Lesson Plan Lesson Title: 2.2.1 - Define and prepare orders of dress in the AAC – Lesson 1 Orders of Dress References: Stores/Aids: Cadet Training TMP TO 2.2.1 Ironing board ASOD Iron Cadet Instructors Handbook Cadet Qualities Method Location Date/Time Lecture/demonstration 1 x 40 min lessons Safety Precautions: Layout: Additional Points: Attendance Check: Stores Allocation: Revision: There is no revision for this lesson. Approach (Reason for Learning): During this lesson you will be taught how to correctly maintain and wear the orders of dress for cadets. The reason you are taught this is because the appearance and turn out of cadets in uniform is an outward display of the cadet's self-discipline and the discipline within his or her unit. High standards of discipline engender high morale and favourable public and Service opinion. For these reasons, all members of cadets are to ensure that they maintain their uniform in a state of good repair, clean and, if appropriate well pressed. People judge a book by its cover. The public and Service personnel judge the effectiveness of cadets by the dress and bearing of its members. Statement of Objective: At the end of this lesson you will be able to: a. Describe the orders of dress in cadets; b. Explain the wearing of embellishments; and c. Correctly clean, prepare and wear uniforms. Body of the Lesson Stage Teaching Points Conduct 1. Introduce each type of dress AAC Dress Order No. 1: Ceremonial Parade Dress Have a cadet dressed in DPCU The main points are: each type if possible. Use a. The hat has the brim turned up; staff to assist. b. Black belt is worn; c. Lanyard is worn; d. Sleeves are rolled up; e. Shirt is tucked in; f. CUOs wear Sam Browne; and Explain/show what a Sam Browne g. SGTS wear red sashes is. When worn: For parades when there are no polyesters AAC Dress Order No. 2: Ceremonial Parade Dress, polyester. You will be issued this uniform after you have been in cadets for 12 months. When worn: For parades AAC Dress Order No. 3: General Duty Dress General duties Polyester Dress Order No 3 is the same as Ceremonial polyesters except the hat brim is worn down and a khaki belt is worn instead of a black belt. AAC Dress Order No. 4: Barracks Dress DPCU This is the usual dress uniform for cadets parades on a Tuesday night. Points to note. For cadets under 12 months, the bush hat is worn. After 12 months service you will be issued a Slouch Hat. The clothes are lightly pressed… no creases Trousers are bloused over boots. Boots are polished. Sleeves are buttoned up. AAC Dress Order No. 5: Field Dress DPCU Similar to barracks dress. Worn on bivouacs and camps. AAC Dress Order No. 6: Mess Dress White Jacket This is worn by SGTS, WOs and OOCs. They have to buy this dress. It is worn mostly for dining in nights when dress is formal. AAC Dress Order No: 7: Mess Dress White Shirt This is similar to the white jacket dress but is for warmer climates and less formal occasions. For normal Tuesday night parades you will wear your DPCU, boots and bush hat. Shirts and Trousers DPCU Normal washing requirements. After washing the shirt and trousers check for: a. loose or missing buttons (use nail polish), b. damage (tears or irremovable stains). The uniform is to be neatly ironed at all times. When ironing the following points are to be noted: a. Do not iron the flaps over the buttons. b. Do not have the iron too hot. General Points. The following points are to be checked before appearing in any public place or before going on parade: a. All buttons are done up, b. Shirt buttons, belt buckle and fly are aligned centrally on the body, c. Sleeves buttoned up at the ends, d. Trousers are bloused neatly over the boots, e. Boots are laced correctly, f. Hair is neatly groomed at all times. Females have hair pinned up. g. Jewellery is not to be worn by male members. Females are to comply with the dress regulations. h. Hat is level, chinstrap buckle level with mouth. . Are There Any Final Questions or Doubtful Points Test of Objectives: Feedback: You have worked well ……. Summary of Main Points: Statement of Relevance: During this lesson you have been taught ………… The reason you have been taught this ……………………. Safety Precautions (If applicable): Next Period on the Subject: Next Period of Instruction: VOLUME 6 CHAPTER 1 UNIFORMS AND APPEARANCE References: A. Army Standing Orders for Dress (ASOD) Vol 1 B. ASOD Vol 2 Chap (TBA but pending issue) C. MEMA Chapter 22 D. Block Scale 3004/02 GENERAL 1.01 Although, the Australian Army Cadets (AAC) is not part of the Army, it is often recognised as being such. It is important therefore that the AAC maintain uniforms and appearance to a high standard so as not to cause disrepute to the AAC or the Army. 1.02 AAC orders of dress and standards are to be consistent with and closely aligned to those of the Army. 1.03 The wearing of military uniforms by members of the AAC is to be restricted to the following occasions: a. while proceeding to or from a place of parade, and/or b. while attending home training or an Army approved cadet activity. 