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    Which Unit?

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    Which Unit?

    I was watching live coverage of the honour guard being reinstituted at the War Memorial. The first two guards were identified as being from 2RCR. They were replaced by two soldiers wearing DEU but with what seemed to be some sort of forage cap with a light band on it. Which unit were they from...
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    The BBC has an article on the tunnel war at the Somme. Not Canadian, but still very interesting. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13630203
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    The Via Rail Promotion For CF Members Thread

    Via Rail gives free summer travel to soldiers, families By ALTHIA RAJ, Parliamentary Bureau, QMI Agency Last Updated: May 30, 2010 6:14pm OTTAWA - The federal government and Via Rail will announce Monday they will provide members of the Canadian Forces and veterans free train passes this...
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    DeWALT Canada supports country's fallen heroes

    From The Calgary Herald Saturday, March 6, 2010 DeWALT Canada, a manufacturer of industrial power tools and accessories, recently announced it will donate up to $50,000 to the Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund that provides grants to the families of Canadian soldiers lost in military operations...
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    A Canadian Soldier-Good Poems

    Entirely possible; no biggie either way.  There have been a couple of others claiming credit in past, which is pretty sad when you think about it.
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    A Canadian Soldier-Good Poems

    It was not Don Adlam. I was there when it was written, in Petawawa years ago. The soldier who wrote it did not wish to be identified, feeling that it was something for all and, in a sense, from all Canadian soldiers.
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    Top soldier's farewell cost taxpayers $270,000

    Of course. And the ceremony was last summer, before the recession really hit.  Is she griping because she wasn't sent a personal list of expenses at the time or because the CDS (like politicians and bankers around the world) failed to foresee the economic problems? Almost as funny as one of her...
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    Used to be mandaated at times in the old-time RCN. Now generally reserved for recruits and Honourary Colonels.  ;)
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    Venezuela Superthread- Merged

    Five (or nine) Kilos.  I suspect the USN can spare five (or nine) ADCAPS. The Caribbean is wired like a U2 concert stage - they're not going anywhere without it being known.
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    Canada to lease Russian-made helicopters: MacKay

    http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/470237 Helicopters, drones leased to help troops, MacKay says Jul 31, 2008 04:30 AM Bruce Campion-Smith TheStar.com Ottawa Bureau LÉVIS, QUE.–Canada is leasing up to eight Russian-built helicopters to fly troops around southern Afghanistan and...
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    Online news comment boards. It seems ignorance is bliss.

    On the contrary, I think it is most necessary for those who know what the facts are to speak up, to counter the voices of ignorance and bias, however frustrating it may be. This is a chance to inform the public, to influence public opinion. That's not the mindless sheep and their antiwar...
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    The National Steel Car Company out of Hamilton, Ontario has a very touching memorial to its former employees who died while on military/naval service. The main link is http://www.steelcar.com/, then go to Heritage, then In Memorium.  Sound is required. Good for them!
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    U.S. Military Deserters in Canada Megathread

    Tomahawk - I think that was NorthStar's point.  Provided that he is not given a clearly illegal order, a soldier's personal preferences, likes and dislikes must be put aside.
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    U.S. Military Deserters in Canada Megathread

    Douglas Bland has responded to Bob Rae's statement that we should let US deserters remain in Canada. Link: http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/07/15/douglas-bland-does-bob-rae-endorse-lawful-desertion-from-the-canadian-forces.aspx
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    Talc - Why do we call it that?

    'Harbour' can mean a body of water, but the important thing is that it is a sheltered or safe body of water. One can also 'harbour' something or somebody, the connotation being that of making or keeping safe. Given the strong naval ties to armoured terminology, an armoured harbour is a place...
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    Project Noctua & the Heron UAV - Interim capability to support Afghanistan Ops

    Link to photos and specs:  www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/aircraft/uav/heron/Heron.html
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    Reserve unit location?

    Nicki - If your heart is set on the Air Force, there is an Air Reserve flight in Borden, an hour's drive north of Toronto. Manageable if you live in Trawna, but not from London.
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    Iran Super Thread- Merged

    More at link:  www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=652649