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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Maybe this shows my age. The F35 purchase reminds me of the Sea King/EH101 fiasco of the Nineties. There was a signed contract to replace the Sea Kings with the Westland EH101. The problem was the deal had made by the Mulroney PCs. The Liberals cancelled the deal after they came to office, and...
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    Favorite Issued Kit

    When I was serving an enthusiastic shooter advised me that there were different butt lengths on the FN C1: S, M & L. According to him changing the butt length on the rifle made all the difference when it came to recoil. Has anyone else heard of this?
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    With all due respect to many of the schemes that have been discussed on this thread reserve training depends on individual reservists volunteering to train. Give them challenging goals to aspire to and they will come out. Run them ragged with administration, that might be important to the CoC...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    When I was working in the Ontario Public Service they had a policy that allowed for one week of paid leave of absence for military training.
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    I'm not against change, I just prefer, improvement.
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    Canada's Cold War - looking for book suggestions

    If memory serves First Clash was commissioned by the CAF for students at the Staff College. It was on the reading list for the Militia Command and Staff Course (now called AOC).
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    Backpacking tents

    I was issued a Big Agnes tent for a UN Tour. Never had a reason to unpack it while I was away but I used it on every reserve ex after I was home. Lightweight, easy to set up, never used a shelter half again. https://www.bigagnes.com/fly-creek-hv-ul1?quantity=1
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    Fallen Comrades (retired members)

    1991-92 I think.
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    Fallen Comrades (retired members)

    Major George Swan, CD My friend George Swan passed on 25 Feb 2022. George was a reservist who served with the Lorne Scots, 11th Field RCA (he was infantry) and the RHFC. George wasn't a dynamic or charismatic leader, he didn't make anyone tremble in their boots. In civilian life he was a teacher...