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    RCA Depot and Troop 159

    Hi: At that time Sargent Mullin's was my Sargent.  Do you ever know what happened to him?  Gunner George Livingston was my roomate.  Did you know him? Thanks Bob Gleadall
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    RCA Depot and Troop 159

    Hi: When you were in "J" Battery, did you know any of the junior or senior NCO's from "G" Battery?  One soldier was Sargent Mullins and another one was WO Tommy Larkin from "J" Battery.
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    RCA Depot and Troop 159

    Hi: When you joined the 3rd in 1970, what Battery were you in?
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    H-Huts in CFB Shilo

    Yes you are right; however, now they have also taken down the jumper.  In February of 1969, I took my jump course in CFB Rivers Manitoba.  Our troop was the first troop that took the first five jumps from an Otter, instead of the jump tower in CFB Shilo, then five more jumps from the C130 for a...
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    H-Huts in CFB Shilo

    Does anyone remember the H-Huts near the jump tower in CFB Shilo?  When our regiment was still located at CFB Fort Osborne Barracks, we would stay in the H-Huts when were were not sleeping in tents when on exercise. There were some really great memories their; however, when I last looked, all of...
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    RCA Depot and Troop 159

    When I left the regiment in 1970, we were just beginning to receive our new uniforms and at the same time the 3rd RCHA, was being moved from Fort Osborne Barracks, to CFB, Shilo.  Right up to the fall of 1969, the whole regiment was still using the Battle Dress uniform and Great Coat in the...
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    The "Red Blanket Treatment"

    It is strange, but forty plus years later, it bothers me to think that I had to take part in that and wish that it had been just a movie.  Things don't seem to bother you the same way at seventeen as  it does when you are in your sixties.
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    The "Red Blanket Treatment"

    In July of 1967, I enlisted in the Army (Artillery) at the Recruiting Centre, on St. Clair Ave. Toronto.  At that time, I was sent to CFB, Downsview for my orientation.  After one week and a really short haircut four other new recruits plus myself were sent out to CFB Shilo, Manitoba for our...
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    "K" rations and MRE'S

    What does "IMP" stand for with regards to rations?
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    "K" rations and MRE'S

    From 1967 to 1970, I was stationed at the 3rd RCHA, Winnipeg, Manitoba and when our Battery was on exercise, we desperately tried to enjoy those tasty meals that were supplied in our “K” rations.  The only problem was that all of the rations at that time were dated 1953 and 1954.  By then, the...
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    CADPAT clothing and equipment.

    [font=times new roman]To all those on civy street who like to play at being weekend warriors and who by hook or crook do everything in their power to get their little meat hooks on CADPAT  clothing and equipment.  Know this; there are only two ways to get these items legally. First, stop...
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    Pay Parade

    When I was in the 3rd RCHA, during the mid to late 1960’s soldiers had to attend “Pay Parade” in order to receive their pay. Each individual would march up one at a time and the officer would count out the cash to every soldier. At that time, our wages were nowhere near as much as the average...
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    To all soldiers up to 1970.

    No one in the service up to the 1970, had ever thought that the prep work on our parade web belt maintenance as a difficult task.  I guess that all stems from when we were in Depot (Basic Training) or what recruits now refer to as "Boot Camp". One must remember that at that time, we were used...
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    To all soldiers up to 1970.

    During the mid to late 1960’s, I was stationed at the 3rd RCHA, CFB, Fort Osborne Barracks, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The material we used for our parade web belts was a khaki coloured liquid that was poured onto the belt and then brushed until it came dry and shiny.  This liquid material was called...
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    To all soldiers up to 1970.

    Hi Yogi Berra: Thank you for your help on this subject.  I apologize for putting this notice in the wrong area.  Just recently I registered and I am still new at this. What part of the Canadian Military were you in?  Thanks again. Bob
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