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Old 14-02-16, 06:16 AM
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This cap badge is a puzzlement to me. if it is pre 1968 what type of cap was it worn on? an officer cap maybe??. and if post 1968, would it not be a try service badge?
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Old 14-02-16, 10:58 AM
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Perhaps it was worn on the uniform and not as a cap badge?
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Old 14-02-16, 04:02 PM
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Were they civilian firefighters?

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Old 14-02-16, 04:19 PM
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Ron,

The RCN Firefighters wore a black peaked cap similar to that worn by PO1's & CPO's. They also had shoulder flashes NAVAL FIRE SERVICE in red lettering (or something very similar as I recall) on their black battledress tunics.

Phil,

RCN Firefighters were civilians.

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Old 14-02-16, 04:50 PM
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There were also the RCAF Fire Service and the Army Fire Service. (These were attributed to UK, but they are Cdn.)
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There were also the RCAF Fire Service and the Army Fire Service. (These were attributed to UK, but they are Cdn.)
Bill, I thought the Army & RCAF had their own specific Firefighting branches,

ie: it was a trade in their serviices.

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Old 14-02-16, 09:56 PM
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For a time the RCASC handled the duties in the army. But, and I am not clear on this, at some time post war civilians were contracted for some if not all firefighting services.
I am not sure about the RCAF, excpet the approval for the shoulder titles were all considered at the same time. I would suspect that the situation was similar for the RCAF.
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I assume the DND fire service was posr unification. Still looking for the RCAF variation
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