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    Well said redleg! I've never understood people's fascination with wearing things to which they are not entitled, but everybody is different.

    Keeping this on the subjects of kilts, at a kilted wedding I recently attended one of the bride's family members was properly done up in kilt and Argyll jacket. A veteran Air Force officer, he was wearing his miniature medals and insignia quite proudly on his civilian attire and I thought added nicely to the event. The British style probably would have been full-sized medals for daywear, but we're in the U.S. and, more important, he earned them and I think has some latitude in how he wants to wear them.

    As one involved in some orders of chivalry, on one hand I somewhat regretted not being decked out with things, but that would have been quite inappropriate as members of the wedding party aren't supposed to attract more attention than the groom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninehostages View Post
    Nt done in Canada. It's actually against the law to wear your uniform in Canada after you've been discharged. We all wear bits and pieces of it, though and they don't bother us.
    I think that photo is from a movie. That’s why Richard said in costume.

    Clint Eastwood was apparently in the US Army, not US Marine corps.
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    I think that it is generally accepted that military uniforms worn in films and theatrical events are ok. It does cause some enthusiasts heartache when the wrong bit of kit, or uniform is wrong and I must admit, that actors armed with the incorrect weapons does cause me angst on occasion.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I think that it is generally accepted that military uniforms worn in films and theatrical events are ok. It does cause some enthusiasts heartache when the wrong bit of kit, or uniform is wrong and I must admit, that actors armed with the incorrect weapons does cause me angst on occasion.
    Fun fact: in the 1966 WWI film, The Blue Max, the production company didnít have enough mausers, due to filming in Ireland, for the opening infantry battle so the German soldiers are using No4mkIs while the British soldiers are using period correct No1MIIIs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninehostages View Post
    Not done in Canada.
    Yes indeed in Canada civilians dress in full military uniform including all badges of rank and all decorations, just as they do in the USA, in the production of films.

    Here's a military film partly filmed in Manitoba https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts...ticle26724733/

    For those unaware, the photo I posted was of an actor dressed as a US Marine in full uniform wearing all badges of rank and all decorations including the Medal of Honor. That actor did serve in the military but never attained that rank nor won most of those decorations.

    It's why I said it depends on context. The actor I showed is breaking a variety of US laws

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-...house-bill/258

    These laws are broken every day on film sets and noboby takes exception.
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