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  1. Matt_Fisher

    SORD Rigs

    Anybody on the boards get a chance to use the SORD trial rigs in theatre? If so, how durable did you find the Velcro shoulder strap adjustment/retention system? -did the shoulder straps ever slip apart or become disengaged? How secure were the side panels on the rig?  -did they flop around...
  2. Matt_Fisher

    The Queen's Christmas Message, 2010

    Over four hundred years ago, King James the Sixth of Scotland inherited the throne of England at a time when the Christian Church was deeply divided. Here at Hampton Court in 1604, he convened a conference of churchmen of all shades of opinion to discuss the future of Christianity in this...
  3. Matt_Fisher

    235th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps

    MARINE CORPS ORDERS No. 47 (Series 1921) HEADQUARTERS U.S. MARINE CORPS Washington, November 1, 1921 759. The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the  10 November of every year. Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921...
  4. Matt_Fisher

    Lightweight Small Arms Technologies (LSAT) Machine Gun

    http://www.military.com/news/article/new-ammo-slashes-machine-gun-weight.html Army Engineers at the Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.-based Joint Service Small Arms Program office have been working for the last six years on a radical approach to ammunition and weapons that has the potential to cut the...
  5. Matt_Fisher

    NCD Ballcaps

    Are the ballcaps that are authorized for wear with NCDs an issue item, or purchased through the ship/formation canteen/kitshop?
  6. Matt_Fisher

    Naval Medical Officer Rank Insignia

    Regarding Medical Officers who wear the Naval DEU, who wears the 'Scarlet' versus 'Crimson' coloured insignia? i.e. Medical wears Scarlet, whereas Dental wears Crimson? 
  7. Matt_Fisher

    Custom FMP Notepad

    We're looking at doing a run of Rite in the Rain notepads in the same size (4.5" wide x 6 3/4" long) as the CF FMP notepad.  I'm looking for ideas you may have on what, if anything that would be useful to have printed on the inside covers of this notepad, i.e. 9 Line Medevac, IED Report, etc...
  8. Matt_Fisher

    1 Canadian Division Patch

    Can anybody give me the dimensions of the red felt patch worn by members of 1 Canadian Division on their DEUs? Thanks, Matt
  9. Matt_Fisher

    Cleaning Vinyl Map Cases, Page Protectors,etc.

    I wanted to post this up there, as it's a common question I get at work and seeing as how alot of folks in the military use items like vinyl map cases, page protectors for SOP lists, etc. I figured this might be helpful: Time is of the essence!  If you mark your map case, nyrex folder, or page...
  10. Matt_Fisher

    Happy 100th to the Canadian Navy

    As today, May 4th, 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the granting of Royal Assent by His Majesty King Edward VII to the Canadian Naval Service Bill, I'd like to wish a Happy 100th Birthday to the former and currently serving Sailors and Officers of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian...
  11. Matt_Fisher

    Tactical Helicopter Squadron Badges

    I'm looking for jpeg line drawings of the 'unofficial' squadron badges for the following units: 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron 438 Tactical...
  12. Matt_Fisher

    Flight Suit Patches

    Can someone explain what the current types of patches that Air Force personnel wear on their flightsuits? I've seen various nametags that either have the aircraft type, or squadron emblem on them, but there seems to be no uniform type amongst the Air Force for their flight suits. Also, what...
  13. Matt_Fisher

    Re-enter the Battle Rifle?

    The New York Times reporter CJ Chivers has been writing a series of articles regarding Taliban and Afghan government forces marksmanship.  Not much of it is suprising, given the statistics on casualties as a result of enemy rifle fire, but what is interesting is that Taliban fighters are using...
  14. Matt_Fisher

    MGen PJ Devlin, the Army's next CLS

    Congratulations to MGen PJ Devlin who will become the next Chief of Land Staff for the Canadian Army.  Best wishes and congratulations on a job well done to LGen Leslie; His legacy is that of an Army which has performed admirably on the field of battle during his tenure as CLS, and the lessons...
  15. Matt_Fisher

    Behind Taliban Lines

    Some great documentary work done by PBS' Frontline staff. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/talibanlines/
  16. Matt_Fisher

    FMP NSN?

    Anybody have a current Canadian NATO Stock Number for the CF issue FMP?
  17. Matt_Fisher

    New Camouflage for British Forces

    Looks like the Brits are retiring their Woodland DPM in favour of a Multicam derivative called "Multi-Terrain Pattern" co-developed by Crye Precision and the UK's Ministry of Defence. More can be found at:  http://soldiersystems.net/2009/12/18/crye-developed-new-camo-pattern-for-brits/
  18. Matt_Fisher

    ZAP Number?

    Do the CFs currently use a ZAP number system similar to the British Army? For the uninitiated, ZAP numbers are set up so that it's possible to send personal information, i.e. casualty identification over insecure means without overtly identifying the identity of the person. A British Forces...
  19. Matt_Fisher

    Ft. Irwin TF 1-10

    Does anyone involved with TF 1-10 or relatively 'in the know' have any idea when the TF will be back in Petawawa after their work up training at Ft. Irwin, California USA?
  20. Matt_Fisher

    Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 3

    This thing looks wicked! http://www.theonion.com/content/video/ultra_realistic_modern_warfare?utm_source=videoembed