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  1. daftandbarmy

    RAF F-35 fighter crashes in Mediterranean

    Looks like he left the parking breaks on ;)
  2. daftandbarmy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Apparently not. Maybe that's a good example of one of the cultural issues in the CAF.
  3. daftandbarmy

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Well ... knock me down with a feather. That should solve all the CAF's problems ;) Hopefully there will be more (substance) to follow. Defence minister and Canada's top soldier to apologize to sexual misconduct victims Dec. 13 apology will be streamed on Canadian Armed Forces Facebook page...
  4. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    I'm guessing that smile might not last ;) Life as an infantry trainee in 2021 22 NOVEMBER 2021 The British Army continues to develop its infantry training as the impact of the Future Soldier programme starts to take shape. The Infantry Training Centre (ITC) in Catterick, North Yorkshire, is...
  5. daftandbarmy

    CANFORGEN 168/21- New 'Inclusion' and the performance appraisal process

    The fact that they've retained the whole PER - and just added a couple of lines - is worrying in itself. Just sayin'...
  6. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    The Denny smock. Golden ages...
  7. daftandbarmy

    Armouries

    There's a model for that.... Katimavik’s mission is to develop diverse youth as engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada. Katimavik collaborates with other organizations to foster understanding, respect and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and...
  8. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    One thing we don't practise as part of 'civil defence' training is riot control. When the 'Big One' hits, you can bet that's going to be a skill that's in high demand - in Vancouver especially. This is what happens when there's no road salt. Imagine what it's going to be like when there's no...
  9. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    I agree. As it turns out 'Exciting' isn't as high a priority as 'Career Enhancing' for some COs, unfortunately.
  10. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    I don't see how all that 'science' stuff factors into the Train to Excite imperative?
  11. daftandbarmy

    Helicopters start rescue efforts after landslide traps hundreds on B.C. highway

    And the 'record breaking' storm coming in on Tuesday is almost as big as the bad one last week: Officials urge vigilance as southwest B.C. prepares for more storm activity Heavy rains expected to ease in southwest ahead of possible record-setting storm THE LATEST: Heavy rains are expected...
  12. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    And then there's the Commonwealth countries and tiny little islands like, you know, unsinkable aircraft carriers like Diego Garcia: https://thecommonwealth.org/member-countries
  13. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    More 'wannabes' without the 'wanna suffer' ;)
  14. daftandbarmy

    Helicopters start rescue efforts after landslide traps hundreds on B.C. highway

    Well done that Rocky Mountain Ranger! Anatomy of a rescue: How heroic strangers saved injured Surrey family from a mudslide It was a struggle for the determined dad and nurse to carry the 6-foot-2 teenager over the many mounds of debris lying between the van and a life-saving rope. A 15-metre...
  15. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    To be fair, the Sealous Scouts could be characterized as one of the first BIPOC units ;) Officer fury over new Army regiment's 'racist' cap badge that is 'identical' to those worn by brutal apartheid terror squad who fought black insurgents and killed civilians in 1960s and 70s The Ranger...
  16. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    And some of them will go to that level of 'commitment' for promotion too :) Nickname(s) "The Black Mafia" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Green_Jackets I find it interesting to watch the drift towards 'Speshul-ness', no doubt as a regimental survival instinct, as the Black Mafia drift...
  17. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    And the 'Black Mafia' grasps on to a strategic role that will preserve them from any potential downsizing/amalgamation with the help of the CGS ;)
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