Has anyone given any consideration to the effects on the military of the government`s decision
to pullout of A-stan.
I would be concerned with procurement,recruiting,and the morale of the troops,plus the effect
upon the families who have lost loved ones in this conflict.
Defence Secretary Gates recently stated that the F22 and the F35 would
be the last manned fighter/attack aircraft the forces would buy.This was
included in a story about remote controlled aerial vehicles in the US Air
Force,on CNN,last week.
The British Defence Minister was way ahead of him,in...
I just finished rereading the long discussion about Gen Haig in WW1
and found very interesting,a shame it just tapered off.However I am
sure we could generate am equally interesting discussion on the
subject of the Vietnam war.
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Recently I watched a docu. about the Russian invent er of the AK47,
for which he was made a Hero of the Soviet Union,.The AK seems,
however, to be a direct copy of the German Sturmgewehr 44,is this
the case or am I way off in this?.
Funny, it seems that no one has seen fit to comment on the Generals
presentation to the congressional committee.I personally thought it
went well for the General,even though the Democrats do not seem
to be listening,my mind is made up don't confuse me with facts,and
seem bound and determined...
I recently applied for my Old Age Security pension and after a lot of
paper shuffling i was granted a pension of 20/40s based on 20 years of
Canadian residency.However I did 26 years of service in the Canadian
Forces.The justification for cutting 25% of this pension was that I did
not take up...
Last week I watched a BBC program called,I believe, Two Soldiers.It told
the story of a Dental Corps Sgt. and Pvt. who single handed invaded France.
I found the story interesting but did not take it too serious as it seemed a
little unlikely.This was supposed to have happened in WW2...
Saw an interesting program on German TV last night, it concerned the disappearance
of up to 125000 Brit.,US,French and Canadian POWs held in POW camps that ended
up behind the Russian front at the end of the war.Being that it was on German TV
it had, a to be expected, an anti American tone...
History is full of "what ifs" a couple of my favorites are,what if the British
had lost on the Plains of Abraham,what if the Brits. had come into the
US civil war on the side of the Confedracy.But the one I would like to kick
the thread off with is,what if Churchill had made a deal with Hitler...
B/Gen.Robin Olds USAF,passed away at age 84.
A WW2 ace and probably the most successful air combat leader of the Vietnam war,
4 Mig shootdowns,.He turned the F4 Phantom wings around in the war and showed
them that they could deal with the Mig threat over North Vietnam.
A tough opinionated...
Recently during a hike in the Vosges mountains I came across a memorial situated deep in
the forrest,it was to 8 members of the SAS shot by the Gestapo on the 15 Oct. 1944.Does
anyone know what they were doing this far east in Oct.44?.
Their names were-Sgt. Nevill
I wondered whether train travel is making any progress in Canada?,here in Germany its really
turning into a viable alternative to driving your car,particularly for pleasure trips on weekends.
For example,for 25 euros you can go anywhere in Baden-Württemberg with up to 5 people,
just pack up your...
Ref: Airforces Monthly
Venga Aerospace ,ofToronto ,has made an offer to lease 18 ex Swiss Air Force
Hawk Mk.66 to the Can. gov.for use by the Snowbirds. The aircraft would have updated state-
of- the-art glass cockpits as part of the deal. Now awaiting a decision by the...
Have any of the old jumpers out there ever jumped with Gen. Cristie or may be someone was on the
basic para crse with him. The reason I ask is that I saw him in all his glory wearing 3 sets of wings
Can.US and German as CO of1Can. special svc.force and a horrible rumour spread through the...