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  1. AJFitzpatrick

    "Dunkirk" WW2 movie directed by Chris Nolan coming out in July 2017

    I expect the digital airbrush will take care of that.
  2. AJFitzpatrick

    Vikings in Canada

    That was just the remote sensing method to identify the target for doing the actual field investigation. They still dug the site to get the physical evidence. Mineral exploration works much the same way.
  3. AJFitzpatrick

    Map of submarine cables

    There used to be one on Vancouver Island originally Bamfield http://atlantic-cable.com//CableCos/Bamfield/ and then Port Alberni This Article from 2004 suggests that the station was going to be used again ... but a quick search revealed nothing more on this ...
  4. AJFitzpatrick

    Active or Volunteer Militia Force List Of Canada 1862-64.

    Are you researching or collecting ? If the former I'd suggest checking with the Military History Research Centre at the Canadian War Museum. (Of course you may have already done this ... ) A search of the catalogue shows a 1863, and a combined 1865-1867 volume with no indication of a 1862 or...
  5. AJFitzpatrick

    End of an era - the Boeing 747 is retiring

    Yes, I get it  ::)
  6. AJFitzpatrick

    End of an era - the Boeing 747 is retiring

    Retiring a plane that is still in production ? http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2015-06-24/boeing-cut-747-8-production-one-month Granted the production rate is slowing but that doesn't equal retirement.
  7. AJFitzpatrick

    British Military Current Events

    I think the more disturbing bit is that the burglary was from a Ministry of Defence flat.
  8. AJFitzpatrick

    CFHA Residential Housing Unit (RHU)-old PMQ [MERGED]

    Isn't/Didn't something similar happening/ed with CFB Rockcliffe/Ottawa North ?
  9. AJFitzpatrick

    " Lost " WWI Battlefield Cemetery CA40 recovery and clearance fundraising campaign

    "Cemetery CA40 was made right after the battle and contained 44 Soldiers of The 16th Canadian Infantry, The Canadian Scottish, killed on Vimy Ridge, April 9th, 1917, including William Milne, VC. it was supposed to have been concentrated into another War Cemetery close-by, but clearly this never...
  10. AJFitzpatrick

    Former Base near Orleans, Ottawa?

    Mer Bleue (~7 km S of Orleans) was used as a bombing range by RCAF during WWII
  11. AJFitzpatrick

    WW1 Canadian soldiers' remains identified

    and the coda on this ; Burial with Military Honours http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/remains-of-8-canadians-killed-in-ww-i-buried-with-military-honours-1.3073519
  12. AJFitzpatrick

    British Elections 2015

    Another interesting site http://may2015.com/category/seat-calculator/
  13. AJFitzpatrick

    Start of the Cold War: The Marshall Plan or Soviets' exploding first atomic bomb

    I'd go further back to immediate post WWI and the allied "interventions" in Siberia and Vladivostok ...  There was a brief discussion on it all right here a few years back ... and found http://army.ca/forums/threads/68575/post-652714.html#msg652714 Edit: for link
  14. AJFitzpatrick


    Article is  about using whisk{e}y waste material ( draff) as the fuel source not whisk{e}y
  15. AJFitzpatrick

    New Second World War "Honorary Distinctions" awarded to CA units (2015)

    Perhaps that it is an honours committee and a honorary distinction says it all.
  16. AJFitzpatrick

    New Second World War "Honorary Distinctions" awarded to CA units (2015)

    Are the 2nd Armoured Car Regiment (never heard of this unit before) and the Manitoba Mounted Rifles  even on the S.O.B. List ? Curious as the units didn't seem to exist at the time of the S.O.B. coming into exisitance and they certainly aren't on this list...
  17. AJFitzpatrick

    40 year anniversary of the Canadian flag

    If they were flying the  Peruvian flag I might understand but the Austrian ? -
  18. AJFitzpatrick

    USAF Returns the Ghost Rider to Active Service

    Most impressive bit is that it only took 70 days to get it from storage condition to flying condition.
  19. AJFitzpatrick

    Vimy 2017

    Not to overly negative and not intended as a slight on the Vimy Foundation, but when I was there (September this year) there was no signs of activity regarding the new visitors education centre other than a sign that there would be one.
  20. AJFitzpatrick

    Vimy 2017

    was just there this past September ...  Personally, I think it is best appreciated without a large crowd.