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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2375 on: February 22, 2017, 09:38:36 »
Anyone know what the big shiny buckler shield on the BGen is?

Grand Officer of the Order of Military Merit of Brazil.  See CANFORGEN 213/15 for the announcement.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2376 on: February 22, 2017, 09:38:50 »
I'd like to see GBA+ patches on CAF members.  After all you can fake a jump course but who in their right mind would be able to fake that level of training?

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2377 on: February 22, 2017, 09:44:56 »
... those without any wings/badges can wear bling too..... "for morale and retention."
Who hates more flair, right?

I'd like to see GBA+ patches on CAF members.  After all you can fake a jump course but who in their right mind would be able to fake that level of training?
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2378 on: February 22, 2017, 09:54:41 »
Grand Officer of the Order of Military Merit of Brazil.  See CANFORGEN 213/15 for the announcement.

Also got "Faith in The Cause" Military Medal from Columbia at the same time.  Nice stuff, but the Argies missed out. 
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2379 on: February 22, 2017, 10:18:11 »
The story has been told on the U.S. website “This Ain’t Hell – But you can see it from here.”
The US site has more pictures of him.  "E Bty in the Airborne Battle Group," but with a red maple leaf on the jump wings; man, he couldn't even do Basic Walting right.   :facepalm:

I keep seeing a need for a "Walt Consulting Group"; the fee charged would vary with how 'special' you want to pretend.  Services could include getting the badges and decorations right, coaching on war stories, when to authoritatively sneer or role eyes during war movies....

I'd have to contract out some of the more elitist aspects though; I am not, nor have I ever been, GBA+ qualified -- I even had to Google it.  (There, I've admitted it!  :'( )
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2380 on: February 22, 2017, 10:30:53 »
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2381 on: February 22, 2017, 14:04:43 »
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But, Stolen Valour Canada says, Murray did not complete Canadian Forces recruit training, had fewer than two months of regular force service, was not an artilleryman, never qualified as a CF parachutist, never served in E Bty (Para) 2 RCHA, was never a member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment Battle Group and never served in Cyprus ...

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2382 on: February 22, 2017, 21:02:27 »
Hi DB, my GGF served with the S. African Union Defence Forces but was unde Brit command so I would likely be applying to the MOD to have the medal re-issued.

Yes, you would have to apply to the UK for a replacement (https://www.gov.uk/apply-medal-or-veterans-badge/replace-a-medal-or-badge)

However, here are some pertinent details from the website:

You can only get a replacement medal from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) if it was stolen or destroyed, for example in a fire or flood. The medal must have been awarded for service after World War 1.

You’ll need to show proof by providing a copy of either a:

police crime report

successful insurance claim listing the individual items

You can also buy replacement medals from a licensed medal dealer.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2383 on: February 22, 2017, 22:32:23 »
I'd like to see GBA+ patches on CAF members.  After all you can fake a jump course but who in their right mind would be able to fake that level of training?

I have my ORh+ patch from 5-11...and my Stupid Allergy patch...sure I can get them to do GBA+/- patches so the staff pukes that are paid to pay attention to that stuff can tell those that have and have not.

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2384 on: February 22, 2017, 22:39:48 »
I have my ORh+ patch from 5-11...and my Stupid Allergy patch...
No way !!!

Yes, I have an O+ patch too....but I've spent my entire career wishing I had some way of signifying "Allergic to Stupidity."
Hell, some threads on this site alone......   >:D
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2385 on: February 22, 2017, 22:50:34 »
No way !!!

Yes, I have an O+ patch too....but I've spent my entire career wishing I had some way of signifying "Allergic to Stupidity."
Hell, some threads on this site alone......   >:D

Found it at Urban Tactical one day.  It's on my non-issue raid bag.  http://milspecmonkey.com/store/patches/272-stupid-allergy.html

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2386 on: February 22, 2017, 23:58:59 »
Kind of off the subject but: Does anyone know how you go about replacing your miniatures? I am no longer serving and still have the main medals I was issued. An old MPRR could back the legitimacy up, but my small set went astray with my Mess kit buttons a couple of years back.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2387 on: February 23, 2017, 00:24:57 »
Kind of off the subject but: Does anyone know how you go about replacing your miniatures? I am no longer serving and still have the main medals I was issued. An old MPRR could back the legitimacy up, but my small set went astray with my Mess kit buttons a couple of years back.

Umm, your miniatures are not issued, you can buy what ever you want and get them mounted.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2388 on: February 23, 2017, 07:15:45 »
I have my ORh+ patch from 5-11...and my Stupid Allergy patch...sure I can get them to do GBA+/- patches so the staff pukes that are paid to pay attention to that stuff can tell those that have and have not.

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I want to get one of those GBA+  made and rock it in Wainwright this year.  It'll be hotter than the trash dove.

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2389 on: February 23, 2017, 07:36:44 »
Kind of off the subject but: Does anyone know how you go about replacing your miniatures?

Miniature Medals
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2390 on: February 23, 2017, 08:10:43 »
I want to get one of those GBA+  made and rock it in Wainwright this year.  It'll be hotter than the trash dove.

Should go to the kit shop and see if they can get some made, both in GBA+ and GBA- and see who gets it...better yet, see what the CSM's/RSM do.  You could even start a rumour that the Army CWO will be adding them to the required patches list worn on combat uniform.

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2391 on: February 24, 2017, 17:25:37 »
And a series of boot patches to show your defective footwear history would be really neat.  [:p

A badge showing everyone's spirit animal would be awesome.

Crap...now I wanna get back in.... ;)
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2392 on: February 26, 2017, 20:43:29 »
I'd like to see GBA+ patches on CAF members.  After all you can fake a jump course but who in their right mind would be able to fake that level of training?

OK I'm about to retire in 3 days. Can I still wear patches on my civvi stuff?

What's a GBA+ patch????
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2393 on: February 26, 2017, 21:16:18 »
I want a patch that states in three words or less how great I am.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2394 on: February 26, 2017, 21:53:04 »
I want a patch that states in three words or less how great I am.

Would this do?



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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2395 on: February 27, 2017, 01:26:22 »
I want a patch that states in three words or less how great I am.

My Grandfathers in WW1, and my Dad in WW2, wore a patch like that on the sleeves of their battledress blouses.

It said 'Canada'.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2396 on: February 27, 2017, 12:17:08 »


What's a GBA+ patch????
I'm guessing my first court martial  ;D

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2397 on: March 20, 2017, 12:33:05 »
GBA + is: Gender Based Analysis Plus: http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/gba-acs/course-cours/eng/mod00/mod00_01_01.html

I'm being told that I must complete this course.

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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2398 on: March 21, 2017, 22:26:40 »
GBA + is: Gender Based Analysis Plus: http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/gba-acs/course-cours/eng/mod00/mod00_01_01.html

I'm being told that I must complete this course.
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Re: Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)
« Reply #2399 on: March 21, 2017, 23:01:35 »
Just for giggles, I challenged the exam and got 9/10, so this course could be a 5 minute venture if you so desire.