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    Trying to ID several Toronto Scot soldiers from the tree carvings they made in England in 1940

    I'm a Tor Scot, I'll pass this onto our Regimental historian and let you know what he finds. Thanks for the find!
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Is there a publicly available CAF/DND cost estimate available anywhere? The only thing I've seen is the $56-60 billion dollar figure on the canada.ca project page without any details. The only other cost estimates I've seen are the PBOs, which specifically excludes crew, operations and...
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    The report mentions that there will only be one variant, I was under the impression we were still going with two, 3 AAW and 12 ASW, has that changed?
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    For those of who don't really know anything on the topic, how exactly do the Queenstons compare to the Asterix conversion?
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    The Sinking of the Canadian Navy - Macleans

    A 10 year lease on a Burke? Assuming the US was willing to give up a destroyer for that long. Or just buy one of the older models and the US can use the money towards buying adding another Flight III
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    Historical Strength of the CF?

    I think I may have been unclear. I can find plenty of general information, like that link you provided, which I've read through. While informative, I was hoping specifically for detailed information on actual numbers over the years, so while I know there were 9 regular squdarons of CF-100s and...
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    Historical Strength of the CF?

    I'm interested in seeing what the size/strength of the Canadian military has been historically, specifically post WW2 to present day. I can find info on the navy here, at least in regards to what ships and aircraft were in service. However I was hoping to find info on the army and air force, but...
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    What's the dumbest thing you heard said today?

    Don't disagree with hot drinks being hot, just disagree with some people's assertion that the matter is absurd, if it can still be served hot, but not quite hot enough to cause horrifying burns, while still being tea/coffee then I'd be fine with that too. And some places do serve their drinks...
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    What's the dumbest thing you heard said today?

    Started reading the first article and it's already wrong. There was no multi-million reward in that coffee case, it was drastically reduced in appeal and settlement (the exact amount is confidential I believe). Important to note also is that the woman sued only for about $20,000, to cover...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Hopefully the navy types here will have a better idea than myself, but is there any way of building a ship that DOESN'T first require you design it? Or do other navies just haphazardly throw parts together until something's floating?
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    Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle - RG-31, LAV Coyote, and (partial) G-Wagon Replacement

    I've had this thought rolling around in my head for a while and wondered what the more knowledgeable people on here would think of it, since there's an option for additional vehicles (100 I believe?) what if we exercised some of that option, adding those vehicles to the pool available for...
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    The C79 Optical Sight

    I can't speak for everyone, but even as a reservist on BMQ we were all taught how to zero our sights and I've done so myself every time I've had too, same with all the guys I can think of in my unit. I had assumed this was the case with everyone, at least combat arms wise.
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops

    I'm absolutely astounded. Seriously, I am. MW2...realistic? What?! No, just, no. Based off real vehicles? Based off real weapons? That's funny, I wasn't aware every assault rifle in that game lacked a semi auto feature and could only be fired on fully automatic. Maybe I should take my C7...
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    [Sweden] Muhammad Cartoonist Head-Butted

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQQAWrIvBoI&feature=player_embedded Extended video, including before and after, and includes translation of what's being said.
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    Argentina asserts control over Falklands shipping

    US mediation for talks? What would the talks even be about? My understanding (and Britain's position) is that it's British territory. They're drilling for oil in British territory, what would talks be about? "We're drilling for oil in our territory", "But the islands are ours!", "No, no they're...
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    Possible sell- Elcan Spectre DR

    I'm applying for a tour right now, no idea if I'll actually get on, but if there's any left after guys heading over now have gotten them, I'd like one.
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    A Trip to the Moon or Mars: Necessary or Waste of Cash?

    I'm not so sure if we should prioritize going to either the moon or to Mars, but continuing and expanding the space program most definately. Perhaps we can keep spending relatively low for the next few years, until we can at least resolve some of the issues we currently face and start on paying...
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    Will CF weapon training meet civilian ownership requirements?

    Take the test, see if you can get the course manuals (there's two courses, the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course). I paid out for the weekend classes and tests, not really worth it, but going through the manuals before taking the just the tests...
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    Buying this AR15 in Canada?

    If you're looking for a .308 AR, there was a nice one I handled in Target Sports (ht tp://www.target-sports.com/). I don't recall the price, but it would be somewhere like $3500-$4000 I think. However it had a magpul MIAD, PRS stock, free float rail, a nice bipod, and vert grip. Just add an...
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    Weapons modification RANT.

    So...when will those new bayonets be issued to the reserves? Before or after 2012?