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xx Increased site security

September 01, 2017, 11:35:25 by Mike Bobbitt

A quick note to let you know that all sites (,,, and now default to secure mode using SSL.

This change means that email addresses, passwords, posts, etc. are encrypted in transit between your decvice and my server.

If you have any problems please let me know.

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xx British CAFSAC Competitor Shot in Ottawa (Not on duty)

September 14, 2017, 16:52:27 by Haggis
When you go to a shooting competition, you'd expect to maybe suffer a gunshot wound due to a range accident.  Not so in this case, shared with the usual disclaimers.

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xx Story on ISIS tank workshop

September 01, 2017, 12:03:19 by Colin P
This excellent blog post on ISIS tank workshop is well worth reading

Coupled with the content in this article

You realize just how serious they were to become a conventional army and how much attention they paid to logistics and camouflage.
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xx Captain Tim Bowman 1 Wing HQ Missing

August 29, 2017, 21:37:28 by Loachman
I caught part of this on the radio about an hour ago while driving. Tim is a member of 1 Wing HQ, a colleague, and a good guy. His kayak was reported found in the radio report.


Large Scale Search and Rescue Operation at Various Kingston Locations

News 03:51 PM by Cris Vilela  Kingston Heritage

A large scale search and rescue operation appears to be taking place at various Kingston locations near waterways Monday afternoon.

A JRCC SAR helicopter and at least one OPP boat have been seen at places such as Lake Ontario Park, Treasure Island, Collins Bay Marina, Navy Bay and Wolfe Island. The search goes as far east as Howe Island and as far west as Amherst Island.

The operation is reportedly looking for a missing yellow kayak. More information will be updated as it becomes available.


Military Police Seeking Missing Canadian Forces Member

News 01:00 PM by Cris Vilela  Kingston Heritage

Canadian Forces Military Police are seeking assistance in locating a missing member of the Canadian Armed Forces, the subject of Monday's extensive search throughout Kingston.

Captain Timothy Bowman, 36 years old, was last seen on the evening of August 26, 2017, in Kingston. Captain Bowman is described as a male Caucasian, 6-feet tall, athletic build, with short blond hair and green eyes, weighing 181 pounds.

The member is not considered a danger to the public.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Captain Bowman is asked to contact Canadian Forces Base Kingston Military Police at 506-541-5010 local 2044.
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xx Afghan Manitoban Raising Funds for Girls' Education

August 27, 2017, 20:57:44 by Loachman
Not military, but...

'It could be a prosperous future': Afghan Manitoban raising funds for girls' education

CBC August 27, 2017

Mary Omar escaped to Canada from Afghanistan with her two daughters in 1982 after her husband was killed and political instability rocked the region - but she never forgot home.

Omar is helping to organize a community potluck fundraiser for Canadian Women 4 Women in Afghanistan, an organization which supports educational opportunities for women and girls.

"I was a teacher myself, and if it wasn't because of my education would I have been able to be successful here?" Omar said on CBC Radio's Weekend Morning Show on Sunday.

"So the reason that I was successful a … newcomer was because of my education and the value that I put on education."

Omar said she has sweet memories of growing up in Afghanistan. Boys and girls both went to school, and they sat in university classes together. Sometimes, Omar said it's hard to believe how free it was compared to how it is now.

"The good thing is I have the pictures to remind me of that yes it was a reality, reality of so much freedom for girls and women in Afghanistan," she said.

"Now in Afghanistan, as you know, after Taliban and even during Taliban it started that education for girls was just a 'no no' thing."

As a teacher herself, Omar wanted to reach out to the women and girls of her homeland so she got involved with Canadian Women 4 Women in Afghanistan. She said they fundraise for different projects including community centres for literacy, online libraries and even providing girls access to technology.

But one of the best things the money goes towards is a teacher's annual salary, she said.

"You train, you educate thousands of girls and thousands of students and think of the future that they could have and it could be a prosperous future for them and that's what we want," she said.

The fundraiser will take place on Sunday in Headingley. For more information visit the website.
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icon13 Prime Minister to receive the title of honorary member of the Royal 22e Régiment

July 21, 2017, 07:19:30 by dangerboy
I would not have predicted this:

News Release

From National Defence

July 19, 2017 – Quebec City, Quebec – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Today, the title of honorary member of the Royal 22e Régiment will be bestowed upon the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, at the Citadelle de Québec, the Regiment’s home.

After being received by the regiment’s military authorities, the Royal 22e Régiment Ceremonial Guard will give Prime Minister Trudeau top honours with the sounding of a 19-gun salute. The 22nd Battalion, known today as the Royal 22e Régiment, was the only French‑speaking Canadian unit to fight on the battlefields of the First World War, where it earned 18 battle honours for its extraordinary military feats.       

At a brief formal ceremony in the Officers’ Mess, the title of honorary member of the Royal 22e Régiment will be conferred on Prime Minister Trudeau by Lieutenant-General (retired) Richard J. Evraire, Colonel of the Royal 22e Régiment, in the presence of many dignitaries and friends of the regiment.

For 103 years now, the Royal 22e Régiment has been developing and strengthening ties with prominent members of our federal, provincial, and municipal institutions in order to salute and thank them for their unswerving support for the Canadian Armed Forces and in particular the Royal 22e Régiment.

“We are very happy and honoured to bestow this title upon the Prime Minister of Canada, who has shown on multiple occasions his admiration for the accomplishments of our regiment. The legendary achievements and extraordinary military feats of the Royal 22e Régiment are a reflection of the pride and courage of French Canadians. This year, on the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, which is also the 100th anniversary of Canada’s great victory at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Royal 22e Régiment is happy to have a new honorary member to serve the country and to uphold the values of Canadians.”

Lieutenant-General (retired) Richard J. Evraire, Colonel of the Royal 22e Régiment
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