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  1. old fart

    Jump Ruck complete 100 bucks

    Sure...
  2. old fart

    Jump Ruck complete 100 bucks

    Jump ruck complete, solid 64 pattern frame, harness, pads, straps including A7A bag straps... Bag is last green style canvas not the earlier rubberised version. First 100 takes... located in Fredericton.
  3. old fart

    Wrist Watch Recommendations - Merged Thread

    I have used a T-Touch II Expert for the last 3 years..I still like it..and it has been trouble free...I replaced the battery a couple days ago.  Battery was  9 bucks...but I let a jeweler in Fredericton do it for 20.  There are a couple good how-to guides on the net....if you choose  not to send...
  4. old fart

    Officers…only desk jobs?

    In the last 30 months, I have taken my desk to Central America, West- East and Central Africa (I’m there now)…a total of 8 taskings in Africa alone.  In addition, multiple taskings to various Eastern European countries and finally various countries in Central Asia ending with Stan and Jan as far...
  5. old fart

    Officers…only desk jobs?

    Okee Dokee!!
  6. old fart

    Queen's Diamond Jubilee Super Thread

    Apologies on the name...a sign of my advancing years also by the look of it.... But I do not buy the award to a "committee"...never heard the like of it....especially the medal in question.  Feel free to post a copy of the paperwork actually presenting the medal to the committee. You can...
  7. old fart

    Queen's Diamond Jubilee Super Thread

    Sat here pondering the exchange between B3 and Lighthorse.  Yes, Lighthorse eluded that he was selected by committee on which he was a member to receive their one allocated QDJM medal for scouting services.  Upfront, I think the whole story is Hogwash - Clear enough.  Firstly, the statements...
  8. old fart

    "Re-Royalization", "Re-Britification" and the Heritage Transformation

    "Royal Canadian Forces".....no precedent for that, it makes no sense and does not sound right! Just waffle on your part.  Let it go....
  9. old fart

    "Re-Royalization", "Re-Britification" and the Heritage Transformation

    HM Forces in the UK....HM Canadian Forces this side of the pond.  The British Army over there....The Canadian Army here..... I think you are continuing to spew bollox....
  10. old fart

    Promotions in the CAF [Merged]

    As I have added before, in the Brit system at least, a Lance Corporal is a section 2IC with obviously Corporals the section commanders. Whoever wrote the paragraph below for wikipedia spells it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_corporal "The Canadian Forces abolished the rank of lance...
  11. old fart

    A minor question about the rules surrounding timings.

    For a routine timing....the five minutes before "rule" is what I live by and expect.....this 15 minute before horsecr_p is just that...You're only officially late when you fail to make the timing ordered.....but missing the "five mins before" would receive my attention! Not including a...
  12. old fart

    Out-of-shape soldiers a 'national threat'

    Nothing new there...during the Bosnian years...we were known as CAN FAT BAT.... Bas_terds... :warstory:
  13. old fart

    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    Another tale from down-under...the first one a cop... http://www.news.com.au/national-news/afp-officer-falsely-wore-australian-defence-force-medals/story-fncynjr2-1226688321911
  14. old fart

    Funny Pix & Video Thread

    New Jacket? http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=wq_lhlIn1e0
  15. old fart

    2 men hack soldier to death in UK, are then shot and wounded by police

    There is also big white truck effect if that's what you need.... A sad day.....
  16. old fart

    2 men hack soldier to death in UK, are then shot and wounded by police

    I was thinking the same way...and then some. I have walked those streets....stayed at the barracks...been to what was the military hospital that used to be nearby...the QEMH....(called a Matron Maj Nurse, Sir)....prior  to being escorted off the premises into the arms of the MPs....a tad...
  17. old fart

    All things Intended Place of Residence/IPR (merged)

    I'm not predicting anything.  I hope it does not happen.  But I won't be taking a chance. If you are expecting to claim in arrears in the near future....you have some info to follow up on as you see fit. I will leave it at scuttlebutt....
  18. old fart

    All things Intended Place of Residence/IPR (merged)

    Except possible changes to claiming in arrears.....with that aspect probably evaporating (with little or no notice)... The point of this post was to let folks who may be affected know....what is supposedly on the horizon. Thanks for the posts...OF
  19. old fart

    All things Intended Place of Residence/IPR (merged)

    Mods...you can change sH-T to crap... Can you change the thread title and get this one back on track.... Thanks...OF
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