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    "The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell" by John Crawford

    Recently picked up and put down The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell by John Crawford.  I was a bit leery of purchasing this book at first, thinking it might be another Jarhead, but I was pleased to find my worries set aside early on.  The book essentially consists of several stories (each story...
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    Joey wearing a Canadian Airborne t-shirt

    So I was watching Joey last night and there were several scenes in which Matt LeBlanc's character was wearing a Canadian Airborne t-shirt.  The maroon ones with the maple leaf under a parachute, centering two wings.  Like the one on this page: http://www.commando.org/gallery/badges/abp
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    Work dress at 4 Wing / 1 AMS?

    Anyone able to tell me what the typical work dress at 4 Wing is?  Specifically for 1 AMS?
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    "Sniping in France 1914-18" by Maj. Hesketh-Prichard

    Sniping in France 1914-18 - With Notes on the Scientific Training of Scouts, Observers and Snipers by Major H. Hesketh-Prichard DSO, MC ISBN: 1874622477 Came across this book in the library at the MEGA the other day.  Thought it might have some interesting bits of information in it so I picked...
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    Dress no. 3B, 3C?

    Could someone tell me what--or provide a link with information--dress nos 3B and 3C consist of, please?   I'm mainly interested in air force, but navy and army would be useful as well.   Sorry if this is in the wrong forum. Thanks!
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    Schedule day of and day after basic graduation

    Can anyone give me a run-down of what sort of schedule we'll have upon graduation from BOTP?  Here's the situation: Assuming all goes well in IAP/BOTP, I am slated to graduate on December 17th.  Now, this date just happens to be my wedding anniversary.  So, I have a few questions that I think...
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    Argentine troops

    Cdnrecon78 posted a pic from Haiti of a mixed Canadian-Argentine patrol.   I was just wondering if anyone who has any experience serving with Argentine troops can post some general thoughts and impressions about them.   Would be interesting to know the shape of changes that post-military...
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    Polls and changing trends

    There are a few polls that I have participated in which my opinion has changed from the time I made an answer.  It would nice if we could "modify" our answer.  I know this might scew the poll, but having some sort of feature that takes a snapshot of poll results each week or something like that...
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    Chretien refused to fly on a Sea King?

    I recently received a report that contained an "interesting anecdote" about Jean Chretien.   I have no idea as to the authenticity of this, but I suspect there is at least some truth.   Just wondering if this is a true and well-known incident. That's only about a third of the story, but it's...
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    Potential to advance with limited years of service left

    The thread about rising from Private to General got me wondering something.   pbi mentioned something about potential being linked to the number of years you have left to serve. Now, considering that when I commence my CF career next month I will only be able to serve 26 years until I reach...
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    Help a hockey player in need

    Since September 11, 2001, Americans and Canadians have come together as never before in our generation. We have banded together to overcome tremendous adversity. We have weathered direct attacks on our own soil, wars overseas, corporate/government scandal, layoffs, unemployment, stock price...
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    Waiting Period for Health Coverage?

    Is there a waiting period after enrollment into the CF that health/dental coverage for dependents starts? I was having a look at the Public Service Health Care Plan for information about coverage (why else, eh?).   The website indicates that there is a 3-month waiting period before coverage...
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    DND DM Comings & Goings (merged)

    Does it matter who fills this position?  Does the Deputy Minister actually do anything?  This is a legit question, I am not trying to be sarcastic. http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news.asp?id=244 Edit: This probably could have gone in News instead, I guess.
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    Lancaster Society salute to Air Gunners

    The Nanton Lancaster Society is holding a tribute to Air Gunners (ie: tail gunners, etc.) on August 14th at the air museum.   If you are in the area (Nanton is about 40 minute drive south of Calgary) this promises to be an enjoyable event.           Nanton Lancaster Society Air Museum  ...
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    Boys, Bombs, and Brussels Sprouts

    When I was about 14 I read Boys, Bombs, and Brussels Sprouts by J. Douglas Harvey.  At the time I remember reading with awe the adventures and stressful times the author went through as a bomber pilot in WWII.  I was thinking of reading it again, just to update myself, but I was wondering if...
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    Problems on the eve of enrollment

    Well, I'm set to swear-in on Aug 25th and depart to IAP on Sept 11.   I thought everything was squared away in the personal life about this but recently (as in just this past week) my wife has been freaking out.   She can't seem to get the idea of out her head that I'm leaving.   I mean leaving...
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    Britain Slashing Military Jobs

    This is probably related to the recent post about the Highlander regiment being ditched. http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/07/21/uk.defense.cuts/index.html Britain to Slash Military Jobs LONDON, England -- Britain is slashing thousands of jobs from its armed forces over the next four...
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    Turks & Caicos, Canada's Place in the Sun

    Everyone has heard about the Turks & Caicos joining Canada issue, right?   Ok, time to get some more support behind this concept!   There is a website called A Place in the Sun in support of this movement. Visit the site.   Read the info.   Follow the advice it gives for lending your support...
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    Giving in to terrorist demands-Why?

    I'm dismayed that some countries are caving in to terrorist tactics.  First Spain, then Honduras and Dom Rep.  Now the Philippines is giving in.  It's easy for me to criticize, giving that I don't have a personal stake in the situation, but I still have a hard time believing that these...
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    Sophie Levesque

    Don't recall her married name.  Completed Reserves GMT together in '91 in a mixed platoon of CHO, GGFG, and 30RCA.  Sophie went on to RMC and graduated in '97 as EME.  Any leads, please PM me. Thanks!