Back in Oct 2001 when the first Canadian soldiers got involved in the Afghanistan operation we wore green in the desert and even had our red cross worn prominently on our left arm.
The flak vests had removable collars and annoying shoulder pads. We took those off as well. The desert boots were good but they were designed off the winter weather boots which is a slight problem in a place where it can get 50 degrees Celsius.
|MCpl Franklin (at the time Cpl) in Kabul 2003|
Things have changed in the CF
|Cpl Marc André Amyotte, a field medic, from Canadian Forces Base Petawawa on foot patrol for Operation Mutay 2011|