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1997, 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Freedom of the City, Calgary, Ab

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The tan uniforms looked great - we should bring them back :ROFLMAO:
 

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I liked not just the look - since summer is often parade season, they were a lot comfier than the heavy green ones...which we never got a summer weight version of when they were withdrawn.

They sure showed the rifle grease though, especially after a few 'sweaty' rehearsals.
 

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I liked not just the look - since summer is often parade season, they were a lot comfier than the heavy green ones...which we never got a summer weight version of when they were withdrawn.
Interesting. In contrast, the RCAF just discontinued the winter weight version of its DEUs.

[Insert joke about RCAF and parades here. Go ahead. You know you want to.]
 

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They sure showed the rifle grease though, especially after a few 'sweaty' rehearsals.
I can't honestly remember wearing them for rehearsals - for that reason, though summer garrison dress was a tan shirt without jacket or sweater, which would show that up.
 

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Interesting. In contrast, the RCAF just discontinued the winter weight version of its DEUs.

[Insert joke about RCAF and parades here. Go ahead. You know you want to.]
What - that y'all only do things indoors in climate controlled environments from behind a desk OR fly somewhere nice for them?

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They sure showed the rifle grease though, especially after a few 'sweaty' rehearsals.
Never had that problem in all the years we wore them. Some units must have had pretty greasy rifles.

😁
 

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What - that y'all only do things indoors in climate controlled environments from behind a desk OR fly somewhere nice for them?

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I wish. I've stood on more than a few flight line aprons for a few hours.

I was really surprised (and grateful) that one of them, in 30-something degrees in the sun, was changed to DEU 3Bs.
 

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Some old traditions are worth bringing back, RCEME used to have stable belts, would love that in DEU's over those plastic white belts.

In the pre CF Greens/DEU era the equivalent order of dress still used white belts.

1960 in battledress
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1968 in TWs
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Stable belts, for those regiments/corps who affected that British item, would have worn them with bush dress or with a more casual version of service dress such as seen around the expanding waistline of this general officer (on the right) having a drink with the Sergeants Mess.

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Are those blue things ascots? Bring back the ascot! :ROFLMAO:

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I kept looking for myself - then I remembered at the last moment I didn't have to do it because apparently my Oakley chit was annoying people ;)

*seriously I got my eyes burned during the rehearsal using the CF issues sunglasses (I had gotten my retinas burned earlier with the CF and have had a light sensitivity ever since then) - and so the MO decided that he had enough and let me wear my Oakley's - which I already had a chit for - but he made it very clear that I wasn't to be told to remove them or use other eyewear just to make someone happy.
** in CSM Cromwell's defense I did have a chit for a lot of things, that he suspected I may have been gaming the uniform system.
 
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