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Old 30-08-20, 04:21 PM
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Default Canadian Airborne Regiment

Hi

There are pics of their gear all over the place so I thought I'd start a "Master title" thread on the subj.

Please find a few examples for your enjoyment and or reference.

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Old 30-08-20, 05:13 PM
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Hi

A few more pics of CAR badges I've had over the years.

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Old 30-08-20, 11:40 PM
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Thanks for your posts Darrell. I didn't realise that there are so many variations of the CAR cap badge. Looking forward to future contributions! Cheers,

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Is the screw posts an officers or for the parade belt

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Old 31-08-20, 06:17 PM
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Hi

Not a problem, Walt. Just don't expect me to make frequent posts. My idea was as much for others to post than just me.

Mike, I believe the Forum's determination was that it was for a belt. In my day, CAR Officer wore a bullion but there is evidence here on the Forum showing them wearing a metal badge in the early days. Not sure if that was reversed colours from the ones shown above or not.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=51676

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The screw post badge is a buckle badge. The CAR officers' badges are bullion embroidered on maroon material.
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Default BGen Christie's Para Smock

Thought I'd add this. CAR under the command of the newly created SSF.
BGen Christie was the first Force Commander to the newly formed SSF in April 1977. This smock is a first issue smock, dated 1975. One of the original smocks initiated by the Canadian Airborne Regiment in 1974 as a private purchase that DND accepted responsibility for in 1975. Note the Nylon Zipper.
His Jump Wing is also a first pattern with no border. A rare smock on a number of levels.
Also attached a pic of BGen Christie while commanding the SSF which included the CAR at that time. This was taken in 1978 after a jump w E Battery 2 RCHA.
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