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    Coastal Defense's in WW2

    Does anyone have a good colour photo of a BC coastal defence emplacement - with gun?
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    www.RamTank.ca is growing

    Sometimes you need to hit "refresh" - don't know why?
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    www.RamTank.ca is growing

    Some of you may be familiar with my http://www.RamTank.ca website. I have now added additional sections for the M37, M38, M38A1, M151, Iltis and Ferret. More sections will follow. If you have photos that you would like to contribute to the project please feel free to e-mail them to me. I am...
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    OTTAWA - Military Grave Photo Request

    I will be in Ottawa, on leave from Haiti, next week and will try to get this photo. Clive
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    Nicolas Sarkozy challenges France's version of history - BBC News

    This brings to mind Churchill's quote about his often chilly relationship with deGaulle; "Every man has his cross to bear; mine is the Cross of Lorraine" referring to the symbol of the wartime Free French Forces in the UK.
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    Medal and Awards Research

    This CMHQ report from 1944 may be of interest to you. http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/rep-rap/doc/cmhq/cmhq112.pdf
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    Wearing an Ancestor's Medals Mega-thread

    Ah yes, now I remember why I don't come here too often. Because I disagree with your point of view I am narrowminded. Your reply also implies that I accused those who hold a different point of view than mine as "... posing or showing off, or who cas pi$$ the furthest." I have thought outside the...
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    1974 Valcartier Grenade Deaths (gov't action, memorial, etc.)

    Wow! Talk about memories. Although I was not there in '74 I had been a cadet in "D" Coy as well as a "Cpl Call-out" (the term used then for Staff Instructors) as both a Corporal in '72 and a Sergeant in '73. I had joned the Militia that Fall and was doing Public Duties on Parliament Hill as a...
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    Officers and Swagger Sticks

    Back to sticks. At one point, Routine Orders called for soldiers to have a stick in their possession when 'walking out' i.e., leaving camp. Countless photos, up to the Second World War show soldiers of all ranks holding sticks - often supplied by the photographer as a standard prop. In the 18th...
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    Old Belt Buckle Identification / Question

    This style of buckle, with a brown belt, was worn uniquely by Nursing Sisters and was identical in both World Wars. It would not have been worn by a nurse's assistant or by any member of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC). Although you cannot make out the detail of the buckle, here are a...
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    Wearing an Ancestor's Medals Mega-thread

    I'm coming to this thread late and have not ploughed through all ten pages of commentary - so please forgive me if my post is repetitive. As stated, the Criminal Code makes the wearing of medals illegal when worn by anyone to whom they were not presented. Further, the Royal Canadian Legion, by...
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    Historical Shotguns

    I have done a fair bit of research into Small Arms at the Library & Archives. I thnk that I came across this same WWI file on shotguns. It contained a couple of pages, dealing mostly with the proposed acquisition of some shotguns from a leading sporting supplier in London. The idea was shot down...
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    Support the Troops T-Shirt

    As was said earlier "this is like picking pepper out of fly shit". The shirt names will stay as is otherwise they will never be made.  The idea is to let the wider population see (and read) the missions and not to be all inclusive which would result in letters so small that only your significant...
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    Support the Troops T-Shirt

    With the blessing of Mike Bobbit these t-shirts will be offered on a one-time basis. A donation for each shirt sold will be donated to the Military Family Resource Centres. The shirts are $30.00 each, postpaid anywhere in Canada or to CF personnel world-wide. They are available with white...
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    Support T-shirts

    Hi Sweatie, I jumped the gun on this and posted before geting an answer from Mike - my enthusiasm more than any disrespect. At this time I am only accepting e-mails of interest rather than actual orders. Once I see the level of interest I will go out andhave these produced in the appropriate...