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    Ukraine - Superthread

    I dunno. Should I believe everything CBC writes either? 😅 I got some good links above that give some good information, particularly the article from Center for Strategic International Studies which says correlation between available declassified records and memoirs correlate information about...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    @Altair & @Remius & @blacktriangle - Thanks for the quick feedback.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    I came across this article which says there was an agreement upon the creation of NATO to not expand into territory formerly controlled by the Soviet Union, which same NATO went on to ignore over the years following the agreement. Here is the link: West promised not to expand NATO – Der...
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    RCN Weapons System (historical, current, planned)

    According to the Wikipedia article below (Please don't roll your eyes), the prior to entering Canadian Service, the Victoria Class submarines were "capable of using UGM-84 Sub-Harpoon missiles". I have 2 questions regarding this information. 1. Is that confirmed information? 2. Why was that...
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    How capable is the RCN?

    I came across this article which partly talks about the Turkish maritime capability and some issues in the region: https://www.forbes.com/sites/pauliddon/2020/08/13/turkey-is-up-against-some-formidable-navies-in-the-eastern-mediterranean/ If I am not mistaken, Op Reassurance places the RCN...
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    What to Do When You Have a Bad Boss

    I think this article would fit well to supplement the conversation: Why good people manage badly https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB15VeQV?m=en-ca&referrerID=InAppShare Extract: "The institution of management is bad. Bad because it causes too much stress and harms human health. Bad because it allocates...
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    DND Accused of Using Pandemic to Withhold Info- Broad Topic of Clerks+Per File

    Defence Department accused of using pandemic to withhold info from Parliament https://a.msn.com/r/2/BB14Xx4O?m=en-ca&referrerID=InAppShare OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence stands accused of trying to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to withhold information from Parliament and...
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    Future Naval Training System

    The following videos on the Future Naval Training System  were uploaded to the RCN YouTube channel recently. I'd like to know your thoughts: Future Naval Training System Modules: Module 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNWGf5Za7E8 Module 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4RoMofykKI Module 3...
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    NTO Training and NSS

    Thanks Stoker Dave, I have no information on what is being done to prepare the RCN. I'm just poking around. I do agree that, hiring more is not always the best decision. I just believe this is being considered and not just left to be dealt with after delivery.
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    NTO Training and NSS

    What are the expected impacts on NTO / NTNCM / NTNCOs' trades training, job requirements and job description with respect to the National Shipbuilding Strategy's expansion and extension of the RCN Fleet? New ships are being built to Enhance Arctic Operational Capability (Harry DeWolf Class)...
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    BMOQ 2020 - Regular Force

    More BMQ/BMOQ dates have been added till June 2020: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/benefits-military/education-training/basic-training/recruit-school.html
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    Naval Officer career progression and Command

    Hi, have there been new communications or documents of this type regarding Naval Officer Career Progression? I found this interesting to read. Is there anything similar regarding Non-Commissioned Members?
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    Basic starts this weekend. what to expect, any advice?

    Its too bad you did not get any tips on here before Basic. How did it go for you though?
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    Well, I'm 30 and starting basic in 4 weeks. This will be the biggest change in my life in 10 years. 10 years ago I moved to Canada. :-P
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    Naval Combat Systems Engineer ( NCSE )

    Hi, I have been through the post at the link posted above. Its amazingly detailed and very interesting, but also dated 2009. How accurate is the information in 2020?