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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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    Canadian Forces Officer guilty of wearing unearned medals.

    It will be interesting to see how this one turns out: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadian-military-officer-accused-of-wearing-fake-medals/article19703235/ Canadian military official faces charges of wearing unearned medals
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    Insignia question: maple leaf over nametag?

    Just came across this photo. Does anyone know the significance of the "maple leaf" looking badge over the nametag?
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    09 May 2014 - Parade to mark the end of Canadian Ops in Afghanistan

    The wrap up of Op Attention this month brings the end of Canada's military mission in Afghanistan.  Is there any indication that there will be a mission conclusion parade in Ottawa, similar to the Op Mobile "Mission Recognition and Commemoration Parade"?
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    Name that badge? (CSOR related?)

    Noticed this MWO wearing an interesting badge on his left pocket, below his commendations. Does anyone know what it is? Possibly some sort of qualification badge related to CSOR?
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    CinC Unit Citation Award pin placement change?

    So, this is random. Today I saw an Army Lt Col wearing a CinC Unit Commendation pin on the right pocket flap of his tunic. (The pin was actually positioned on the inwards side of the right flap with the War of 1812 Commemorative pin on the opposite side of the same pocket flap.) Has there been...
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    Does medical RTU = training failure?

    Just found out that my EPZ date to the next rank is alot different from what I though it should be. Basically, I got medical RTU'd awhile back and then re-did the course the following year. Now, my career manager is telling me that my medical RTU was a training failure and "reset" my EPZ clock...
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    Brit soldiers denied special Afghan medal

    Interesting article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/14/nmedal114.xml Troops denied special Afghan medal By Stephen Adams, Martin Beckford and Duncan Gardham Last Updated: 4:03am BST 20/08/2007 Have your say      Read comments The Ministry of Defence was...
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    CAP: What NOT to bring

    I'm going on CAP in a few weeks and I'm starting to sort of all my kit and make sure I have everything thats on the kit list. Are there any things that are totally useless? I'm taking all my kit with me on the plane so I'd like to leave as much non essential kit as possible at home...
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    Looking for a diver badge

    I'm trying to find the half sized and lapel sized metal "ship's diver badge". (same badge as my avatar) Cant seem to find them. Any help would be nice.
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    Who in the army does/does not wear the LFC Badge

    Just switched to army and trying to make sure I have all the uniform "bling" before I go on course. Do army int officers wear the Land Forces Command badge? I'm still on an airforce base and the supply people are clueless.
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    Will CSOR have a set of regimental colours

    Just a random question: Will CSOR have a set of regimental/queen's colours? THANX
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    CAP Confusion

    Back in the Army after a 6 year stint with the airforce and I have to do CAP. Just got the message today and it says I'm loaded for "CAP MOD 2"  01 Oct - 12 Oct. It also says that I must report to the Inf school NLT 09 Sep "to complete a week long battle school to cover off missed training in...
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    Air Nav "Practice" exam

    I'm changing trades and Air Nav is one of the options. I wrote the Air Nav exams about 5-6 years ago, but failed. So, I'm going to write it again soon. I remember a while ago hearing about a "practice" air nav exam that the PSOs have. Has anyone ever heard of this? The PSO at my base has never...
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    ABSENCE OF PHOBIAS.....

    As per the CANFORGEN: F. FOR CAT 1 PERS - APPLICANTS MUST NOT HAVE PHOBIAS TO HEIGHTS, WATER OR CONFINED SPACES. APPLICANTS MUST BE BASIC PARA QUALIFIED OR VOL FOR BASIC PARA TRAINING IF NOT QUALIFIED. PERS MUST BE PREP TO CONDUCT INSERT/EXTRACT TRAINING WHICH WILL REQUIRE AN ABSENCE OF PHOBIAS...
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    Different types of metal jump wings.....

    Here's a question for someone who really knows their stuff.... I collect CDN military badges and am wondering if I have al the variations of the metal candian jump wings? Here's what I have: -Full-Sized w Red Leaf (three clutches) -Full-Sized w White Leaf (three clutches) -Half Sized w Red...
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    Pathfinding for Clearance Divers???

    I recently returned from a Diver Requal Course at FDU(A) and after the CO gave us our send-off, the unit chief stayed and spoke to us about clearance diving. Pretty much he was saying that we need more clearance divers than ever and they're abit short on numbers. I think only 7 are doing the...
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    CABA Diver Requal Course Info

    I'm loaded on CABA diver requal course for later this month and am wondering a few things: What kind of dive ops is it? It appears that this course will have a mix of Ship's Divers and Combat Divers, so I cant see us doing all the ship ops like LMDE and Necklace Searches? What should I expect...
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    Garrison Dress Badges

    I'm trying to put together a set of the old garrison dress "wings" badges for a display. I've found many of them but an still missing quite a few. If anyone out there could help me complete this collection, it would be greatly appreciated. Check out the pic. Here's what I need: -Airborne...
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    Wanted: Jubilee Medal..will pay $$$$

    I'm still looking for a 2002 Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal Original. It's the last Canadian commemorative medal I need for my collection. I'll pay upwards to $250-$300 for a mint original. elim
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