Official badges of the Canadian Navy
- No. 1 Naval dress uniform with medals, swords, etc.
- No. 1A Naval dress uniform with medals only
- No. 1C White high-collar uniform, with medals
- No. 1D White high-collar uniform, with ribbons only
No. 2 (Mess)
- No. 2 Navy blue mess uniform (mess
jacket, tuxedo style trousers), authorized white
(tuxedo) shirt, hand-tied black
tie, white vest (blue vest for "mess undress") or black
or other branch
oxford shoes, miniature medals are worn; for
officers gold lacing on the trousers.
Tailcoats for captains and above.
- No. 2A As per above with white mess jacket.
- No. 2B Normal service dress, however with a black bow tie
instead of the neck tie, oxford shoes and ribbons only (without medals).
Worn by personnel not in possession of mess kit, which is purchased at the
- No. 2C Shipboard mess order. Like 3Bs, however, with a
cummerbund (black for sea ops trades) and without ribbons, specialist skill
insignia, and name tags. Referred to as "Red
- No. 2D Canadian Forces Standard (the midnight blues) which was
worn by all members of the CF, during the unified uniform period (1970 to
1986). Is the same as Air Force No. 2.
Also called a "walking-out" or "duty uniform", it is the military
equivalent of the business suit. It was the standard uniform for appearing in
public (hence the moniker "walking-out dress"). The Navy has an optional white
summer uniform with white high-collared tunic.
- No. 3 Like No. 1A, however, without medals, ribbons only.
- No. 3A White long-sleeve shirt with neck tie and black
trousers. (Worn indoors when an occasion allows the removal of jackets for a
more casual work appearance or with headdress when moving between adjacent
buildings within the confines of DND property.)
- No. 3B White, short-sleeve shirt, with ribbons, specialist
skill insignias, and name tag, black trousers and black oxfords. White
trousers and white oxfords may be worn during summer dress months.
- No. 3C Black wool sweater worn with the long sleeve shirt with
neck tie, or with the short sleeve shirt.
- No. 3D Tropical uniform: tan short-sleeve shirt, specialist
skill insignias, and name tag, tan trousers or shorts and suede shoes.
This uniform is the same as No 2B (Mess) Dress when the shirt and tie
is replaced with a white shirt and bow tie, or the No 1 (Ceremonial) Dress that
includes ceremonial web or sword belt and sword, medals and other service
specific accoutrements such as gloves.
No. 4 (Base)
When DEU was introduced, Naval personnel were issued No. 4 (Base)
Dress, which consisted of a jacket and trousers similar to old CF work dress but
in black. It was worn with a white dress shirt open-necked or with necktie
or with the Naval blue work shirt.
This uniform has since been phased out and replaced with the No 5
(Naval Combat) Dress.
- No. 5 Navy combat jacket, with beret (or baseball cap),
trousers, "high top" sea boots (essentially steel-toed
Gore-Tex combat boots), and naval combat shirt.
- No. 5A Same as above, without naval combat jacket.
- No. 5B Same as above, however, with naval combat shirt sleeves
- No. 5C (no longer authorized) Same as above, with navy blue
- No. 5D Same as above, however, with naval (dark blue) shorts,
socks and sandals. (Tropical uniform)
Ball caps (with units name and designator) and berets are authorized
for wear with Naval Combat Dress
Reference: from Wikipedia Uniforms of the Royal
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