We are brand new to air cadets, know very little, feel very lost and have a few questions?
Firstly, what is the best thing for my 13yr old son to wear to “blue uniform” night (correct jargon? As I said, we are very new and inexperienced!) whilst he awaits to see how he gets on/gets his uniform? And what is the best thing for him to wear on a “normal” night? He has been advised to wear his school uniform on parade nights, but we are not sure if this is just trousers, shirt and black shoes (polished!) or his entire school ensemble, ie + blazer (emblazoned with school logo) and tie?
He is also in need of new shoes and I would like to purchase him a pair of shoes for Air Cadets? Again, what is the best kind to purchase whilst we await approval for “official” Air Cadet uniform? I was thinking a pair of sturdy, plain black walking type shoe/boot? Or am I OK to purchase a pair of boots from Army Surplus at this early stage? He will likely need thicker socks if wearing the walking boot type, so what colour would be best to get please?
As I said we are very “green”, ie know nothing as he has only attended one evening so far!
Advice would be greatly appreciated…