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 on: August 29, 2009, 04:40:33 pm 
Started by Mike Blais CD - Last post by rong
And now Mr Harper has stacked some more Senators to "buy" his way thru parliament , with others money , of course.. and no doubt in my mind is the hopes to scrap all of the main Houses work on scrapping the claw back.. make no mistake , brothers , the PM does not like to lose, and very obviously found out early in life how not to, and still not get a well deserved bop on the nose from one of his me he is a dictatorial , spoiled SOB , that this country would be far better off without.. even as an ordinary citizen.. we need rid of him and his ilk..rong

 on: August 16, 2009, 05:13:14 pm 
Started by Mike Blais CD - Last post by rong
I dont know any of these heros, but they are as sharp as they always were..good show guys..rong

 on: August 16, 2009, 10:21:57 am 
Started by Mike Blais CD - Last post by Mike Blais CD

Picture taken Peacekeeping Day, 2009. Hamilton, Ontario

 on: August 08, 2009, 07:13:05 pm 
Started by Mike Blais CD - Last post by aldi
Oops, sorry.  I meant 'spike-type' bayonet, although the blade bayonet in the photo clearly suffered from the same lack of material to grasp when fixing bayonets. aldi

 on: August 08, 2009, 07:06:01 pm 
Started by Mike Blais CD - Last post by aldi
More Lee Enfield stuff . . . the rifle was also carried by Canadian soldiers in Korea and early in the NATO deployment to Germany in the 1950s.  Later versions WERE able to take a clip, using the guide visible in the photo just ahead of the folded rear sight.  Ammunition came in canvas bandoliers with pockets holding two five-round clips, each properly loaded rim-on-rim, and you tore open a pocket, took out a clip, slotted it into the guide, pushed down on the top round with your thumb to seat five rounds in the mag, discarded the clip and loaded another one.  The magazine could also be detached, using the little lever inside the trigger guard ahead of the trigger, but that was rarely done.  The final versions of the rifle came with a spike bayonet, rather than the blade shown in the photo.  The 'fix bayonet' drill movement with the blade-type was difficult because there was little material to grasp and bayonets were often dropped, sending the miscreant to the awkward squad for remedial training.  aldi.

 on: August 07, 2009, 05:47:04 pm 
Started by Mike Blais CD - Last post by rong
Ah  yes the Carl... quite a weapon.. i had the dubious , almost catastrophic joy of learning it with the Vandoos.. i guess i missed something , but mainly i forgot to put my earplugs in..everything else was all tickedy boo...i felt the shooter squeeze the trigger  and at that moment realized i had no ear plugs in..we werent using the headsets the,  and kaboom... well, i thought my head blew of.. the pain in my ears ears something else.. and in a few minutes i knew i was deaf as a stone.. it came back, but i never again forgot the earplugs..heheheheh.. RR

 on: August 07, 2009, 04:16:59 pm 
Started by Mike Blais CD - Last post by aldi
This poor thing initially suffered from a confused identity.  When it replaced the 3.5-inch rocket launcher, which replaced the 3.2-inch Heller rocket launcher, it came at a time when no-one knew much about its Swedish origins.  Naturally, the name left lots of room for interpretation on first hearing and so was related it to what was already known, such as the president of the Soviet Union -- "Carl Kruschev" -- or, for those who did their off-duty relaxing In Germany, the "Karl Gastof."   The confusion only lasted until the first formal introduction, after which the proper name began to roll off the tongue, as it has done ever since.  But until then, the new section member was just the kid with the funny name.  aldi.

 on: August 07, 2009, 03:23:33 pm 
Started by Mike Blais CD - Last post by Tony Giacomelli

 on: August 03, 2009, 02:00:12 am 
Started by Tony Giacomelli - Last post by rong
Right on aldi, i couldnt agree more..rong

 on: August 02, 2009, 01:32:52 pm 
Started by Tony Giacomelli - Last post by aldi
It's encouraging to see that the soldier in this famous picture has finally been recognized and correctly identified.  More than that, this story provides a valuable lesson for those contributing to this site.  Mike has asked, and I will reinforce, how absolutely important it is to provide the maximum amount of information possible with every photo submission.  That Mr. Matthews had to go so long without the recognition he was due is attributable to the 'who', 'what', 'where', 'when', 'why' and 'how' NOT being included, or becoming separated from, the photo when it was filed.  Let us all try to make Mike's goal of establishing a regimental photographic database as attainable as we can by including the identifying information with our submissions so we never see another mistake like this.  Please.  aldi 

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