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The wrap up of Op Attention this month brings the end of Canada's military mission in Afghanistan.  Is there any indication that there will be a mission conclusion parade in Ottawa, similar to the Op Mobile "Mission Recognition and Commemoration Parade"?

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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 21:53:21 »
Yes, there will be one.  Yes, planning is underway.  Yes, you will hear about it before it happens.

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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 21:56:32 »
Yes, there will be one.  Yes, planning is underway.  Yes, you will hear about it before it happens.
Will it be well enough in advance to allow people to plan to attend, especially if said people aren't in the National Capital Region?  :nod:
So, there I was....

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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 22:16:25 »
Will it be well enough in advance to allow people to plan to attend, especially if said people aren't in the National Capital Region?  :nod:

My unit was staff checked for pers who served in Afghanistan with a rumint date of 9 May 14. Probably a plus or minus 45 day type date...

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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014, 22:18:41 »
My unit was staff checked for pers who served in Afghanistan with a rumint date of 9 May 14. Probably a plus or minus 45 day type date...

My unit got told May 9th. Our CBG is expected to contribute 60 vets
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2014, 22:31:58 »
Given that, AFAIK, the GG and PM will attend, and their calendars are set months in advance, if you've been given a date then it's probably not going to change.
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 12:12:32 »
My unit got told May 9th. Our CBG is expected to contribute 60 vets

We were told the same thing.  9 May at the War Museum.
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 12:35:23 »
Thank you all.  I now have a 9 May calendar entry:  "Avoid YOW"

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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 12:45:19 »
Thank you all.  I now have a 9 May calendar entry:  "Avoid YOW"

And that differs from every other day of the year how, exactly?
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 12:47:45 »
My unit got told May 9th. Our CBG is expected to contribute 60 vets

Do you remember the name of that General that kept visiting Afghanistan and having talks with the troops where he would tell us all about his job and what he did and his building in Ottawa that wasn't NDHQ.  CEFCOM guy.

I hope he's at the parade.
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 13:10:18 »
I hope he's at the parade.
Oh, the parade will be filled with those guys.....up on the dias...in the shade.

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You folks enjoy; I've had my "welcome home" from people who meant it.

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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2014, 13:12:47 »

You folks enjoy; I've had my "welcome home" from people who meant it.

My welcome home for the troops that I know, was buying them a round at the bar...
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2014, 13:16:29 »
My welcome home for the troops that I know, was buying them a round at the bar...
Well, we know each other......you didn't buy me a beer when I got back......ergo   :whistle:


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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2014, 13:17:36 »
Well, we know each other......you didn't buy me a beer when I got back......ergo   :whistle:


(Keep "he drinks dark ales" in the back of your mind next time we cross paths)    ;D

 :facepalm:  :nod:  ;D
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2014, 13:48:53 »
Well, we know each other......you didn't buy me a beer when I got back......ergo   :whistle:


(Keep "he drinks dark ales" in the back of your mind next time we cross paths)    ;D

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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2014, 13:53:57 »
I bought you more than one and, trust me, after this past EX --- it's high time you returned the favour......
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2014, 14:04:03 »
Ahhh "Victory in Afghanistan" Parade, tory blue ticker tape, grateful Canadian people shouting their love for us while the CDS rides in a chariot with his ADC whispering "you are not a God" in his ear.  The troops will then depart with the gratitude and wealth of the nation.  Pretty standard stuff.
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2014, 14:28:27 »
Ahhh "Victory in Afghanistan" Parade, tory blue ticker tape, grateful Canadian people shouting their love for us while the CDS rides in a chariot with his ADC whispering "you are not a God" in his ear.  The troops will then depart with the gratitude and wealth of the nation.  Pretty standard stuff.

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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2014, 14:47:27 »
I bought you more than one and, trust me, after this past EX --- it's high time you returned the favour
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2014, 15:00:10 »
El Cheapo,

I bought you more than one and, trust me, after this past EX --- it's high time you returned the favour as we avoid YOW (but  not on 9 May as the training area of Petawawa requires my presence over that date).

Jus' saying.

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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2014, 15:38:34 »
Ahhh "Victory in Afghanistan" Parade, tory blue ticker tape, grateful Canadian people shouting their love for us while the CDS rides in a chariot with his ADC whispering "you are not a God" in his ear.  The troops will then depart with the gratitude and wealth of the nation.  Pretty standard stuff.
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2014, 15:49:15 »
Jeez.  A welcome home parade!!!   Now it makes sense to me.  Claw back lots of money from unit budgets at the end of the year under the guise of cutbacks and then miraculously money shows up for the Snowbirds to resume their American air shows AND there is money for a parade in Ottawa. 

My only hope is that my HHT to Ottawa doesn't fall at the same time.

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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2014, 16:54:17 »
You'd think you were in Crimea.

Too soon?

I'm artillery, not a light cavalrymen, so the Crimea was a cake walk.....the last time ::)
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2014, 17:13:15 »
Do you remember the name of that General that kept visiting Afghanistan and having talks with the troops where he would tell us all about his job and what he did and his building in Ottawa that wasn't NDHQ.  CEFCOM guy.

I hope he's at the parade.

Gen Gauthier?  He liked to talk a lot. He was a very important man.
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Re: Parade for end of Afghanistan military mission?
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2014, 18:52:21 »
My only hope is that my HHT to Ottawa doesn't fall at the same time.

Why not?  The Queen would get good economy out of your trip if you could attend both.
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