak Leaf badges are issued in "rights" and "lefts". When worn
properly, the acorn on the badge will be to the wearer's front.
|Wearer's Left Shoulder
||Wearer's Right Shoulder
Soldiers will normally be advised whether
Medals or Ribbons are to be worn with the DEU for each particular occasion. Medals
and medal ribbons are each worn in sequence according to the order of precedence for those
a) Undress ribbons of orders, decorations
and medals shall normally be sewn but may be placed on a detachable ribbon bar and pinned,
on the (wearer's) left breast of the service dress jacket...Ribbons shall be worn in order
of precedence from right to left of the wearer, with the senior ribbon closest to the
centre of the chest on the top or only row. Where a single ribbon constitutes a row,
it shall be worn centred above a lower row, or when worn as a single ribbon, centred on
b) Ribbon rows shall not be worn more
than 0.3 cm (1/8 inch) apart
c) The number of ribbons worn in a single
row is governed by the physique of the individual and the type of garment being worn.
1) ribbons shall not be fully obscured by the lapel of the
2) up to four ribbons may be worn in a single row on authorized
5) ribbons shall not be arranged in more rows than are necessary
to comply with these instructions
6) where more than one row of ribbons is worn, no row shall
contain fewer ribbons than the row above
7) when more than one row of ribbons is worn, a single ribbon
shall not be worn as a lower row,
8) succeeding rows shall, without fully obscuring any ribbon, be
centred above the lower row, and,
9) standard arrangements by row(s) are illustrated below
d) Where a device such as a miniature
cross, an oak leaf, a rosette or maple leaf, or a United Nations tour numeral is
appropriate for wear on an undress ribbon, it shall be centred on the ribbon. Where
there is more than one, they shall be evenly spaced across the ribbon with the senior
device on the wearer's right.
UNDRESS RIBBON ROWS on
the DEU Jacket
(note - these regulations are different for shirt sleeve order)
4 Ribbons (preferred)
4 Ribbons (alternate)
6 Ribbons (preferred)
6 Ribbons (alternate)
|Decorations and Medals
(1) Decorations and medals shall be worn either
loose or court mounted, suspended from the left breast of the service dress jacket,
immediately above and centred to conceal undress ribbons. The length from the top of
the medal bar suspender to the bottom edge of the medals shall be 10 cm (4 inches).
(2) Bars indicating a second award of a
decoration or enlarging on the recognition granted by a medal shall be positioned midway
between the top and bottom ends of the ribbon. Bars for a few awards are
manufactured to grasp the hanger of the medal or a previous bar. In either case
where there is more than one bar, they shall be evenly or sequentially spaced on the
ribbon in the order earned, the one first being earned being nearest the medal.
Swing Mounted, 1 Bar
Court Mounted, 2 Bars
Occupation Badges (also known as "trades
badges") are worn by qualified soldiers ranked Sergeant and below, on the right
forearm of the DEU Jacket. The badge is centred, with the bottom edge of the badge
12 cm (4-3/4 inches) from the bottom edge of the sleeve.
If a soldier has qualified for more than one
Occupation Badge, they are to wear the badge of the trade they are currently employed
in. For example, if a soldier has qualified as a Recce Patrolman, they may wear
the Occupation Badge for that qualification only if currently employed in a Recce Det.
Otherwise, they will wear the basic Infantry Occupation Badge.
The Occupation Badges are issued out for, in
most cases, four levels of achievement - Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4. As
shown below, Level 1 is the basic badge, Level 2 the badge with wreath, Level 3 the badge
with crown, and Level 4 the badge with crown and wreath.
Parachute Qualification Badges
Insignia of the Commander in Chief's
Officially, the Commander-in-Chief (CinC) Unit Commendation is
awarded to any unit or sub-unit of the Canadian Forces (or other unit serving with or in
conjunction with the CF) that has "performed an extraordinary deed or activity of
a rare high standard in extremely hazardous circumstances."
The insignia for the CinC Unit
Commendation is a gold bar with the Vice-Regal lion in full colour. This insignia is
worn on the uniform in accordance with A-AD-265-000/AG-001, CF Dress Instructions. The
insignia shall be worn for life by members of the unit, or attached to the unit, on duty
and directly involved in the activity for which the CinC Unit Commendation was awarded.
Individuals posted to the unit subsequent to the award of the CinC Unit
Commendation shall wear the insignia only for as long as they are on strength of the unit.
The Calgary Highlanders have
not been awarded this Commendation, however, more than two dozen Calgary Highlanders
serving with 2 PPCLI during the Medak Pocket fighting were made eligible for the award.
As well, any member serving in a unit for which the commendation was awarded is
still eligible to wear the award if subsequently transferred into the Calgary Highlanders.
The insignia is worn centred
on the (wearer's) left breast pocket.