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  1. 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 !!
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. http://images.lpcdn.ca/641x427/201405/29/860894-tr...

    http://images.lpcdn.ca/641x427/201405/29/860894-tradition-citadelle-depuis-1928-releve.jpg
  8. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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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    I thought it was a boat house... and I seem to...

    I thought it was a boat house... and I seem to vaguely remember something about it's colour.
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    Unfortunately for those who remained in KAF, the...

    Unfortunately for those who remained in KAF, the Tim Horton's was taken out when the Canadians left... ;)



    This is a nice response to someone who suffers from small-man syndrome. It is similar...
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    "Elite Snipers" !?!?! What do these "Elite" guys...

    "Elite Snipers" !?!?! What do these "Elite" guys do that "ordinary" Snipers don't ?

    Nice pics, but the article is unrealistic, unless you guys use your Snipers very differently from us...

    Can...
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    Yes it can, but it is designed to be worn a...

    Yes it can, but it is designed to be worn a little higher. It is like a compromise between chest rig and belt kit.
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    I did a short stop in Guam once, they had some of...

    I did a short stop in Guam once, they had some of about everything there... interesting place.

    I saw a B1-B conducting low-level, low-speed bombing runs once; low enough to clearly make out the...
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    The funeral was held today: Funeral for...

    The funeral was held today:

    Funeral for Moncton Mounties killed in the line of duty attended by thousands
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    Nice rig; I was using the same (Tactical Tailor...

    Nice rig; I was using the same (Tactical Tailor 2-piece MAV) on my last tour in Kandahar. On my first tour, I used a 1337 Phantom RAV Vest.
    I like the simplicity and adaptability of the TT MAV.
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    The RCAF in Romania

    Royal Canadian Air Force takes to skies over Romania amid Ukraine crisis



    More at link
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    http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/mounties-killed-in-mo...

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/mounties-killed-in-moncton-shooting-identified-1.1856073#ixzz33rOeRxmi

    RIP Mounties...
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    The suspect is in custody: Justin Bourque,...

    The suspect is in custody:

    Justin Bourque, Moncton shooting suspect, in police custody
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    Three RCMP Officers killed in Moncton, NB

    ONGOING since last night, killer still at large ATT:

    Person of interest: What we know about Justin Bourque


    More at link...

    This is a clip from the beginning, with a Policeman getting shot...
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    To be honest, as an outsider, it is difficult to...

    To be honest, as an outsider, it is difficult to grasp the differences of treatment between your regular and reserve personnel. Your reservists seem to be treated like second-class citizens... an...
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