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The RCAF Ground Defence School
« on: September 06, 2016, 13:08:42 »
You know things are getting tight when the air force fixes bayonets ;)

But seriously folks, is this something that is still practiced?

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Re: The RCAF Ground Defence School
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 13:15:47 »
They got their shoulder patches, so their morale will be good to for the bayonet charge.

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Re: The RCAF Ground Defence School
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 15:44:58 »
A small snippet found farther down this sheet.

https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1952/1952%20-%201795.PDF
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27 June 1952
SERVICE AVIATION
Royal Air Force and Naval Aviation News

R.C.A.F. Ground Defence
AT Camp Borden this month the Royal
Canadian Air Force is opening a
ground defence school. F/L. B. P. Coote,
who will be in command, is loaned by the
R.A.F. Regiment in the United Kingdom.

My personal experience of anything (even remotely, very remotely) similar was BDF training in the 70s and 80s.
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Re: The RCAF Ground Defence School
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 17:05:54 »
We're not allowed to call it BDF - too aggressive or something, lol.  BASF - Base Auxilliary Security Force - now ::)

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Re: The RCAF Ground Defence School
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2016, 17:18:25 »
Can't call them BASF, either.  That name is already taken.

Maybe "Wing Auxiliary Security Force"?  "Whass-F" has a nice ring to it.
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Re: The RCAF Ground Defence School
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 17:22:43 »
Can't call them BASF, either.  That name is already taken.

Maybe "Wing Auxiliary Security Force"?  "Whass-F" has a nice ring to it.

WASF is the actual term for those folks on airbases.  So....yes?
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Re: The RCAF Ground Defence School
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2016, 17:34:57 »
Can't call them BASF, either.  That name is already taken.

Maybe "Wing Auxiliary Security Force"?  "Whass-F" has a nice ring to it.

::)

Was the title when I escaped the Reg Force.  So now some cubicle dweller has propelled themselves into another job to come up with an appropriate name...wonder how big their staff is?  I'm thinking of changing employers again...

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Re: The RCAF Ground Defence School
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2016, 18:32:54 »
Can't call them BASF, either.  That name is already taken.

Maybe "Wing Auxiliary Security Force"?  "Whass-F" has a nice ring to it.

Even better: "Wing Auxilary Security Unit Protection"..........................WhAS UP!
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Re: The RCAF Ground Defence School
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2016, 18:49:48 »
Or the "Wing Tactical Force" ...
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Re: The RCAF Ground Defence School
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2016, 21:03:04 »
Or the "Wing Tactical Force" ...
Hey they might need a civilian coordinator/consultant.....hmmmm I'm a civvy as of 2 March 2017....
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Re: The RCAF Ground Defence School
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2016, 21:29:28 »
Hey they might need a civilian coordinator/consultant.....hmmmm I'm a civvy as of 2 March 2017....
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Re: The RCAF Ground Defence School
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2016, 00:57:27 »
This post reminds me of a story about the University Naval Training Divisions in Canada. When they were initially stood up, someone in the naval headquarters had initially called the program  Canadian University Naval Training Service. It's a shame they didn't have the internet back then.
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