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    Ok... we train our Officer Cadets in the CF...

    Ok... we train our Officer Cadets in the CF Recruit School for basic trg, then the Infantry School for Common Army Phase, then in the respective Corps schools for trade trg. RMC is only for education.
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    Is that the only way to get trained to be an...

    Is that the only way to get trained to be an Officer ?
    We have different programs apart from the Royal Military College, like Civi-U, where kids can attend a civilian university, paid for by the...
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    We sent a 2-Coy battalion; some of the same guys,...

    We sent a 2-Coy battalion; some of the same guys, after a 2-week short-stop at the home-station, are going to Martinique for jungle training.
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    They are used to carry the section's collective...

    They are used to carry the section's collective equipment; a typical load includes:

    - A tent (10 or 5 men, depending on section's role)
    - A naphta stove
    - A naphta lantern
    - A snow/ice tool kit...
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    Dude, believe me... it's not an easy life. ;) ...

    Dude, believe me... it's not an easy life. ;)

    But my time here is up, going home tomorrow. It's about time, my liver hates me and has asked for a transfer. There is a snow storm on the forecast...
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    Thanks... add to the challenge the fact that I am...

    Thanks... add to the challenge the fact that I am currently in Mexico, and I read the message between the late afternoon beach-bar drinks and the lobby bar pre-dinner cocktails... luckily before the...
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    Dude, you're gonna have to translate that... I...

    Dude, you're gonna have to translate that... I have no idea what it means !!
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    Yes, but watch the bleeding-heart western public...

    Yes, but watch the bleeding-heart western public rise up against the "assassinations". Perception is everything...
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    Unfortunately, I don't think there was any other...

    Unfortunately, I don't think there was any other way... IF we had maintained the 01-02 level of Forces and OGA involvement, we would likely be talking about failure today because of the lack of...
  10. Cool, well done !!

    Cool, well done !!
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    Only in survival situations; we do use igloos...

    Only in survival situations; we do use igloos sometimes, that we build with our Ranger guides.



    Yes, it is. And when you jump, you're flying at about 240 kmh, so the wind chill factor is...
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    Yes, and stove watch inside.

    Yes, and stove watch inside.
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    Here's an example of a section tent set up during...

    Here's an example of a section tent set up during the EX last week.

    http://imageshack.com/a/img819/6884/4rut.jpg

    Notice all the eqpt remains outside, including the weapons. When we into the...
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    Yes, on a few occasions. They operate in their...

    Yes, on a few occasions. They operate in their local area and are extremely competent in land nav and survival in the Arctic. They are employed as guides and advisors when units are sent to operate...
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    There are no special measures; actually there are...

    There are no special measures; actually there are not that many cold-related casualties. Before Soldiers can participate in an exercise like this one, they must attend a Winter Warfare Course -...
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    Winter Warfare Training

    Some pics from 5 CMBG's annual winter warfare exercise:

    https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1620877_717343144972992_1693403249_n.jpg

    More pics at link:
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    You're missing some items in there: you should...

    You're missing some items in there: you should have 2 dressings and 2 H&H compressed gauzes to pack wounds. And in case you treat some locals, a few more pairs of gloves !! ;)
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    Yes it would; in a turret, you have episcopes...

    Yes it would; in a turret, you have episcopes giving you a 180 degree (+) view. In a RWS, you only see where the camera is pointing.
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    Yes, it is a drawback. My team was mounted on...

    Yes, it is a drawback. My team was mounted on TLAVs in Kandahar:

    http://www.casr.ca/ft-leopard-tank-4.jpg

    THe RWS mounted a C6 (MAG 58) and smoke-grenade launchers. The original configuration...
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    Need some MRAPs?

    There is probably an opportunity to pick some up:

    Majority of US MRAPs To Be Scrapped or Stored



    Morer at link
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    A little off topic, but here's one for Bandit,...

    A little off topic, but here's one for Bandit, Syrian fighter using a FAL:

    http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/131202075828-01-syria-unrest-1202-horizontal-gallery.jpg

    I'd get rid of the...
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    Again this year, a few million people enjoyed the...

    Again this year, a few million people enjoyed the tracker:

    NORADís Santa tracker attracts 19.5 million visitors on Christmas Eve
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    I've seen it; I have a pic somewhere, I'll try to...

    I've seen it; I have a pic somewhere, I'll try to find it, scan it and post it. The message is made of white-painted rocks in the Kyrenia mountains, and says (in Greek) something like "The last time...
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    But diplomacy keeps failing Cypriots; what do you...

    But diplomacy keeps failing Cypriots; what do you suggest, pull the UN out and let the 34 000 Turkish troops loose ?
    It would probably be the quickest way to settle the dispute, but it would cost...
  25. This page contains a picture of the crew that...

    This page contains a picture of the crew that carried out the rescue:

    Royal Canadian Air Force FB
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