Badges and Brassard

 

Air Cadet Distinguishing and Training badges are to be worn as stated below. Unauthorised badges or insignia are not to be worn on Air Cadet uniform.

Badges on the Brassard

The Brassard is to be fitted over the right sleeve of the jersey or shirt and positioned above the elbow. The top of the Brassard is to be fixed by a fabric strap to the right shoulder strap of the jersey or shirt. The location of badges on the brassard are:

  • Identification Badge

    The identification badge (Squadron Number) is to be worn centrally on the brassard, 6 mm below the top edge of the brassard and in this position covers the button hole.


  • Distinguishing Badge

    The distinguishing badge (Air Training Corps) is to be worn centrally on the brassard, immediately below the identification badge.

  • Classification Badges

    The First Class, Leading and Senior Cadet badges are to be worn centrally on the brassard, immediately below the distinguishing badge. Only one classification badge is worn at a time.

  • Bandsman’s Badge

    The Bandsman’s badge is worn on the brassard, in a central position 75 mm above the lower edge. Bandsman’s badges are only worn in this space where higher priority badges have not been gained.

  • Badges for Shooting

    Only one Marksmanship badge is to be worn and is to be for the highest level for which the Cadet is qualified. The appropriate badge is to be positione 6mm in from the right hand edge of the brassard.

     
  • Leadership Course Badge

    The Leadership Badge is only to be worn by Cadets who have successfully completed the Air Cadet Leadership Course. The badge is to be worn in a central position on the brassard immediately below the classification badge. The Badge is not to be worn if the Junior Leadership Lanyard has been awarded.

  • Communications Badge

    The Communications Badge is to be worn on the brassard below the classification badge, or if one has been awarded, immediately below the Leadership Badge. this badge is only worn in this space where higher priority badges have not been gained.

  • Nijmegan Badge

    This badge is to be located in a central position on the brassard immediately below the Air Cadet Leadership badge or with the base of the badge 7.5 cn above the lower edge of the brassard if the Leadership badge is not worn. If the Corps Marksmanship badge is worn the Nijmegen badge is to be moved to a balancing position on the left side of the brassard, on a line with the crown of the Marksmanship badge, and with the bases of both badges 7.5 cm above the lower edge of the brassard.

  • First Aid Badge

    The St John Ambulance First Aid Badge is to be worn only as a “base-line” badge on the brassard and in one of the 2 spaces where the MV Badge or Marksmanship Badge has not been gained.


Staff Cadet Lanyard

The yellow lanyard is worn with the cord fastened over the left shoulder, under the shoulder strap and fastened to a small raised, RAF crested, black button sewn centrally on the bottom edge of the left shoulder patch of the jersey – in shirt sleeve order it is fastened to the button of the left breast-pocket of the shirt.

The Staff Cadet lanyard signifies that the Cadet has completed all his training and he wears the lanyard only – with no badge on the brassard.

Junior Leaders Lanyard

Cadets who graduate from the Junior Leaders Course will be awarded a marroon lanyard. this will be worn in the same manner as the Staff Cadet lanyard. If a Cadet is qualified for both lanyards, only the Junior Leader lanyard is to be worn.

Badges of Rank

Cpl, Sgt, FS and CWO badges are to be worn on the shoulder straps of either the jersey or the shirt, depending on the mode of dress.

Cadet Flying Badges

Gliding, Flying Scholarship and Cadet Navigator badges and are to be worn on the left shoulder patch of the jersey, as follows:

  • When only one of these badges is worn, it is to be worn centrally, 1cm above the lower edge of the patch.
  • When more than one badge is authorised, the Flying Scholarship or Cadet Navigator badge is worn centrally 1cm above the Gliding badge, the bottom edge of the Gliding badge is to be worn 1cm above the lower edge of the patch.
  • Cadets are restricted to wearing only 2 of the flying badges, one to represent their highest level of attainment in gliding and conventional flying.

D of E Award Badges

D of E badges are to be worn centrally on the right shoulder patch of the jersey, 1cm above the lower edge of the patch. Only one D of E badge is worn at a time, i.e. when the Silver is gained, it replaces the Bronze.

For more information, refer to AP1358c