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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2400 on: March 23, 2017, 02:18:39 »
Just for giggles, I challenged the exam and got 9/10, so this course could be a 5 minute venture if you so desire.

Any rumours that the answers may have been written down and handed around to save follow on people the ***-pain this stupidity is are just that...rumours and lies!!

I did this while away from my postal code...the results included one crew member deciding they would self-identify as an attach helicopter, complete with chopper noises on their phone as he walked around and random rotor-spinning.  So..it wasn't a complete waste of time.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2401 on: March 23, 2017, 08:11:35 »
I did the GBA+ trg, and you know what, if you took the time to read the material and think about what the point they were trying to get across was, it wasn't bad information. The problem the trg has is everyone reads the title and assumes it has something to do with deciding which toilet to go to, when it has nothing to do with that. It has to do with where the toilet should be, how many are required, and what size the stalls should be. Well, actually, its about just thinking about that stuff, to see if a hole in the ground meets everyone's needs, and if not, how to mitigate the fact that's all there was money/time/desire to build.

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2402 on: March 23, 2017, 08:51:51 »
........ Well, actually, its about just thinking about that stuff, to see if a hole in the ground meets everyone's needs, and if not, how to mitigate the fact that's all there was money/time/desire to build.

Ummmm!  Where have you been?  The ENVIRONMENTALISTS did that in years ago in the 1980's.  We are no longer permitted to dig holes in the ground for ablutions........We have plan ahead and rent PortaPotties and then place them strategically around the Training Area giving away the location of many a Hide, Harbour, and other Tactical positions...... >:D

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2403 on: March 23, 2017, 18:50:01 »
It has to do with where the toilet should be, how many are required, and what size the stalls should be. Well, actually, its about just thinking about that stuff, to see if a hole in the ground meets everyone's needs, and if not, how to mitigate the fact that's all there was money/time/desire to build.

So nothing to do with operational effectiveness, gotcha.

From my perspective, the *toilet* part of your assessment of the trg is accurate.  I am not the only person who saw this as mambi-pambi PC BS.   Xs and Os, version 2.1. 
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2404 on: March 23, 2017, 23:04:28 »
Back to the subject folks. Your discussion isn't.

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2405 on: March 24, 2017, 17:32:44 »
Some here know this guy.

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Soldier who wore medals he didn't earn loses one he earned
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Published Friday, March 24, 2017 3:49PM EDT

OTTAWA -- The Governor General's office says a retired soldier who was court-martialled for wearing Afghanistan and Somalia medals and parachute wings he wasn't entitled to at a Remembrance Day ceremony has lost his membership in the Order of Military Merit.

Richard Fancy was a member of the regular forces between 1984 and 2010, when he joined the reserves with the Halifax Rifles.

He became a master warrant officer in the regiment and received the Order of Military Merit in October 2014, a month before the Remembrance Day incident in Halifax.

In May 2016, Fancy pleaded guilty at a court martial to three counts of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline and was reduced in rank to warrant officer and fined $300.

The decorations he wore improperly credited him with service in Somalia and Afghanistan and with being a paratrooper.

Membership in the Order of Military Merit recognizes exceptional service or performance of duty, but can be stripped from a recipient by an order of the Governor General.

At the court martial, military judge Col. Mario Dutil wrote that the circumstances of the case demonstrated "a lack of integrity and respect for the profound meaning of medals and decorations for the Canadian Armed Forces and for those who have gained the right to wear them."
He said the fact that Fancy held a senior leadership position at the time was an aggravating factor.

However, the judge added that Fancy admitted guilt and had an otherwise clean record.


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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2406 on: March 24, 2017, 19:02:53 »
Same guy who did the Army News gig for a while isn't it?
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2407 on: March 24, 2017, 22:27:18 »
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Today, the Canada Gazette published a notice advising that the appointment of Warrant Officer Richard Fancy, C.D. (Ret'd) to the Order of Military Merit was terminated on March 3, 2017.

According to paragraph 25 (1)(c) of the Constitution of the Order of Military Merit, a person's membership in the Order ceases when the Governor General makes an ordinance terminating the person's appointment to the Order.

The termination of Warrant Officer (Ret'd) Fancy's appointment to the Order of Military Merit is related to military disciplinary action. He was appointed as a Member of the Order on October 10, 2014.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2408 on: March 25, 2017, 17:23:49 »
Two entrys in Canada's history via the Canada Gazette. I wonder if they formally demand his MMM and scroll back?
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2409 on: March 25, 2017, 17:54:46 »
Two entrys in Canada's history via the Canada Gazette. I wonder if they formally demand his MMM and scroll back?

From the Constitution of the Order
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24. (1) Except as may otherwise be provided by ordinance, the insignia of the Order shall remain the property of the Order.

(2) Any Commander, Officer or Member, extraordinary Commander, Officer or Member, or honorary Commander, Officer or Member of the Order who resigns or whose appointment is terminated shall return their insignia to the Secretary General.

TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

25. (1) A person’s membership in the Order ceases when

(a) the person dies;

(b) the Governor General accepts the person resignation from the Order, which resignation shall have been made in writing and given to the Secretary General; or

(c) the Governor General makes an ordinance terminating the person’s appointment to the Order.

(2) An ordinance terminating an appointment to the Order shall take effect on the day on which it is sealed with the Seal of the Order.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2410 on: March 25, 2017, 18:29:44 »
I'm assuming, what's your number?
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2411 on: April 03, 2017, 13:30:59 »
Insignia of Orders are actually recycled in that ones that are returned are re-issued to a future inductee.  Although all insignia remain the property of their respective Orders, the Chancellery does not recover the insignia of deceased members, so there is not a lot of recycling, but it does happen.  The most common recycled insignia are those returned when a member is promoted within the Order (e.g. a member promoted to CMM, has to return his/her OMM).  This is why the insignia are serial-numbered vice engraved with the member's name.
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