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Recent content by Lance Wiebe

  1. Lance Wiebe

    What type of APC is this?

    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...
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    Remembrance Day: National holiday?/"Veterans' Day"? (merged)

    Very well done! I certainly don't blame you one bit for showing off your daughter.
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    HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A Haunting YouTube Playlist

    Wow, cool stories! I have nothing to share, unfortunately, but I'm enjoying reading about your experiences.
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    October Crisis: 50 years on

    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.
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    October Crisis: 50 years on

    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...
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    Helicopter/Cyclone discussion (split from HMCS Fredricton thread)

    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.
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    Helicopter/Cyclone discussion (split from HMCS Fredricton thread)

    According to this article, it was a software "bias" that caused the crash. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cyclone-helicopter-crash-1.5613239
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    CPC Leadership Discussion 2020-21

    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...
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    Active Shooter In NS. April 19 2020

    So sorry to hear that. It's hard to lose buddies.....
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    CPC Leadership Discussion 2020-21

    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...
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    Coleman Lantern

    Interesting information. 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.
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    Interesting article about NATO tank competition

    It is in a display case in a hallway at the Armour School, CFB Gagetown.
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    Vincent NORMAN WOOD (RCD) - 06 Mar 1926 - 16 Feb 2018

    I met Norm for the first time back in the 70's as well, and at one of the RV's. Genuinely nice guy. RIP.
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    William, "Bill", Mulholland

    He was a good man, and a good soldier. In fact, he actually started in the Armour Corps before switching to RCEME. He spent most of his career working with, and wearing the black beret. RIP, Bill. I have many fond memories of our time together. My condolences to his wife, his family, and his...
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    Whither the Royal Canadian Legion? Or RCL Withers?

    Recceguy, I couldn't agree more. I finally stopped paying my dues this year. I had some hopes of changes forthcoming from Dominion Command, but nope, no change. I may join again in the future, but only when after I see some changes at the Dominion level.