Sgt Harold Marshall, who was pictured as a Canadian Army sniper in WW2, is dead. Obit:
Thought some of you may like this link. Heavy chunk of the money goes to charity. Think I'll order an Airborne one for my days in the Regiment and a Toronto Police Vets one, same colors as the PPCLI.
MOD NOTE: This is a split from this thread ....
.... to keep the commentary out of the haka video thread.
Unfortunately, an ex-pat Canadian has slandered L/Cpl Baker's good name...
Havent many details, but L/Cpl Matt CROUCHER, RM, covered a grenade with his patrol pack and his body and survived blast with minimal injuries. Brit newspapers are saying he has been recommended for a VC. If awarded, will be first RM to be awarded one since WW2.
Para Budd, one of the Helmand heroes,
3 Bn Parachute Regiment
By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
Last Updated: 11:25am GMT 14/12/2006
A paratrooper who launched a lone charge on Taliban lines after his platoon was ambushed is expected to be awarded the Victoria Cross today.
I am trying to transfer from the Sup Res to the P Res. I am told that one of the longest parts of this process is getting a "MITCP" back from Area HQ.
Anyone out there have any idea what this is and does?
Thanks for the help.
Does anyone have contact info for Darren FARROW. Joined 1985, went thru RCR Battleschool 1986 (Apeldorn Pl). Posted to 1 RCR, London until 1988 then went over to 3 RCR in Germany. Back in Canada about 1992 ish in Pet. Lost contact with him sometime ago. Known as "The Bear" by those of us...
Outstanding book, got it for Christmas. Well actually my wife bought me "Shake hands with the Devil" and there was no way I would support that waste of skin so I traded it in for Ortona.
Has lots of first hand accounts from both sides. Has anyone read any of his other books?