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  1. Pusser

    BMQ / BMOQ - Medical, Dental, Mental health questions [Merged]

    Even if you do have up to date immunization records with you, they may stick you anyway.  No doubt boosters are required.  The funny part is when they tell you after receiving the vaccine, to "get plenty of rest and avoid exertion..." ;D
  2. Pusser

    Advice about my first posting. [Merged]

    The CAF will move your household furniture and effects (F&E).  That would be all the stuff you have in your house (subject to some restrictions on weight and hazardous materials).  No one will be examining your F&E to determine who actually owns it.  Having said that, below is the definition of...
  3. Pusser

    Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )

    No one is suggesting we practice getting concussions.  THAT is ridiculous.  However, what folks are saying is that proper training is crucial to avoiding concussions.  Remember that we play these games for fun. The thrill, the adrenaline rush, the challenge and the "danger" are all part of what...
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    Criminal Records Check - CRC (Merged)

    Remember that a recruiter's job is to get people into the CAF, not keep them out.  If there's a good chance of enrollment, they will continue the process (as they should).  Rely on them to provide you with the best advice and best course of action. As far as I know, your young offender record...
  5. Pusser

    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    You're absolutely right.  I guess the memory fades over the years.  S4B was with service dress trousers.  W5/6 looked similar, but with work dress trousers and occasionally the work dress jacket (or flight jacket for those so lucky).
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    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    The British Army actually had a garrison uniform as far back as at least the 18th Century.  It was made of a natural shade of wool (whitish) and was worn for daily work and could be cleaned.  The red coat was saved strictly for battle and parades and could not generally be cleaned because they...
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    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    Funny you should mention that.  In the early days of the switch from green to blue work dress at sea, it was suggested that officers be issued extra white shirts for use with work dress, precisely so they could be readily identified as leaders in tense situations. Of note, in the USN there was...
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    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    One of the reasons Nelson is reported to have been picked off by a French marine sharpshooter is because he stood out from the crowd in his admiral's uniform. I'm not saying we have to return to 1990 (yes, it was that recent), but there are some folks who take the operational mantra to an...
  9. Pusser

    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    2007 in a Canadian ship.  2015 in a British one.  It appears that yet another tradition has died.  :'( PS:  Do they not let you inside your ships?  It must get pretty miserable being on them all the time ;D
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    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    Don't be silly.  Mess dress is evening wear - only worn after 1800. Kidding aside, back in the day when all single officers* generally lived on board their ships, officers wore mess undress for dinner every evening, unless they were attending a formal event ashore immediately following dinner...
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    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    I don't necessarily disagree with what you're saying, but that is the way it was.  In many ways though, we've gone to the opposite extreme and there is room walk back the jackstay somewhat.  I will also point out that most of us had extra service dress (No. 3) that we only wore on board...
  12. Pusser

    What is your favourite dress code to cope with the current heatwave? 2nd Div

    I knew a USN officer who had an "aquaflage" (USN "blueberry" disruptive pattern) kilt.  He used to wear it to Burns dinners with his mess jacket.  Priceless!
  13. Pusser

    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    If any uniform is uncomfortable, then it doesn't fit properly.  That is easily fixed.  NCDs consists of shirt, trousers and optional jacket.  No.3 consists of shirt, trousers and optional jackets/sweater.  Really, what's the difference?  What's worse is the fact that personnel are wearing out...
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    Daily wear - Work Dress vs Operational dress [Split from Sleeves up]

    Umm, No. 3 IS service dress and was designed to be daily office wear.  People in climate controlled offices in Canada should always be in "service dress," which would be any of the various renditions of No. 3. CF Dress Instructions (A-DH-265-000/AG-001), Chapter 5, Annex C refers.
  15. Pusser

    Seeking an archival Dress Regs

    NDHQ Corporate Services may be able to help you.  Unfortunately, I don't have any specific contact information, but I think the right people might be somewhere in the Deputy VCDS Group.  They do keep archival copies of documents.  Note that the period you're asking for saw some significant...
  16. Pusser

    Posting Policy-Out of Canada (OUTCAN) [MERGED]

    As a general rule, most OUTCAN positions are for fairly senior and qualified personnel.  The positions are also generally filled by merit.  People apply and then the most suitable candidate is chosen.  I hate to burst your bubble, but the chances of someone newly enrolled getting an OUTCAN...
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    Rations, Meal Halls ect... Merged

    I'm with you on the nicotine, but only because smoking affects more than just the smoker and I see nothing beneficial in it - certainly nothing that outweighs the harm.  The same is not true with alcohol, caffeine or even fatty foods.  In moderation there is some benefit to those things and...
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    Nijmegen March Medal. Authorized for wear on CAF DEU , mess kit?

    Only mostly true.  It is possible under some circumstances to get a CPSM while not qualifying for another medal.  There was a naval deployment a number of years ago where that was the only medal folks received.
  19. Pusser

    Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )

    I agree that the CAF lacks a culture of fitness, but I don't agree with the solution I think you're implying.  There is nothing wrong with cheap bars, fatty foods and sugary drinks.  All things are fine in moderation, except smoking, that's just plain stupid.  Where we lack a culture of...
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    Nijmegen March Medal. Authorized for wear on CAF DEU , mess kit?

    Lots of people wear all sorts of things under their lapels and not only mess jacket lapels.  I knew a fighter pilot who used to wear his cadet wings under the lapels of all of his uniforms because they were the first wings he had earned. I don't think it's that grey an area at all.  Honours are...
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