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  1. Gunner


    Thanks for sharing.
  2. Gunner

    Fallen Comrades (retired members)

    Sadly, I heard that Colonel Jim M Jeffries passed away yesterday.  He spent time in the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, 26 Field Regiment and (I believe) the Fort Garry Horse.  He ended his career as the Commander of Manitoba Lakehead District.
  3. Gunner

    Reserve Pension- Merged

    If you look at my post from November 2009, you'll see my experience.  I elected to buy back even though I was leaving the military and did not have enough service to collect a pension.  I recently received my decision letter related to my pension.  I choose to keep the funds in the pension vs...
  4. Gunner

    Reserve Pension- Merged

    So did you not buy back your previous service prior to 2007 or you just did not use your RRSP to buy it back in a lump sum?
  5. Gunner

    New D Arty - LCol Bishop

    Tim is very good people.  Good on him.
  6. Gunner

    Staffing PRes Summer IT (From: Cutting the CF/DND HQ bloat)

    We did this quite a bit back in the 80s and it was a very good experience as c/s 4 with 3 RCHA. 
  7. Gunner

    "PTSD will be presumed to be work-related"

    The Alberta legislation a couple of years ago for specific cancers thought to place firefighters at higher risk, as well as the recent PTSD for first responders is based on the presumption that it was caused by their employment.  Both were previously covered by WCB but the onus was on the...
  8. Gunner

    Course 7318 Cornwallis Don McNair, Kim Tougas

    Send me your email by private message and some information about yourself and I'll pass it on.
  9. Gunner

    OK, what is this thing?

    Everyone knows its a BFA - Blank Firing Attachment.  How else does the auto loader work when you use the magazine option for large FFE?  ;)
  10. Gunner

    Captain Ken Calkins CD

    RIP Ken. 1000s of soldiers benefited from your efforts in ensuring deployment support.
  11. Gunner

    Reserve Pension- Merged

    Here is my story: I submitted my paperwork for my buyback in October 2007 and have been paying monthly installments (~$500/month).  My submission provided the following estimates: Past Service Election - Cost $92,129.87 Top Up Election - Cost $13,424.09 Estimated Total Cost - $105,553.96 I...
  12. Gunner

    Reserve Pension- Merged

    Future Pensioner, read the freakin link I provided and it tells you exactlywhat options are available to you.  You're confusing pensionable service with CF service.
  13. Gunner

    Reserve Pension- Merged

    Guys, Just go to the CF Modernization Website as it spells everything out quite well: Reservists in part time plan: http://www.forces.gc.ca/dgcb/cfpmp/engraph/resforce_plan_e.asp?sidesection=5 Reservists in full time plan...
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    Pay: Statements, Backpay, Benefits, Deductions (Taxes, T4), Deployed ect... [MERGED]

    Tours are tax free meaning you are not paying any taxes on your income while in theatre hence your refund is not as much as you think it may be.  The amount you actually get is dependent on what other sources of income you have, what taxes you paid on it, and what deductions you have. It's not...
  15. Gunner

    Reserve Pension- Merged

    Solid companies are solid in good times and bad.  I'm not concerned and, as are many, waiting to take advantage of the firesale prices. 
  16. Gunner

    Reserve Pension- Merged

    Sadly, not as much as I should have...
  17. Gunner

    Pay: Statements, Backpay, Benefits, Deductions (Taxes, T4), Deployed ect... [MERGED]

    You receive it as you earn it now but it probably won't start until your second month.
  18. Gunner

    Finances Release

    Jake, To answer your question will take more information than you have provided in your post.  Do you plan to go to school and need the money to finance your living expenses?  Do you have enough RRSP room to cover the transfer?  When can you collect your defered annuity?  At 55, what will you...
  19. Gunner

    Canadian: Air Passenger bill of rights [Merged]

    I can not say that Air Canada is the "evil empire" it once was and after traveling a fair bit over the last year I have noticed an improvement (they smiled when they told me my bags didn't arrive in Calgary and were even good enough to give me an overnight kit..).  All bitching aside, I will...
  20. Gunner

    Foot patrols in Kandahar city

    Daftandbalmy/Geo, there are specific reasons for this and have nothing to do with the CoC being afraid.  Speculate all you want but its just that speculation.