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Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« on: June 06, 2017, 03:36:24 »
At CANSEC Logistic Unicorp showed of the new dress uniform for CANSOFCOM: http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/05/new-cansof-dress-uniform/
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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 07:04:24 »
Good Lord!!!!  This has gone too far.......  A completely different uniform from the rest of the military........

This God awful thing even has buttons on the bottom flap pockets.  Bet they have their own regimental buttons as well. 
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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 07:10:20 »
OK, now I'm breaking into cranky old fart mode.  If many special forces units around the world (esp. in the Commonwealth) seem to be OK with wearing the same dress uniform as the rest of the militiary, is this really necessary?  #MoreButtonsAndBowsInsteadOfOperationalStuff?
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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 07:19:13 »
Good Lord!!!!  This has gone too far.......  A completely different uniform from the rest of the military........

Well they aren't part of the Army and their members aren't career managed by the Army anymore so of course they need a new uniform  ;D

I wonder if the officers will need two different uniforms or will they just rock these all the time?

I'm going to go out on a limb when I say that we've got one of weirdest militaries in the Western World.  By weird, what I mean is we are G7 country but we've got an Armed Forces that does things I'd expect from a Banana Republic.

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 07:23:50 »
Well they aren't part of the Army and their members aren't career managed by the Army anymore so of course they need a new uniform  ;D

I wonder if the officers will need two different uniforms or will they just rock these all the time?

I'm going to go out on a limb when I say that we've got one of weirdest militaries in the Western World.  By weird, what I mean is we are G7 country but we've got an Armed Forces that does things I'd expect from a Banana Republic.

Let's go whole hog banana republic:

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 07:25:19 »
#MoreButtonsAndBowsInsteadOfOperationalStuff?

I may be wrong, but I highly doubt CANSOF pers are short operational stuff that this is taking priority over...

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 07:46:29 »
Let's go whole hog banana republic:

"Canadian Special Operations Force Regiment( Pierre Trudeau's Own)"

They should have harnessed their inner Don Cherry and made the tunic multicam pattern  ;D

He would definitely chirp them for wearing ballistic eyewear though, we all know visors are for panzies and only frenchies and euros wear them!



Continuing on the topic of Banana Republics I'd like to take your renaming of the Regiment a step further by rechristening their first Direct Action Company as "Sunny Side Up Company".

I've even taken the time to create a new logo for them which they can have velcroed (because sewing is so not cool) on their new multicam tunics:



DG H&A has issued a decree that this sub-unit will now go by c/s YOLK over the radio.

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2017, 10:15:26 »
Another critical "Dress uniform gap with Banana dictorships/Crazy Koreans" filled!

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2017, 10:21:48 »
When will the other functional commands get their own dress uniforms, and what will they look like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47xusWONoAc

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 10:26:58 »
I may be wrong, but I highly doubt CANSOF pers are short operational stuff that this is taking priority over...
I would agree, but speaking as a taxpayer, what gets spent on the new zoot-suits doesn't get spent elsewhere, even outside CANSOFCOM.
... I wonder if the officers will need two different uniforms or will they just rock these all the time? ...
I hear any switch of jackets will be cost neutral, so no worries ...
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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2017, 10:52:09 »
When will the other functional commands get their own dress uniforms, and what will they look like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47xusWONoAc

I love the skull belt buckle. Nice touch, might be a good choice for our finance or maybe JAG branches? (the "pointy end"  .... of the red pencil)

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2017, 11:33:22 »
Is it ironic that our Special Forces will now visibly stand out from the rest of the CF a mile away? Just wondering....
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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2017, 11:51:13 »
4 buttons down the front?  Better make it 5...

Looks ridiculous.

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2017, 12:07:24 »
When will the other functional commands get their own dress uniforms, and what will they look like?

Are the DEU worn now by the RCAF, CA and RCN not distinctive enough?  They are, of course, manufactured by the same supplier who now provided CANSOFCOM uniforms, so they must be awesome.

See what just happened there?  Instead of whining about our curent DEU, I just upped it's stature to that of the CANSOF DEU.   [:D
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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2017, 12:16:45 »
Oh my, that's one sexy rig, almost makes me want to re-up...he said, almost maintaining a straight face. Very US Army circa 1943 ish.  :-X  :boke:
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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2017, 12:27:20 »
Wait til it is decorated with a red arrow and a SF tab and a Ranger tab and 4 different jump wings and 3 rows of fruit salad on the chest.  You all are gonna want one..........
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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2017, 12:45:53 »
... Very US Army circa 1943 ish.  :-X  :boke:
Zackly what they're trying to channel ...
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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2017, 14:29:07 »
Would this be worn by all CANSOFCOM personnel, or just "army" personnel and not "navy" and "air force"?

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2017, 14:30:34 »
Maybe I can make a few bucks cranking out those monkey braid lanyards, tactical macrame is one is one of my hobbies  8)
Apparently, a "USUAL SUSPECT"

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2017, 14:50:49 »
Oh my, that's one sexy rig, almost makes me want to re-up...he said, almost maintaining a straight face. Very US Army circa 1943 ish.  :-X  :boke:

Well, if CANSOF can go back (some more) in time...






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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2017, 15:33:25 »
Yup, that's the uniform LOGISTIK had on display last year at CANSEC and what I mentioned then.
I'm just like the CAF, I seem to have retention issues.

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2017, 16:59:17 »




How in God's name would people know you're in the airforce if the uniform isn't blue?!

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2017, 17:09:36 »
How in God's name would people know you're in the airforce if the uniform isn't blue?!

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2017, 17:33:53 »

How in God's name would people know you're in the airforce if the uniform isn't blue?!

That guy isn't a** f**ce.

I'll resurrect that uniform for the Canadian Army Air Corps when I become God-Emperor.

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Re: Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2017, 17:59:21 »
Would this be worn by all CANSOFCOM personnel, or just "army" personnel and not "navy" and "air force"?
I imagine it will be worn by (and so specifically identify) those personnel in occupations unique to CANSOFCOM.  Alternately, they will set the precedent that RCN, CA and RCAF will follow by insisting personnel change DEU on posting into (or out of) the command.

… so, either an enduring re-occurring waste of money or “I can’t be in the hatless course photo because my identity is a national secret, but I can wear my resume in public and on an OC Transpo bus.”

Edit: spelling
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