Chomley-Warner wrote:did not the Canadians have a fine tradition of British Army uniforms and accoutrementsPoacher wrote: didnt have Blanco as a compulsory part of their regime.
I think my post still stands, the qualifier 'compulsory' sees to that?
Yes Canada did have web cleaning products, you know I own some, my blanco is all over your web site, still the application of blanco to webbing was not always practiced by the largely volunteer Canadian troops. When they shipped over some did, some didn't. By wars end whilst I can't give you figures almost all did.
Just because they adopted some of the styling of British uniforms and equipment doesn't infer that they took all of them. The Canadian basic pouch kept the ballistite loops, their BD never had an economy model, their boots were different, they wore their jump wings in a different location and their anklets deeper/taller. A short list of many differences. You can safely add 'didn't always use blanco' to it.
Why? No-one is making it, some did, some didn't. Why joust at strawmen?Chomley-Warner wrote:To counter the 'no one else did it' argument;