Back in 1969, and I've posted this before, CF Training Command Headquarters (CFTCHQ) in Winnipeg owned all the schools, including the Combat Arms School in Borden and the School of Artillery in Shilo. The plan was that the following year these two schools would amalgamate in Gagetown as the Combat Arms School under Mobile Command. The whole 1970 CF realignment in Canada and Germany was going to be very expensive and there was much angst among the grownups. A pair of long permanent-in-rank staff officers in CFTCHQ - a major and a captain - came up with something called the Dependents Re-Alignment Programme, in which on posting, the computer would identify a set of dependents in the new location, and the member would be assigned them as family for the duration. The same thing would be done with his real family back in CFB Wherever. It was all bull roar, of course, but these two guys got bought lots of beer, and regaled many a mess gathering recounting how the initial reaction of most GOFOs on being briefed was overwhelmingly positive.