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Uniform Care

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.

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.

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 v-necked and not visible.

  • all badges are to be sewn on using needle and thread.  PLEASE do not use fabric glue!

Your belt is made of light white canvas. Warm water, liquid laundry soap & a light brush (like a nail brush) should be used to gently clean the belt.

  • The belt is to be buckled at the center, and adjusted to the correct length.

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.

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.

The new winter coats you will be issued are made of synthetics and can be washed on a gentle cycle in cold water and air-dried.

Badge Placement