Identity Discs in the Canadian Army

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    Identity Discs in the Canadian Army

    Post by servicepub on Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:59 pm

    See MilArticle here - http://servicepub.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/identity-discs-in-the-canadian-army/

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    Re: Identity Discs in the Canadian Army

    Post by pylon1357 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:22 pm

    thanks for this one Clive, I am looking forward to having the time to read this article. although I get any discs seem like a very simple things, I have come to learn that this is not the case


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    Re: Identity Discs in the Canadian Army

    Post by Infanteer on Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:23 pm

    The discs I was issued in 1990 are made from a very light and somewhat soft metal that would discolor from contact with the skin and sweat. I have always thought it was aluminum but I didn't see aluminum mentioned in the article. I don't think my disc is monel as monel is closer in appearance to stainless steel, or so I thought. While on tour in Croatia in 1992 we were issued two sets of stainless steel (monel?) discs that still had our social insurance numbers on them. I found it odd that the lettering was rather messy and crude looking compared to my aluminum(?) disc. A few years later we received another disc with the new service numbers.

    Regardless, I enjoyed the article and am looking forward to seeing some more. Keep up the great work Clive.

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    Re: Identity Discs in the Canadian Army

    Post by Tiflo 62 on Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:26 am

    Hi,

    A good article, very interesting.

    What are the size of the two discs during the WWII?

    Cheers!
    Florent

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    Re: Identity Discs in the Canadian Army

    Post by Tiflo 62 on Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:25 am

    Hello,
    Nobody have the dimensions of the wwii ID discs ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Flo'

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    Re: Identity Discs in the Canadian Army

    Post by Owl on Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:57 pm

    If anyone's interested, Soldier of Fortune is reproducing these:

    http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/printed-british-army-id-dog-tags-product,6104

    Just make sure you specify you want Canadian pattern ones, not British.

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    Re: Identity Discs in the Canadian Army

    Post by Tiflo 62 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:01 pm

    Hi,

    It can easily made at home, but I need the measurements.

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    Re: Identity Discs in the Canadian Army

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:11 pm

    The circle disc is simple enough... it is 1 3/8" in diameter but it's the octagon disc that is a bit more complicated to describe. It measures 1 5/16" side to side, 1 1/2" top to bottom. The top, bottom and sides measure roughly 5/8" while the remaining four corners are about 1/2". Of course the corners are rounded so there is slight variation in the measurements. The hole for the cord is 3/16". I hope this makes sense and if not I can try to make a photo and add the measurements.

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    Re: Identity Discs in the Canadian Army

    Post by Tiflo 62 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:15 pm

    Thanks a lot ! :)

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