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  1. Trooper Hale

    Happy New Year From Australia

    Well, here we are at the end of another year (At least in this time zone). And unfortunately i'm not out on the town as i'm not feeling very well and cant leave the house (Dont fear those who know me, i did try and i have at least got a couple of beers in with mates before the "darkness"...
  2. Trooper Hale

    Hale's crazy little plan

    I was chatting with my boss the other day and were talking about OP FOR for armoured exercises and the way that SHQ's lav's will one minute be friendly, and the next we're being criticized for not picking up on the "BTR" in the tree's. Back in the 90's the School of Armour in Puckapunyal used a...
  3. Trooper Hale

    The art of looking good on patrol in Iraq

    I thought this article was fascinating. Fascinating and really strange. http://timesonline.typepad.com/inside_iraq_weblog/2008/01/the-art-of-look.html Elbow or knee pads strapped deliberately to ankles and goggles worn back to front over helmets, some Iraqi soldiers have a unique sense of...
  4. Trooper Hale

    Absolutely Brilliant RAAC video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flPKVv-GNvY I really enjoyed this. Its tops.
  5. Trooper Hale

    ex Chong Ju Army firepower demonstration

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QXYPz5awLM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_RYWApq4xQ Some great footage from the Ex a few months ago at Puckapunyal. Its always good to watch things getting blown up!
  6. Trooper Hale

    Singing Kandahar based Canadian!

    Good to see the CF is training the next Canadian Idols... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-hKyFPlaC0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV-rTXJg3Ys
  7. Trooper Hale

    "The chaser" pose as Canadians, attempt to smuggle Osama into APEC

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070906.wfakemotorcade0906/BNStory/International/?cid=al_gam_nletter_newsUp 'Osama bin Laden' motorcade with Canadian flags clears APEC checkpoints Associated Press September 6, 2007 at 6:10 AM EDT SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Members of an Australian...
  8. Trooper Hale

    Drunken Aussie Soldiers introduce new scandal

    Shared with all that good stuff that everyone always posts up here http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22194481-31477,00.html Soldiers' Binge OK: Howard JOHN Howard and Brendan Nelson have defended the conduct of drunken soldiers in a video posted on internet site YouTube...
  9. Trooper Hale

    Hale's Gay Strip Club Poll

    Poll Should city council approve the conversion of a west-end bar into a strip club catering to gay customers? Yes 23.81 % No 58.73 % I don't care 17.46 % Lets do this one as well! I dont think there are enough gay strip clubs in what ever town this paper is based in! Haha.
  10. Trooper Hale

    Virgins in Heaven for Suicide bombers

    This is just a short one, i just wanted to know what people have heard about suicide bombers getting a big smash of virgins in heaven. I've heard the numbers 21, 40, even 60 at one stage. I mean, honestly, who else would see that kind of number as just a whole lot of work? Is the big pull on...
  11. Trooper Hale

    Vietnam Poem

    I watched Hamburger Hill today and with the news just out of Afghanistan about Tpr. Casswell and the recent discussion about Hanoi Jane and anti-war protesters, this poem really struck a chord. "If you are able, case for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are...
  12. Trooper Hale

    It Rained Today!

    Sure, it probably doesnt matter to you. "Rain?" I hear you say, "Happens all the time". Well no, no it doesnt. Not down here anyway. Today was a special day, the first time in about 3 weeks that its rained properly in Melbourne and by that i mean it rained for a full, whopping 20 minutes! It...
  13. Trooper Hale

    Australian, Sheikh Al Hailali latest

    This is a classic folks, the sort of person that Wes is desperately in love with. Sheikh Al Hailali is the cheif mufti of Australia and New Zealand and has an amazing knack for setting back relations with the Muslim community. Some of you might have heard his statement and few months ago were he...
  14. Trooper Hale

    Canadian firefighters Arrive in Victoria, Australia

    Thought this might interest a few of you. Remember that Victoria is a State, the capital being Melbourne. The fires here have been huge and they'r still raging. We've had over a million hectares burnt out over the last couple of months, at one stage an area the size of Switzerland was burning...
  15. Trooper Hale

    Vehicle names

    When people name a vehicle its usually something boring or straight forward. B squadron names all start with 'B', A squadron is the same, you know the drill. I'm wondering though, has anyone ever had anything genuinely out of the box and original, something you saw and had a chuckle at? I drive...
  16. Trooper Hale

    Australian Armoured Crewman - humour

    I found this in the boozer the other day and thought i ought to share it. Hopefully you'll enjoy it and see the similarities with all armoured blokes. Australian Armoured Crewman as seen by: ADF: A Drunken, brawling, smart arsed, woman corrupting liar, expendable asset, with a G-Shock watch...
  17. Trooper Hale

    Breaking up with loved ones

    Today has to be one of the hardest days of my life. This morning i told my girlfriend of 18 months that i was transferring to the Regular army and moving to Brisbane from Melbourne. I told her that with all the stuff going on in the world and all the people getting killed, i couldnt just sit...
  18. Trooper Hale

    Canadian GATS, whats the go?

    Just a quick one, I'm wondering wat you Canucks go for with your weapons. I mean clearly the M-16 but do you use minimi's, Mag 58's, .30 cals etc. I'm coming to Canada on friday, hopefully to go on exchange with RCD. People probably know this but we Aussies use the Austeyr of a few different...
  19. Trooper Hale

    Exchange with the Canadian Army, Contact name for the Dragoons

    G'day folks, I'm Trooper Hale and I'm AFV driver in the Australian army. I'm coming to Canada for 6 months and am trying to get an email address that i can get in contact with the Royal Canadian Dragoons and get the details so I can go on exchange. I'd really appreciate anyone who could help me...