This a pre-digital "selfie" taken before digital cameras, smart phones, tablets or computers with cameras. This picture was taken at my first posting to CFB Downsview (Toronto) and was taken in the early 80's soon after I joined the Canadian Forces. This was my first Mess Kit, the uniform that we wore for formal evening military dinners. We were required to buy Mess Kit within 6 months of being commissioned; I was lucky and was able to get mine second hand from an officer who was getting out of the Forces. Buying second hand saved me a bit of money which was pretty tight as a lowly lieutenant.