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September 29 2007 at 9:17 AM
Michael W. (Mick) Stewart 

Response to Military Police traffic control /odd holster

Steve: If he was wearing gauntlets and was on traffic control (TC) duty, most likely they were white. However, although I am not quite sure, I beleive some gauntlets issued were also brown (motorcyclists) but I am not positive about that. Most Military Police (MP) TC personnel wore white webbing (which began in North Africa) so as to be seen by armoured vehicle crews; casualties in TC companies were high. I am unsure about whether Canadian MPs wore whitened webbing (commonly called "Christmas Tree Order") as it was not worn as most beleive in Northwest Europe, except by TC Company personnel.

Mick Stewart
1 ABN DIV Provost Coy (recreated)

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