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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #350 on: November 03, 2016, 17:56:13 »
I've heard from a reliable source that the CAF will be returning to Black Mk 4 leather combat boots except they'll come with vVbram soles and speed laces. And of course will be the only authorized boots to wear   ;D
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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #351 on: November 03, 2016, 19:47:56 »
I've heard from a reliable source that the CAF will be returning to Black Mk 4 leather combat boots except they'll come with vVbram soles and speed laces. And of course will be the only authorized boots to wear   ;D
This would be a good thing.  Except for the only authorized boots part;)


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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #352 on: November 03, 2016, 19:58:25 »
I've heard from a reliable source that the CAF will be returning to Black Mk 4 leather combat boots except they'll come with vVbram soles and speed laces. And of course will be the only authorized boots to wear   ;D

Then they would no longer be Mk 4's.......Mk 5's anyone?
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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #353 on: November 03, 2016, 20:31:14 »
Same...14 years and have always been told to avoid a shine. High gloss shine on combat boots is right out of er.
Ive been on parade with some who spit shone the old mk3s and they stuck out...the Sgt Maj came right aboard them.

I've always been told, and now tell that black and clean is fine. Unless they have tan boots...which is a whole other story.

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God I'm getting old. I remember having to have my MKIII combat boots highly shone (brush shine only) and my combats creased. It was a pain in the *** but on the other hand,  one didn't get these people with chewed up boots and wrinkly combat. Part me wants to go back to proper walking out dress that sets a high standard of dress and deportment. Not a huge part, mind you, but part of me

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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #354 on: March 11, 2017, 08:29:23 »
Does anyone know the back-story with this choice of boots?

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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #355 on: March 11, 2017, 09:01:07 »
I'd bet there is a maroon beret on the head that is cut off the picture;  most jump/airborne units were the bloused combat boots in CFs/DEUs.  If its a tan beret, well I guess the jump qual'd folks in CSOR in Army DEU/jump positions are allowed to wear the bloused combat boot in DEU.

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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #356 on: March 11, 2017, 09:05:03 »
I'd bet there is a maroon beret on the head that is cut off the picture;  most jump/airborne units were the bloused combat boots in CFs/DEUs.

Tan berret.

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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #357 on: March 11, 2017, 09:10:35 »
There's nothing (I could find with a search) in 265 about this, so a guess is its in a C Army, Base or Unit dress instruction as to the who/when is authorized this variation of DEU.  Can't remember if the RCD Jump Troop was auth this...but normal for jumpers AFAIK.
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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #358 on: March 11, 2017, 09:20:16 »
As Eliminator pointed out the person is from CANSOFCOM, hence the no face in the picture. They now blouse their DEUs into a type of jump point.
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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #359 on: March 11, 2017, 09:25:13 »
Rgr that...figured it one maroon or tan.  Should have guessed tan beret with the badges and GCS-Exp on his DEU. 

Nothing new for jumpers to wear combat boots with pants bloused in CFs/DEUs.  Obviously an older picture with the guys in tans, from the CAR FB page.
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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #360 on: March 11, 2017, 13:35:35 »
Rgr that...figured it one maroon or tan.  Should have guessed tan beret with the badges and GCS-Exp on his DEU. 

Nothing new for jumpers to wear combat boots with pants bloused in CFs/DEUs.  Obviously an older picture with the guys in tans, from the CAR FB page.

Just a small correction.  The SSF did not wear Cbt Boots with their CFs/DEU's, but the SSF Boots; which were similar to the issue ankle boots, but were 8" to 10" instead of 6" sides.  They bloused their Cbt Boots when wearing Work Dress or Cbts; and later the Garrison Boot was worn with Garrison Dress.
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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #361 on: March 11, 2017, 13:44:19 »
Ahh...so that's what the guys in the tans have on.  Seen.
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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #362 on: March 11, 2017, 15:00:25 »
Rgr that...figured it one maroon or tan.  Should have guessed tan beret with the badges and GCS-Exp on his DEU. 

Nothing new for jumpers to wear combat boots with pants bloused in CFs/DEUs.  Obviously an older picture with the guys in tans, from the CAR FB page.

Most likely taken on 17 June 1994.  That was the date of the presentation of the Medal of Bravery (MB) to five members of the CAR for actions performed by them in Somalia. 

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Corporal BRENT CHRISTOPHER ASHTON, M.B.,
Corporal ROBERT WELLINGTON FARQUHAR, M.B.,
Corporal DINO LEON SIMONE, M.B.,
M/Cpl PAUL DEAN SPRENGER, M.B.

Medal of Bravery, Date of Presentation: June 17, 1994

While off duty in Mogadishu, Somalia, on June 2, 1993, Cpl. Sprenger, then Ptes. Ashton, Farquhar and Simone, swam to the aid of a woman who was being attacked by a shark. Hearing screams from swimmers 500 metres from shore, Ptes. Ashton and Farquhar, followed by Pte. Simone and Cpl. Sprenger bringing an inner tube, swam out to the woman, whose leg had been torn off by a shark. Despite the danger of the blood-filled waters and the rolling surf, Pte. Farquhar attempted artificial respiration while the others managed to place the victim on the inner tube. Pte. Ashton removed his shirt, which Pte. Farquhar used as a tourniquet around the severed limb. The four soldiers brought the woman back to shore, continuing artificial respiration until a helicopter arrived. Unfortunately, their efforts to save the woman were not successful.

Corporal JOSEPH JACQUES MARIO CHARETTE, M.B., Petawawa, Ontario

Medal of Bravery, Date of Presentation: June 17, 1994

A medical assistant with the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Somalia, Cpl. Charette defused a violent demonstration of armed townspeople at the entrance to the Belet-Wen Hospital on February 17, 1993. Cpl. Charette was working alone when a crowd advanced towards the gates of the hospital. Shots were fired and a grenade exploded while Cpl. Charette called for back-up. Despite the growing chaos, Cpl. Charette continued to transmit situation reports while he screened and disarmed the demonstrators. His efforts prevented further destruction of the hospital and the possible deaths of many people.

 
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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non-issued vs. non-standard boots
« Reply #363 on: March 11, 2017, 15:26:02 »
Most likely taken on 17 June 1994.  That was the date of the presentation of the Medal of Bravery (MB) to five members of the CAR for actions performed by them in Somalia.

Oddly enough, I don't remember that ever being in the news around that time.  Anything that had CAR in it was negative press.  Tks for the link!
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Re: BOOT REGULATIONS: issued vs. non
« Reply #364 on: March 11, 2017, 17:19:40 »
I do recall the announcement of these awards (perhaps in a CANFORGEN or by other internal media), but perhaps because one of the incidents involved a Med A, it probably stuck in my mind.  At the time of the actual presentation I had just repatted from Germany so when any coverage of the events occurred, it would have been like most news we got in Lahr, with a heavy military slant.  Remember, the time was essentially pre-internet.  Yeah, it existed but not that many people were on-line.  If you wanted porn, you actually had to rent videos.  And most people got their news by reading a paper or from the TV/radio.

The presentation would not have been a military affair, as can be noted by the other recipients of bravery decorations on that day.
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