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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #475 on: February 08, 2018, 11:47:45 »
I have heard the COC of units talking about Ottawa letting the CAF grow beards. Has anyone heard any information regarding this?

I have heard this as well.  This will still preclude those of use who are required to maintain the ability to fire fighting systems.
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #476 on: February 08, 2018, 12:04:39 »
I have heard this as well.  This will still preclude those of use who are required to maintain the ability to fire fighting systems.

Funny how several of our allies don't seem to have this problem...
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #477 on: February 08, 2018, 12:29:10 »
Not only will beards make us succeptable to nation wide cbrn attacks but also lead to the collapse of dress and deportment standards.
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #478 on: February 08, 2018, 12:45:34 »
I have heard this as well.  This will still preclude those of use who are required to maintain the ability to don fire fighting systems.
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #479 on: February 08, 2018, 12:46:23 »
God forbid!

Our enemies are chomping at the bit now: All these years they've been wanting to gas Canadians from coast to coast, or cause radiation generating events in our large cities, but were held back by the certain knowledge that, other than a few seamen, the CAF was beardless!

And all these dastardly members of the RCN who actually have a beard - legally -while still serving: Slobs and rascals, all! Incapable of dressing properly as required by our standards, and equally incapable of deporting themselves properly, I tell you!

Sorry Jarnhamar, I can't tell if you were serious or being sarcastic.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #480 on: February 08, 2018, 12:46:45 »
I was on Roto 7 from Valcartier.  Many of the guys had their heads shaven but full beards.  I remember overhearing a couple of PPCLI officers in the Mess Tent at Wainwright one supper.  They were scowling and wondering why the hell all these guys could shave their heads but not their face.  I just smiled and kept my tongue.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #481 on: February 08, 2018, 12:48:06 »
Not only will beards make us succeptable to nation wide cbrn attacks but also lead to the collapse of dress and deportment standards.

Why did I read that in SgtMaj Sixta's voice?
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #482 on: February 08, 2018, 13:29:29 »
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Our enemies are chomping at the bit now: All these years they've been wanting to gas Canadians from coast to coast, or cause radiation generating events in our large cities, but were held back by the certain knowledge that, other than a few seamen, the CAF was beardless!
Right?! And now our last line of defense is breached.

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Sorry Jarnhamar, I can't tell if you were serious or being sarcastic.
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The canforgen on beards is already ambiguous enough that anyone can essentially, easily, grow one. The only obstacle being being chains of command with their disproving  "Oh ya?!" long memories.
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #483 on: February 08, 2018, 13:31:34 »
What's next?  Men being permitted the same earring standards as women?
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #484 on: February 08, 2018, 13:38:58 »
What's next?  Men being permitted the same earring standards as women?

Different standards of dress for men and women isn't inclusive or very 2018 if you ask me. When will the CAF reflect society gender-neutral standards? I'd look smashing in a DEU skirt, beard, earrings and shoulder length hair  :nod:
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #485 on: February 08, 2018, 13:59:19 »
Sounds like a CANSOF Highland Regiment to me...
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #486 on: February 08, 2018, 14:02:00 »
Different standards of dress for men and women isn't inclusive or very 2018 if you ask me. When will the CAF reflect society gender-neutral standards? I'd look smashing in a DEU skirt, beard, earrings and shoulder length hair  :nod:

You should see the bra and crotchless panties I'm wearing right this minute.   :nod:

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #487 on: February 08, 2018, 15:13:49 »
You should see the bra and crotchless panties I'm wearing right this minute.   :nod:

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #488 on: February 08, 2018, 15:36:15 »
and 300 points to Kat.   ;D
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #489 on: February 08, 2018, 17:24:31 »
Media images of a certain ex-colonel...

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #490 on: February 08, 2018, 17:43:50 »
I'm not feeling the love here.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #491 on: February 08, 2018, 18:11:45 »
OK folks, back on track pls.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #492 on: March 08, 2018, 15:01:28 »
What's next?  Men being permitted the same earring standards as women?
Well the word l have heard, from the same CWOs’ net as delivered the beards permissible as if this summer message, is that man buns and braids will be allowed for everybody at the same time as the beards are authorized.

I am speculating that we will move to gender neutral dress regs.  You will be able to get those earrings, grow your goatee, and order that nice DEU skirt from the LogisticsUnicorps site.


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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #493 on: March 08, 2018, 15:07:06 »
Well the word l have heard, from the same CWOs’ net as delivered the beards permissible as if this summer message, is that man buns and braids will be allowed for everybody at the same time as the beards are authorized.

I am speculating that we will move to gender neutral dress regs.  You will be able to get those earrings, grow your goatee, and order that nice DEU skirt from the LogisticsUnicorps site.

Honestly, the cat is out of the bag already so we may as well go all the way. 

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #494 on: March 08, 2018, 16:31:20 »
I always wondered what dress regs I had to follow if I identified as a gender that wasn't male or female. Just wanted to find the right RSM to ask to see his/her head explode...

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #495 on: March 08, 2018, 16:49:08 »
So I'll be able to grow a beard this summer?
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #496 on: March 08, 2018, 21:52:31 »
Well the word l have heard, from the same CWOs’ net as delivered the beards permissible as if this summer message, is that man buns and braids will be allowed for everybody at the same time as the beards are authorized.

Wait, when are beards being authorized? :prancing:
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #497 on: March 13, 2018, 21:35:32 »
When the new dress regs come out shortly.
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #498 on: March 14, 2018, 08:28:37 »
Kinda funny, I just had an SSM come and see me and inform me that Naval personnel weren't allowed to have beards.

I referred him to dress regs.
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #499 on: April 21, 2018, 22:17:21 »
i found the reference for these change you guys should read  the dress and ceremonial meeting the minutes are available on the dwan its under history and heritage chief of military pers   check the 2017 november minutes

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All it says basically is "Beard policy change....MTF"   I for one can't wait, we have had these WW2/Korea era archaic policies that if your soldiers aren't shaving, how do you know they are staying clean in the field?  Which is totally a leadership issue that you don't need to punish everyone for.  And since I live in PPCLI-land I'm not worried about my Div Comd(who is Armoured and barely cuts his hair :-/) putting caveats on the policy, so I should be throwing away my razors on day 2 of the CANFORGEN :P