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Da_man

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im starting my training at the Royal Montreal Regiment (res) on april 6th. I dont have my uniform yet, but when i get it, do i put it on to travel there? I mean if i take the subway and all, can i wear my uniform?
 

alexk

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yea when going to and from the armouries you are allowed to wear your uniform just not when your doing somthing non military
 

AlphaCharlie

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da_man, they‘ll give you a nice long lecture on where and when to wear your uniform. :D
 
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mattoigta

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While in transport, make sure you are wearing it PROPERLY. I‘ve seen way too many troops doing their basic on public busses and trains around here looking like bags of **** with no headress, undone buttons, unlaced boots, etc
 

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hey Scarlino. when ya see them make sure to give them a freindly reminder to correct themselves.. from one soldier to another. ive found in alot of cases where ive run into em on the civy streets, they sometimes just dont know any better.

cheers
 

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Just remember, when you are in uniform, you represent not only your unit, but all Canadian Forces soldiers, and so your conduct should be appropriate at all times, even whilst on public transit, etc.

Always wear your headdress in public, unless you are eating a meal or enjoying a bevvy in an appropriate establishment.

I may be mistaken, but I believe you even have to wear headdress while in a personal motor vehicle on a CF base.

Always make sure your dress & deportment is up to parade standard when in public. If you look like a bag of hammers, people will think the army is nothing but bags of hammers.
 

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My suggestion if you are in the public say on the train or busses, etc, and especially when you are alone, it might be best to travel in civvies with your uniform, etc in a kitbag or better yet keep a uniform at the unit in a locked locker.

There is too many arseholes out there, and many do not have the same view as you would expect.

Here in Australia onwe is not allowed to be in the public unless there is two or more, all due to the threat against us, and alarge population of ethnics in certain areas, where defence people and even their cars have been targeted.

Its for our safety.

Sad, but true in todays society ther are many people out there who are true army haters/haters of the west, righ here in our own countries.

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Wes
 

chrisf

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Originally posted by portcullisguy:
[qb]I may be mistaken, but I believe you even have to wear headdress while in a personal motor vehicle on a CF base.
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Oh dear... I always try to be very concious of the fact that I‘m representing the forces wherever I go (I don‘t think it would be unfair to say I‘m a walking recruiting poster somtimes) but no one every mentioned this to me regarding headress... I usually remove mine after boarding public transit... are there any standing orders regarding this?
 

alan_li_13

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Well said Wes. Us cadets were told not to travel in our combat uniforms while on public transit. My Lt. once told me of an incident where a small group of cadets were beat up by Serbian teens because they taught they were part of the Army. Sad but true.
 

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The uniform sometimes attracts special kind of people too. Just a week or so ago I was going home on the metro and some guy started telling me he was a "special" commando trained to kill 20 ppl with 1 bullet and trained to dodge bullets and he was also kind enough to demonstrate how to dodge them. I couldn‘t keep a straight face for the life of me. Thank god I was with another soldier who could. Mostly when I travel in public in uniform no one really bothers me. Then there‘s lots of kids saluting you when you pass them which makes it a little uncomfortable because you don‘t know what to do.
 

Spr.Earl

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Originally posted by Just a Sig Op:
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Originally posted by portcullisguy:
[qb]I may be mistaken, but I believe you even have to wear headdress while in a personal motor vehicle on a CF base.
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Oh dear... I always try to be very conscious of the fact that I‘m representing the forces wherever I go (I don‘t think it would be unfair to say I‘m a walking recruiting poster sometimes) but no one every mentioned this to me regarding headress... I usually remove mine after boarding public transit... are there any standing orders regarding this? [/qb]
When entering a Base,going through the gate,yes you will wear your head dress and while driving on base you will keep your head dress on!
Also while in uniform you will keep your head dress on even on the bus,you are in Uniform!!
The only time you take your head dress off is indoors and I don‘t mean the Mall!!

I can‘t believe this!!
Has nobody taught you people the correct dress and deportment when wearing a Uniform? :mad:
 

chrisf

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Crap. I‘m rather glad that was pointed out to me. Thank you.
 

Spr.Earl

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Originally posted by Just a Sig Op:
[qb] Crap. I‘m rather glad that was pointed out to me. Thank you. [/qb]
No sweat Jimmy,that‘s what us Old Fart‘s are for,is to teach and pass on what we know. ;)
 

George Wallace

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Originally posted by Spr.Earl:
I can‘t believe this!!
Has nobody taught you people the correct dress and deportment when wearing a Uniform? :mad:
Right!...You lot....Two of you escort Spr Earl....Double March.....Spr Earl remove your head dress....Left..Right..Left..Right Turn, Left Turn, Escort and Prisoner Halt....What Say the Guilty B..... :D
 
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homerjsimpson

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LOL Wear the **** uniform! be proud of it! if your scared yer gunna get beat up....dont join the Army. I mean hey u could get killed in the army! If you dont know what to do when a little kid salutes u DONT join the army!, maybe just salute him back???? duh! Im not gunna begin with the "Double march" bit......

In closing , its ALL common dog**** stuff......once you have been instructed on the CFAO‘s & QR&O‘s.........
 

Spr.Earl

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Originally posted by George Wallace:
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Originally posted by Spr.Earl:
I can‘t believe this!!
Has nobody taught you people the correct dress and deportment when wearing a Uniform? :mad:
Right!...You lot....Two of you escort Spr Earl....Double March.....Spr Earl remove your head dress....Left..Right..Left..Right Turn, Left Turn, Escort and Prisoner Halt....What Say the Guilty B..... :D [/qb]
On your bike. :D
 

The_Falcon

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Actually when on public transit, you do not have wear your headdress. I have seen it in a CANFORGEN or CFAO. When I find it I will post it.
 

Art Johnson

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You forgot the Web Belt. In my day it was "Escort and Accused" Being an escort is not always a nice job. I recall an incident when I ws down at "B" Echalon and the CSM nailed me for Escort duties. We took the first accused in and heared his story, it was all I could do to stop from laughing. Even the Company Commander was having a problem keeping a straight face. His cohort gave an entirely different story. I knew the two people involved and I was thinking, Oh God couldn‘t you guys get you story straight. I‘m busting a gut thinking about this incident that happened 54 years ago.
 

The_Falcon

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The QR&O Volume 1 Chapter 17 deals with uniforms and appearance. It is not very specific on when and were you have to wear head dress I will continue searching.

http://www.forces.gc.ca/admfincs/subjects/qr_o/vol1/tofc17_e.asp
 

The_Falcon

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Ok I am really bored, can‘t find the specific order (probably cause it is CANFORGEN and you can‘t get them through the internet) but I found this power point BMQ lesson from 38 brigade about proper uniform wearing, and it says you can remove your headress while on public transport.

armyapp.forces.gc.ca/38cbg_arsd/CD/bmq/MLP/po101/101-06(CFDressRegulationsandAppearance).ppt
 
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