We will be out of Ottawa from Saturday 17 September, returning Sunday 1 October.
During this period we can still receive orders but will not be able to process invoices, receive payments, or ship orders.
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Please note that we will be unable to ship using our regular means (Canada Post) should the threatened postal strike come to pass. If you wish us to do so we can quote for delivery by other couriers, otherwise we will hold your order until postal service is restored. We will still be accepting orders during any strike.
Notices on this Page:
Following a sudden run on stock, we regret that the brass belt buckles and collar dogs are not currently available.
We are also running short of both the the INT and RENS metalshoulder titles for DEUs.
We are working with our suppliers to acquire new stock. In some cases, we are also seeking new suppliers for some items to improve product quality.
It may be over a month before all these processes are finished and we receive new stock. In the meantime, if you wish to place a backorder for these items, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We greatly regret any issues this may cause.
Following numerous requests, we have acquired split rings suitable for use with DEU buttons. These can be seen and ordered at the Uniform Products page.
Following numerous requests, we have acquired silver chain suitable for use with Mess Kit buttons.These can be seen and ordered at the Mess Kit Products page.
We have now received our first stocks of these new CMIA products which can be ordered on our CMIA Products page.
We have now received our first stocks of the new Army buttons. Due to previous problems, we had new molds cut. This has resolved issues with the minor pitting that some had noted and has solved the broken fastener issue (we did a pull test and the fastener loop withstood a pull of +20 lbs without any distortion).
One issue that was also noted was that the buttons, due to issues with previous manufacturing techniques, no longer adhered to the sizes required in spcifications. For this reason, especially with the large buttons, you may note a slight size difference.
Earlier this year, the Army notified Kit Shops not to purchase new stocks of Branch DEU rank insignia. The Army is looking at adopting the Canadian "Vimy Star" for DEU pips - neither the Mess Kit Pips nor the Crowns will change.
The Army is also examining a new distribution model. Until this matter is clarified we will not be stocking these items. Please direct any questions on this matter to the Army G2 Staff.
We have received an initial stock of RCAF silver belt buckles with the Int Star. These can be viewed and ordered at the Uniform Products page.