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  1. Shec

    16 U of Regina Professors Oppose Scholarships for Surviving Dependants

    Please tell me I have lost my ability to comprehend what I read: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2010/03/24/sk-scholarship-1003.html
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    Latest Dickin Medal recipient

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    Hong Kong battle honour effective dates

    Just curious about an item in the Today In Military History sidebar: Why to 9 Mar 42 if the colony surrendered on Dec. 25/41 and the survivors fought on to survive a POW camp until Aug/Sept//45? 
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    Can't you just hear their knees jerking?

    The latest in pandemic management planning from those clowns in Ottawa Silly Hall who couldn't organize a gangbang in a w****house: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2009/11/06/dnd-swineflu.html
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    Yukon Field Force

    At the risk of being pedantic I see that today's "Today in Military History" sidebar claims that on this day in 1870 the Yukon Field Force reached Dawson City.  That must have been a cool trick considering the Y.F.F wasn't raised until 28 years later...
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    Churchill's German Army

    Saw this on the National Geographic channel last night.  A stirring story of some very brave refugees from Nazi Germany who went on to serve in many branches of the British forces. http://www.natgeochannel.co.uk/programmes/churchills-german-army
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    Canadian Army Veterinary Corps

    Does anyone have any info/sources on the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps and it's operations, particularly during WW1?  Searches here reveal nothing and my attempts to search the Canadian Military History Gateway send me on an endless loop.  Thanks !
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    Charley Fox, DFC

    Ah, so this explains the Spitfire and Mustang that flew over the neighbourhood late yesterday afternoon when I was being walked by our dog: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/11/02/ont-fox.html Thank you for doing what you did Charley Fox, may your name be inscribed in the Book of Life !
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    ATTENTION MANITOBANS: Red Shirt Rally on August 15

    The following is an announcement I received last night from the Past President of the FGH Regimental Association advising of: "Red Shirt Rally" a First for Manitoba Legislature Grounds WINNIPEG, Man. - As a first for the Legislature grounds, on Friday, the 15th August, at noon, the public are...
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    Merc Work gone wrong

    Simon Mann,  the ex-SAS officer who tried to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea a couple of years ago just got 34 years for his efforts.    TVO aired the docu-drama  "Coup" about it on a cold blowing Sunday night this past winter.  Brings to mind Frederick Forsythe's novel "The Dogs...
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    Do any Garrys recall...

    a verse about the FGH that reads..."From the sunken road at Rumilly...to ...Sinai..."something about the Gate being there, etc. I can neither find nor recite it but it's playing over and over in my graying head. Many thanks and Facta Non Verba !
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    A manpower solution

    From a buddy in the States who suggests: Drafting Guys over 60: New Direction for the war on terrorists. 'Send Prior Service Vets over 60' I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists.  (You can't be older than 42 to join the military.) They've got the...
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    Army.ca's Fallen Comrades

    I've just now noticed the Army.ca's Fallen Comrades honour roll posted on the left hand side of the home page.  Is it new or is it just new to me?  I think it is a fine tribute.  Good show Mike & Mods! We Will Remember Them Edited to fix typo in thread name.
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    Warning Order: Fort Garry Horse (Old Comrades) Reunion

    The Fort Garry Horse (Old Comrades) Reunion will be held in Winnipeg on May 10-13 2007.  This event will held in conjunction with the 95th anniversary of the Regiment.   (holy sh**, I was a young trooper at the 60th:  does that make me an  "old comrade" now? :dontpanic:)  Rooms can be reserved...
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    Dieppe , 64 years ago today

    Lest we forget.   64 years ago yesterday, August 19, 1942,  2nd Canadian Division raided Dieppe.   To those who were there, particularly those for whom it was a one-way trip  :salute:
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    Rifle Regiment marchpast

    What is the sequence of elements when a rifle regt.'s marches past?    Band - Pioneers- main body,  Pioneers - band - main body, or something else completely?      Thanks :salute:
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    Dogs and Generals

    As a former soldier who is now owned by a dog this story really caught my eye:   http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2005/08/12/pf-1169420.html
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    "A Company of Soldiers" TV documentary on tonight

    A COMPANY OF SOLDIERS The film A COMPANY OF SOLDIERS will be broadcast Tuesday night (February 22) on PBS at 9 PM (check local listings).  It is the soldiers' story of fighting in Iraq - a month in the life of the 1st Battalion of the 8th Cavalry stationed in South Baghdad.  It was shot last...
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    Turvey is a classic Canadian novel that deserves to be captured for posterity so here goes.   It was written by Earl Birney in 1949 and won a Stephen Leacock Award for Humour.   Pte. Turvey is an unsophisticated and naive young man in the Canadian Army during WW2.   His dream is to fight...
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    The Private War of Jacket Coates

    The Private War of Jacket Coates by Lt. Col. Herbert Fairley Wood, 1966.    I found this obscure yet delightful little book in a bargain bin when I was in university during the 70s and it still occupies a place in my personal "library".   Written by the retired head of the Canadian Army...