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  1. Thread: Nice USMC pic

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    Force projection at it's best, along with...

    Force projection at it's best, along with Airborne Troops.

    I never used the AAV, but I did conduct amphib ops using LCACs, while the other LPD was delivering it's load of Troops with AAVs. After...
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    An interesting page about the history of the...

    An interesting page about the history of the place:

    A TOUR OF PALESTINE; THE YEAR IS 1695



    The article is written by an Israeli, but the original book was not.
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    Yeah...wrong answer. Bad habits acquired in trg...

    Yeah...wrong answer. Bad habits acquired in trg are reproduced under strsss.
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    A lot of muzzle awareness challenges in there...

    A lot of muzzle awareness challenges in there...
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    This explains the situation clearly:

    This explains the situation clearly:
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    Hindsight is always 20/20...

    Hindsight is always 20/20...
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    This is the message I get: Invalid Attachment...

    This is the message I get: Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator
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    Occupy and clear ?? Do you have any idea what the...

    Occupy and clear ?? Do you have any idea what the task verb "clear" means ? "Clear" is a tactical mission task that requires the commander to remove all enemy forces and eliminate organized...
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    I'm well aware of that; it's exactly what I was...

    I'm well aware of that; it's exactly what I was saying in my first post in this thread.

    Make no mistake: hamas, like hezbollah, the taliban, or the Soviets during the Cold War, consider those in...
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    I think I missed something between Battletour and...

    I think I missed something between Battletour and na grohmití... threats ? Seriously ??

    I don't understand why the situation in the ME gets so personal for some people, with a few frothing at the...
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    Yeah... Cuba is great... but every year,...

    Yeah... Cuba is great... but every year, thousands of Cubans risk their lives to try to reach the US by any means. Everybody hates America, but everybody wants to live here.

    I was in Denver...
  12. What are CG ribs ?? I know about BB ribs (Baby...

    What are CG ribs ?? I know about BB ribs (Baby Back) and love them !!

    Or do you mean RHIBS, as in Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats ?
  13. Yes, but that name was not part of our Military...

    Yes, but that name was not part of our Military tradition, and the Sailors always referred to their component as the Navy, just like Mobile Command (later the Land Force) referred to itself as the...
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    Good times !!

    Good times !!
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    Cool !! I like this place more and more...

    Cool !! I like this place more and more...
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    I own a pair of the same gloves, but in regular...

    I own a pair of the same gloves, but in regular colours. They're great, I wear them all the time (outside of work) for just about any task. Good buy !!
  17. Cool !! Let me know if you do. Good to...

    Cool !! Let me know if you do.



    Good to hear !!



    The only unit in the Regt that is purely ceremonial in the Band; they are professional musicians. Everybody else is an Infantryman. Here's...
  18. Actually, the term is derived from the French...

    Actually, the term is derived from the French number 22 (vingt-deux). The Anglos have a hard time pronouncing it, and it turns into van-doo.
  19. http://images.lpcdn.ca/641x427/201405/29/860894-tr...

    http://images.lpcdn.ca/641x427/201405/29/860894-tradition-citadelle-depuis-1928-releve.jpg
  20. Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace... in French !!

    Words of command will be balked in French at Buckingham Palace, St. James’ Palace and the Tower of London on 14, 16 and 18 July.

    Legendary Van Doos given royal honour in London this summer


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    Mistral in Canada

    We had the French Navy Mistral on the East Coast for some amphib trg; the Troops were from 5 Bde, a cbt team consisting of an Infantry Coy, some Recce and Sniper elements, a Cbt Engineer troop with a...
  22. I guess it could have been done (we are actually...

    I guess it could have been done (we are actually doing it with the Mess dress) but our CoC decided against using 2 rank systems concurrently on the dress and combat uniforms...

    In the case of Mess...
  23. THe Canadian Armed Forces provides all uniforms...

    THe Canadian Armed Forces provides all uniforms to it's Troops, except Mess Dress. The highlighted cost comes from Army Officers having to change Dress Uniform tunics, Navy Officers having changed...
  24. The mistake was made in 1968, with unification....

    The mistake was made in 1968, with unification. Unification itself was not a mistake, some aspects of it were; the Minister of Defence at the time, Paul Hellyer, had served during WW2, initially in...
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    We had guys who had them on for up to 4 hours in...

    We had guys who had them on for up to 4 hours in Kandahar, as their evacs were delayed because of ongoing contacts, and there were no issues. In our experience, leave it on as long as needed until...
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