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Recent content by FormerHorseGuard

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    No 2 Construction Battalion - Battle Honours and Perpetuation Awarded to 4 ESR

    42 Fd displays the former Colours and Honours over the parade square. The Colours are part of their history.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/canadian-paratroopers-saved-denmark-soviet-occupation.html?chrome=1 We had a hand in stopping the Soviet advance.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    There a lack of will or taste for any more in Europe after the defeat of Nazi Germany. Various US Generals, George S, Patton and PM Churchill were very verbal about pushing back USSR back to its pre war borders. Patton wanted to use the found gold to fund a future army. George Patton’s...
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    Opportunity to update the CC-150 fleet?

    https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/german-air-force-ends-a310-operations-with-transfer-to-canada/149123.article?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=Sendible&utm_campaign=RSS&fbclid=IwAR1n0S_iLSDg6GXa18_q8_XTnRImysKfz3j-cm2v8Btq2ke8WDl5BepBe2s aircraft transfered to RCAF
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    If we went to war?

    I am looking at all the kit being loaned, donated, off loaded on the Ukraine and was wondering what equipment would you want donated to Canada if we were in their shoes? Posted here because it is not important post but you get to post your crazy wish list of equipment What do we need to fight...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    I think this posts has travelled far from the intent of replacing the 105MM guns. I still think as the barrel life wears down and the guns get red tagged for cracks, and anything else, the following will happen 1) the working guns will be pooled at a training area for all units to use and...
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    Stop The Presses,....Finally Hot Dog Buns and Wieners In Same Size Packages.

    to be honest, till i read this , i never realized the packages were smaller than the all beef no name package of 12. I always wanted to know why the packages of buns came in packages of 8 and 12 Wondered why they came in 8s not 6, since the big package was 12. confusing i think
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    Top Gun 2

    I saw it yesterday in Renfrew, I was impressed by the flight scenes and wonder how many cameras and how many takes to get it all just right. I enjoyed the movie a lot.
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    The military is trading its tiny Tabasco bottles for powdered hot sauce in MREs

    I was on a exercise CAC 1992 ( yes I am old and I admit it) , I was the company commanders radio man, the Major and I were talking about various things and a small bottle of tabasco sauce was included in the American rations we were provided. The Major was telling me about British rations and...
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    California eyes predatory car sales safeguard for military

    this was a problem in Petawawa when i was younger, full of used car lots, and Reg force guys and even Res force guys, a lot of cars were sold every summer to guys who could not afford them after the summer training funds ran dry.
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    The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

    Does this mean they are creating a CF 355 ( CF 188) production line in Quebec some where soon and quickly? :cool:;):)
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    we need a serious increase in spending to just replaced what we sent to the Ukraine. Ammo, Carls, vests, nvgs, rations, helmets, machine guns, sniper rifles , plus jet fuel to get it there. Our transport fleet will have decades cut off their service life with the amount of service they are...
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    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    was not really a worry . more of a question when do the fakes start popping up claiming status
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    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    Serious question With the action going on in Europe, how long before the fakes come back from their secret missions and start showing up? https://fightforua.org/ this is the recruiting site.
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    I have always thought for simple things like trucks, Canada should buy the exact same truck as the USA is buying because we could tag a few trucks on to the order and Canada could save a pile of cash. Bigger orders come with cheaper per unit price. Air craft and ships, a lot of countries are...