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xx Group Discussions on Slack

November 06, 2015, 10:17:49 by Mike Bobbitt

I have recently created a group discussion service on Slack (see below if you aren't familiar). This is an early trial and may have some bumps along the road as we go. Members can sign up using this link:

Note however that signup is limited by domain. For now I have added and (just to be progressive) This means of course, you can only sign up automatically with your DND account. However I can also send invites to users via their non-DND email addresses - if I know them. If you don't want to use your DND email for this, please PM me with your personal account and I will send an invite. We will see how this process goes, I anticipate it could be a little labour intensive at first.

What is Slack?

Slack is a collaboration service that provides chat rooms and file sharing across multiple platforms. For more info, see their overview page:

Why sign up?

It's free and you get to chat live with the awesome people here.
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xx Do convoys have a role in modern warfare?

November 16, 2015, 12:40:27 by Colin P
If things went quite hot with either Russia or China. Would convoys to escort merchant ships with warships and aircraft be a useful tactic against modern submarines? I can imagine in a nuclear scenario that a large convoy might be a tempting target for a small nuke. But for conventional warfare would convoys be useful to deter subs. What I see now is that there is a lack of good ASW aircraft to maintain enough presence to suppress submarine attacks along the shipping lanes. We also lack enough escorts to maintain any lengthy convoy system and would not have enough to form hunter killer groups. The only bright spark is I think the US, UK and Canada have a enough subs to help hunt enemy subs. 

Any thoughts or comments appreciated.
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xx HMCS Charlottetown

October 24, 2015, 01:52:56 by Dustinb1313
I am in the navy res and have a chance to sail with the HMCS Charlottetown for a year. Just curious on how much time at sea and when you do go to port how many days do you normally get off. I know it depends on duty watch etc. I am a bosn by the way. Also I don't know if this is aloud to be discussed but anyone know where it's headed. General area? Just trying to decide if I should give up my job to sail for a year.
Thanks for any info.
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xx Trade badges

October 21, 2015, 14:34:37 by ModlrMike
Hi folks,

I'm working on a retirement project for our Chief Stoker, and I find myself in need of a good quality line drawing of the trade badge. I've searched online with relatively poor results. Can anyone out there lend a hand?
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xx Postings and IR

October 13, 2015, 16:47:33 by chadk
Without getting too much flack in case i didnt do a complete search of similar topics ( think I did ) I am wondering what the current state of IR is for requested postings?  I have been trying for a few years now ( waiting until all the i's were dotted ) to try for a posting to Trenton from Esquimalt.  I have children there from my previous marriage who I would like to spend some time with but it would be difficult for my wife to leave her current job.  I am just wondering if there are special circumstances, or if IR is only given to you if you are going on a "given" posting rather than a "requested" posting. 
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xx memo for growing a beard

September 07, 2015, 13:06:42 by maritimer15
Hi everyone,   Im looking for info or a sample memo.  I just graduated in August.  I would like to start growing my beard, but have been told I need to submit a memo with all the proper references.    Any help and or direction would be greatly appreciated!   Cheers.
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