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    On this day

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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Commissioned Officers bound for Gurkha regiments go straight from Sandhurst to command rifle companies. I don't see any reason why we can't do that too. Might be an opportunity to economize a bit that way.
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    On this day

    Whoa.... On this day in 1918, Private Thomas Ricketts of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment was alone and had his 28-pound Lewis Machine Gun on his shoulder when he came across a German machine gun position. He fired from the hip until his ammunition was exhausted. He then sprinted back 100...
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    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    Or into the harbour ;)
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Dude, I'm in the room :)
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    This might work where the units are co-located, like Edmonton. Otherwise it's a non-starter IMHO.
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    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Oh my God yes.... please go back to work everyone: Economist, former federal adviser urges Ottawa to ignore business lobby, close wage subsidy Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said last week that she was consulting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, government policy experts and business...
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    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    Just another day of 'catch and release' in crazy town-on-sea: Man released from custody after arrest for firing gun in Victoria street A man arrested for firing...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    My limited time with in contact with the 10/90 experience, personalities excluded, leads me to believe that this is a model that should be adopted wholesale across the CAF, and is one that somewhat mirrors the approach with the TA in the UK (which I have also seen in action, and it works well)...
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    Replacing the Subs

    Excellent examples. Times that by a few hundred across the country, add 'no pipelines' etc, and you've got a national revenue crisis looming.... pretty much... And with that, I have no idea how we got here from 'Sub Replacements'. You're welcome :)
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    Colin Powell, Who Shaped U.S. National Security, Dies at 84

    Good soldier, crappy politician. A familiar tale of woe.... Colin Powell dies, exemplary general stained by Iraq claims Colin Powell, the trailblazing soldier and diplomat whose sterling reputation of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his faulty claims to justify...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Maybe we just need to get better at culling the herd ealier ron so, you know, the psychos don't wind up run the ship? #peterprinciplefail
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    Outdoor Gear Thread

    OR and First Lite are world class kit producers. I might take them up on that deal!
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    Replacing the Subs

    Pretty much all of that. The slow downs becasue of COVID have taken the heat and light off of the huge, underlying issues for awhile but we've got eyes bigger than our stomach, basically: Transportation in Canada 2019...
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