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Examples of summer uniforms:


 Female cadets in the approved recreational uniform.  New Haven, RI, 1953
Thanks to PA Wing.

AK Wing cadet officers at encampment, 1959

The cadet on the left is wearing the shade 84 shirt, a coatless winter uniform option.

1955


 Cadets practice as a color guard before the National Drill Competition Pass in Review, Amarillo AFB, TX, 1956

Fresno, CA Wing, 1954

This was an authorized male fatigue uniform in the 1954 uniform manual: blue jeans,
white t-shirt, and a blue baseball cap.  Typically it is seen with either the green field or blue flight cap.  This photo was taken from a children's book about CAP.


A PA Wing cadet poses with a T-33, 1957

IACE cadets and senior members arrive at Bromma Airport, Iceland, 23 July 1954.

Female WAF summer uniform, authorized in 1952:


Female cadets were authorized to wear the WAF corded cotton summer uniform in 1952.  The uniform had two pieces: a blouse and a calf length skirt.  This was the female summer uniform until 1966. 

The female winter uniform featured a dark blue coat and skirt, with a light blue shirt underneath the coat.


A mix of old and new uniforms, circa 1952

CA Wing cadets pose in front of a T-33 jet, 1954
Note the shoulderboards on the left and center cadet.  Historians who were cadets in this era believe they may be a temporary position designator for encampments or activities.

CAP Cadet History Project

Not just blue, corded with blue and white.

MA Wing cadets receive their first aid cards, circa mid-1950s

Examples of winter uniforms:

Bronx Group Girls Drill Team, 1955

The WAF Female Fatigues:

The female cadets picture below are wearing the official WAF fatigue uniform.  It was comprised of a light blue shirt and dark blue pants.  Why not green fatigues?  They were not authorized for females (USAF and CAP) until 1975.  Why?  Women were not fully part of the USAF.  As "WAFs", they had their own uniforms.  Also, perhaps it was not socially acceptable yet to see a woman in a "combat uniform." 

This uniform became the official fatigues uniform for females in 1959.

Circa 1954

That's a senior member on the left.

The 1955 Bronx Group Drill Team practices during a drill team

encampment at Ft Slocum, NY.
Their fatigue hats have the round cap patch sewn on to them.


Fatigues, 1950s:

CAP did not prescribe or require one type of fatigues through the 1950s and 60s.  Official notes and letters from the time concluded that CAP couldn't require national uniformity and recognized the "futility of standardization."  Cadets nationally did not have equal access to military uniforms, and they were in short supply.  Instead, CAP listed the approved USAF fatigues, and offered a civilian fatigues option.

The all-cotton olive green (OG-107) fatigue uniform or "pickle greens" were officially approved and required in 1969.