1.04 The AAC insignia is to be worn at all times on all uniforms except raincoats and mess dress. Dress Policy 1.05 AAC dress policy is in accordance with Army Standing Orders for Dress (ASOD), subject to several variations in dress, embellishments and the wearing of NOK medals which exist due to differing block scales, badges and the nature of the AAC. 1.06 Policy concerning length of hair, jewellery and the wearing of clothing is as stated in ASOD. PRINCIPLES GOVERNING DRESS 1.07 The following principles govern dress within the AAC: a. Functional Simplicity. Dress should be functional, simple and of military appearance. b. Tradition. Australian Army traditions are to be fostered and long existing customs are not to be discarded. Updated 5 April 03 c. Uniformity. Maximum uniformity of design is to be sought. d. Embellishments. The use of embellishments is to be limited to those approved by Army, in accordance with References A and B. ORDERS OF DRESS General 1.08 AAC orders of dress are detailed in Annexes A to G. Where a multi-unit parade is to be conducted, all cadets are to conform to the same order of dress to ensure uniformity. 1.09 Cadet units able to obtain polyester uniforms may wear them only in accordance with this policy. AAC Insignia 1.10 A new AAC insignia is becoming available as stocks of existing ACC insignia are depleted. The insignia is a woven patch in gold on a royal blue background. The badge consists of a sword crossed by a torch of learning, surmounted by the Rising Sun. The insignia is to be worn on both upper arms by all members of the AAC, unless a woven unit insignia is approved in which case the unit insignia will be worn on the left arm and the AAC insignia on the right. 1.11 The AAC insignia is available in both left hand and right hand versions. The AAC insignia is to be worn with the sword leading (pointing forwards) and is to be positioned 1 cm below the point of the shoulder and is worn on the following dress: a. DPU/DPCU Shirts, b. Polyester Shirts, c. Sweaters, and d. on all Brassards. 1.12 The AAC insignia is not worn on raincoats or mess dress. Awards/Badges/Embellishments/Medals 1.13 The following awards, badges and embellishments are approved for use by the AAC. OOC, IOC and cadets may wear the following awards, badges and embellishments: a. Adventure Training Award. The Adventurous Training Award (ATA) is awarded to cadets that have successfully completed the ATA course. The ATA badge is a 2.5 cm gilt metal brooch with the Torch of Learning from the AAC insignia centrally placed behind a boomerang that bears the word 'ADVENTURE'. The ATA badge is worn 1 cm above the centre of the right breast pocket. It is worn on all orders of dress except field dress. When the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DEA) is also worn the ATA badge is worn 1 cm towards the right arm from the DEA and both badges are positioned centrally 1 cm above the right breast pocket. The ATA badge is not to be worn on the pullover or field dress. The ATA badge is available at public expense. b. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DEA) is 3 cm in diameter and is bronze, silver or gold in appearance. The badge has the Duke of Edinburgh's insignia superimposed on a map of Australia. Eligible cadets may wear the badge on the Shirt. When the DEA is worn alone it is to be positioned on the shirt 1 cm above the centre of the right breast pocket. If the recipient of the DEA is also entitled to wear the ATA, the DEA is to be worn 1 cm from the ATA towards the centre of the chest, and both badges are to be centred 1 cm above the right breast pocket. The DEA badge is not to be worn on the pullover or on field dress. Only one DEA badge may be worn. The DEA badge is available from the scheme. c. AAC Parachute Wings. The AAC parachute wings may be worn by cadets that have completed an authorised "First Jump" Course. The badge is worn on the right sleeve of DPU/DPCU uniforms only. The badge is to be positioned centrally on the sleeve, 1 cm under the AAC insignia. The badge is not provided at public expense and is not to be worn on the pullover or field dress. Contact AAC HQ-NSW for badge supplier details. d. AAC Flying Wings. Cadets who have successfully completed a civilian pilots licence course may wear AAC Flying