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    Merit boards for D.E.O.

    Update: Received correction email from my Section Commander that I was indeed enrolled in as 2Lt, not OCdt. My paperwork just took a few days to make it to my Unit, hence the confusion. I'm still very glad I asked here, and appreciate everyone's input above. Doesn't hurt to learn. Sharing this...
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    Merit boards for D.E.O.

    Thank you for the information and clarification, Navy Pete and Tange 2 Bravo. So, from what I gather above, there is an "official" payscale designation in the paperwork, and an "actual" designation, which is OCdt since I'm untrained. To clarify, I asked the question not out of some sense of...
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    Merit boards for D.E.O.

    Hello All, Just enrolled on Oct 30, 5 days shy of 2 years after first submitting my application. I am quite excited. But, also quite confused. The paperwork I signed at enrollment clearly stated that I was enrolled as DEO at a Rank of 2Lt. However, thus far, in all the emails I've received...
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    Reserves - Parade nights - what do you actually do?

    Hello all, how are parade nights different during COVID? If they're virtual, do you wear your Uniform and stuff? Just wondering, since I will (hopefully) be enrolling soon.
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    Enrollment / Swearing In Ceremony [MERGED]

    Anyone here enrolling at Denison Armoury on Friday Oct 30? Also, can anyone comment on how enrolling is different now during COVID? I know, for one, my family won't be able to attend.
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    Coronavirus Impacts on Recruiting Process etc

    Heard back from the recruiter. Likely won't move forward until September.
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    Coronavirus Impacts on Recruiting Process etc

    Hello all, Any update on how the recruiting process is going now? I've seen a few posts on Social Media from various Canadian Forces accounts about people being enrolled in "virtually". That was the only step of my process remaining. I've reached out to my recruiter, and awaiting reply. Has...
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    Royal Marines Commando School Documentary

    Thanks for the info and the very useful resource. Last week I did a 10km ruck march (45lbs) just to see what it would be like (used back streets and went around noon to minimize any interaction with other pedestrians because of COVID-19). I was looking for a guide on how some of the other...
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    Royal Marines Commando School Documentary

    Ahh that makes so much sense. I was thinking this seemed a bit too easy for Special Operations boot camp (based purely on other documentaries I've seen, like the famous SEALs BUDs Class 234)
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    Royal Marines Commando School Documentary

    Found this on Youtube, and a quick search showed that it has not been shared here yet (I apologize if it has). As someone preparing for BMQ, I found it very interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJxFt5SML0k It's a 4 part series Could some experts who have seen it shine a light on how...
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    International Armies bar chart race

    Neat indeed. Would be interesting to see a chart of size as a percentage of total population. But that might be too much to ask.
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    First Stripes - BMQ Documentary

    Pretty sure they're just going into the shower and decided to mess around for the camera
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    First Stripes - BMQ Documentary

    Thank you for the very informative post. I truly appreciate it.
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    First Stripes - BMQ Documentary

    Just watched the entire thing. Very informative. Thank you for sharing. The difference with the hundreds of US Forces (Navy, AF, Marines) documentaries on YouTube is stark. Not least of all, the yelling and amount of PT looked very different. Is it really different, or just underplayed in the...
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    Religion in the Canadian Forces & in Canadian Society

    I've seen the same at a Mosque. In fact, I was the tour guide for a Jewish group when we held an "open house" in a Mosque in Toronto after the Quebec mosque shooting. Many of them kept their kippahs on. You would be required to take your shoes off ONLY in the areas where people pray, since the...
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