Here we have two standard uniforms. One dating back to the Cold War period is a field uniform, not really that different from what one might see today.
The other is a woman's headquarters uniform. Women started increasingly joining the Canadian forces during the Cold War.
The Canadian Rangers are reservists, an essential element of the Far North and some of the remote coastal regions. Many of them are Inuit or First Nations, working alongside regular forces on a frequent basis.
Reservists in general are also covered here, and a Howitzer like this one tends to be fairly standard in reserve units. Had the Cold War ever gone hot, reserve units in North America would have been sent overseas to Europe to reinforce against the Warsaw Pact.
The last decade of the Cold War was still a tense one, particularly its first half.
Photographs of some of the leaders of that decade- Reagan, Thatcher, and Gorbachev- are overhead as the path leads on. A Warsaw Pact tank is at right.
It's a monster- a T-72 acquired from the former East Germany in 1992. Beside it is a display case with standard Warsaw Pact hand weapons among the artifacts.