Wings. The badge is to be worn centrally 1 cm above the left breast pocket. The badge is not provided at public expense. AAC Flying Wings are not to be worn on the pullover or on field dress. Contact AAC HQ-SQ for badge supplier details. e. Decorations and Medals of Family Members. Members of the AAC are not normally permitted to wear any other person’s medals whilst dressed in any order of AAC uniform. Decorations and Medals awarded to relatives may be worn on days of national significance, such as Anzac Day. The medals or ribbons of medals, when worn, are to be worn on the right breast and may only be worn on ceremonial orders of AAC dress. Sam Browne Belts 1.14 The following members of the AAC may wear a Sam Browne belt on ceremonial parades: a. Officer of Cadets, b. Instructor of Cadets (WO1), c. Cadet Under Officer; and d. Cadet RSM. Shoulder Sashes 1.15 Warrant Officers, Staff Sergeants and Sergeants of the AAC may wear a scarlet sash on ceremonial occasions only. Unit Badge 8.16 Woven unit badges or unit insignia (if approved) are to be worn on the left upper arm in place of the AAC insignia. A woven unit badges is to be positioned 1 cm below the point of the shoulder and is worn on the following dress: a. DPU/DPCU Shirts, b. Polyester Shirts, c. Sweaters, and d. on all Brassards. 1.17 Unit hat badges, where approved, are to be positioned central on the puggaree on the front of the Hat Khaki Fur Felt. Unit Titles 1.18 Unit titles (if approved) are to be worn on both shoulder straps and positioned as close as possible to the points of the shoulders. Variations to AAC Orders of Dress 1.19 AAC Orders of Dress may only be amended using the procedures detailed in Reference B. All requests for variation are to be staffed to Regional AAC HQ, then through the chain of command to HQTC-A. New Badges and Embellishments 1.20 Requests for new unit badges and embellishments are to be staffed to Regional AAC HQ, then through the chain of command to HQ AAC. Issues of Clothing and Necessaries at Public Expense 1.21 AAC members are to be issued with clothing and necessaries at public expense in accordance with Block Scale 3004/02 as amended. 1.22 A person who has entitlement to the issue of AAC clothing and necessaries at public expense, by virtue of his being a member of the ADF, may only be issued with additional items in accordance with MEMA. Annexes: A. AAC Dress Order No. 1: Ceremonial Parade Dress DPU/DPCU B. AAC Dress Order No. 2: Ceremonial Parade Dress C. AAC Dress Order No. 3: General Duty Dress D. AAC Dress Order No. 4: Barracks Dress DPU/DPCU E. AAC Dress Order No. 5: Field Dress DPU/DPCU F. AAC Dress Order No. 6: Mess Dress White Jacket G. AAC Dress Order No: 7: Mess Dress White Shirt AAC DRESS ORDER No 1 CEREMONIAL PARADE DRESS DPU/DPCU This order of dress is the ceremonial dress for cadets. However if ordered, OOC/IOC may wear this order of dress. It consists of the following items of dress: Serial Item of Dress Remarks 1 Hat KFF Brim Up 2 Shirt DPU/DPCU Note 1 3 Trousers DPU/DPCU Note 2 4 Boots Black GP 5 Socks Khaki 6 Black Belt 7 AA/ACC Patches 8 Rank Slides OFFR/CUO / Brassards for NCO 9 Lanyard, Royal Blue Or approved unit lanyard 10 Awards 11 Belt Sam Browne, Shoulder Strap Officers, CUO and WO1 12 Swords and Accessories Officers, CUO and WO1 13 Sash Scarlet WO2, SSGT and SGT Notes: 1. Shirt DPU/DPCU is tucked into trousers and sleeves are worn rolled up. 2. Trousers DPU/DPCU are bloused over boots. AAC DRESS ORDER No 2 CEREMONIAL PARADE DRESS This order of dress is the ceremonial dress for cadet units equipped with polyester uniforms. It consists of the following items of dress: Serial Item of Dress Remarks 1 Hat KFF Brim Up 2 Shirt Polyester (short or long sleeve) Note 1 3 Trousers Polyester Note 2 4 Shoes/Boots Black GP 5 Socks Khaki 6 Black Belt 7 AAC Patches 8 Rank Slides \ Badges of rank 9 Lanyard Blue Or approved unit Lanyard 10 Awards \ Medals 11 Belt Sam Browne, Shoulder Strap Officers, CUO and WO1 12 Swords and Accessories Officers, CUO and WO1 13 Sash Scarlet WO2, SSGT and SGT Notes: 1. A tie is to be worn when a long sleeved polyester shirt is worn. 2. Trousers Polyester are not bloused over boots. AAC DRESS ORDER No. 3 GENERAL DUTY DRESS This order of dress is the general duty dress for cadet units equipped with polyester uniforms. It consists of the following items of dress. It consists of the following items of dress: Serial Item of Dress Remarks 1 Hat KFF Brim down 2 Beret Approved unit beret 3 Shirt polyester short sleeve 4 Embroidered Khaki rank slides Note 1 5 Lanyard, Royal Blue Or approved unit lanyard 6 Shoulder titles Other ranks 7 Trousers Khaki 8 Skirt polyester 9 Socks Khaki 10 Stockings/pantihose female OOC/IOC 11 Boots Black or shoes black 12 Shoes court black Note 2 13 Belt Khaki 14 Belt Sam Browne, shoulder strap Officers/CUO/WO1 15 Ribbons of orders, decorations and medals or Notes 3 Awards 16 Sweater Khaki lightweight Optional, Note 5 17 Sweater Howard Green (or issued equivalent) As required 18 AAC Patches 19 Name Plate Note 4 1 Badges of Rank Notes: 1. Embroidered gold/silver/black on khaki rank slides are worn on shirt, and sweater khaki lightweight. 