I found a copy of "Tug of War" in a used book store. Author is W.D. Whitaker, DSO.
It's all about the Canadian victory at Antwerp.
I'm only about 25% through, but so far, the author is quite critical of Eisenhower, Montgomery, and especially Crerar.
It certainly seems to be very well researched...
I'm having a particularly hard time trying to figure out why PP is considered the front runner.
The only thing I can figure is name recognition, he's had his name is the news a lot more than his opponents over the last few years. It might work, it worked for our current PM.
Aitchison has the...
So I finally got an answer to my claim.
It was approved, specifically for degenerative disc disease, but the approval just said "approved five fifths".
I have no idea what they mean by five fifths, and there was nothing in the letter explaining what that means, or what I may be entitled to.
The American GAO says the cost per flight hour of the F35 is US $38,000.
While I have no idea what the cost of the CF18 is per flight hour, apparently the F16 is US $25,000.
That's a significant difference, no wonder the USofA is concerned.
Should we be concerned?
Well, all signs seem to be pointing toward our PM asking the new GG to dissolve parliament so he can call an election.
I really hope the GG declines, but I suppose that's too much to wish for.
I've long given up on trying to decide which party/candidate is the best one to vote for, now I'm...
I was in the 8CH in 78 when we went to Cyprus for the winter tour, leaving behind a half hanger full of ferrets. When we go back from tour in the spring of 79, the ferrets were gone, and we had a half hanger full of jeeps.
The ferret was very quiet, and it was small enough that it was easy to...
Very true, the FGH actually had to form a third "Squadron" in 71 and 72, recruit numbers jumped quite a bit!
The numbers, from what I was told in 1970, had dropped by almost half after the disbanding of the reg force FGH and the forming of the 12 RBC.
Numbers climbed again after the FLQ crisis.
In 1970, I had just spent the summer doing basic and Armour training as a 17 year old in the FGH.
Grade 12! Woohoo, almost done with school!
All I remember was being told that we were on 4 hours notice to report to the armouries, and to keep our kit packed and close.
It never got bad enough to...
I must admit, when the article mentioned it was a software bias, and not a software coding error, I was confused.
I have never heard of a software bias before I read the article.
I am happy to be corrected.
I've read all the emails from the leadership hopefuls, and checked out their respective web pages.
I must admit, (being a long time CPC supporter) to being underwhelmed by the candidates thus far.
Lewis seems to me to have the most thought out policy, most of which I can support.
Sloan is most...
Even though Scheer has said he would stay on, a leadership review is mandatory under the CPC constitution.
The CPC did terrible in the central Canada ridings; obviously a leader that can resonate more with Canadians of all stripes is required.
O'Toole would be good, so would McKay. And I always...
I used to command a 577 call sign 4B; Recce Sqn, RCD.
We had two 577's, 4A and 4B.
And we stencilled our call sign on almost everything we were issued, most vehicle crews did the same.