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  1. Blackadder1916

    The annual pre-Remembrance Day Poppy controversy has begun - with a crosswalk

    One of the signs of autumn is an inevitable objection by the RCL about unauthorized use of the poppy. This year the culprit is the City of Chestermere, Alberta who repainted a crosswalk. https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/poppy-crosswalk-in-chestermere-alta-unveiled-at-official-event-1.5636418
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    Colin Powell, Who Shaped U.S. National Security, Dies at 84

    "Our strategy in going after this army is very simple. First we are going to cut it off, and then we are going to kill it." General Powell is going to leave a mixed legacy. I prefer to think of him as a good soldier and to remember his above quote rather than his performance at the UN trying...
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    Canadian artillery soldiers assume Queen’s Guard duties in England

    https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2021/10/canadian-artillery-soldiers-assume-queens-guard-duties-in-england.html October 4, 2021 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Members of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery United Kingdom Public Duties...
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    Billionaires in Space

    The billionaire space race is heating up with Bezos now surpassing Branson in height with his launch and flight today in the first crewed flight of the New Shepard vehicle. It's almost as comical as a Mike Myers' movie. Maybe I have a juvenile sense of humour but doesn't Bezos' craft look...
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    Bush Tucker Man

    I enjoyed watching this series back in the 90s. It won't play in the forum, you have to click to play it on YouTube.
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    CF Campsite and Arctic Tentage - Cold Weather Operations Video

    Found this on Youtube The tent drill used (go to 4:45) isn't as I remembered nor is it as per the pam of my youth Artic & Sub Artic Operations B GL 323 003 FP 001 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
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    Japan: Submarine crew phone for help after crash

    Japan: Submarine crew phone for help after crash https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56000531 Good photos of the damage at link.
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    John le Carré: Espionage writer dies aged 89

    John le Carré: Espionage writer dies aged 89 https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55297558 Obituary: John le Carré Yesterday evening, I finally got around to starting Le Carré's latest "Agent Running In The Field" and this morning heard this news.  His characterizations of spies and...
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    Joint Chiefs In Quarantine After Coast Guard Officer Tests Positive

    Another reason for the USCG to be teased by the "real" armed services. Pentagon's Joint Chiefs In Quarantine After Coast Guard Officer Tests Positive...
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    Low-key ceremony marks German reunification 30 years on

    Low-key ceremony marks German reunification 30 years on https://www.dw.com/en/low-key-ceremony-marks-german-reunification-30-years-on/av-55146863 https://www.economist.com/leaders/2020/10/03/thirty-years-after-reunification-germany-is-shouldering-more-responsibility How time flies.  Thirty...
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    The Turks and Caicos Need You!

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/turks-and-caicos-islands-governors-office/applications-for-the-turks-and-caicos-islands-regiment/3900178160053842/ Unfortunately, most ex-CAF probably don't meet the requirement.
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    Queen approves Victoria Cross for WWII hero Teddy Sheean

    Queen approves Victoria Cross for WWII hero Teddy Sheean https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-12/teddy-sheean-victoria-cross-approved-by-queen/12550210 So, nearly 78 years after the action.
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    Beirut Explosion

    Accident maybe, but nothing that happens in Beirut is beyond speculation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKFupx9x0-k https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53656220
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    Memorial Day July 1, Newfoundland's Day of Remembrance

    While the country celebrates Canada Day in whatever fashion current circumstances permit, Newfoundlanders concurrently take a moment to remember our war dead. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/memorial-day-2020-newfoundland-pandemic-1.5634036 Similar to the lady mentioned...
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    Trisha Cornforth, editor of "Der K" passes away

    As I was looking for something else about CFE, I came across this recent news.  The linked article is a machine translation from German. Trisha Cornforth was the longtime editor of "Der Kanadier" and was probably familiar to many who served in Lahr...
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    Finnish Defence Forces Soldier's Guide

    Came across this while looking for something else.  Might be of interest to some.  And it is in English. https://puolustusvoimat.fi/documents/1948673/2267766/SK2017_ENG_lr/07c5b6d8-041b-4370-aa60-3e7bbad19399/SK2017_ENG_lr.pdf
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    Comedian Jerry Stiller, Who Played Hot-Headed Dad On 'Seinfeld,' Dies At 92

    Comedian Jerry Stiller, Who Played Hot-Headed Dad On 'Seinfeld,' Dies At 92 https://www.npr.org/2020/05/11/698175656/comedian-jerry-stiller-who-played-hot-headed-dad-on-seinfeld-dies-at-92 Sadly, there'll be one less light on the Festivus tree this year.  Wait, there's no lights on a tree...
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    Legendary country singer Kenny Rogers dies at 81

    Something not related to COVID-19, though I belatedly stumbled on this week old news (21 March) by clicking on a link in the coronavirus thread. Legendary country singer Kenny Rogers dies at 81 https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/21/entertainment/kenny-rogers-country-singer-dies/index.html...
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    New Rifle Test For Experts (1951)

    From the archives of British Pathé The EM-2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry_NOXwCBX8&t= And the Sterling https://youtu.be/WMuUpI8ro_g?t=4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLaPE4-aOxY
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    Korea Brigade

    Came across this on YouTube.  "Korea Brigade" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Frb2Y3QjQ4
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