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  1. eurowing

    Gregory Matters, R.I.P.

    A tragic end indeed. http://bc.ctvnews.ca/man-killed-by-police-in-prince-george-identified-1.953293 The man shot and killed during a confrontation with RCMP in Prince George, B.C. Monday has been identified. The BC Coroners Service said 40-year-old Gregory Matters of Prince George was...
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    WO Ralph Hartlen 1955-2012

    http://www.middletonfuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/MIDDLE1/obit.cgi?user=661797Hartlen One year into retirement.  :( HARTLEN, RALPH KEVIN, 56, passed away suddenly in Kentville, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer.
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    MCpl Mike Brandes (Rad Op - 211)

    MCpl Mike Brandes (Rad Op - 211) was battling cancer from late 2011 and succumbed to this horrible disease on 30 June 2012. He served his country with pride and dedication for 25 years. Mike joined the Canadian Forces on the 16th Oct 1975 in St Catherines, Ontario. He started basic training in...
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    The Heron continues to fly in Afghanistan.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-08/australias-drone-war-in-afghanistan/4058058 This is an interesting bit from down under regarding the use of the IAI Heron UAV, leased by MDA and rented by the Australians. I very much enjoyed working with the Aussies in KAF.  A professional bunch.  While...
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    MWO Colin Grant, PPCLI-RCAF, 29 Oct 2011

    It is with regret that I pass on that MWO Colin Grant was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident, 29 Oct 2011 in Victoria BC.  Colin was a Patricia and member of the RCAF.  A car crossed into his lane on the Malahat Drive.  Details to follow as I get them.  His wife Sylvia was in the Gulf at the...
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    Parley in Pirate - facebook English (Pirate) beta

    Arrr, matey's. Select your facebook language to English Pirate.  It be pleasing to ye.  :)
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    Cheap import cars and why I want one

    Cars are simply getting to expensive and I don't like the idea of spending $10,000 on a tin box.  I have always been a fan of big block engines and surrounding myself with steel.  (no replacement for displacement) Hence I am winning the global footprint contest with a manly cylinder index of...
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    Calgary cement truck vs car

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/12/07/crash-calgary.html http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/12/08/crash-charges.html I normally read these sad stories and move on, but today I find myself very angry at this particular event for reasons I haven't figured out.  What irks me is the driver of...
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    Battle Of Europe - Arcade style Flt Sim

    What I do like about it is that you play a Canadian in the RAF.  It is fairly easy to fly with some disregard for the laws of physics.  I would describe it as an arcade style of play with a nice selection of ac to fly.  My favorite is a B-17 where you start out as the gunner, then pilot. ...
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    Iraqi insurgents use children in bombing

    Posted IAW fair dealings act (I hope) http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=070320203409.spj83omw&show_article=1 quote "Children used in suicide bombing. Insurgents in Iraq detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle with two children in the back seat after US soldiers let it through a Baghdad...
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    Bruce Patrick Wolfe, 1 RCHA 76-80 remustered CE Tech last known Downsview

    Guess the title sums it up.  I served with him in Germany as a Gunner. We both remustered around the same time.  He became a CE Clerk or procurement tech, something like that anyway.  The last I heard of him he was in the Toronto area and that was 1987ish and I think he was a MCpl. He is no...