I'm more curious just what sort of impact a letter delivery to dear old Karl would invoke.
jollyjacktar said:I'm more curious just what sort of impact a letter delivery to dear old Karl would invoke.
"Charles VII Albert (6 August 1697 – 20 January 1745) was Prince-elector of Bavaria from 1726 and Holy Roman Emperor from 24 January 1742 until his death in 1745."
"Shortly after the coronation most of Charles Albert's territories were overrun by the Austrians and Bavaria was occupied by the troops of Maria Theresa. Therefore the emperor fled Munich and resided for almost three years in the Palais Barckhaus in Frankfurt. He was made mockery of, since he was an emperor that neither controlled his own realm, nor was in effective control of the empire itself, though the institution of the Holy Roman Emperor has largely become symbolic in nature and powerless by this time. A popular saying about him in Latin was et Caesar et nihil, meaning "as well Emperor, as nothing", playing words on aut Caesar aut nihil, "either Emperor or nothing". Charles Albert's general Ignaz Felix Count of Törring-Jettenbach was compared with a drum, as people heard about him only when he was beaten."
MilEME09 said:If you had not noticed there is also construction going on all over the base, that's why things are cramped, suffer a lit bit for progress
Tulsa01 said:So 2016 is the centennial for CFB Borden. Part of the celebrations is an air show on June. So the general public will be able to see the sad state of 12 and 13 Hangars. I doubt they would be able to restore the structures due to lack of funds/time and the level of deterioration. So even though they are historically designated buildings do you think DND could still demolish them to avoid the embarrassment? They wouldn't be the first to on the old line. I saw them in the summer and in my opinion they are at the point of no return and should come down.
ueo said:Like most of the "old" buildings in Borden, it will fall down through benign neglect and be bull dozed. A sad commentary on what once was a proud and functional military base.
ArmyRick said:Agreed. Get rid of old buildings that are not worth the upkeep. It is important to ensure the users have a place to move to (obviously). Keeping old junk buildings around for historical purposes or nostalgia is a giant waste of tax payers money.
Borden is still very much a military functioning base.
ArmyRick said:We have plenty of historical buildings.