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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2016, 14:31:12 »
Don't quote me incase i'm wrong....but I believe that only the Army issues a fleece touque. (My PO1 asked about getting a fleece touque and was told that it only comes in green)  That being said...it's a really nice piece of kit.  Better then what you can buy at the canex.  Wore it when it was completely wet...and it dried super quick and kept me very warm.
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2016, 07:01:52 »
Don't quote me incase i'm wrong....but I believe that only the Army issues a fleece touque. (My PO1 asked about getting a fleece touque and was told that it only comes in green)  That being said...it's a really nice piece of kit.  Better then what you can buy at the canex.  Wore it when it was completely wet...and it dried super quick and kept me very warm.

Not gonna quote you. We have a new thermal AF toque. To my knowledge, the Navy hasn't caught up yet! Still have the black knit on the shelf. Same rules apply to the AF - if your blue knit is toast and can't be resurrected, we will give you the new thermal. But we won't exchange it "just cuz you want the new one please..."
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2016, 09:34:48 »
The problem with the toque is, of course, it looks so darned unmilitary.

Maybe we should evolve to something you can put a real cap badge on, like our allies? :)
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2016, 09:45:08 »
The problem with the toque is, of course, it looks so darned unmilitary.

Maybe we should evolve to something you can put a real cap badge on, like our allies? :)

You could always:

1.  Use your Logistik points and get one of those fur caps;
2.  Visit the local liquor store and buy a bottle of Five Star Whiskey;
3.  Remove the plastic Star and affix to front of fur cap: and
4.  You are now good to go.

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2016, 10:23:39 »
You could always:

1.  Use your Logistik points and get one of those fur caps;
2.  Visit the local liquor store and buy a bottle of Five Star Whiskey;
3.  Remove the plastic Star and affix to front of fur cap: and
4.  You are now good to go.

 >:D

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2016, 10:42:33 »
Not gonna quote you. We have a new thermal AF toque. To my knowledge, the Navy hasn't caught up yet! Still have the black knit on the shelf. Same rules apply to the AF - if your blue knit is toast and can't be resurrected, we will give you the new thermal. But we won't exchange it "just cuz you want the new one please..."
Interesting. Because the canairgen17/14 stated that as of 1 Apr 15, only the LWTH was to be worn with operational dress. And it wasn't an exchange item. Everyone was to be issued with the three piece set. I think your CoC should rethink their distribution policy.

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2016, 10:55:54 »
You could always:

1.  Use your Logistik points and get one of those fur caps;
2.  Visit the local liquor store and buy a bottle of Five Star Whiskey;
3.  Remove the plastic Star and affix to front of fur cap: and
4.  You are now good to go.

 >:D
>:D
Or visit a surplus
store and get the old Red Army hat badge.....
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2016, 11:00:32 »
>:D
Or visit a surplus
store and get the old Red Army hat badge.....

They come on a bottle of whiskey as well? 

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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2016, 11:56:16 »
Interesting. Because the canairgen17/14 stated that as of 1 Apr 15, only the LWTH was to be worn with operational dress. And it wasn't an exchange item. Everyone was to be issued with the three piece set. I think your CoC should rethink their distribution policy.

Uh huh. This particular CANAIRGEN was visited and revisited. The problem was (stress "was") that ADM(MAT) policy on stock-out VS consumption kinda overruled the CANAIRGEN. See, even though the order did in fact stipulate that said toque was only to be worn in 1 or 3, it was still, at the end of the day. a "Dress" policy, not supply chain. Soooo... that being said, bases like Gagetown, Petawawa, Halifax (commonality - little to no hard Air trades) had to do a little creative bargaining with particular 1CAD (along with unit COs) in order to just keep a toque on your head!

If we can't keep the toque on the shelf, but I can still have you in the old knitted one vice nothing? I never said you weren't "entitled" and the problem is very close to resolution now that the majority actually DO have the 3 piece system.

Rethinking a policy in which we implement with more kit / systems than you'll ever realize is not conducive to supply chain operations.

And that sir, is the long and short of it!
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Re: OD fleece toque
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2016, 15:46:14 »
Rethinking a policy in which we implement with more kit / systems than you'll ever realize is not conducive to supply chain operations.
Heard something similar about the direction on interim badging for NCDs - the non-supply-chain directive went out well before anything was ready on the supply side.