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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    HHTs cancelled for the next three weeks and BGRS Planning Sessions being cancelled...due to "temporarily closed our office and are prioritizing the delivery of essential services").
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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Just completed my BGRS registration for my move this APS! I'm pretty apprehensive of how this pandemic will complicate my move....HHT, buying, selling, etc.
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    Cadet Medals on CAF Uniform

    Most current regs: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/medals/cf-honours-policy-manual/chapter7.html?fbclid=IwAR0gNv7ZIOUlqv94-HixaE9yqZvKJBm6aAIapAOgbR3DmsSlQoRhOhcYY6c "Only the official insignia of orders, decorations and medals, duly authorized by the Crown, may be...
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    Changes to service medals announced

    I tend to agree; specifically it seems like the context of "aircrew" non-permanence over GCS-qualifying territory being one of the complicating factors. Personally, three of my medals are related to service in SWA (GCS-SWA, GSM-EXP, SSM-EXP) with each one of my tours experiencing various...
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    Changes to service medals announced

    Found this quote from the official GSM-EXP page at https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/medals/medals-chart-index/general-service-medal-expedition-gsm-exp.html "To be eligible to be awarded the Medal, direct support must be performed under Exceptional circumstances and...
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    Changes to service medals announced

    Or perhaps even easier, just rename the GCS/GSM-SWA to "Afghanistan" and the GCS/GSM-EXP to "Iraq and Syria"?
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    Changes to service medals announced

    Did the existing GCS/GSM-SWA not cover the territory of the Op IMPACT AOR? Why award the "EXP" versions of medals when there already were medals in the system? Perhaps they felt the need to separate the recognition from the Afghanistan efforts? Originally the GCS-EXP was awarded to those...
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    Changes to service medals announced

    While I do think the GCS and GSM "team" of awards is great, it does seems like the Op IMPACT experience has created alot of unnecessary administivia and confusion. The Brits and Aussies award a single medal for all operations against ISIL in the region, irrespective of location (note: the...
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    CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident

    The latest CC-150 paint scheme honours the upcoming 75th anniversary of 437 Transport Squadron in 2019. It is a throwback to the red-and-white livery used from 1975 to 1997 on the Boeing CC-137. Galen Burrows Photo
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    RAF allowed to grow beards after 101 years

    FYI, RAF pers will be allowed to grow beards starting 01 Sept. "ROYAL HAIR FORCE RAF airmen allowed to grow beards for first time in Force’s 101-year history to ‘promote inclusivity’" https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9697766/raf-airmen-beards-for-first-time/
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    Nijmegen March Medal. Authorized for wear on CAF DEU , mess kit?

    I thought it was customary to wear the Nijmegen march medal under the lapel of the mess kit jacket? (Out of sight and easily shown if "challenged" by a former march member by flipping up the lapel) I've seen various unapproved medals (not authorized to be mounted in conjunction with Canadian...
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    Ops difference in elements

    INT O and INT OP are no longer “purple” trades  following the MESIP a few years back. Many folks were even forced to change DEU element in order to align with the element they serve with. Fir example, if you’re going to enroll as air int, expect to end up at a 1 CAD ISRD, a Wing INT section...
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    Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform

    3B version from the recent Comd RCN CoC.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Nope, Australian.
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    Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform

    Updated HQ page: https://www.canada.ca/fr/commandement-forces-operations-speciales/organisation/structure-organisationnelle.html
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    Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform

    "MGen Rouleau, Commander #CANSOFCOM, attends the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Special Tactics Training Centre in Jamaica funded by Global Affairs Canada’s Capacity-Building Programs. The Centre is a regional training centre bringing together other Caribbean partners to collectively provide...
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    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    Was anyone in attendance at the 11 Nov ceremony hosted by Br 90 RCL Fort Garry Winnipeg? There was an older gentleman wearing UK SAS berret, battle blouse (with SAS tabs), trousers and sporting two rows of swing mounted medals. The first row of medals were in the wrong order and consisted of...
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    "Re-Royalization", "Re-Britification" and the Heritage Transformation

    I believe female members have the option of wearing their lower left pocket insignia on the flap, such as commendations.
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    Moustache - this may seem silly, however...

    Wasn't there a mention at a recent NDCDC about the CA considering accommodation for Christian males to grow beards?
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    CAF Combat boots policy 2005-2018

    Tan berret.
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