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Uniforms and Insignia

Denim Working Dress Uniform
Denim Working Dress Uniform

Denim working dress and white cotton anti-flash hoods and gloves were among the day-to-day uniforms worn by Canadian sailors in the Korean War.

Dressed like a member of a gun crew, this mannequin holds a round of ammunition for a 4.5-inch gun. Denim's durability and ease of care made it an ideal working dress material. Fire-resistant anti-flash hoods and gloves helped protect against burns from flame and heat that might happen during combat. A steel helmet provided some protection against shell fragments from enemy coast artillery, which engaged Canadian ships on a number of occasions.

Denim Working Dress Uniform, Anti-Flash

Denim Working Shirt, CWM 20030034-001
Denim Working Jacket, CWM 20030034-002
Denim Working Trousers, CWM 20030034-003
Anti-Flash Gloves, CWM 20030034-009
Anti-Flash Hood, CWM 19860247-002
Naval Shell, 4.5-Inch, CWM 20020045-645

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Denim Working Dress Uniform