A few years ago my wife and I watched a documentary about our involvement in UNPROFOR. There was a lot of vets interviewed and they were very candid about the conditions that we served under. I can't for he life of me remember the nameof the documentary or even who produced it. Is there...
I'm looking for a photo of Major Fredrick Tilson VC with all medals on. He was also a Knight of the Order of St John and I'd like to put his picture up in our Headquarters and Training Facility here in Windsor. If anybody can help out, I'd sure appreciate it.
Here's a question about the Special Service Medal, are we awarding it for the "right" reasons?
If you read the criteria for the award http://www.mdn.ca/dhh/honours_awards/chart/engraph/chart_display_e.asp?cat=3&ref=SSM there is different spans of time and duties required for the award of the...
I know that this is a hotly debated topic but I would like to keep it in a historical context.
I'd like to debate the current SWASM and the GCS and compare these with their historical counter parts.
In World War 1, we had the 1914 Star and the 1914-15 Star (which the current General Campaign...
Here's a CO with his head on right. Too bad there isn't more like him. Well done Calgary Highlanders!
Exploiting reservists' love of their regiments
Special to The Windsor Star
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
It seems like such a simple concept, but capitalizing on Canadian...
Is there any news with regard to the Territorial Defence Battalions?
It seems to be time for a decision as far as my future in the military and I’d like to make an informed one. Feel free to PM if you think there is something that shouldn’t be on the public forum.
A friend of mine is trying to research his great uncle's service in World War 1. The fellow served in the CFA. He joined in Toronto, Ontario on October 1st, 1917. My friend would like to know where to look for information relating to his great uncle's service, the battery he'd have been in...
What's the official scope on the use of ballistic eyewear? I hear that they're only used when ammunition is being used. Down in my squadron, we have to wear them every time that we're in the field, in vehicles or when weapons are issued, whether there is ammo or not. Of course we'll do what...
Afghan bomb injures three Canadian soldiers
Private Jon Drew mans a perimeter position at an Afghanistan National Police Sub Station prior to heading out on a foot patrol on the streets of Kandahar City. (image: Canadian Forces)
Updated: Wed. Oct. 5 2005 6:35 AM ET...
Firearms range off limits for militia
Department of Defence won't allow soldiers to use ranges operated by city
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Members of the local militia are being forced to head out of town for firearms training because they can't use their...
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Updated: Mon. Aug. 15 2005 11:50 AM ET
Two Canadian peacekeepers were reportedly injured in Egypt, near the border with the Gaza Strip, after a blast occurred near a vehicle they were travelling in.
The two Canadian soldiers -- serving in the Multinational Force and...
There has been some talk about using the reserves in theater in roles other than individual augmentation. What is your thoughts on sending sub-units of reserves Regiments to perform tasks like camp protection/security thus leaving the "gun slinging" to the regular force? Are there any other...