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    Michiel
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    Impossible?

    Post by Michiel on Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:37 pm

    Hello all,
    I think I am going to ask something impossible: I am looking for an CWAC BD WW2.
    Regards,
    Michiel

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    Re: Impossible?

    Post by barriefield-brian on Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:34 pm










     This is the one I have, let me know if interested. No idea on size just one unreadable tag. It is very tiny, also comes with the skirt.  Cheers Brian

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    Re: Impossible?

    Post by ypres on Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:48 pm

    This is the CWAC service dress ... I'm not sure but I think he wants a CWAC Battle Dress

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    Re: Impossible?

    Post by barriefield-brian on Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:17 pm

    yes I know. I just noticed that after posting the pics.

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    Re: Impossible?

    Post by Michiel on Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:24 am

    Can you measure the uniform. Under armpit, flat on the table/floor. Arms, waist, skirt etc.

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    Re: Impossible?

    Post by Michiel on Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:33 pm

    Sorry, too small for my wife. Anyway thanks!

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    CWAC Uniform

    Post by edstorey on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:09 am

    Since your wife plans to wear the uniform, then perhaps having a reproduction badged appropriately is a wiser move then wearing a 70+ year-old garment. That way you can do any required alterations and you do not have to worry if anything happens to the uniform when she wears it. You also end up preserve what is now a collectable garment for future generations by not subjecting it to needless wear. After all, that is why several companies now make good reproductions.

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    Post by Michiel on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:31 am

    Thanks Ed, you are right. But the Canadian CWAC SD uniform is not reproduced. Maybe the later version, 1950+ could be an option.
    For the BD: trousers 1950 are suitable, we bought one and are adjusting it to WW2. Only bandage pocket on right trousers is missing. But mostly it was not on theCWAC bd.

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    Re: Impossible?

    Post by CampX on Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:13 am

    I had a CWAC BD last year, however it was a British made BD, but was correct.
    I saw it on a dealers table in the fall.

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    Re: Impossible?

    Post by Michiel on Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:30 am

    What I have read is that CWAC members were short of supply. So it is certanly possible, I awaiting a book about the CWAC. So soon I am able to tell you.

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    Re: Impossible?

    Post by Michiel on Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:27 am

    Uniform is in.

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    Re: Impossible?

    Post by Naaficook on Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:19 am

    A year a go I 've bought some Canadian BD's from a guy in Belgium. Those BD's came from old Belgium Red Cross stock and where used in the post war era.  When inspecting them I've found on one of them the very distinct "(W)" stamp. I't a "W" in a complete circle stamp (black ink) used to additional mark WOMENS clothing/equipment. (see photo's).

    The BD blouse is an ordinary MENS blouse is in a (very) used condition, it shows signs of removed insignia. The epaulettes have been removed by tailer, and the hole blouse has been "re-sown" in black thread on the hem, belt and the buttonholes to strengthen the well used fabric. At the base of the belt an additional button & buttonhole have been added. The collar is faced with a black strip of fabric.
    Inside are 2 series of (wartime?) service numbers (and some postwar names when in use by the Belgium Red Cross).

    Without any doubt this BD blouse has been used by an official canadian womens service (presumably the CWAC or Army Nursing Service).

    PS: the blouse is NOT for sale.











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    CWA Stamp

    Post by edstorey on Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:15 am

    The CWA stamp stands for Canadian War Assets, a government disposal department that by mid-SWW was responsible for disposing of large quantities of Canadian War materiel that were excess to Canadian needs. Your BD is very early manufacture and has seen a lot of wartime and post-WWII use which may account for the numerous modifications.

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    Re: Impossible?

    Post by Bill on Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:04 am

    The stamp is for War Assets, which was used to mark military goods as no longer military property.
    (opps, didn't see Ed's reply...)

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