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The Cadet uniform

St John Ambulance Cadets in uniform

All Cadets wear a uniform which mirrors the image of our adult volunteers. Cadets attending unit activities and training wear St John Ambulance polo shirts with black trousers and footwear.

Cadets who are helping to provide first aid at events wear a service delivery uniform shirt and combat trousers, with black socks and shoes.

Award badges can be displayed on your brassard, which is worn on the left arm.

For certain ceremonial events, Cadets of the Year and the London Lord Mayor’s Cadet will wear ceremonial uniform with Cadet markings and appropriate aiguillette (ornamental braided cord).

There are costs associated with uniforms. Financial assistance is also available. For more information, check our information for parents.

Find out more in our uniform guidelines.

Get involved with our youth programmes

Get involved with Cadets

Contact our regional offices to find your nearest unit

Get involved with St John Ambulance youth activities

Training for Cadets

Progress to become a Peer Educator or Youth First Aider

cadet on duty

Information for parents

All you need to know about our youth programmes

Student volunteering

You can become a youth leader or if you’re at university, you can join a first aid society.

St John Ambulance student volunteer Hazel