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    Jonhno
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    Canadian WIndproof type Overtrousers

    Post by Jonhno on Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:06 pm

    I thought this was an interesting pair of trousers, do they have a proper designation?

    they have no actual side pockets, rather they access trousers underneath, two regular thigh pockets, brace buttons





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    Re: Canadian WIndproof type Overtrousers

    Post by ypres on Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:27 pm

    I believe these are the Canadian winter trousers that were tested during Exercise Eskimo. I don't believe they were ever worn in Europe.

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    Post by Jonhno on Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:52 pm

    thanks for the info, greatly appreciated, I was not aware of that Operation. Too bad I didn't find a jacket too, I assume there must be a pattern to go with these.
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    Post by cmpman on Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:36 am

    Had a look in my "Winter Warfare Research Program; Excercise Eskimo" books, and Ypres is right,they are specifically shown and commented on. The correct name is Parka Trousers.

    The set of books are invaluable to Canadian collectors. It covers all the kit used right from the comb to the tank.

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    Post by Jonhno on Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:41 am

    I shall have to look out for those books, thank you
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    Post by cmpman on Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:37 pm

    Here is a shot of one of the three volume set. Makes them easier to spot. I have always found mine from old base libraries when they were getting rid of books that nobody ever signed out.

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    Re: Canadian WIndproof type Overtrousers

    Post by Jonhno on Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:05 pm

    2 thumbs up
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    Post by Infanteer on Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:48 pm

    The "wind pants" we were issued in the 90's were virtually identical except they were made from a different material and had plastic buttons. Thanks for sharing the photo of that reference book cmpman, now I have another item to add to my wants list.
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    Post by jholl72 on Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:18 pm

    Hey cmpman,
    Could I ask a favour and get you to check your book for this jacket please? I've had it for years and could never ID it, but I see it has the same label as the above trousers.
    Just curious if it shows up.
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    Re: Canadian WIndproof type Overtrousers

    Post by cmpman on Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:02 pm

    Infanteer wrote:The "wind pants" we were issued in the 90's were virtually identical except they were made from a different material and had plastic buttons. Thanks for sharing the photo of that reference book cmpman, now I have another item to add to my wants list.

    You mean items. It is a 3 volume set. Currently, I have only two volumes....I have had a few of the full 3 volume sets in the past.

    Jeff: Sorry, the jacket is not in the book. It only covered kit that was on the exercise.
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    Re: Canadian WIndproof type Overtrousers

    Post by Tankermike on Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:27 am

    Do the pants have a rubber lined seat and knee pads
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    Re: Canadian WIndproof type Overtrousers

    Post by jholl72 on Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:44 am

    cmpman wrote:
    Infanteer wrote:The "wind pants" we were issued in the 90's were virtually identical except they were made from a different material and had plastic buttons. Thanks for sharing the photo of that reference book cmpman, now I have another item to add to my wants list.

    You mean items. It is a 3 volume set. Currently, I have only two volumes....I have had a few of the full 3 volume sets in the past.

    Jeff: Sorry, the jacket is not in the book. It only covered kit that was on the exercise.

    Thanks for checking, my mystery continues


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    Re: Canadian WIndproof type Overtrousers

    Post by Jonhno on Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:06 pm

    Tankermike wrote:Do the pants have a rubber lined seat and knee pads

    no they are just plain

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