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  1. dangerboy

    70th Anniversary Battle of Kapyong

    In honour of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong, here is my timeline of the battle: 23 April 1800 – CO, LCol Stone gives orders to the battalion, due to the nature of the ground the CO reiterates several times “My defensive plan necessitates Company Platoons be Mutually Supporting”...
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    Prince Philip Passed Away

    Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-11437314
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    New Commander RCN - RAdm Baines

    From the RCN Twitter, RAdm Craig Baines will become the 37th Commander of the RCN.
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    75th Anniversary of The Great Escape

    Tonight is the 75th anniversary of “The Great Escape”.  On the night of 24/25 March 1944, 77 POWs escaped via tunnel from Stalag Luft III. Of the escapees, 3 of them were successful and made it back to allied lands, Flight Lieutenant Bram van der Stok made it to Spain and Sergeant Per Bergslamd...
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    U.S. Basic Training compared to CAF

    The US Army is redesigning its Basic Training https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/02/09/low-discipline-new-soldiers-prompts-army-redesign-basic-training.html to deal with sense of entailment. They have noticed ""What leaders have observed in general is they believe that there is too much...
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    Retired RCAF Colours to be entrusted to guardianship of the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Maybe I am old fashion but I don't think the Air Canada Centre is an appropriate place to display retired Colours. They are sacred objects. News Article The retired Colours will be entrusted to the guardianship of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team on February 10, 2018, at the Air Canada...
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    Cpl Leo Bertrand - PPCLI/RCR

    Some sad news: https://www.arbormemorial.ca/fairhaven/obituaries/l%C3%A9o-bertrand/8232/
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    Prime Minister to receive the title of honorary member of the Royal 22e Régiment

    I would not have predicted this: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2017/07/the_prime_ministerofcanadatherighthonourablejustintrudeautorecei.html
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    Passing of Lady Patricia

    Some sad new for the PPCLI https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/world/europe/patricia-knatchbull-countess-mountbatten-dead.html?_r=0
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    Unveiling of New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform

    At CANSEC Logistic Unicorp showed of the new dress uniform for CANSOFCOM: http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/05/new-cansof-dress-uniform/
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    Jim Mattis has ordered the Pentagon to cut wait times for combat valor awards

    I would love to see the same direction come from our Government http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/jim-mattis-valor-awards-medal-of-honor
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    St Nazaire Raid - Operation Chariot

    Just watched an interesting documentary about OPERATION CHARIOT (Raid on St. Nazaire) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXusKM5uX0s. The documentary presented by Jeremy Clarkson (host of Top Gear) is about OPERATION CHARIOT the raid on a heavily defended dry dock in German occupied France...
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    TOW is Back

    Today is a good day for the Infantry Corps, for the first time in a long time members of the Infantry School fired TOW missiles as part of the reintroduction of the TOW weapons system. This TOW system is not your old crusty WO's TOW system, to start off with it is now has the capability to fire...
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    Infantry Corps Newsletter

    For those people that have DWAN access the latest issue of the Infantry Corps newsletter is out. http://acims.mil.ca/org/EcoledInfantrySchool/RCIC/ICNL/Official/Forms/AllItems.aspx
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    Interview with Retd LGen Day

    Here is a newspaper article with an interview with Retd LGen Day: http://www.embassynews.ca/news/2016/01/20/A-conversation-with-a-former-commander-of-Canadas-special-forces/48105 Article in link above I think his comments on the Canada Defence First Strategy are very true and I hope the...
  16. dangerboy

    Happy Saint Barbara Day

    To all the Engineers and Artillery personnel out there, Happy Saint Barbara Day.
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    Frezenberg Day

    Today the PPCLI remember the Battle of Frezenberg which was fought on 8 May 1915.  [url]http://www.birthofaregiment.com/birth-of-a-regiment/background/background/frezenberg/[url]
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    Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945

    Just noticed that Amazon has available for pre-order the book "Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945" by Tim Cook. http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0670067687?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 This is the part two to his World World Two series about...
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    PPCLI Regimental Day

    Today, 17 March as everyone knows (or should know) the PPCLI celebrate Regimental Day.  There is some confusion among people not in the Regiment on what Regimental Day is and why we celebrate it, they sometime think that it is our Regiment’s birthday which of course is 10 August.  No, Regimental...
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    Passing of Pte Matthews - "The Face of War" Korean War Vet

    Received the following information today, I put this in Military History as the picture that Pte Mattews was in is one of the most famous from the Korean War.