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  1. BernDawg

    CityNews Toronto "Invasion" Story

    Yes, or at least, they used to be. Hard rubber rifles with steel barrels and front sights. No-operational, of course, and full weight. I believe the thought was to save wear and tear on the real rifles for training activities like running obstacle courses etc..
  2. BernDawg

    Kingston STAR WARS planet location......

    Apparently this is a hoax.
  3. BernDawg

    Format of Memos

    I think I still have some at home. I found some blank ones in a box of old docs in the basement and kept them as a curiosity.. 
  4. BernDawg

    Pokemon GO

    There is a "Gym" right at the gate in Comox. I guess the old Voo-Doo is a pretty good landmark..
  5. BernDawg

    Name This Photo!!! - The AFV Recognition Thread

    Best guess.. At the time 4 wheel drive systems were new yet fairly common. 8 wheel drive systems would have been very costly and tricky to engineer. I think they chose what they felt would be the best combination to power using the 2nd and fourth axles.
  6. BernDawg

    Individual Meal Pack (IMP) [Merged]

    I just stumbled across this and it reminded me of this thread... http://forces.tv/71670583#pT6q21fvfAFHb2G3.01
  7. BernDawg

    Who's used a REAL typewriter? (split fm VAC Spending/Downsizing)

    Yessir.. Took typing in Gr 9 (1980) and the class was divided into 2 groups. Manual and electric, once you were good enough you got to use an electric typewriter. Somehow I never made it into that group although I eventually hit 20-25 WPM. I even wrote a couple of papers in Highschool on one...
  8. BernDawg

    The Great Gun Control Debate

    And that is why I will NEVER vote Lieberal again my friends. the very sight of Alan Rock sickens me.....
  9. BernDawg

    How Important Is Flexible Work? 43% Choose It Over Pay Raise

    We're on a flex schedule where I work. 8.04 hrs a day means we get every third Friday off (Sweet deal if you parlay it into a four day weekend ;-) ) We also have "core" hours in the office as well. Everyone is here from 0900 - 1500 but you can start and/or leave any time you wish as long as...
  10. BernDawg

    What book are you reading now?

    Phew! I was about to release a Broadside at Chapters/Indigo ;-) Tres cool you got to get autographed copies of Waterloo! Been a fan of his for ages.
  11. BernDawg

    What book are you reading now?

    "The Empty Throne" or "Waterloo"? According to Chapters/Indigo "The Empty Throne" won't be released until the 28th of Oct..
  12. BernDawg

    What book are you reading now?

    I would hope that it is and I assume that Sharpe's Waterloo was written from Sharpe's perspective as a British soldier on the ground and not situationally aware.. Now all I have to do is wait for it to arrive in early November. I ordered his new Saxon Book as well and they won't ship until that...
  13. BernDawg

    M113 / AVGP / Bison Driver "weather protection?"

    Kind of a necro-post but I haven;t been around in a while.. Try here for pics; http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/vehicles/apcs/armouredpersonnelcarriers.htm
  14. BernDawg

    The Khadr Thread

    W really do need a like button...  :goodpost:
  15. BernDawg

    All Memo Templates: (AVOTP, ED&T, File Number, OJT, OT, Release, Retention)

    You keep copies right? I would hope you have a USB drive that you keep on your person for admin stuff no? Send a new one (memo) every 2 weeks if you don't get a response on the original. If you wanted to avoid useless paperwork you should have been a Patricia  ;)
  16. BernDawg

    What book are you reading now?

    Enders Game is an awesome read (as are all of the Cornwell books ;-) ) Especially if you haven't seen the movie yet. I am a huge Cornwell fan as well and have just about everything he's ever written. My favourite series are the Saxon stories about Uthred of Bebbanburgh, great character..
  17. BernDawg

    Construction Technician (merged)

    CT is a technical course. Make sure your math is good to go. When I say math I really mean brush up on what you did in high school. At the Engineer School you'll be learning the Construction trade (at least we did in 2000) so be prepared for that. Working with hand tools then power tools for the...
  18. BernDawg

    What knife would you recommend?

    I've been really happy with my Gerber Big Rock. Owned it since 05 and hasn't let me down yet.
  19. BernDawg

    The Great Gun Control Debate

    "Still trying to wrap my head around the recovering of $15,000 in stolen bicycles." This part of the world has a very large Mountain Biking population and a good bike can cost from $3-5K. My bike was $2500 and that's with a group discount because we bought all of our bikes from the same shop...
  20. BernDawg

    M113 / AVGP / Bison Driver "weather protection?"

    I've seen drivers do this before too. I did see a canopy once in the field, I believe it was an Arty carrier (M113) and the driver had a Plexiglas canopy that clamped down over the hatch. We were all gob-smacked when we saw it! Didn't get any pics nor have I seen one since but I swear it was...