Canadian military breaks with tradition, changes dress codes

An item from the Legion Magazine.

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Canadian military breaks with tradition, changes dress codes


Anxious to attract increasingly reticent recruits and bring dated policies more in line with evolving societal norms, the Canadian Armed Forces have announced new dress codes, with an emphasis on being gender-neutral.

That means traditional short hair is out—unless you prefer it that way. Soldiers, sailors and aircrew can now grow their manes as long and in whatever colour they want, provided they don’t cover their faces or impede operational performance.



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Flight Lieutenant Cecil Brown, of Mississauga, Ont., had a bird’s-eye view of the D-Day invasion.

“On D-Day…the role of our 127 Wing, RCAF was to provide close cover for the beachhead armies against enemy aircraft,” he recalled in Jean E. Portugal’s We Were There—RCAF and Others.




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