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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #125 on: May 06, 2008, 15:51:54 »
To start, I am a naval officer,  8) so pardon the ignorance of this question:

Apparently, the Naval Reserve is sending people to support CG.  I am sending a sailor there effective 2 Jun, to position: 089994R008

The amplification WRT employment states "rank and file"

Can someone tell me if "rank and file" refers to a specific type of employment within the Guard?  I am assuming my sailor(s) would be working in support roles as opposed to parading as members of the Guard.  I direct my questions here only because there is no POC listed on the message, simply my Unit and "GUARD OTTAWA" as action addressees. Any info any of you might have would be very much appreciated so I can give my people some sort of heads-up as to what to expect.

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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #126 on: May 06, 2008, 15:54:45 »

Can someone tell me if "rank and file" refers to a specific type of employment within the Guard?  I am assuming my sailor(s) would be working in support roles as opposed to parading as members of the Guard.  I direct my questions here only because there is no POC listed on the message, simply my Unit and "GUARD OTTAWA" as action addressees. Any info any of you might have would be very much appreciated so I can give my people some sort of heads-up as to what to expect.


Rank and file is the Guard. Pers given a rank and file tasking will be parading as Guardsmen on Parliament Hill and performing sentry duty at Rideau Hall and the National War Memorial.

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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #127 on: May 06, 2008, 15:56:31 »
HighlandIslander,

Rgr Out.  Thanks for that.

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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #128 on: May 06, 2008, 19:07:35 »
The MCDVs are full enough that they're sending pers to the CG now?  ;D

I kid, I kid.  But, I do have a mental image of what the tourists will think:  *scarlet, scarlet, black, scarlet....hey, wait a minute!*
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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #129 on: May 07, 2008, 15:08:22 »
lol.  Not quite as everyone parading will be in scarlets except at the Cenotaph where element dress will be worn.
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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #130 on: May 07, 2008, 15:10:43 »
lol.  Not quite as everyone parading will be in scarlets except at the Cenotaph where element dress will be worn.

This is new. So will everyone wear GGFG/CGG pattern DEUs, or their own unit dress?

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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #131 on: May 07, 2008, 15:17:19 »
As of last, only the Navy and airforce will be in DEU's for the cenotaph, army in scarlets.  I guess they want a tri-force feel for the war memorial.
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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #132 on: May 07, 2008, 15:19:57 »
Any other big changes for the war memorial (i.e. changing it from a "guard" task like at Rideau Hall to a vigil like at remembrance day)?

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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #133 on: May 07, 2008, 15:22:04 »
Heh... dollars to doughnuts, they'll all end up wearing scarlets in the end.

It's just "neater" that way 8)
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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #134 on: May 08, 2008, 08:01:26 »
Well, things do change there at the speed of business.
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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #135 on: June 10, 2008, 23:52:20 »
Heh... dollars to doughnuts, they'll all end up wearing scarlets in the end.

It's just "neater" that way 8)

Word on the street........

they will have something identifying them as their respective element....

something small on the scarlets i belive....

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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #136 on: June 11, 2008, 12:49:35 »
Something small on the scarlets?
Prolly their cap badge..... inside the bearskin
(at least that's what the concession was for reservists who participated on the "garde en rouge" at La Citadelle)
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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #137 on: June 11, 2008, 17:07:11 »
I'm not actually there, but RUMINT was that there would be a discreet addition to the scarlet tunics, like an anchor for navy pers, similar to our velcro name tags.

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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #138 on: June 11, 2008, 17:51:55 »
Can't be more discreet than an anchor pinned to the inside of the bearskin
... or Anchor buttons on the epaulettes... where no one will see em
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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #139 on: July 07, 2008, 07:10:35 »
They are wearing their environmental dress at the Cenotaph, scarlets everywhere else.  The identifier badges are on the left sleeve.  The Navy have basically their hat badge sown on and the air force have something I've never seen.  The albatross with air force written around it in sky blue.
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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #140 on: July 07, 2008, 16:33:09 »
They are wearing their environmental dress at the Cenotaph, scarlets everywhere else.  The identifier badges are on the left sleeve.  The Navy have basically their hat badge sown on and the air force have something I've never seen.  The albatross with air force written around it in sky blue.

Interesting.  Anyone have pics of said identifiers?
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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #141 on: March 06, 2009, 10:13:50 »
I'm tasked for this, this summer, i'm wondering if anyone could give me some recent information on this?

Like the work / off schedual, i've read all topics pertaining to this tasking and im wondering if anyone knows?
how it will be this year? will it be the same as last years? or has something big changed beetween now and last year?  what was the work/off schedual for last year? How often do you get afternoons off? Are the rooms in carleton singels or doubles that we stay in? Thank's alot.

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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #142 on: March 06, 2009, 10:25:17 »
I'm tasked for this, this summer, i'm wondering if anyone could give me some recent information on this?

Like the work / off schedual, i've read all topics pertaining to this tasking and im wondering if anyone knows?
how it will be this year? will it be the same as last years? or has something big changed beetween now and last year?  what was the work/off schedual for last year? How often do you get afternoons off? Are the rooms in carleton singels or doubles that we stay in? Thank's alot.

Having read the other posts will give you a pretty good idea - it really depends on the numbers that arrive once we all hit the ground.  Generally, there isn't a ton of time off - that said its still a good tasking.

The rooms in Carleton are by-and-large doubles, although a sparse number of singles exist and are divvied out.  I hope to return there for my EWAT this summer, but we'll see!

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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #143 on: May 20, 2017, 18:30:38 »
Hey all,

I know there are many topics posted in the past with info pertaining to CG duties, however I couldn't find anything related to the following. In my joining instructions, I received a massive kit list for the operation, including ridiculous items such as FFO/all field kit, inner AND outer sleeping bags, winter wool socks, ICE combat jacket etc. - I think you get the point. The beginning of the kit list includes the message "ALL RANKS TASKED TO CG, WILL BRING THE ITEMS BELOW. Field Kit, Travel Order, and Service Dress (complete). These are operational requirements." I do find it impossible to recognize how items that will lead to death from heat exhaustion could possibly be required. Additionally, this is obviously not a field tasking, so what makes all this kit necessary? Does anyone have any information on how important it really is to bring all items on this kit list?

Many thanks.

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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #144 on: May 20, 2017, 19:14:33 »
if they are telling you to bring the items then bring them. 

There may be a reason for it.  I can't say why you need all the fireld kit but I assume if anything goes south you'll be ready.  There may also be some field training in the cards. Who knows. CG changes every year.  As for kit causing heat exhaustion, trust me when I say your ceremonial uniform will do more than any field kit you bring.

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Re: Ceremonial Guard (CG) Mega Thread [MERGED]
« Reply #145 on: May 27, 2017, 02:56:58 »
You are not in ceremonial gear all the time. You are on a Cl B or C contract and can be taken off the detail and used in an emergency. And because you have no idea where or what the emergency is, you need to be prepared for whatever.

If you need to fly, West Jet won't charge you for overweight baggage.

Besides, you need all that gear because it's an army billet and you need to carry all that gear while marching up and down the parade square while on defaulter parade.  [:'(

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