2. Female OOC/IOC when skirt polyester is worn. 3. Not worn on Sweater Lightweight Khaki or Sweater Howard Green (or issued equivalent). 4. Not provided at public expense. 5. Australian Army Badge is to be removed. AAC DRESS ORDER No.4 BARRACKS DRESS DPCU This order of dress may be worn when in unit location and in public by OOC, IOC and Cadets during normal training hours. It consists of the following items of dress: Serial Item of Dress Remarks 1 Hat KFF / or Beret Cadet / Kepi or Bush Hat Note 1 2 Shirt DPU/DPCU Note 2 3 Trousers DPU/DPCU Note 3 4 Boots Black GP 5 Socks Khaki 6 Jumper Howard Green (or issued equivalent) Note 4 7 Webbing Belt 8 Awards Note 5 8 AAC Patches 9 Rank Slides CUO / Brassards for WO and NCO Notes: 1. Hat KFF is worn with puggaree, chin strap, and hat badges (small Rising Sun/AAC badge or approved unit badge) on the front above the brim with a large Rising Sun on the brim. The brim is to be turned down. Approved unit beret may be worn in lieu of hat KFF. 2. Sleeves are to be worn down and buttoned. 3. Trousers are bloused over boots. 4. Where the Howard Green or issued equivalent jumper is worn over the shirt, the shirt is to be tucked into the trousers. 5. Not worn on Sweater Lightweight Khaki or Sweater Howard Green (or issued equivalent). AAC DRESS ORDER No. 5 FIELD DRESS DPU/DPCU This order of dress is worn by all AAC personnel engaged in field exercises or training activities. It consists of the following items of dress: Serial Item of Dress Remarks 1 Field Hat Note 1 2 Shirt DPU/DPCU Note 2 & 3 3 Trousers DPU/DPCU Note 4 4 Boots Black GP 5 Socks Khaki 6 Jumper Howard Green (or issued equivalent) Note 5 7 Webbing Belt 8 AAC Patches 9 Rank Slides OFFR/CUO / Brassards for WO and NCO 10 Load Carrying Equipment as required Notes: 1. Field Hat may be Hat KFF worn without puggaree and badges with the brim down or DP Bush Hat. 2. Sleeves are to be worn down and buttoned. 3. Awards/Wings are not to be worn on field dress 4. Trousers are bloused over boots. 5. Where the Howard Green jumper (or issued equivalent) is worn over the shirt, the shirt is to be tucked into the trousers. AAC DRESS ORDER No 6 MESS DRESS WHITE JACKET This order of dress is worn for mess occasions by OOC and IOC of the rank of SGT and above throughout the year. Mess Dress White Jacket is not provided at Public Expense. It consists of the following items: Serial Item of Dress Remarks 1 Jacket Mess Corps white with collar badges Note 1 and 5 2 Shirt white plain front Note 2 and 5 3 Bow tie black Note 3 and 5 4 Cummerbund Blue Black Note 5 5 Trousers 'Barathea Blue' Note 4 and 5 6 Black skirt 'Barathea Blue' Note 4 and 5 7 Socks Black Note 5 8 Stockings/Pantyhose black Note 5 females 9 Shoes black 10 Shoes court black females 11 Miniatures of orders, decorations and medals 12. Neck decorations 13 Miniature emblems of unit and individual awards Notes: 1. OOC/IOC wear metal Australia shoulder titles and Rising Sun/AAC/ACC collar badges or approved unit collar badges. 2. Shirt studs are not worn. 3. Tie dimensions are not to exceed 58mm at the sq. ends and 25mm wide. 4. The trouser stripe is to be a 4cm wide Royal Blue stripe. 5. Mess Dress is not provided at public expense. AAC ORDER OF DRESS NO 7 MESS DRESS WHITE SHIRT This order of dress may be worn by OOC/IOC (SGT and above) for mess functions in warmer weather or when the level of formality of the function does not require the wearing of Mess Dress White Jacket. Mess dress White Shirt is not provided at Public Expense. It consists of the following items of dress: Serial Item of Dress Remarks 1 Shirt White short sleeved with shoulder straps Note 1 and 3 2 Shoulder Titles AAC 3 Cummerbund Blue-Black Note 3 4 Trousers 'Barathea Blue' Note 2 and 3 5 Skirt 'Barathea Blue' Note 2 and 3 6 Socks Black Note 3 7 Stockings/pantyhose black Note 3 females 8 Shoes black 9 Shoes court black females 10 Ribbons of orders, decorations and medals 11 Emblems of unit and individual awards Notes: 1. Rank insignia WO/NCO on white background worn on shirt sleeve. 2. The trouser stripe is to be 4cm wide Royal Blue stripe. 5. Mess Dress is not provided at public expense.
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