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Quick question about Tamoshanters and wearing them for Nov 11. I was in the CF Reserves (Calgary Highlanders) 24 years ago. And only have my Tamoshanter left from those days. Is it okay to wear it for Remembrance Day? And then the other question is. You cant put the Cap badge on a Beret, It would look odd. I am lost when it comes to this stuff. But really want to show my pride for those days. Thanks for the advice in advance.
A late reply but... It would be totally appropriate for a former serving member of the Regiment to wear their old headdress for Remembrance day, although the glengarry would be preferable to the TOS/ balmoral. In fact the unofficial order of dress for former members is; glengarry, blue blazer with regimental crest on the breast, regimental tie and grey slacks. Former members are often referred to as "old guard" and are invited to march with the regiment during the final portion of our annual freedom of the city parade every April. If you are not a member of our regimental association I would encourage you to join so you get a heads up on events.
What is not appropriate; is wearing your old uniform complete. Just last week the DCO (while going about his business in civilian attire downtown) encountered a gentleman, who subsequently claimed former service, wearing a TOS with our cap-badge and a more or less full set of OD combats + black jungle boots. This encounter was rather unfortunate for the individual... a very amusing photo was taken on someone's phone. ;D