I was in the 8CH in 78 when we went to Cyprus for the winter tour, leaving behind a half hanger full of ferrets. When we go back from tour in the spring of 79, the ferrets were gone, and we had a half hanger full of jeeps.
The ferret was very quiet, and it was small enough that it was easy to...
Very true, the FGH actually had to form a third "Squadron" in 71 and 72, recruit numbers jumped quite a bit!
The numbers, from what I was told in 1970, had dropped by almost half after the disbanding of the reg force FGH and the forming of the 12 RBC.
Numbers climbed again after the FLQ crisis.
In 1970, I had just spent the summer doing basic and Armour training as a 17 year old in the FGH.
Grade 12! Woohoo, almost done with school!
All I remember was being told that we were on 4 hours notice to report to the armouries, and to keep our kit packed and close.
It never got bad enough to...
I must admit, when the article mentioned it was a software bias, and not a software coding error, I was confused.
I have never heard of a software bias before I read the article.
I am happy to be corrected.
I've read all the emails from the leadership hopefuls, and checked out their respective web pages.
I must admit, (being a long time CPC supporter) to being underwhelmed by the candidates thus far.
Lewis seems to me to have the most thought out policy, most of which I can support.
Sloan is most...
Even though Scheer has said he would stay on, a leadership review is mandatory under the CPC constitution.
The CPC did terrible in the central Canada ridings; obviously a leader that can resonate more with Canadians of all stripes is required.
O'Toole would be good, so would McKay. And I always...
I used to command a 577 call sign 4B; Recce Sqn, RCD.
We had two 577's, 4A and 4B.
And we stencilled our call sign on almost everything we were issued, most vehicle crews did the same.
He was a good man, and a good soldier.
In fact, he actually started in the Armour Corps before switching to RCEME. He spent most of his career working with, and wearing the black beret.
RIP, Bill. I have many fond memories of our time together.
My condolences to his wife, his family, and his...
Recceguy, I couldn't agree more.
I finally stopped paying my dues this year. I had some hopes of changes forthcoming from Dominion Command, but nope, no change.
I may join again in the future, but only when after I see some changes at the Dominion level.
Thank you, and seeing as how it's taking years and years to design the system in to the F-35, I can believe it!
It seems to me that this system CAN be designed in to another newly designed airplane, however, perhaps one with better capabilities. The primary problems with the F-35 seem to be all...
OK, thank you for the response, and I understand what you're saying.
Next question, can the sensor suite and computers be installed in a new build aircraft with minor engineering changes?
Say, for example a new build F15 or Super Hornet?
A question for those much more knowledgeable about aircraft than I am.
Everything I read lauding the F35 goes on about the software and it seems a lot of the push for the F35 is the sensor suites. The aircraft itself does not seem all that special in terms of capabilities. But sensors are...