Legion Uniform

The Legion uniform plays a significant role in projecting a positive image of the Royal Canadian Legion to the public. Demonstrate your pride as a member by wearing the uniform appropriately.

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 STANDARD LEGION DRESS

Navy blue beret with Legion beret crest;. brass Branch numerals may be worn on the beret, centred on the beret badge, parallel to the head band and the first number is to be 3/8” to the wearer’s left of the beret badge. The beret is worn with the band one inch above the eyebrows, the beret crest over the left eye, the beret pulled back and smoothed to the right side.

Navy blue blazer, complete with the appropriate Legion blazer crest on the left-hand breast pocket and Legion buttons on front and sleeves. A regimental Service Blazer Badge of the unit/regiment/service being served or was served may be worn on the right side pocket of the Legion blazer. Protocol for wearing the Legion uniform can be found in the Ritual, Awards and Protocol Manual.

    • Black shoes, black socks.
    • Grey trousers for males
    • Black shoes, dark grey hose,
    • Grey knee length skirts or slacks for females.
    • Black shoulder strap purses may be carried on parade
    • Small stud or keeper earrings are appropriate for females;
    • Plain white shirt
    • Legion long striped tie
    • White gloves are worn by comrades participating at ceremonies.

ALTERNATIVE HEADDRESS

Headdress acquired during current or previous service with Canadian or Allied Forces (excluding ceremonial and peaked caps) complete with the service cap badge of the unit/regiment/service being served or was served.  This type of headdress may not be worn by Colour Party members including the Colour Party Commander and Parade Commander.

SUMMER DRESS

This order of dress may be worn in Canada from the 1st day of May to the last day of September each year in accordance with climatic conditions. Dress for international events may be determined in accordance with climatic conditions at all times throughout the year. Summer dress should be worn on occasions where, in the opinion of the body issuing the invitation or instruction, the wearing of summer dress would be appropriate.

    • Blazers are not worn
    • Legion shirt badge is displayed on the shirt pocket
    • A tie is optional
    • No epaulettes, shoulder badges, or medals
    • Undress Service Ribbons may be worn.

It is recommended that Legion dress be worn while attending any formal Legion function including Legion meetings. All Officers or Executive members occupying a position at the Head Table of any Legion meeting should be in Legion uniform. The protocol for the wearing of Legion medals can be found in the Ritual, Awards and Protocol Manual.

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