The Air Force version of the DEU uniform is very similar to the Service Dress worn by the RCAF prior to Unification. DEU is issued in lightweight and heavyweight versions and consists of a jacket and trousers for male members, and a jacket and skirt or slacks for female members. The cut and style of the uniform is identical for all ranks, however both Officers and NCMs may have their uniforms tailor made at the member's expense. The jacket is worn with a light blue shirt and black tie.
Air Force Military Police are identified by the MP trade badge worn on the right breast by all ranks. Air Force officers are the only officers in the Military Police to wear trade badges. The Officer's trade badge has the crossed pistols embroidered in gold thread, the NCM's version has the pistols embroidered in silver thread. Either the beret, garrison cap or service dress cap is worn with service dress, depending on local dress instructions. The garrison hat or beret may be worn by both female and male members.
Typical Air Force Officer's DEU jacket
Jacket details. Note the pattern of Air Force Canada shoulder titles worn by Officers and the gold thread pistols on the trade badge.
Detail of a typical jacket label for a heavyweight uniform.
Non Commissioned Members
Lightweight DEU jacket of Corporal Jeff Woodruff CD, circa 1998.
Details of Cpl Woodruff's jacket. Note the pattern of Air Force Canada shoulder titles worn by NCMs and the silver pistols on the trade badge.
Detail of a typical jacket label for a lightweight uniform.
NCM's Beret The current style is to shrink the beret and in some cases, stitch the fold in place.
Female NCM's Bowler Hat Initial issues had the standard black cloth cap band and the cap badge was the metal pattern and was worn above the band. Later patterns had the scarlet band. This pattern of cap is now obsolete.
Male NCM's Service Dress Cap
Garrison Hat Currently worn by both male and female members.
Male Senior Officer's Service Dress Hat
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