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  1. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    This is why it's always nice to have a partial conscript force that you can treat like crap, insert into the most inhospitable austere locations and not worry about retention because in a year they're all gone and you start with a new crop. Home guards are nice if the strategic objective and...
  2. FJAG

    Defending Canadian Arctic Sovereignty

    That's kind of where I am. I think the Res F is doing enough (maybe even a bit much) for Op LENTUS without needing to do a whole lot of specialized preparation. Similarly I think they're doing enough in the way of Arctic response companies. Where I don't think they are doing too well is in the...
  3. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I'll repeat here what I said in the Arctic Ops thread when you suggested having the existing "185" Res F units be formed into units of 100 paid troops and 500 unpaid volunteers with each generating a platoon to be paired with one of the 190 odd Ranger patrols. With respect to the "Alaska"...
  4. FJAG

    Defending Canadian Arctic Sovereignty

    I know that the 185 Reserve Units comes from an older CAF webpage but I think it's completely out to lunch. The Army P Res has 115 Bn sized units (including arty, engr, sigs and service bns) and 10 Independent coys sized elements (incl arty and int) that may have unit status. There are an...
  5. FJAG

    Director of photography killed, movie director injured after Alec Baldwin discharged prop firearm

    The Ontario Guidelines are not a comfort. There is a loophole between the terms "should be ..." and "shall be ..." that one can drive a truck through. At best, these guidelines are suggestions - which is inherent in the term "guidelines" - rather than regulations or requirements which would be...
  6. FJAG

    1997, 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Freedom of the City, Calgary, Ab

    Never had that problem in all the years we wore them. Some units must have had pretty greasy rifles. 😁
  7. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    AND ... you could then stand up one or two southern SFCB units (either Reg F or Res F or both) whose primary task is to go north and year-by-year train the locals in the more esoteric aspects of basic infantry skills while learning from them the more esoteric aspects of life in the arctic. The...
  8. FJAG

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    You do not need an OIC to change a QR&O. Each of the Minister and Treasury Board can make and change regulations within their appropriate areas pursuant to s 12 of the NDA as limited by s 13. Pursuant to s 18(2) of the NDA, all orders and instructions to the CF are issued by or through the CDS...
  9. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Does a RAM or an F250 make as good a "technical" as a Toyota Hilux? 😁
  10. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    The Swedish Home Guard and the Norwegian Home Guards are principally characterized by their being troops living within the local districts and familiar with its geography and population; able to react quickly within their AOs. A large plus for them is the size of the population of each...
  11. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I see two issues. The first is that I don't really feel a need to build 47 bespoke platoons to defend North Warning Sites. The sites biggest vulnerability is to EW or missile strikes and not sabotage or Spetsnaz raids. At what point in a warning phase do you deploy your six battalions up there...
  12. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    All jokes aside, I like reserve and volunteer bands. They're a lot less expensive to the public purse and seen more in public than the Reg F ones. The Ceremonial Guard Band is one great example. The numerous volunteer Reg F bands are another. By my count we have six Reg F bands left and we have...
  13. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I know this would never sell here but ... When I went on a visit to the Italian 1st Mtn Arty Regt they went up into the Alps and had an uninhabited area there that they used as an impact area while shooting from farmers' fields or off mountain ridges that they'd mule hauled the guns up to. It...
  14. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I think it was as well. I was with 2 RCHA 72 to 76 and with 3 RCHA 70-72 and 78 to 81 ( as well I was RSSO with 26th Fd next door in Brandon 76 to 78). 3 RCHA never supported its regional reserve regiments the way 2 RCHA did with the exception of frequently providing safety officers. I can't...
  15. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    That's a bingo. In 2 RCHA we used to do exactly that. Ontario artillery units drove by bus to Petawawa on Friday evening where late in the evening they were met a a battery of kit laid out on the parade square each vehicle supervised by a Reg F DS. The reserve detachments signed for their kit...
  16. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    The way that it is worded yes, but NDA s33(2) and the QR&O 9.04 have provisions that authorizes an order to attend training. If s 60(c) of the NDA was amended to add a subparagraph that states that a reservist is subject to the CSD at all times that he is ordered to attend training then the...
  17. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    You obviously never attended one of my exhilarating "The Law of Armed Conflict for Commanding Officers" lectures. 😁
  18. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Most of the NDA changes are very minor as much of the Act already provides the necessary mechanisms. The biggest issue is removing things such as s 294 Failure to attend parade and 295 Neglecting Personal Equipment from Offence Triable by a Civil Court and putting them into s 60 so that they are...
  19. FJAG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    I start from the position that every recruit goes through full NCM DP1 training at a depot battalion before being "posted" to a unit. High school and university students should be able to do this in two summers and a winter DL period (so roughly 15 month after enrollment they are fully DP1...
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