Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

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    Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:31 am

    Hi Guys.

    Here is a field "Robin Hood" cap ,from my Canadian Collection...enjoy.




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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:32 am

    label.




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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:33 am

    Very faint stamp on outside front of cap.




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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Tyler Flint on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:56 pm

    We get issued thees on field exercises at cadets you never turn the back up, you leave it down. Smile Nice peice though Smile

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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:57 pm

    Tyler Flint wrote:We get issued thees on field exercises at cadets you never turn the back up, you leave it down. Smile Nice peice though Smile

    Thanks for looking,and especially for the info, I always assumed the reason they were classed as "robin hood" was cause the back was turned up in use Question

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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Tyler Flint on Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:02 pm

    np, hmmm never heard any canadians call 'em that. But from what I gather, overseas thats a popular name for them. Personally ive never seen them with the back up. (Even in old photos)

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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Spañiard on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:18 pm

    "Robin Hood" hats Lmaoooooo I never or did I ever see others wear it with the Back Up.

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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Mk1rceme on Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:21 am

    I've seen "official" photos with this cap...the cap was not well liked though and like Tyler said, photos in the field are scarce.

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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Tyler Flint on Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:36 pm

    Yeagh, as a matter of fact I find photos of the CF from the 60s to the 2000s are really hard to find. But esspecially in the field........ for evident reasons Razz

    And as for being well liked, Id rather wear my Sea Cadet Beret then this in the field.

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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Spañiard on Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:50 pm

    I rather liked the Field Cap and seen many wear it in the field even CAR, 3 RCR ect.
    Even wore it when I was ??? see picture, yes M-16.


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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Tyler Flint on Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:06 pm

    I dont like it because of theese reasons

    -no place to attach foilage. (US Boonies are great and the new CADPAT ones too)
    -It looks really bad
    -water seeps in the holes on top.

    but to each his own Smile

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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Spañiard on Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:47 pm

    Tyler Flint wrote:I dont like it because of theese reasons

    -no place to attach foilage. (US Boonies are great and the new CADPAT ones too)
    -It looks really bad
    -water seeps in the holes on top.

    but to each his own Smile

    Look in those times that pic is from 1979, and had many Americans that like it.
    In this day and age USMC or ACU Type IV Multicam Boonies
    and new CADPAT which I have and got in Valcartier PX.


    Classified by CF. as "Combat Cap"


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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Spañiard on Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:56 pm

    P.S. The combat hat introduced in the early 1960s was withdrawn in the late 1970s only to be reintroduced a few years later.
    The subdued branch cap badge is worn.

    The CF Combat uniform (known as Combats) is common to all three Elements, there are, however, specialised environmental or protective articles such as flight suits or AFV crew suits. Combats were introduced into Regular Force service in 1963. Reserves were not issued the uniform until 1972, although they were permitted to wear it. Until then, individual Reservists purchased used Combat from army surplus stores.

    The Combat uniform consisted of a Hat, Parka, Coat, Shirt, Trousers and Boots. Several variant patterns of each exist. With the exception of the parka, the uniform was intended to be cleaned by washing, and was not to be ironed. Dry cleaning or ironing resulted in melted fabric or some spectacular shades of pink uniforms. The coat and shirt breast pockets are distinctive, as they are slanted. These were intended to fit a 20 round FN C1 rifle magazine, however soldiers quickly discovered that a can of beer or a package of king size cigarettes fit perfectly. Additional magazines were carried in loops inside the waist pockets. Initially, Combat was intended to be worn exclusively in the field or on operations. Soldiers were prohibited from wearing it in many public places or on public transportation.

    The initial pattern of Combat introduced in 1963 was replaced by a Mark II Pattern in the early 1970s. Both patterns were in wear concurrently until supplies of the early pattern were exhausted. The Mark II Combat shirt was similar in design to the first pattern, but the shirt had a drawstring at the waist.

    A Mark III pattern shirt was adopted in the mid 1980s. Issued in relatively limited numbers, it was worn concurrently with the Mark II shirts. The Mark III was not successful and by the early 1990s had virtually dissappeared.

    http://mpmuseum.org/securcombat.html

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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Tyler Flint on Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:48 pm

    And as Cadets always have been, we get issued the old stuff. hahaha

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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Spañiard on Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:43 pm

    Tyler Flint wrote:And as Cadets always have been, we get issued the old stuff. hahaha

    The Cadets and don't forget the Reserves.

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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Tyler Flint on Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:38 pm

    Lol True that Razz

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    Re: Canadian Field Cap "Robin Hood"

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:52 pm

    Thanks for all the answers /responses guys..great info.

    The bloke I got this cap off is Canadian, I think maybe in the future he needs to be clearer in his descriptions when selling stuff on, thanks for the confimation on it's true designation Wink

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