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Red sashes are authorized wear for CF sergeants in some orders of dress.

Thanks for the info,

if I may bother you with another question...

CF Sergeant???

kind regards

:beer:

Jacky

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Thanks for the info,

if I may bother you with another question...

CF Sergeant???

kind regards

:beer:

Jacky

Sorry Jacky ! :( My bad.

"CF" is short for "Canadian Forces", used because about three decades ago the then government decided to amalgamate the Army, Navy and Air Force for reasons of economy, though they never admitted that. Everyone got nice new uniforms in "CF green" - like what you'd call "Lincoln green", I think. Then, over 30 years, the three began to drift apart again. Quel surprise! The air side guys wear blue again, the Navy white in the summer and so on. I think the current regime has even muttered about "restoring" the separation but the official designation of our men and women in uniform is still "Canadian Forces".

More than you needed to know! :P

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Which error would that be Ed?

1776 (among others)

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Edited by Ed_Haynes

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Ah thanks Ed :beer:

In relations to the Red Sash:

By the 1800s, the rank of non-commissioned soldiers was displayed in several ways; sergeants in infantry regiments wore a red sash to distinguish themselves, and corporals wore a braided knot on the back of the shoulder. It has just carried on over the years.

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Does the book include a list of awardees for different honors? If so does it include Major R. Thomas a Canadian Armor officer who earned a Meritorious Service Cross for service as the senior UN observer in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina? Kevin

Hi Kevin: Major Thomas' MSC citation can be found here:

http://www.gg.ca/honours/search-recherche/...msd&id=3662

In fact, all recipients (both military and civilian) of Canadian Orders and Decorations can be searched from this page. Most listings include the citation.

http://www.gg.ca/honours/search-recherche/index_e.asp

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Hi Kevin: Major Thomas' MSC citation can be found here:

http://www.gg.ca/honours/search-recherche/...msd&id=3662

In fact, all recipients (both military and civilian) of Canadian Orders and Decorations can be searched from this page. Most listings include the citation.

http://www.gg.ca/honours/search-recherche/index_e.asp

Thanks much Geoff, I would have never found it. Roy said that years after his UN service as a senior observer he was called to testify at the International Tribunal in the Hague and testified in the trial of Major-General Stanislav Galic who commanded Serb troops around Sarajevo in 1992. Kevin

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