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    Hello All
    I am taking a chance here and ask all the Allies expert about a question that is bothering me for a long time . I have a picture of my late father wearing a trench coat and some people told me it was probably a private purchase . Here is the fun thing i found another picture of 3 army soldier who are wearing the same trench coat as my dad had . Could it had been a part of the uniform they were given when they were training here in Canada ? My Dad never went overseas he stayed mostly in Ontario and Quebec for his service. Hopefully someone will have some light for me .


    Thanks for all answer

    Frenchy

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    Nobody has any idea ?
    Frenchy

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    Could be it's a private purchase item, and for whatever reason - price,
    poularity, availability, conformity, etc, purchased locally.

    Do you know if the photo of the three soldiers was taken
    in the same locale as your father ?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks Walkwolf
    No in fact the photo of the 3 soldier i got that off ebay when i saw the similarity with my dad's coat i got it . My dad photo might have been taken somewhere in Trois-rivieres ,Montreal Valcartier Tracadie or even in Petawawa .
    those 3 soldier seams to be near some sort of barack .
    Frenchy

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    They could be all be wearing issue "Coats, Waterproof No 1A", which were made of a rubberised canvas, similar to the groundsheet.

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    I should add I stole the photo from this excellent site on Canadian Military Police:

    Rain Capes

    Rob
    Last edited by Battery Command Post; 01-24-2012 at 04:10 PM.

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    Hi,
    all four coats are the same i think they are the No 1A, as shown, the guys in the pics i think are wearing issue coats.
    IMO,
    Dave.

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    Thanks Rob and Dave
    Rob great site good info
    we learn everyday this was the first time i heard about those No1A coat
    Frenchy

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