Urgh, I hate it when people question my truthiness. These are just some of the first things I could find:
As if this wasn't enough, here's overwhelming proof (and a preview of what should become the next fighting uniform) xD
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[*******#333333]A Canadian sniper team scan the landscape during an Afghan-led operation to arrest suspected Taliban operating in the Panjwayi district of southern Kandahar province, supported by Coalition forces, 28 April 2006. Three Afghan police were killed, while security forces shot dead two Taliban rebels in separate incidents 29 April in southern Helmand province, officials said[/COLOR]
Not to add fuel to the fire, but on my recent tour, certain groups (mainly SecFor) were authorized by the TF Comd to wear tan baseball caps (with velcro and Canadian flag on the front) in lieu of bush caps.
times are a changing
All 3 are Canadian. Non SOF. From 2006.
[*******#000000][FONT=arial]The scenario is part of Maple Resolve, a six-week training program that began at CFB Wainwright on May 19, where thousands of troops are immersed into realistic battle so by the end, they’ll be ready for deployment anywhere and at any time.
There is an ok vid to go with the article.
Read more: http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/thousands...#ixzz2Uu1KUeeT[/FONT][/COLOR]
Could anyone merge the Cansof thread into this one?
[SIZE=3][FONT=arial][*******#404040]Canadian special operations regiment members call in close-air support from their U.S. Air Force allies during Emerald Warrior 2013 April 26, 2013, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The primary purpose of Emerald Warrior is to exercise special operations components in urban and irregular warfare settings to support combatant commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matt Bruch)[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
Canadian snipers fire a McMillan TAC-50 Special Application Service Rifle during a known and unknown distance range with coalition partners as part of Exercise DAWN BLITZ 2013.
DAWN BLITZ 2013 is a multinational exercise off the coast of Southern California that brings together 5,000 coalition forces from Canada, the U.S., Japan and New Zealand, as well as military observers from 7 countries.
Participants, including approximately 200 members from the Royal 22nd Regiment, will be tested on large-scale amphibious assaults, mine warfare operations, live-fire opportunities, force-on-force, special ops, and infantry immersion training.
The training during DAWN BLITZ gives coalition forces the ability to respond decisively to global crises across the range of military operations.
Photo by Lance Cpl. Alexander Quiles, 1st Marine Logistics Group
Maybe the rifle on the left is a Tac-50? The flat stock side sure looks that way. The focal point of the photo is definitely a C14 though.