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Re: Current CF Nametape Specs?
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2009, 03:19:42 »
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Naval pers wearing CADPAT TW Combats:  Black embroidery, with Naval anchor before the name, all on an OD/Canadian Average Green material backing.

Naval pers in CADPAT(TW) (and I would assume Arid as well) wear the anchor after the name, like the AF ones.  At least, that's how mine are.
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Re: Current CF Nametape Specs?
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2009, 03:25:13 »
Good to go as well on the AR tapes ...
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Re: Current CF Nametape Specs?
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2009, 04:46:36 »
Well... length is name dependent so the longer the name the longer the tape, the shorter the name... i.e. mine Matt is 1/2 CADPAT tape.

Actually the new stuff is one size.
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Re: Current CF Nametape Specs?
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2009, 07:50:28 »
Actually the new stuff is one size.

Yep, the longer the name, the smaller the letters.  ;D
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Re: Current CF Nametape Specs?
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2009, 10:52:30 »
Well... That is if you're using the issued ones ;)

My CADPAT tapes all have anchor up front. By regulation it should only be CAG tapes with black thread worn though. CADPAT ones were removed :(
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Re: Current CF Nametape Specs?
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2009, 08:08:10 »
Well... That is if you're using the issued ones ;)

My CADPAT tapes all have anchor up front. By regulation it should only be CAG tapes with black thread worn though. CADPAT ones were removed :(

By regulation, Cadpat ones are still authorized for wear until deliveries of the new CAG Naval style can be delivered by the contractor into the system ... and - they're not supposed to be 'mixed' styles when considered with the slip-on. In short, you shouldn't be wearing the CAG nametape unless you also have the CAG slip-ons (another item that this location has demanded yet not received as of this date). Our pers who have both (& thus can wear the CAG) - got them when posted to HQ posns (not on this base) or on either coast. The slip-ons are now slowly trickling out to Army CSGs for stock/issue. ;)

We still have some pers waiting for those deliveries here.
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Naval Combat Dress Nametape Query
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2009, 17:57:31 »
Just wondering as I am hearing some conflicting information about the NCD Nametapes.

Well I'm used to seeing them length dependant upon name, i.e if your name is 4 letter long, well its a short nametape, vs 12 letters long, but lately I have been hearing that we have moved the way to the Standard size (a la Army/Air combats nametape) with the size of lettering being adjusted to fit.

Also are the edges still rounded?

Just checking because I decided to get extra ones from CPGEAR...and they came squared.

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Nametape and long names
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2011, 22:56:42 »
My name is 15 characters and on the CPGear nametape order page, the maximum number I can get embroidered is 13. Has anyone had experience with what to do in this situation?

I was sworn in 6 weeks ago to a Reserve regiment and was just issued my kit this week. I have heard from other recruits in my regiment that it took up to 18 months to receive their nametapes. I don't want to be Pte Velcro for any longer than necessary, so I ordered some nametapes from CPGear.

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Re: Nametape and long names
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2011, 23:05:50 »
My name is 15 characters and on the CPGear nametape order page, the maximum number I can get embroidered is 13. Has anyone had experience with what to do in this situation?

I was sworn in 6 weeks ago to a Reserve regiment and was just issued my kit this week. I have heard from other recruits in my regiment that it took up to 18 months to receive their nametapes. I don't want to be Pte Velcro for any longer than necessary, so I ordered some nametapes from CPGear.

You may find it worthwhile calling CP Gear.  They do a fair amount of custom work and may be able to fit your whole name on a nametape.

But the safest (and cheapest) course of action might be to let your unit's supply system issue you with the correct nametapes.  You could ask your chain of command (or perhaps at the QM) how long it is likely to take.

In any event, I'd definitely suggest asking before you start wearing nametapes that you bought yourself.

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Re: Nametape and long names
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2011, 12:49:57 »
I was sworn in 6 weeks ago to a Reserve regiment and was just issued my kit this week. I have heard from other recruits in my regiment that it took up to 18 months to receive their nametapes. I don't want to be Pte Velcro for any longer than necessary, so I ordered some nametapes from CPGear.

You also might not want to be keener private wearing COTS nametags on BMQ either. Don't worry about being Pte Velcro, there will be strength in numbers.

