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    Export Oberon SSK Sub Brief

    Nope: Torpedo boat diplomacy.
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    Export Oberon SSK Sub Brief

    Only before we take our three thirthy minutes showers with liberal amounts of soap on the day we come back from sea. On ONONDAGA, we once took a clean submariner's coton sweater on the jetty, and roled it tight, wrapped it in a thick plastic bag, sealed the bag, imerged it in a bucket of water...
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    Heck! That's not even new. My days, mid 70's to early 2000, I went to sea - the beard came off. My wife, for some reason, liked when I went to sea. :unsure:
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    An aircraft carrier is a massive object. A frigate or LCS is a dinky toy! :)
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    G2G: look at the building ahead of the LCS in view. By its side along the river, you have all those strips. The LCS is on those multi wheels lorries and is brought to that site, where the "strips" flip it sideways into the water. Pretty spectacular. Here is an example:
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    And surely, BTrudy, you can distinguish between a statement of fact and a joke. And BTW, unless ther are only two or three of you in the CAF, admitting that you are, say an infanteer with three or four year experience, or whatever else is unlikely to identify you in any way. Also, BTW, in my...
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    Liberal Minority Government 2021 - ????

    In an election, Parliament (or the lower house of Parliament to be precise) is dissolved. That is the legislative branch of government. In our system there is always an executive branch in place: The Queen/GG and her privy council. Dissolution of Parliament does not terminate the PM or his...
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    With the direction this thread is taking, I couldn't resist:
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    But then, wouldn't he/she/they be used to yelling? After all, the Band Conductor has to be heard over the noise of the guns.
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    The Globe Newswire presser, incorporated verbatim in the Observer article is the press release of FFS simply put in to generate content. The Gist of the article and the attribution of quotes to FFS CEO, together with the FFS CEO contact info at the end makes that clear. Doesn't mean what is...
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    3 Wing Change of Command “Delayed”

    There are strict and absolute liability crimes in the Criminal Code that can send you to jail. Be found in possession of a handgun without having the proper permit and then, come talk to me about intent being necessary, just as for instance.
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    3 Wing Change of Command “Delayed”

    Incorrect. For strict infractions, the mere breach of the rule, with or without intention, constitutes guilt. For instance, speeding. It is irrelevant wether you intended to eceed the limit or not - you exceeded, you are guilty. In the military, I would use AWOl as an example. If you miss the...
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    3 Wing Change of Command “Delayed”

    Maybe the RCAF should switch to "army" style call signs: Just numbers. "Six, this One, over" Or Navy style: combination of three number/letter that you change every four hours. "Alpha two Echo. this is Mike Seven Romeo, over." :unsure: Inquiring minds want to know. BTW, best USN call sign...
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    Will Politicians Learn to Stop Dividing? I Doubt it...

    Calling people traitors in Canadian politics has a storied past. Biggest one: In 1981, after Parliament adopted the Constitution Repatriation Bill, the St-Jean-Baptiste Society in Quebec took full page ads in newspaper(s) branding evry single Quebec MP a traitor. The term was even bolded when...
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    AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads)

    If you mean by that "will she be connected to to other ships by Link and have access to the recognized maritime picture, the the answrer is yes. More than that , I would be surprised if anyone was at liberty to discuss.
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