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    CAF Sexual Misconduct PR War- Swerved Into a Mess Discussion

    I haven't been in fleet since 2015, so take my recollection with a grain of salt, but circa...2012, I think (?) when the SS became a hard requirement, requirement, it was because, as i was informed at the time, there is an actual, legit liquor license assigned to each mess (or ship, cant...
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    Public service employment has grown by 31 per cent

    I assume someone moved the decimal to the right, either as part of deliberate disinformation effort, or more likely, because they went to the Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Who Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too
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    Mystery objects/ Balloons over north America

    So now that Beijing is claiming it is merely a weather balloon:
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    Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals

    This dude and his brother essentially watched their mom die horribly on live TV which then instantly became a global phenomenon. Plus those dudes come from one of the most messed up familial relationships in the modern western world. Absolutely nothing about Harry is dealing with his life...
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    Survey on Future Remembrance Ceremonies

    deleted since dangerboy beat me to it This DWAN link refers if you can access it: http://materiel.mil.ca/assets/MAT_Intranet/docs/fr/equipement-commun-vetement-armes-legeres/normal-manchon-depaule-armee.pdf
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    Harbour Training Ship (HTS) Assinboine (formerly HMCS) was one of my first ships and was used exactly like this. We slept on-board, stood duty watches, etc. From there I was posted to 4 Squadron, - an actual training squadron- which was HMCS MacKenzie, Saskatchewan and Yukon. We are too...
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    I mean...other than the lunacy of suggesting that the PM would "start" the counter protest, which is tin foil hat territory....EVERYTHING you wrote is quite simply good and highly effective politics. Politics can be quite distatesteful, often unfair, even mean, always rough, tumble, and...
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    To wit: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/canadian-forces-to-investigate-rcaf-member-who-used-social-media-to-voice-support-of-protesters/ar-AATrYn4?ocid=msedgntp
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    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    I think the PMs protection detail is RCMP? PPS are the cops who patrol parliament hill...
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    It absolutely is all that, unless its a day where half the ships company is at the range, or the ENTIRE ships company is on post deployment leave and you are cold moving someone else's ship, or..and this my favorite...you get a call saying you need to move jetties in the next 60 min because QHM...
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    This is the correct answer which I can confirm based on the combination of flags that are flying. As to why a MM under its own power might employ ugs: prudence and risk mitigation. My first ever CO was an outstanding shiphandler and also thought it was unnecessary to button on tugs when a MM...
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    New sea service cap for sailors

    We do! And not just with the peaked caps either :) And if you are Admiral Beatty, RN, you are apparently remembered, in part, for it
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    would this 'new steering' alleviate the issues you and I faced with the thrusters suddenly, wildly and randomly operating on its own, spinning through all 360 degrees? Fun times...
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    USS Bonhomme Richard on fire

    I know, right?? But then the more I read, the more I realized that a whole lot of Responsible Authorities appeared to have no fucks to give that day. Like this part here:
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    USS Bonhomme Richard on fire

    A summary of the official report
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    Defence Minister

    I would expect them to try and find a woman to be MND given recent events and the virtue signaling that is a hallmark of this government. Someone somewhere else suggested Freeland as a way to quash any leadership ambitions in the near term, but I 'm not so sure. I think such a move might...
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    A "Why" Dress Thread split from OCdt Speaks at Freedom Rally

    It is indeed a leadership failure on the part of that member's Unit Chief! This is an MPC H&A. Clothing stores for the NCR is in Quebec, the border to which was closed for non essential travel for the last while. I personally do not consider getting my monkey suit appropriately tailored...
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    A "Why" Dress Thread split from OCdt Speaks at Freedom Rally

    At LEAST 1 of those photos looks to be a professionally staged PA photo. Given the relative newness of being able to wear ponytails in uniform - at least for your non-RCN folks - and our ongoing efforts at attracting and recruiting more women, it would not surprise me in the least if the...
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    Announcing the RCAF 2024 Logo

    Space Force!