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  1. Gunnar

    Mess Dress

    Curious as to what is required to obtain mess dress. I am CIC branch. Is my tailor likely to know what is required in terms of buttons, rank insignia and the like? Is there a choice of materials, or is it all pretty much status quo? Any suggestions or things I should think about? Figured I...
  2. Gunnar

    BGen Speisser-Blanchet

    The new head of CJCR has been announced. Does anybody know/has anybody worked with/for her?
  3. Gunnar

    ranks - pictures

    Does anyone know where I might find high quality, vector graphics of the ranks of the CAF? Do they exist anywhere? All I have been able to find are lower quality jpgs and bitmaps.
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    So, limited contact with issue foodstuffs in general, but do IMP’s still exist? Certainly in the Cadets, I’ve only seen MRE’s. Now I understand that MRE’s are ubiquitous and cheap, but can IMP’s still be had? Are they soldier-only? Meals Rejected by Everyone actually can be pretty tasty, but...
  5. Gunnar

    Gunner's whistle

    Saw them offered for sale on a kit shop site.  Can someone tell me what a Gunner's whistle is (traditionally) used for?  Is it considered part of the uniform?  Some background on this would be appreciated. Ubique
  6. Gunnar

    RCSU - Central Staff Briefings

    Useful information for all CIC Officers, available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgIcX3cLzXI&feature=youtu.be
  7. Gunnar

    Post exercise recap

    There is a term for a post-exercise recap during which successes, failures and lessons learned are discussed and documented.  I can’t remember what it’s called.  Could someone jog my memory please?
  8. Gunnar

    Art imitates Life - Videogame First Aid

    Man Imitates America's Army, Saves Lives http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/01/americas-army-t.html By Earnest Cavalli January 18, 2008 A North Carolina man who saw an SUV flip and roll on a highway last November was able to provide medical aid to the victims with skills he learned from the...
  9. Gunnar

    Taliban Morale at All-Time High & Taliban frustrated over handling of their amnesty

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061008/workman_taliban/20061008/ I love this. We're sick of being shot, and people don't like us.  We just want to go home. Have you changed your opinions? No, not really.  We just don't want to be shot at any more.  And our relatives are...
  10. Gunnar

    The PC Party

    Having seen a number of people posting on the subject of the PC party, I just thought I'd remind everyone that the PC party, i.e., the Progressive Conservative Party, is no more. What now exists to be called the PC Party is the Progressive Canadian Party, a party which, as far as I can...
  11. Gunnar

    FireFinder is wearing out

    Not a horrible, horrible thing....but something I thought might be of interest to arty types.  Enjoy: (From:  http://www.strategypage.com/fyeo/howtomakewar/default.asp?target=HTART.HTM) August 11, 2005: The United States is wearing out it's 1970s era FireFinder artillery and mortar finding...
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    Electing the Judicary

    Yes, they might represent the will of the majority....but remember, there are more poor, dumb, low-class wage earners who aren't interested in ideas than there are the few, intelligent ones.  This isn't a comment on where people are or where they come from, but more on their ambivalence towards...
  13. Gunnar

    Media Coverage of the War in Iraq

    Media's coverage has distorted world's view of Iraqi reality By LTC Tim Ryan SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Tuesday, January 18, 2005 Editors' Note: LTC Tim Ryan is Commander, Task Force 2-12 Cavalry, First Cavalry Division in Iraq. He led troops into battle in Fallujah late last year and is...
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    Security needs served by luck: Senate report

    Security needs served by luck: Senate report CTV.ca News Staff The Senate committee on national security and defence has released its first "guide book" on the state of Canada's military preparedness, and it's not looking good. Measuring the extent to which Paul Martin's government has...
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    Saving our history BID TO KEEP CANUCK'S VICTORIA CROSS By BRIAN GRAY, TORONTO SUN CANADA SHOULD look in its own backyard for heroes instead of to our neighbours to the south, a World War II veteran said yesterday. Jan de Vries was telling students at King George Junior Public School about...
  16. Gunnar

    Friendly fire pilot suing U.S. air force

    Friendly fire pilot suing U.S. air force CTV.ca News Staff The American pilot who dropped a bomb on Canadian soldiers training in Afghanistan two years ago is suing the U.S. air force for releasing documents regarding his case. Charles Gittins, the lawyer for Maj. Harry Schmidt, called the...
  17. Gunnar

    Est-ce qu‘il y a...?

    Est-ce qu‘il y a des Vandoos ici? Je peut vous envoyer un colis de chez nous, si j‘avais un addresse militaire. Bonne chance en Afghanistan! Soyez sauf! Gunnar
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    Stryker: Robot style

    Check this out:   http://radio.weblogs.com/0105910/2004/01/30.html I like the picture.  Makes me think of the Terminator War of the Machines.  Wonder if ours will be interoperable? More Robots for the Army The Stryker is an 18-ton infantry vehicle, already deployed by the U.S. army in...
  19. Gunnar

    Live Fire in Afghanistan

    Canadian troops seize guns, drugs in Kabul raid Canadian Press KABUL â ” Canadian soldiers launched an early-morning raid Sunday on a compound in Kabul, arresting suspected terrorists and seizing drugs, cash and weapons in their first offensive action since arriving in Afghanistan last...
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    Cpl. Beerenfenger given full military honours

    Cpl. Beerenfenger given full military honours Canadian Press CFB PETAWAWA, Ont. — Three volleys of rifle fire cracked over the coffin of Cpl. Robbie Beerenfenger on Thursday as the Royal Canadian Regiment paid its last respects to a fallen soldier. The regiment, the senior infantry outfit...