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    Darrell
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    Post by Darrell on Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:27 pm

    Hi All

    Picked these up in Nova Scotia this passed wknd.

    The shirt:





    Shirt stamp is inside right and says

    MILLER & GABBE LTD
    JACKETS, COTTON DRILL, O.D. 7
    SEPT. 1957
    22N/31/7242

    and the stamp is 669 over the arrow over an S and an I (I think).

    The Pants





    and that stamp is inside left on the front pocket material and says

    FEDERAL PANTS INC.
    Trousers, Cotton, Drill, O.D. 7
    JULY 1964
    8405-21-800-3216
    Size 7036-N-13

    Funny to see an NSN and size (at least the first 4 digits) the same as today.

    regards
    Darrell

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    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:36 pm

    Nice! tank


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    Post by Darrell on Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:48 am

    Hi Dale

    Thanks. The pants are in extremely good condition and the shirt is intact, a bit more used and has a few stains. No personal naming present.

    Not being a uniform guy, I was wondering if these were of any sort of identifiable pattern. Apparently issued to an RCAF NCO who manned microwave relay stations in France in the late 50's and 60's.

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    Post by Infanteer on Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:59 am

    Standard army issue bush dress used from 1949 into the 60's. Interesting that it was issued to the air force.

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    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:59 am

    A few pics...


    Canadian soldiers on their way to the Congo, August 1960. Library and Archives Canada


    Kato Pyrgos, Cyprus, 15 April 1964


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    Post by Darrell on Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:27 pm

    Hi Steve and Dale

    Thanks for your input.

    Yes, I too thought it odd to see the RCAF issued with it but reconcilled in that they were deployed in 2 1/2 trucks with portable antennas to hilltops in the woods and lived under canvas the whole time for weeks on end. I imagine the Blue BD wasn't as practical.

    I'm returning next week for some "badges" that may go with them.

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    Darrell

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