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  1. daftandbarmy

    GG Payette resigns 21 Jan 2021

    I sense a pattern here.... Trudeau government hires former Nanaimo city manager Nanaimo's former chief administrative officer has been hired by the Trudeau government. The City of Nanaimo’s former chief administrative officer who was once arrested for allegedly making threats has taken a...
  2. daftandbarmy

    Singaporean Armoured Corps Training Centre

    They also operate a pretty ruthless system of conscription as a requirement for citizenship. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_service_in_Singapore And they have to, given China's intentions (among others who have their eye on this particular 'golden goose').
  3. daftandbarmy

    GG Payette resigns 21 Jan 2021

    Well, there's a few hundred years of tremendous instability, like alot of wars and things, preceding the advent of the Constitutional Monarchy. And that's just since Cromwell popped up on the radar screen....
  4. daftandbarmy

    Looking for a Reference on Anti Armour in a Mounted Context

    FWIW.... it looks like those Yankee Bullies even made him use the American Spelling for 'Armoured'. The nerve.... A PROPOSED DOCTRINE BASED STRUCTURE OF THE ARMORED RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON A thesis presented to the Faculty of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in partial...
  5. daftandbarmy

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    “So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.” ― Ernest Hemingway
  6. daftandbarmy

    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    Well, it's a Navy thing. If you talk to a sailor, it seems they're always ready to open fire on something, for some reason, because 'Laws of the Sea' and all that :)
  7. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    Current as of last Fall, but interesting if for no other reason than for the SAS being referred to as 'bitchy' :) SAS hero who received a bravery medal after single-handedly defeating jihadis goes rogue and quits elite regiment after being shunned by 'jealous' comrades SAS soldier received a...
  8. daftandbarmy

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    I think the 'Income Apartheid' we're seeing as a result of COVID lock downs might be one of the reasons some people are disinclined to stay home. If you have an office job, public service or otherwise, you can make the same amount of money working from your laptop on the dining room table. In...
  9. daftandbarmy

    Looking for a Reference on Anti Armour in a Mounted Context

    You mean it was replaced with what we had before: nothing. Right? ;)
  10. daftandbarmy

    Looking for a Reference on Anti Armour in a Mounted Context

    Well, I wouldn't have called ot a 'career' as much as a 'near miss' ;)
  11. daftandbarmy

    Looking for a Reference on Anti Armour in a Mounted Context

    And the Infantry were happy because we didn't have to carry it :)
  12. daftandbarmy

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

    We could contract with MDA or another supplier (for unarmed UCAVs) for a period of time to develop the concept and internal capacity to operate a UCAV fleet, then procure them ourselves eventually based on that ramp up period...
  13. daftandbarmy

    Opportunity to update the CC-150 fleet?

    Those will all likely be in full use by this time next year.
  14. daftandbarmy

    Best trade for advancing in ranks

    No job in the Army is goofy. The longer I served, and the more I saw of the Army (and other parts of the CAF) outside of my own job, the more impressed I was about how much cool stuff there was to get involved in.
  15. daftandbarmy

    Looking for a Reference on Anti Armour in a Mounted Context

    At which point I am compelled to ask tangentially: 'Whatever happened to the ever elusive Eryx (a.k.a. The Baby Milan)?'
  16. daftandbarmy

    Cold Storage in Norway

    It's never too late. Glory could be just around the corner!: From March 2020.... A World War Could Break Out in the Arctic American military training exercises in northern Norway are escalating tensions with Russia. In early March, an estimated 7,500 American combat troops will travel to...
  17. daftandbarmy

    Cold Storage in Norway

    They did a good job. We were usually brigaded with them and the 'Italian Battalion' - the Alpini. It was good having Italians on our side. At least we always knew where the enemy would always attack ;)
  18. daftandbarmy

    British Military Current Events

    So, let me get this straight, she wants to replace the Army with the RAF Regiment? :)
  19. daftandbarmy

    6 Jan 2020 U.S. Events (Split from A Deeply Fractured US)

    Clearly they need a ‘Capitol FOB’.
  20. daftandbarmy

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Meanwhile, more chicanery being exhibited by those who should know better: A Whitby, Ont. doctor and her husband, who contracted the U.K. COVID-19 variant, have been charged after they allegedly mislead contact tracers. Dr. Martina Weir, a physician with privileges at Lakeridge Health, the...
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