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    An interesting "Year of the Veteran" incident

        Sat, April 16, 2005 Hero denied benefits GENERAL'S IGNORING OF VETERAN'S QUESTIONS AN EMBARRASSMENT THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED BY DEFENCE MINISTER, PETER WORTHINGTON BELIEVES By PETER WORTHINGTON, TORONTO SUN CLIFF CHADDERTON, the aging tiger who fights for veterans, is on the warpath...
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    News Item -Some Un-PC Comments on torture

    A friend sent me the following tid bit; T. Bechtol, part-time City Councilman from Pensacola, Florida, was asked on a local live radio talk show the other day just what he thought of the allegations of   torture of the Iraqi prisoners. His reply prompted his ejection from the studio, but to...
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    Blank holes in Ottawa-NDHQ Mad About Sunshine "Soldiers"

    Sat, August 21, 2004 Sun swimsuit troops march over the line Mike Strobel looks for a foxhole as military issues a cease-and-desist By MIKE STROBEL SOME DAYS, you just want to crawl into a foxhole and cover your head ... We get a letter from National Defence in Ottawa.   "IMMEDIATELY CEASE."...
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    VCs in Italy

    How many Victoria Crosses were won by Canadians in Italy during WW II. Name the recipients and their units.
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    Operation Husky

    61 years ago today the men of the 1st Canadian Division began the Invasion of Europe   T0 the 48th Highlanders at their battle stations below decks,          the tension grew almost unbearable as they knew the quiet.              Derbyshire must be nearing the spot on the dark...
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    Not Only in Canada you say! Britain Axing Units Also!

      Fri 2 Jul 2004 Scots regiment to be axed despite warning to MoD GETHIN CHAMBERLAIN DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT Key points "¢ Royal Scots, army's oldest regiment, and Highlanders could be axed by 2006 "¢ MoD warned against dangerous cuts amid personnel shortage "¢ Army review assumes...
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    Recruits?

    From the Dileas Network Comrades If you are over 50 now the Armed Forces say you are too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 35 to join the military. They've got the whole thing backwards. Instead of sending 18-year-olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You...
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    Base Borden Armoured Corps Museum Hit by Budget Cuts

    Here's the bad news, from someone who was in Borden yesterday. Both hangars that the tanks were in are gone. The vehicles are all sitting out in the open in an empty lot across from the museum. Next to go is the old RCAC Officer's Mess, even though it is a heritage building. Looks like the...
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    short arm inspection

    When I was in the Army short arm inspection was carried out quite regularly now that we have females in the Combat Arms does this still happen?
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    A letter from Kabul

    Good day friends! We have all had a busy time here in Kabul with many wonderful events taking place. First, the Constitutional Loya Jirga (hereinafter “CLJ”) was finally started on 13 December. Loya Jirga is Dari for “Grand Council”. We have another name for it; and it’s sort of...
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    A Matter of Honour- Must Reading!!!

    I received this email from a former Highlander who left Canada to join the USMC and did two tours in Vietnam. To me it certainly points out the difference between the polititians and the Military: This is something most politicians just can't seem to grasp...honor! When Hurricane Isabel was...
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    More from Afghanistan-From Doug Chappel

    Another dispatch from Doug Chappell and the Dileas Network I thought I would pass on to you a recent letter I received from our fellow comrade John Stewart. John has been providing us with some insight on the conditions our troops are experiencing during their tour with ISAF in Afghanistan...
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    Marc Bossi- "Live" from Afganistan

    I thought that some of you might be interested in news from Afganistan where Marc is now serving. This item comes courtesy of Doug Chappell and his Dileas Network. Comrades I have in my Mail Inbox  messages sent to me from the Comrades in Afghanistan that provide a little "flavour' of how...
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    Non Soldiers judging Soldiers

    From the National Post: It‘s more than a little disconcerting that at the very moment this country is trying to decide if we should be putting our military in harm‘s way, André Marin, Canada‘s military ombudsman, is focused on the design of a company float during a 2PPCLI unit celebration last...
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    Honours & Awards (merged)

    It has come down from the Governor General‘s office that two members of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, Lieut. Martinis and MCpl Stibbard have been awarded the Medal of Bravery (MB). Canadian Bravery Decorations are national honours awarded to recognize acts of courage. The Medal of Bravery...
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    CAF at the CNE 2002 to present

    As you are aware the 17th of August is Warriors Day at the CNE in Toronto. The participants form up at 10:00 hrs at Fort York Armouries and march through the Princes‘ Gate and make a circuit through the CNE grounds. The saluting base will be in the arena in the Coliseum Building. After the...
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    2nd Battle of Ypres

    The BBC is attempting to resurect Canada‘s Golgotha they are asking for help as follows. World War I: 15th Batallion, 48th Highlanders of Canada. We are trying to contact the families of men who served in this unit at the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915 for a television documentary. Any...
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    VIRUS ALERT

    I DON‘T KNOW HOW PREVALENT THIS VIRUS IS BUT I PICKED IT UP A FEW DAYS AGO. THE NAME IS, W32/Badtrans@MM. It infects C:WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Kernel 32 EXE. All the signs of a virus were there and I was leery but intrigued by the screen name _brengun@lineone.net (Jim Curley). It was an expensive lesson...
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    Sound Last Post-Obit-Lt. Col. Warren

    Lt. Colonel Trumbell Warren OBE passed away this week and is to be buried with full honours Friday 14 September 2001. Colonel Warren joined the 48th Highlanders in 1939 as a Lieutenant and was appointed the Intelligence officer in BHQ. "Trum" went overseas early with the Regimental advance...
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    Operation Husky

    Today 10 July 2001 is the 58th anniversary of the invasion of Sicily. Give a thought for all those D Day Dogers who lay beneath the crosses in sunny Italy and Sicily.
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