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CAP Insignia & Uniforms (1962-83)

CAP Insignia & Uniforms (1962-83)

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Pewq
THEPAST
TWENTY.TWO
YEARS
1962
-
1983
com
piled
by
Col
Louiso
S.
Morse,
CAP
 
CWILAIR
PAIBOI
UNIFOM,(SAND
INSIG'IIA
the
Past
l\ronty-I\rc
Years
(L962
-
198r)
ltrts
ls
the
thtrd
and
flneIln
a
serLca
of
books
to
cover
the
above
tltlod
mterlal.
Aa
orplalncd
ln
the
page
tltlodclvll
A1r
Patrol
Uniforms,
a
change
has
been
nade
ln
the
nethod
of
handllng
thts
gectlon.
Descrtpblons
of
stsrulard
UnltedStates
Alr
Forcc
unlfotm
com-
ponentshave
bc61,r
onltted.
Unlforms
wtrlch
aro
entlrelydls-
tlncttve
to ClvllAlr
Patrol
havc
bcen
chronicled.
I?re
Inslgnla
ccction
contalna
ono
page
whlch
hasbeen
re-
vlgod
fron
Ttre
Ptrst
Ten
Yearg.thlg
ra3
Bdc
posstble
by
the
dlscovery
of
a
copy
of
Gcneral
l{mrandunIO3,
w*rtch
authorlzed
the
orlglnal
Cl!"lt
Air
Patrol
Service RLbbons.
Addltlonal
pa-
gcs
for
thcInslgnla
scction
brLng
thls
mtcrlaL
up-to-dat6.Included
ln
the
lllustratlons
sectlon
are
several
revised
pages
as
weLl
as
lnany
nor
ones,
Bol[e
of
rfi1chpre-date
L962'
t'he
dlscovery
of
addltlonal
obsolete
rlng
or
r681on
pat-
ches
Has
tha
b,asis
for
therevlslon
of
theac
fBgcg.
Revlscd
Fges
of
reference
raterlal
are
also
provlded,
The
research
reqtrlred
to
comp116
thts
chronology
of
clvll
Aln
Patrol
Unlforas
and
Inslgnla
1g
an
on-golng
proJect.
As
new
rnaterlal
1s uncovered,
revlslons
wILLbe
nade
to
future
edttlons
and
an
attenpt
made
to
provlde
thm
by
way
of
the
clvlL
AJ-r
Patrol
Nens,
If
any
reader
can
provlde
any
of
the
nl_ssLng
(*)
reference
mterlalsor
shcd
any
3-lgltt
on
the
{ues-
tlons
ieft
unanswer*d
ln
the
tort,
1t
nlIL
bc
sLnccrely
ap-
preclatcd.
The
obJectlve
ls
to
mkc
thlg
chronolory
as
con-
pleta
and
accurate
as
Posslble.
/
{ry**a-
,t-t//l-/A-
,/
IOUISA
S.
IPBSE,
CoI,,
CAP
25Vl
W.L?bh
st.,
Wl}nlngton,
DE19806
 
CIVIL
AIn
PAIBOL
UNITOR]{S
-
1962
to
1983
Since
L96Z
the
Clvl1
Alr
Patr.ol
members
and cadets
have
worn
prlmarlly
Unlted
States
Alr
Force
servlce
and
utllity
unlfort
conponents.
Whan
the
Alr
Force
authorlzed
a
n6v
lteaa,
CAP
occaslonally
experlenced
a
dolay
caused
by
the
shortage
of
suppll€s
or
ih"
n"ce"slty
of
obtslnlng
approval
of
appro-
prlate
lnsl-gnI"a.
Addltlonal1y,
Clvil
A1rPatr.ol
developed
tts
own
dlstinctlve
unJ-forras,
tncludtngttre
offduty
or
blazeruniforrn,
also
used
for
the
Internatlonal
Alr
Cadei
bcchange
partlclpants,
and
the
Jumpsutt.No
atternpt
has
been
made
ln
thls
volume
to
chronlclethe
many
USAP
ser-
vtce
and
ut[lty
unlforn
components
whlch
CAP
members
were
authorlzadto
wear.
Dates
of
approvral
genlrally
colnctded
wlth
or
followed
shortly
after
those
of
the
Atr
i'orca.
Ph*se-out
dates,
orlglrnllyfar
behlnd
those
ofthe
USAF,
wore
gradually
shortened
to
colnclde
wtth
Air
Force
polley.
Hor'r-
€ver,
cadets
rreie
permltt"a
to
wear
obsolete
unlform
ltems
for
their
local
meetlngs--a
pollcy
wtrlch
eased
the
flnanclal
burden
on
these
youngar
mem-
b€rs.A
llstlngof
stgnlflcant
dates
fo)-lows:21
July
1959
Mass
Dress
Uniforur
Appr.oved
for
Ctvll
A1r
Patrol
Senlors"
19l,{af
1921
Whlte
Tape
Band
Elimlnatedfrom
Cadet
0fflcar
Servlce
Hat"
e.Sepi.
t9?1
Iong
Uesl
Dress
Sktrt
Approved
forFmle
CAP
Senlor
Members"/+
June
19?6
Pantsult
Approved
for
Feule
CAP
Hembers.
j"rvrgZ5
Junpsult
luinorrzJ
(Sce
Speclal
Sectlon
on.Jumpsuits).
1
Jan.
ISZZ
Senni-Forre1Unlfor^rn
(Atr"
-Coat,
Whlte
Shirt)
Restrlctod
to
Cadets.
I
July
19?7
Epulet
Shlrt
Approved
for
CAP
ilcnbers.
;une
19ge
hfllover
SweaterApproved
for
CAP
Xembers.
ClvtlAlr
Patrol
Marmal
39-L,
dated
1
Jarmary
r"98
,
incl-udes
tha
fo]-ler+-l"ng
changes:
,tultrortzls
nemberswho
do
not
meetstandards
for
wear
of
a
nllltary-style
USAF
untfotm
to
wear
mllltary
grade
l.nsJ"gnia
on
the
CAP
Junp-
suLt
or
CAP
fllghtstllt.
Authorlzes
w6ar
of
obsolete unlform
ttems
by
cadets
for
a
two-yoar
perlod
followlng
phase.-out
date
excopt
when
partlclpattng
ln
nati-on-
al
actLvlties.
In
addltlon'to
groondlgstandards,establlshes
weL3fitstandards
f,or
wearing
nftltarY-stYle
untfotms.
Establlshas
new
n*r"pl"t"
(*fti,
mllltary
grade
lnslgnla)
for
wear
on
CAP
btra-
zer
eomblnatlon.
On
tho
fo}lorlng
pages
wILl
be
fornd
seetions
coverl-ng
the
Intemati.onal
Atr
Cadet
Exchange
Unflorms,
the
Off-hrtyor
Blazer
Un!.forrn,and
the
CivlL
Alr
Pattrcl
Jumpsult.
In
the
case
of
the
IACE
unifonn,
documentatlonhas
been
dlfflcult
to
locate,
sJ.nce
lnfonmtlon
ls
sent
dlrectly
to
partlcipants
in-
stead
of
belng
included
ln
CAP
regulatlons
or
rmnuals.
Alyol"
flndtng
errors
ln
the
unlfonnsaegiven
hereln
li
asked
to
contsct
Co},Loulsa
S'
llorse,
CAF,
2507
W.
17th
St.,
WlLltlngton,
DE
19805.

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