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  1. Tank Troll

    National Defence spent thousands on superheroes poll to help Canadian Forces

    How about mandatory drug testing for all staff weenies in NDHQ!!
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    BMQ / BMOQ - Personal Electronics during course [MERGED]

    Last time I was overseas we all had duty phones...........................and did that any way >:D
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    The need for tactical highly visible rank (From:Re-Royalization)

    We are wearing Red and White flags on this tour over in the sandbox ……………… but subdued Rank!!!! ???
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    Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )

    You missed the first part of the discussion where D&B said that the new tasks were very defensive and that they missed the whole concept of "Close with and destroy the enemy"  Then he just quoted Gen Hillier as his come back. N_P I concur that it is a good standard for as the basics for all...
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    Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )

    That is the roll of the infantry, it is not every on else's roll. It would not make sense for a hard Navy trade to train to do that. The test is the basic fitness level. If your trade or branch wants/needs some thing more then have at it.
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    Is the LAV 3 amphibious?

    They are some what water tight as per TTG's post. No bilge pump there for no drainage system. In order to put a trim vain on you just can weld it there and say "Voila" a trim vain so not that easy of a mod. The hull mainly the front glacis plate is flat and square it needs to be angular like the...
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    Is the LAV 3 amphibious?

    Actually it takes more than that to make it amphibious. It all so needs to be water tight (big thing there) it also needs a bilge pump and drainage system, it would need a trim vain, and a boat like hull. It would also need to be designed so that it was evenly balanced when it was buoyant...
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    Remembrance Day

    My son told me they did nothing at his school which doesn't surprise me as the also don't play the national anthem because they don't want to offend the foreign exchange students.
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    Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )

    Close with and destroy the enemy is only important to be able to do for a very low percentage of the CAF. So that should be a speciality training for those that need it. Like balance and load a 50 lb round while spinning around in close confined spaces is for others.
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    Remembrance Day

    jollyjacktar you are right there seems to to be less and less WWII vets every year. There was only 1 Down in Lunenburg last year and he said the only reason he was out was because the weather was so warm. My Dad hasn't gone to one in may years for the same reason.
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    What's the Dumbest Thing You've SEEN Today?

    Excellent point George! there might be some merit in that  :nod:
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    What's the Dumbest Thing You've SEEN Today?

    Had a lecture today that all personal had to attend no passes and no excuses. So I had to cancel a mission to attend this formation. It was on winter driving safety. Now normally I'm all about this, how ever the lecture was given to us buy the 2 Motor pool Sgt's, one is from Alabama and the...
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    More and more funnies.. vol: something...

    I don't understand the last one...................why are they pissed at Steven Harper? He hardly does any thing down there?
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    Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle - RG-31, LAV Coyote, and (partial) G-Wagon Replacement

    Depends on the unit and the person in charge. Use to be in the Strats if you sent a vehicle to the shop and no driver then it didn't get fixed. If the WO/Sgt doesn't have the balls to say Trooper/Pte so and so isn't going to be there for(insert what ever BS training) because he is in maintenance...
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    What's the dumbest thing you heard said today?

    How could a KFC drumstick distra.............................................................................. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm KFC.
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    "Re-Royalization", "Re-Britification" and the Heritage Transformation

    I was just saying that Gen Leslie before he retired told a bunch of us in Halifax that he ask the MND if the army could get their pips and crowns back. That was in 2010 after the anouncement that the Navy was getting it Executive Curl back. Now whether he pushed this after he retired I do not know.
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    "Re-Royalization", "Re-Britification" and the Heritage Transformation

    The anoucement for the Executive Curl was made in 2010 during the Navy's hundred year celebration. Yes they did not get it till 2011. Gen Leslie was made Chief of Transformation in June of 2010 and did retire till Sept of 2011.
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    "Re-Royalization", "Re-Britification" and the Heritage Transformation

    Damn it was rough catching up on all this and wanted to make sure that I read everything. Gen Leslie told us army folk down in Halifax in 2010 right after the Navy got told that they were getting there Executive curl back that He ask the MND if the army could have there pips and crowns back...
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    A solemn farewell to 416 Squadron

    It would be nice to see 416 come back (i know this is weird for an army guy) I grew up in northern NB and use to watch 416 Voodoos fly over head playing war games with the Americans out of Loring AFB. I started out in air Cadets because I wanted to fly Voodoos. Our sqn would take a trip every...
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    I was on one of the last DR course in Germany, but never got to be one, it was one of the funnest courses I've ever done. Could we use them in recce sure.