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    Passing of MGen Bob Gaudreault

    Very sad day....he was a great Regimental Commander during my time in Petawawa 1985-87. Dear fellow jumpers: It is with great sadness that the Airborne Regiment Association of Canada (ARAC) learned of the passing of MGen Robert (Bob) Geaudreault, CMM, CD Former Commander of UNPROFOR Sector in...
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    Rick Dodson 1954-2013

    from the RCR Association... Rick Glen Dodson DODSON, Rick Glen - of Edmonton, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013, at his late residence, in his 59th year. Dearly loved father of Lauren Dodson of Edmonton and loved son of Ruby (Glenn) and Hank Dodson of St. Thomas. Dear brother...
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    Leo McGrath 1936-2012

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-mcgrath&pid=155911816&fhid=12295 McGRATH, Joseph Leopold "Leo" March 24, 1936 - February 14, 2012 It's with deep sorrow the family announces his passing. He'll always be remembered by his very loving wife, Victoria...
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    Major Sam Meckbach (repeated from commando.org)

    Sam Meckbach, the former DCO of 2 Cdo passed away on the 1st of Feb after a final battle with cancer. Sam began his military career in 1956 in a High School Cadet Corps #109 in Ingersoll Ontario. He attended cadet leadership and communication courses in London, Ipperwash and Blackdown and took...
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    Pte Jason Rickard

    A friend posted a pic online for the simple reason there was a rucksack sitting next to the wreck at the side of Hwy 17 which made our hearts sink. The number of soldiers and others killed on this highway over the years for the simple reason it is not dual laned is criminal. RIP Jason...
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    Alex Goble/Cliff Goacher

    Alex, a true gentleman was a good neighbour of my parents in Toronto for many years and I had no idea he was a veteran of WW2......These vets are passing away at a steady rate, and we need to remember their contribution to the world we know today. Obit is below. This was a pretty bad week for...
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    Passing of Howard Cook, CD one of Canada's first parachutists

    Godspeed on the wings of angels, Jumper. http://www.legacy.com/can-edmonton/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=150845813 COOK, Howard "Howie" Clifford, BEM, CD December 2, 1921 - April 22, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Howard Cook; beloved father, husband...
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    CWO Frederick John MacLean

    He was the College RSM my last year @RMC. A gentleman and true professional. From the Whig Standard MacLEAN, Frederick John - Chief Warrant Officer , OMM CD2 ( Ret'd ) - Frederick John MacLean passed away peacefully on January 6, 2011 at the Kingston General Hospital with his loving wife of...
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    Passing of Second World War Vet Frank Battershill

    RIP Sir, http://www.legacy.com/can-edmonton/obituaries.asp?Page=SearchResults&DateRange=Today&Product=1 BATTERSHILL, Frank It is with great sadness that we announce on Tuesday, November 30th Frank passed away at the age of 94 years. Frank was predeceased by his first wife Beverley, infant son...
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    Captain Ken Calkins CD

    I knew Ken as a fellow Captain in 33 CBG HQ late 90s when I was getting my feet wet as a Staff Officer in the G1 branch. He was really helpful in wading through the bureaucracy. Good guy, RIP. CALKINS, Kenneth "Ken" June 17, 1965 - April 7, 2010 With great sadness the family of Captain Kenneth...
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    CWO Jack Tripp, MMM, CD

    Mr Tripp was the Drill Sergeant Major my final year at RMC. Old school Army/Gunner but very fair and well respected. RIP. From eVeritas, the newsletter of the RMC Club,  7 Mar 10 JOHN (JACK) TRIPP – CWO (retired) MMM, CD – 02 January 1940 to 05 March 2010 Honourary RMC graduate – 1983 & 1995...
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    Capt Pete Vallee

    It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Capt Pete Vallee, CD (Retired/Retraité) who served with the R 22e R and with the Airborne Regiment with 1 CDO and the AB School in Rivers and Edmonton for many years and trained jumped with the Sky Hawks in Edmonton during the 70’s...
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    BZ to Air Canada, Flt 157 YYZ-YEG 11/11

    Perhaps part of Air Canada's new emphasis on customer care, but still appreciated was the lead FA's announcement at the end of our Toronto-Edmonton flight last night that it was Remembrance Day, and expressing thanks for all veterans, past and present who have/are serving our country in time of...
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    Refresh my Memory SVP-Operations Log Column Titles

    My ex trucker boss has tasked me to set up an operations centre here at work, I suppose given my CSS background. Makes good sense as things occasionally get crazy here and a single point of contact for all services is therefore desireable.  I am trying to remember what exactly the column...
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    Drunk driver claims one of Canada's best RIP Scott

    http://www.canada.com/globaltv/edmonton/story.html?id=a54bb943-1233-475e-badc-d1941013ada7 Cpl Roberts was posted to the Edmonton Garrison Driver charged with impaired driving Ben Gelinas, edmontonjournal.com Published: Sunday, June 15, 2008 EDMONTON - The 19-year-old driver of the car that...
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    Small World....

    I moved to Fort McMurray to start a new job 1 May, having served 22 years in the CF and another fun filled ten months in Camp Julien as a contractor with SNC Lavalin PAE. Last night I was leaving Extra Foods and someone called my name; it was Ian with whom I had done my pre deployment training...
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    Ramp Ceremonies

    The recent ceremonies at Trenton have been very moving, but I do have a question regarding the officers' remain which have returned home. I noticed all the pall bearers as far as I could see were Sr NCO's. Are pall bearers not nornally one's peers and friends; the one military funeral I attended...
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    Remembering Bruce Fitzsimmons

    I first met Bruce in early 1983 when we were subbies in 2 Service Battalion, and later in AB Service Commando. He met and married Bernie in those years, she was a Finance Officer serving in Petawawa as well. Bruce was one of those rare Logistics officers who bloomed where ever he was planted...
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    Stories my recruiter told me.......

    Just curious, how many people here got coerced into a trade or classification they felt no affinity for, but accepted due to the pressure of a recuiter or the potential for a career. Second question, how many people got put through hell on earth trying to remuster or reclassify into something...
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    The Press................

    I sent the following to the Sun's editor today.....am I the only one appalled with the accuracy of coverage at times by the Canadian media?I suppose any press is better than no press, but these people can not get their facts straight at times. Dear Editors, I applaud your coverage of military...
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