Author Topic: Reserve Service Dress Uniform (aka "DEU") Issue  (Read 28237 times)

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Re: Army Reserve Initial DEU Issue
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2013, 13:05:12 »
Hmm. I just always find it's a hassle when it comes to remembrance day and mess dinner events. The unit has to try and scrounge DEU parts just to have the troops looking good and so they aren't the odd ones out. I just wish there was something other than scrounging for these parts..
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Re: Army Reserve Initial DEU Issue
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2013, 13:07:28 »
What do you mean scrounging for parts? In my experience, youve either been issued the complete deu set after a year in or still only have cadpat.
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Re: Army Reserve Initial DEU Issue
« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2013, 13:14:15 »
What do you mean scrounging for parts? In my experience, youve either been issued the complete deu set after a year in or still only have cadpat.

There are various shortages every year, I remember a few years back they had no LFC Command badges, and members were looking to the older folks to see if they had an extra. I've heard of similar issues with rank pins, but never experienced it myself.

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Re: Army Reserve Initial DEU Issue
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2013, 13:24:27 »
Now that I think of it, there was a shortage of brigade badges for DEUs.
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Re: Army Reserve Initial DEU Issue
« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2013, 13:49:54 »
Until recently we were short every thing from cap badges to collar dogs to shoulder titles. Rank insignia is an other issue along with gabardines. As per a normal Army unit we only wear them if it is needed, however when parading with Marlant they want us to wear them regardless of the weather and actually kicked my guys of parade last Nov 11th for not having them. Then sent the Area RSM a whiny e-mail about how the LFAA contingent wasn't properly dressed and how we were short pers for parade.
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Re: Army Reserve Initial DEU Issue
« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2013, 22:02:44 »
In my regiment, traditionally we've given out DEUs after one becomes SQ (now BMQ-L) qualified. Generally. Some of us get after trades qual., depending on timing. The once exception was in 2010 for our Centennial/colour presentation - the CO wanted as many members in DEUs as possible.
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When do you get your DEU's? (ResF.)
« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2016, 03:16:54 »
Good day, I'm just curious as to when I'd be able to obtain the CAF uniform once I've been accepted to a unit.

Thank you,

Viam.
Recruiting Center: CFRC Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Reserve
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Combat Engineer
Applied: Mid October, 2015
First contact: Mid October, 2015
CFAT: - Late March, 2016 (PASSED)
FORCE Test: - Late March, 2016 (PASSED)
Medical: - Mid April, 2016 (PASSED)
Interview: - Mid April, 2016 (PASSED)
Enrollment/swearing in: - Late July, 2016
BMQ: - Late September / Early October, 2016
Time from application to BMQ: 1 Year

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Re: When do you get your DEU's? (ResF.)
« Reply #57 on: March 18, 2016, 10:48:38 »
Thanks for the response! I was searching with the wrong keywords it seems, thanks again for the information.
Recruiting Center: CFRC Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Reserve
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Combat Engineer
Applied: Mid October, 2015
First contact: Mid October, 2015
CFAT: - Late March, 2016 (PASSED)
FORCE Test: - Late March, 2016 (PASSED)
Medical: - Mid April, 2016 (PASSED)
Interview: - Mid April, 2016 (PASSED)
Enrollment/swearing in: - Late July, 2016
BMQ: - Late September / Early October, 2016
Time from application to BMQ: 1 Year