Ascots of the Canadian Military

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Ascots of the Canadian Military

Post  Sean on Thu 04 Mar 2010, 3:23 pm

I have been trying to gather information on the ascots worn by Canadian units from the 1950s.
I have been less than successful even though I've approached the excellent canadiansoldiers.com website. One particular bloke was pretty rude as a matter of fact.
Can anyone help with any information they have?

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This one is from the Royal Westminster Regiment

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Re: Ascots of the Canadian Military

Post  wfrad on Fri 05 Mar 2010, 11:23 am

Hi Sean,
Short answer, not a lot but here's something from the Canadian site:

http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/canadian-armed-forces/uniforms.html
For everyday work wear, in environments or occasions where the CF greens would not be appropriate, personnel were issued the Work Dress uniform. This consisted of rifle-green work trousers; a zippered rifle-green work jacket; a "lagoon green" work shirt; and beret. The jacket collar was worn open; the shirt was either worn with a tie, or with the collar open and over the jacket collar. For a brief period in the 1980s, ascots or "dickies" in regimental or branch colours were worn inside the open shirt collar. This uniform, derisively referred to as a "bus driver's uniform", was generally unpopular.

I know that saying they were in branch colours don't help a lot! it's like saying british stable belts were in regimental colours.

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WF

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Re: Ascots of the Canadian Military

Post  servicepub on Fri 06 May 2011, 9:31 am

Ascots (or cravats as we called them in my old Regiment) tended to follow the the pattern set by either (or both) the regimental tie and cummerbund. Some cummerbaunds are shown in DRs.

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Re: Ascots of the Canadian Military

Post  Sean on Sat 07 May 2011, 6:00 am

Thank you, I thought they may have followed the tie but wasn't sure.
Not all units used the ascot/cravat did they?

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