How to Wear Your Uniform
  • Being Issued With Your Uniform
  • How to Wear Your Cadet Uniform
    Whenever you are wearing your uniform in public (i.e.. anywhere outside of your boarding house, the locker area, or your home) it should be worn completely and properly as you are representing St. Andrew's College and your Cadet Corps. 

    You should be clean shaven, hair should be cut above the ears and off the collar (or tucked up under your Glengarry!) and chewing gum is definitely a no-no!

    The Glengarry is worn two fingers above the RIGHT eyebrow with a slight tilt to the right. The ribbons should fall straight down at the back. 

    Your Glengarry should be worn at ALL TIMES when outdoors unless you are ordered to "Uncover".

    Your tunic should be fastened at the neck and all buttons fastened. If you are having problems putting in your collar badge please bring your tunic to the cadet quartermaster's stores.

    Your tunic button have to be polished. There is equipment for polishing available from QM stores or your Company Sergeant Major called "Nevr-Dull". DO NOT USE BRASSO! Polish will not come out of the uniforms so be careful!  You MUST use a "button stick" to polish your buttons. This can be easily fashioned from a piece of scrap cardboard or paper. Ask your Platoon Sergeant for instructions on procedures for polishing.

    If you have insignia to be sewn on your sleeve, please make arrangements with your house sewing ladies to do this - otherwise you may damage the tunic. It is not fair to them to leave this to the last minute!

    The brass on your belt must be polished. Your belt should be cleaned - soap and warm water will do the job. The belt "D's" should be pushed as close to the buckle as possible. The belt length should be adjusted so that the belt fits snugly. At the back of your tunic the belt should rest just above the two buttons.

    Your kilt should be high enough so that the bottom edge of the kilt is in line with the middle of your knee. If necessary suspenders will have to be worn to keep your kilt up. The kilt pin should be attached to the front right corner of your kilt about 10 centimetres from the bottom and with the point toward the ground. See below for what to wear (or not to wear) under your kilt!

    Your sporran should be worn so that the top of the sporran fits into the "notch" at the bottom of your tunic.

    Your diced hose should be turned over at the top so that a complete row of diamonds is visible, with a red diamond in the centre. The top of the hose should be two fingers below the bend of your knee. 

    Your garter flashes are just to the right of the diamond on your right leg and to the left on your left leg. Your garters have to be tight enough that your hose will not fall down.

    Your spats should be clean and worn with the buttons on the outside.

    Your black shoes MUST be cleaned and polished. Don't forget the welt. If you have any coloured lacing in the welt, it will have to be "painted out" and a black marker will do the trick.

    Senior NCO's wear a fly. The fly is attached using the loop provided, to the button of the left epaulette, and the epaulette is rebut toned. (Flys for CSM's and RSM's are attached with a broach worn in front of the epaulette.) The fly is tied around your waist using the ties which are covered by your tunic. 

    A red sash is worn by Sergeants, Warrant, Master Warrants and Chief Warrant Officers under the right epaulette and falls down across the chest and back to the left hip. The sash is worn over the white belt in the front and under the belt at the back.

    An example of what should traditionally be worn (or rather NOT worn) under the military kilt.
    What you're suppose to wear under your kilt!