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  1. Haggis

    Will 2021 see a new pistol buy?

    Yesterday several major newspapers ran an article by a journalist who asserted that the CAF will very soon buy a new pistol. The RFP is expected to be released in February with a contract awarded in September 2021 with delivery of up to 22,000 modular pistols to begin in the summer of 2022.
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    Feds Cut Reimbursements for Military Health Care

    I haven't seen this posted elsewhere on the site. The Liberal government quietly cut the reimbursements it pays out to civilian hospitals that provide services to CAF members putting them on the same schedule and the same level of service as out-of-province patients. - mod edit to change case...
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    General Election: Oct 21, 2019

    I saw some election campaign signs earlier this morning on my drive to work in west Québec.
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    CBSA LOOKING FOR "ACTORS" TO HELP TRAIN RECRUITS

    No mention in this article of what someone would get paid to be "that guy" at the border, but it would be through a contractor. The actors also need to have firearms skills and be willing to shoot at recruits and be shot by Simumition during the training. as well, which is not mentioned in the...
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    FS Blackhawk! SERPA II Holster

    I'm selling my Blackhawk! SERPA2 holster.  It fits the 9mm Browning HP and most 1911 frame pistols. It comes with a black clip-on belt slide and thigh rig in OD green. It has always worked great.  The safety features re all intact.  Now that I'm retired I'm shooting on mostly civvy ranges where...
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    2019 STORMONT, DUNDAS AND GLENGARRY HIGHLANDERS "GLENS" REUNION

    The 2019 Glens Reunion will be held on Friday and Saturday 03 and 04 May at the Cornwall Armoury.  If you were a member of or served with (RSS/FTUC) the Glens, come out and renew your friendships and make some new ones. As always the reunion will begin with a Friday evening Meet and Greet in...
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    GHOSTS IN THE ATTIC (ON YOUR HHT)

    Here's a somewhat off topic question, which could have an impact on some unlucky service members during posting season, particularly of your TOS date is October 31st. If you are shopping for a house are the realtors you deal with required to disclose if the house your buying is suspected of...
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    MILITARY RELATED CELLULAR USE BY RESERVISTS

    In this connected age there is a rising expectation that leaders/managers are available and reachable 24/7.  This holds true in the CAF Reserves as well.  It's understood, at least in the Army Reserve, that effective section, troop/platoon and company/squadron leadership cannot be conducted on 3...
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    SD&G HIGHLANDERS "GLENS" REUNION

    Do you now or did you ever serve with the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders?  Looking for a chance to get out and reconnect with old friends or make new ones?  Come out to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of The Glens. Reconnect with old friends and make new ones at Friday evening's...
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    British CAFSAC Competitor Shot in Ottawa (Not on duty)

    When you go to a shooting competition, you'd expect to maybe suffer a gunshot wound due to a range accident.  Not so in this case, shared with the usual disclaimers.
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    LOOKING FOR OLD RECRUITING POSTERS

    Folks, does anyone remember the old 1970's era recruiting posters? There was one with an officer in DEU exiting a business jet while carrying a briefcase.  A second pushed the Combat Team.  I remember the slogans on that one.  A Centurion tank was on the front captioned "It takes a special kind...
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    Canadian shot by USCBP at Ambassador Bridge in Windsor/Detriot

    Shared with the usual disclaimer, this guy seemed to have a death wish. DETROIT – The U.S. border agency says a Canadian man was shot after allegedly pointing a handgun at guards at the Ambassador Bridge crossing between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a...
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    Earplug Noise Reduction Rating

    Hi folks. Does anyone know offhand what the manufacturer and noise reduction rating is for the old orange rubber earplugs is?  These are the ones that came in a clear plastic box with a small chain to attach the box to your pocket, webbing etc.
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    Haggis -> Reindeer Meatloaf

    Well, it's 10 days to Christmas and time for a seasonal name change. Hey, mods, where are the Christmas lights???
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    RUMINT - Obama to Fake Assasination to Forestall Election

    WARNING - HEAVY TINFOIL HAT REQUIRED This article is getting a lot of coverage on the Internet and is shared here with the usual disclaimers - just in case those real disclaimers apply to stories of wild speculation and tenuous fact linking. The interesting thing is that the US lawmaker who...
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    Photo of breastfeeding Guardswomen stirs debate

    An interesting story shared with the ususl disclaimers. "Two members of the U.S. National Guard photographed breastfeeding in uniform are not expected to face discipline in spite of rules forbidding the use of uniforms to promote a cause, a military spokesman said on Saturday.  Instead, the...
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    Controversy over Medal of Bravery award.

    Shared with the usual disclaimers, this from the CBC. Medal of Bravery winner involved in 2 fatal police chases Posted: Apr 26, 2012 7:51 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 27, 2012 10:06 AM ET There is growing outrage in a community near Cornwall, Ont., after a police officer was awarded a Medal...
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    Ottawa School Cancels Remembrance Day Event

    Although I am tempted to throw this into the "WTF!!" category, I'm sure, as with all media reports, not all angles have been reported here.  Shared with the usual disclaimers: OTTAWA - The 20th anniversary of an educational Remembrance Day event is being cancelled at a west Ottawa Catholic high...
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    "Fallen, not forgotten" - Cst John Robert Davey

    Mods, I'm not sure if this is an EXART fit here, so feel free to move if required. Fallen, not forgotten CONST. JOHN ROBERT DAVEY: Cornwall police memorialize officer killed in line of duty in 1892 By DANIELLE VANDENBRINK DVANDENBRINK@STANDARD-FREEHOLDER.COM Posted 2 days ago CORNWALL — Two...
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    Soldier fined for mailing guns from Afghanistan

    Shared from CANOE.ca, with the usual disclaimer: TORONTO -- A Canadian Forces sergeant has been fined $1,500 for mailing to Canada three assault rifles and ammunition while on a seven-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Sgt. Randy Olive, 28, of Sault Ste Marie, Ont. was found guilty by a...
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