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Re: Nametape and long names
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2011, 17:39:21 »
I knew a guy in Gagetown who had 28 letters in his last name, and they did a custom one for him. Definitely a unique looking tag. His DEU name tag has a hilariously small font.
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Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #36 on: February 29, 2012, 00:29:20 »
I am just curious if anyone has heard of this or maybe seen this.

I have started to see a lot of Navy CIC officers with nametape that are the full length much like the Cadpat type, black with the goldenrod embroidered name, but now they have an embroidered anchor.

CPGear offers Naval Combat nametape with and without the anchor, so the question is what is it?

http://www.cpgear.com/StoreBox/embr/1097_0.htm

So is the anchor a new thing because I cant find a thing regarding this.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #37 on: February 29, 2012, 01:00:36 »
IIRC, any Navy pers that have been authorized to wear CADPAT, will wear the olive drab slip-on with black embroidery, and likewise the olive drab nametape with black embroidery (name and anchor). The only time a black and gold nametape is worn, is in NCD's.

NOW! I don't know if the new NCD's use a longer nametape or not, so I'm just assuming it's the same old shorter tape.
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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #38 on: February 29, 2012, 02:26:44 »
New NCD nametapes from clothing stores are coming out with elemental symbols on them.  I've seen them around  - mostly on new OS, as well as on the CFCWO.  A new initiative to differentiate one's element in NCD, though I haven't seen a bird or swords yet.

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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #39 on: February 29, 2012, 07:11:41 »
Also a word to the wise in these new nametapes.  We found that they don't like a hot iron passed over them and will start to melt onto the surface of the iron.  We have been instructed to change out our nametapes to the new ones.  And yes, they are longer than the old ones.  Gold and Black's for the NCD that is.  I guess having the gold black nametapes, rank insignia and NCD's was not enough of a clue for some that the wearer was a Sailor.

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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #40 on: February 29, 2012, 07:32:09 »
Next we will go the way of the USN and RAN and put one over the other side saying "Navy"!
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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #41 on: February 29, 2012, 08:10:22 »
Next we will go the way of the USN and RAN and put one over the other side saying "Navy"!
Why not, anchors might not be enough of a clue for the clueless.   ::)

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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #42 on: February 29, 2012, 08:11:36 »
Next we will go the way of the USN and RAN and put one over the other side saying "Navy"!

I believe the original nametags when the new NC jacket was announced had NAVY/MARINE on it as well. Thank God that went away. With the addition of the anchor the nametag is too long and looks odd. Fortunately I have a surplus of the older ones.
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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #43 on: February 29, 2012, 09:30:33 »
Next we will go the way of the USN and RAN and put one over the other side saying "Navy"!

Considering I've been called WO when dressed in N1/N3, it might not be enough.
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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #44 on: February 29, 2012, 10:53:46 »
I don't mean to play devils advocate but is there any documentation stating this is the way it is now?
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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #45 on: February 29, 2012, 17:09:00 »
You gotta be careful with that anchor thing.  I met a Slovakian combat engineer the other week who has anchor on his name tag.  Maybe the RCN should leave it off to avoid confusion with engineer corps of a land locked country.
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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #46 on: February 29, 2012, 17:20:26 »
You gotta be careful with that anchor thing.  I met a Slovakian combat engineer the other week who has anchor on his name tag.  Maybe the RCN should leave it off to avoid confusion with engineer corps of a land locked country.
No, no I just think he wanted to be a cool guy and look like a Sailor.   ;D

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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2012, 02:07:16 »
I don't mean to play devils advocate but is there any documentation stating this is the way it is now?

Not that I've seen.  I can't imagine anyone being required to provide documentation supporting something that's coming out of clothing stores, either.  Just walk around with a picture of someone important wearing them and bust it out if pressed.

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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2012, 02:24:03 »
If they are going to go that route, they should at least have velcro backing
that is the same size as the name tape made for them
also if it can't stand a hot iron what the hell are they doing on "fire resistant" NCD's
I'm sure the Tailors beside the Canex (Esquimalt) once they have the pattern will make something of higher quality than Base Supply (as they always do), faster if I may say and with stitching that doesn't run together on the letters.

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Re: Naval Combat Nametape with Elemental Symbol?
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2012, 04:07:53 »
...  I guess having the gold black nametapes, rank insignia and NCD's was not enough of a clue for some that the wearer was a Sailor.

Except that all wearers of NCDs are not sailors. Some are Army, some RCAF; they will now have their own elemental symbol on their nametapes.  ;)
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