As someone thats stayed in Langstuhl and been a guest of the system, I agree that this is a need that had to be filled. In my case as well as one other that I have personal experience with, our escort out of theatre was given money by the Canadian hospital staff in order to purchase us some suitable clothing to wear around the hospital outside of the usual issued gown or scrubs. When we left Germany we were wearing donated clothing from an unknown source (ie outdoor apparel). Underwear, socks etc. all had to be purchased for us in Germany. We also had to have toiletries bought for us as well. This all came about after getting over our initial trepidation in asking for this stuff as we had no idea what our entitlements were. All we were told was if we needed anything just ask.(rather vague)This did not include beer by the way. (ha)
We also had a Marine from Iraq in our room (IED blast). He had his initial "wounded warrior" pack upon arrival, (toiletries, shorts ,t-shirt, underwear, socks, writing material, and a few other items that I cannot remember but it even included a CD player although I'm sure he hadn't grabbed his CD collection before being evacuated. He also had a 250.00 clothing allowance to get him back home and someone dedicated to shopping for these items for him. (ie size, style, colour preference, footwear req'd etc.)
Now I appreciate that as Cdn soldiers we may not receive all that the Americans get but being in that situation you should not have to "ask" for anything. What is available should be offered and if not required used for the next unfortunate soldier.
As for the regimental stuff, The Americans had their national flag (cloth) as well as a unit flag (cloth) outside of their rooms. We had a Sheila Copps freebie paper flag glued to a straw (CHEAP PRICKS). So in this case as long as there is a real Cdn flag outside the doors of the wounded and a camp flag (Patricia) to go along with the Patricia inside I see no harm.
The flag point was something I brought up to the staff as I left.
Thanks for the rant.