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    155MM M777 on the move

    Saw a strange load this morning on the 417 East as I drove in to work ( Ottawa ) , a civilian tractor and trailer, hauling a smashed up car on the higher point of the trailer and on the lower spot there was what I think was M777 all wrapped in plastic, bubble wrap and other cloth like bags...
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    RCAF Ball Cap

    I work for a company ( property management group in Ottawa). When I started I got a ballcap, raincoat, pick out any blue work pants that Marks sold, winter coat blue or black from Marks, they had a shirt already with company logo on the red golf type shirt. Then I worn my safety coat to...
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    Milcons late 80s, early 90s Lavs with dealer plates

    I knew that, just it was funny to see this Colonel bring his own AVF pr AVGP on exercise, I think it was like dual work and sales call, showing off the latest toy they were producing
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    RCAF Ball Cap

    Between the various units and regiments in the CAF, the army has enough pieces of headdress to worry about. Beret, bush cap ( do not know what the new name is for ), forge cap, then the Highland Regiments think they have a piece of headdress for everyday of the week. Balmoral, Blue Bonnet...
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    Milcons late 80s, early 90s Lavs with dealer plates

    I was looking at all the pictures of the LAVs and LAV Models that never were more than a prototype. Does anyone remember the Colonel that use to come to Milcon with the newest model of the AVGP, or LAV type vehicle and it had Ontario dealers' plates on it instead of Canadian Forces plates? He...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    But the big guys who sat in the towers in downtown Ottawa, knew the DDHs at the time were not going to be around forever. They knew the last cruise was coming up faster then they would like or get replacements. I have all the tools in my tool box at home but when I start a project, I suddenly...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    If Canada went to war and there was a serious naval threat. 24 × Honeywell Mk 46 torpedoes 16 × Evolved Sea-Sparrow SAM 8 × RGM-84 Harpoon SSM 1 × 57 mm Bofors Mk2 gun 1 × 20 mm Vulcan Phalanx CIWS 6 × .50 caliber machine guns does not seem like much fire power compared to a Chinese...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Well we have firearm manufacturers in Canada. Yes Yes there are a few but a lot are owned by American ( they control end users, makes it hard to sell without US approval) 1 company is still Canadian. Google end user agreements on weapons, and weapons systems. It can be an a real eye opener...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Biggest problems for Canada to ramp up and build anything on the scale required for war, first off we have to have a product to build. Takes years now to design, model and test before it can be built. If something is to be sole sourced and built in Canada, first off you have consider we are...
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    Release from the PRes and applying for another trade later

    Do you have time to finish your education and complete your basic training and trades training? If so get basic out of the way, get loaded on your trades training. Get the job skills and the experience. Then once your education is complete and you wish to change trades and go officer...
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    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    I thought it was easy to get up and down while I was standing on the top looking out over the Lake. Then the decision was made and over the edge we went. Then after walking around there, it was the crawl back up the hill and thoughts of how bad can it be to sleep on the sand. But we made it...
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    Militia District Symbols/Crests

    if you google it, stuff pops up but some of the information is wrong. You will find all sort of crests and flags, etc, just google the former Militia District etc.
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    Civilian thinking of joining

    Getting posted is not the end of the world. Many gfs, bfs, and spouses and the family dog and even kids are strong enough to take the posting adventure. They realize it is part of the partners career and going on the adventure. The family dog will find a new tree to mark everyday, the kids will...
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    FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities

    Since I started going into Algonquin Park more often in the last 14 years. This is what I have seen : people taking so much gear they needed a rental canoe as a trailer for the excess crap. Watching a youtube video does not make you a canoe expert especially on the Petawawa River and the major...
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    17-year old Pre-BMOQ: How can I get ready for the CAF appearance standards???

    My best advice, go into Basic with both eyes open, take everything in as you move thru the process and training. Keep both ears turned on so you hear everything. Once you see it and hear it, then engage mouth. Think before you run off at the mouth. Ask a stupid question because if you are...
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    The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0

    I did not want to direct this topic sideways with my comparisons to driving a car. Both are legal activities but the rules are not exactly on the same scale or side. You can kill someone with a car and can get a very light sentence, but have a chance of being legal to drive again. You...
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    The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0

    Before I say too much here. I am no longer a gun owner in Canada or any where else. Living in the US for almost 7 years has made me change my mind about legal gun ownership. Not for me anymore. I accept that it is just no longer fun for me. So before anyone jumps on me for my next statements...
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    US Military to be Investigated over Juvenile Sexual Abuse Allegations

    All programs involving children, and teenagers have these issues to sort thru. Scouts Canada ( formerly known as Boy Scouts of Canada) have law suits filed, some open some closed for abuse Canadian Cadet programs, lots of cases of abuse and court cases Sports programs, too many to even...
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    Public Service Reserve Leave Requests

    https://www.canada.ca/en/ombudsman-national-defence-forces/education-information/caf-members/reservist-information/leave-reservists.html https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/C.R.C.,_c._1050/page-1.html
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    Public Service Reserve Leave Requests

    been out a very long time so i am sure the rules have changed. It use to be the member would not get paid for the Monday to Friday part of their training, as they were drawing a pay cheque from the Civil Servant side of the house, they would get paid weekends and holidays. Put a memo into...
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