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Old Sweat said:On the other side of the coin, because of the actions of more than a few individuals the army had a bad reputation for smuggling booze and smokes. Probably the most egregious, or at least the one I heard of involved 3 RCR, in 1973 Customs at Trenton opened a crate labelled "Platoon Stores" when clearing a chalk returning from an AMF(L) exercise in Norway. Instead of military kit the crate was full of illicit booze.
Side issue - the guys in the AMF(L) Battery developed a large dislike for the battalion because of the incident. You see, they had been told that because of an administrative glitch, there was no duty free alcohol available for them. It didn't take much to connect the dots.
A well known practice carried out by many military members who were serving OUTCAN for any period of time. I remember hearing of an Argus returning from a Caribbean deployment doing 'Touch and Goes' at Summerside until they had dumped all their Rum into the bay as they had been forewarned that Canada Customs was awaiting their arrival.