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WWII Office of Civilian Defense Civil Air Patrol GM-100.pdf

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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
C I V I i ; A I R PAT R O L
500 FIFTH AVEtJUE

NEVJ YORK 18, NF YORK
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GM-100

25 November 19U3

SUBJECT: Wearing of Flying Jacket and Pilot and Observer Insignia
TO:

All

Unit

Coimnanders

1. Under date of 30 June 19^2, the Far Department authorized^

the Civil Air Patrol to use the standard service uniform and insignia

of grade used by the Army Air Forces with .certain prescribed distinctive

exceptions, such as red shoulder loops, CAP shoulder patch, silver CAP
buttons and insignia, and silver CAP pilot and observer insignia, all
designed by the Office of the Quartermaster Genera'l,

It is important that these exceptions, together v/ith the rules

and regulations of the Army Air Forces governing the occasions under
which certain items of uniform may be v'orn, be rigidly observed,

3. It has come to the attention of this Headquarters that some

CAP flight personnel are wearing modified AAF pilot and obse3rver insignia
instead of the prescribed CAP pilot and observer insignia. It is also
noted that the flying jacket is frequently being vjorn on unauthorized

occasions; whereas, under the provisions of AAF regulations, the flying
jacket is authorized only v,hen flight personnel are on flying missions
or at field stations or bases. Flying jackets are not permitted to be

worn under any other circumstances or on any other occasions.
By direction of National Commander JOHNSON:

JACK VIIAS
/ / Lt. Col., Air Corps
/

Executive

Officer

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