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  1. dangerboy

    France seeks Canadian Second World War veterans to award Legion of Honour

    France is looking to honour Canadian soldiers who participated in the Dieppe Raid or liberation of France. France seeks Canadian Second World War veterans to award Legion of Honour
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    Announcing the RCAF 2024 Logo

    With the RCAF Centennial anniversary only a thousand days away, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Chief Warrant Officer John Hall, the RCAF Command CWO unveiled the RCAF 2024 logo and motto. The logo features the RCAF Roundel as the centrepiece of a...
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    1 July 1916 - Battle of Beaumont -Hamel

    Today as we are observing Canada Day we must remember that 1 July has not always been a day of celebration. In 1916 people were not very joyous in celebrating Dominion Day (as 1 July was known as till 1982 when the Canada Act was passed), the reason being that 1 July 1916 was the opening attack...
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    Seeking the families of Canadian Army soldiers missing in Korea

    The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the families of 16 Canadian Army soldiers who went missing during the Korean war in the 1950s. The 16 soldiers went missing in action between October 11, 1951, and...
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    Survey on Future Remembrance Ceremonies

    Veteran Affairs Canada is looking for input on how we conduct Remembrance Day. They have a survey asking questions as they want to change the traditional service. Here is a link to the survey, please provide your vital input. The future of remembrance in Canada
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    2020 Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces

    The 2020 Report on Suicide Mortality in the CAF (1995 to 2019) has just been released: 2020 Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces (1995 to 2019) - Canada.ca Have just started reading the report but it seems focused on the Regular Force I don't know if it examined class A...
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    Survey on National Monument to Canada's Mission in Afghanistan

    Here is the online survey on the proposed designs for the National Monument to Canada's Mission in Afghanistan. The monument will be located in Ottawa across from the Canadian War Museum: Online Survey: Proposed designs for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan - Canada.ca I...
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    70th Anniversary Battle of Kapyong

    In honour of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong, here is my timeline of the battle: 23 April 1800 – CO, LCol Stone gives orders to the battalion, due to the nature of the ground the CO reiterates several times “My defensive plan necessitates Company Platoons be Mutually Supporting”...
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    Prince Philip Passed Away

    Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-11437314
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    New Commander RCN - RAdm Baines

    From the RCN Twitter, RAdm Craig Baines will become the 37th Commander of the RCN.
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    75th Anniversary of The Great Escape

    Tonight is the 75th anniversary of “The Great Escape”.  On the night of 24/25 March 1944, 77 POWs escaped via tunnel from Stalag Luft III. Of the escapees, 3 of them were successful and made it back to allied lands, Flight Lieutenant Bram van der Stok made it to Spain and Sergeant Per Bergslamd...
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    U.S. Basic Training compared to CAF

    The US Army is redesigning its Basic Training https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/02/09/low-discipline-new-soldiers-prompts-army-redesign-basic-training.html to deal with sense of entailment. They have noticed ""What leaders have observed in general is they believe that there is too much...
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    Retired RCAF Colours to be entrusted to guardianship of the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Maybe I am old fashion but I don't think the Air Canada Centre is an appropriate place to display retired Colours. They are sacred objects. News Article The retired Colours will be entrusted to the guardianship of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team on February 10, 2018, at the Air Canada...
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    Cpl Leo Bertrand - PPCLI/RCR

    Some sad news: https://www.arbormemorial.ca/fairhaven/obituaries/l%C3%A9o-bertrand/8232/
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    Prime Minister to receive the title of honorary member of the Royal 22e Régiment

    I would not have predicted this: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2017/07/the_prime_ministerofcanadatherighthonourablejustintrudeautorecei.html
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    Passing of Lady Patricia

    Some sad new for the PPCLI https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/world/europe/patricia-knatchbull-countess-mountbatten-dead.html?_r=0
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    Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform

    At CANSEC Logistic Unicorp showed of the new dress uniform for CANSOFCOM: http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/05/new-cansof-dress-uniform/
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    Jim Mattis has ordered the Pentagon to cut wait times for combat valor awards

    I would love to see the same direction come from our Government http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/jim-mattis-valor-awards-medal-of-honor
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    St Nazaire Raid - Operation Chariot

    Just watched an interesting documentary about OPERATION CHARIOT (Raid on St. Nazaire) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXusKM5uX0s. The documentary presented by Jeremy Clarkson (host of Top Gear) is about OPERATION CHARIOT the raid on a heavily defended dry dock in German occupied France...
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    TOW is Back

    Today is a good day for the Infantry Corps, for the first time in a long time members of the Infantry School fired TOW missiles as part of the reintroduction of the TOW weapons system. This TOW system is not your old crusty WO's TOW system, to start off with it is now has the capability to fire...