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Soldier of Fortune
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posted 14 March 2021 22:46     Profile for Soldier of Fortune   Email Soldier of Fortune     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I was just wondering, do canadians see combat in the infantry? Or do canadian soldiers just get sent on mission where they are not needed and they just patrol non-hostile boarders where two countries are yelling insults at each other? (didn't mean to over egzagerate)

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posted 06 April 2021 15:03     Profile for the patriot   Author's Homepage   Email the patriot     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Yes they do see combat. A lot of things that happen on overseas missions don't make it to the front page of your local newspaper. The Canadian Armed Forces is permitted to retaliate against an oposing force with an equal magnitude and force that they are being attacked with. Meaning, if one is being fired upon with 7.62 mm ammunition. You can fire back with any weapon up to a 7.62 mm round.

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posted 06 April 2021 21:09     Profile for Soldier of Fortune   Email Soldier of Fortune     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Thanks for just answering my question and not spazzing out on me.

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posted 06 April 2021 23:40     Profile for Gunner   Author's Homepage   Email Gunner     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Hmm..a little bit of misinformation going on here.

Soldier of Fortune - What is your definition of combat? If you are referring to a combination of fast air, attack aviation, artillery bombardment, followed on by sweeping manoevre by armoured and infantry soldiers, etc, etc, than no there really hasn't been that type of "combat" since Korea. If you are refering to lower scale "skirmishes" at the section and platoon level up to an including company than yes Canada has been involved during the 1990's primarily in the Balkans.

The Patriot - I'm not sure where you heard or came up with your answer. ROEs are mission specific orders from the CDS to the Commanders of a mission and passed on to each and every soldier on the ground. In Bosnia (SFOR), soldiers are allowed to use minimum force up to and including deadly force for a variety of situations that are dependent on the alert states. NOTHING prohibits a soldier from using deadly force to defend himself against an attack against himself, his buddies or PDSS. For example, if I'm manning the front gate of a Canadian Camp and a car pulls off the side of the road and starts pumping AK 47 rounds into my bunker, there is nothing stopping me from opening up with my C7, C6, C9, Grizzly, Coyote, etc to neutralize the threat.

Be careful what you say about ROEs. They are very specific and very clear what a soldier can and cannot do given a certain situation.

Cheers,

Gunner sends.

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posted 07 April 2021 18:55     Profile for Soldier of Fortune   Email Soldier of Fortune     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Have you ever read murphies laws of combat?

My definishion of combat would be giving and recieving fire from a hostile force.

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posted 07 April 2021 23:35     Profile for Gunner   Author's Homepage   Email Gunner     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Soldier of Fortune...that's a good definition of combat. Canada's army has been involved in combat throughout the 90s. I haven't heard of any recent incidents of combat.

Cheers,

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