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fusilier
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posted 16 July 2021 16:56      Profile for fusilier   Email fusilier   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When I did my reserve infantry QL3, the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel was that I would receive my cap badge from the Honouray Colonel on the day I graduated. I'm now reg force sigs in Kingston, and they happen to be running reserve infantry QL3 courses here. I noticed that all the recruits I see are wearing regimental cap badges and epaulettes. Was there a change in CF policy regarding this? or has it just been a tradition that new infanteers get badged at the end of the course? Personally it's a tradition I would like to see the infantry keep, it's a good sort of motivation for completing the course. The day I got badged was one of the happiest days of my life, and it meant alot to me, I think other recruits should have to go through the same thing myself, but that's just my humble opinion.
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posted 16 July 2021 20:57      Profile for colgan   Email colgan   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
you still don't get your reg. cap badge till you compleat ql3 [Canadian]
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posted 17 July 2021 12:45      Profile for Se7eN   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
All i can do is speculate, because I don't really know the situation, however they may have completed their QL2 and have been with their regiment for some time and were just accepted for QL3 maybe thats why?
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posted 17 July 2021 20:26      Profile for the patriot   Author's Homepage   Email the patriot   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Last time I checked, one only received their regimental cap brass upon completion of their QL3 trade course. Things have not changed. Not unless something fishy is going on...... Hmmm

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posted 17 July 2021 20:33      Profile for RCA     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To keep the record straight, in the artillery you do not receive your hat badge until you have fired your first round.

I know some reserve units give the troops their hat badge upon completion of QL2 to welcome to the Regiment.


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posted 17 July 2021 21:02      Profile for colgan   Email colgan   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i have to agree with the patriot,infantry lose the cookie cutter and get there real cap badge after ql3.......i smell tuna in the air [Canadian]
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posted 18 July 2021 18:01      Profile for fusilier   Email fusilier   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Something seemed fishy to me too. Then again Kingston is completely different from the rest of the CF.
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posted 18 July 2021 20:54      Profile for colgan   Email colgan   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
never been to kingston why is it different?
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posted 18 July 2021 21:39      Profile for fusilier   Email fusilier   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
just trust me, it is. The sigs world is completely different than that I'm accustomed to.
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posted 19 July 2021 09:33      Profile for Bloggins   Email Bloggins   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
C'mon Fusilier! We want some war stories!
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posted 19 July 2021 17:44      Profile for fusilier   Email fusilier   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No real stories, I've only been here a few weeks. It's just alot more different than the infantry and the combat arms for that matter. The drill is different, deportment is lax, and the dress leaves something to be desired. There are some good aspects of it, but a bit of advice for those of you planning to take a compontent transfer from the Reserves to reg force sigs, hurry up and wait. It took me eight months to get in. My QL3 is supposed to be 10 months, but now it's turning out to be like 16 months because security clearances are backed up. Oh well I'm still getting paid.
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posted 20 August 2021 04:48      Profile for Grubby   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Colgan and The Patriot,

Yup....I third what you guys said. QL 2 -triforce cornflake. start of QL 3 -DUCIMUS infantry cap bag. graduation pde from battleschool, in my case the eight-pointed VRI star. unless things have changed....and that star was shinier than a mint dime in an egles *** in a power dive...one liners from CSM's...funny lines they know


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posted 21 August 2021 18:49      Profile for colgan   Email colgan   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Triforce cornflake.....thats a good one hehehe! [Canadian]
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posted 22 August 2021 03:02      Profile for Grubby   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yup...that's what we called it. We were more than happy to toss it in our barrack box when we were granted the Ducimus Infantry Cap Badge...a little more colour on those bad boys. Even happier when we got our Regimental Cap Badge. Happy, very happy day on pde...funny the PL WO was still whispering in our ears as we marched into the drill hall "I still got you turds, your still mine! You screw up the drill and your outta' here"! Were thinking "yeah right...dream on there Warrant...get a grip" Went well although buddy behind me didn't fix his bayonet properly and when we presented arms...it was rattling around like underwear on a flag pole. You could hear the PL WO right behind him "Oh, you are so dead" Nothing happened..later on that night while celebrating...we were all laughing and walk by out buddy and simulate a present arms...then of course buy the lad a beer over a good laugh. Yes sir, fond memories of completing that portion of life. I still don't know to this day how we all made it on the bus to go to Petawawa. Pretty damm hurting...some of us didn't sleep, we painted the town red as they say. Ahhhh I miss that stuff!
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