Canada in the news and stories of our own Andy McNabb

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  1. I have to say this story has me shaking my head... (and really, really wanting to be the prosecutor on these cases)

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNe...30/jtf2_memoir_080430/20080430?hub=TopStories

    And then the disgraceful behaviour of three reservists...

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNe...trial_homeless_080417/20080417?hub=TopStories

    Our last remaining First World War vet has regained his Canadian citizenship.

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNe...abcock_citizen_080508/20080508?hub=TopStories


    And a story where my lovely kidlet is in the pic... (she's "driving" the right hand boat)

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080505/flood_nb_080505/20080505

    And finally, we're ramping up the deployment of DART... this is exciting as it'll go on the new C17s - which is what we got them for.

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/05/08/burma-relief.html
     
  2. LOL - Reading your fourth link I was suddenly transported back to New Brunswick's Fredericton Airport, boarding a RAF C-130 with the Canucks for a night drop over Gagetown. We had been tail-gating from an RCAF Caribou for a week [from a leisurely 1200 feet, clean fatigue and with T-10 parachutes] and forgot to tell the Canucks that when they exited from the Herc they would find themselves at 800' with a Brit PX canopy above them and not a lot of time to release their CSPEP's. Couple of our Canadians had distinct sense of humour failures but we all made up again on an organised visit to the Moosehead Brewery in St. John. :thumright:

    I look back on it now and realise that the most dangerous thing we did there was landing in the Gagetown area. The US had been testing Agent Orange in the surrounding area and no-one thought it worth mentioning that we should have been wearing NBC Suits - FFS.

    RM
     
  3. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Could be worse, you could have been living in Southampton and Swindon when the UK MoD decided to test biological agents.

    Sort of makes sense of what is there now :rendeer:
     
  4. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Speaking as a Pompey fan, that explains a lot... :rendeer:
     
  5. wave_dodger

    wave_dodger War Hero Book Reviewer

    Hmm, have you walked around Portsea lately? I'd wondered where the Fraggles went when they cancelled the show!
     
  6. It was Bergens way of blending in with the pointy heads down in Hereford. It seems he may have succeeded. :thumright:
     
  7. XRD - The Booth Hall in Hereford always reminded me of the Wookie Bar in Star Wars except that the women were uglier; those Hereford gals had to tie a bone around their necks just to get the dog to play with them :thumright:

    Agent Orange - another wonderful invention by GR's favourite company - Monsanto Agri-Chemicals; I think that your oppo Slimey was hit by a full tank of it :bball:

    RM
     
  8. Wookie bar in moss isley reminds me of going for a night out in Bromyard mate!! You never quite know where the freaks are going to come from next :thumright:

    As for Kidderminster, FFS i never usually have to go over there during the day and was taken back by the amount of dinner gongs being let out. Gee Pa how comes those normal looking people over there ony have 2 eyes :thumright: :thumright: :thumright:
     
  9. D&D's in Swindon was the place to be, Mate. Was officially called Destiny & Desire, but more locally known as Divorced & Desperate! they had to fit a cattle grid on the front door to stop most of the hoofed mammals from getting in!
    Swindon is the only place where we jumped in a taxi and asked the driver if he could take us somewhere he recommended, and he offered to take us to Bristol !!
     
  10. Nina when I read DART I thought it was going to be a new strap on missile for the Globemaster. Then I read the article concerning the Disaster Team and smiled wryly and thought how naive they are in Canada if they think the Burmese General are going to let in 200 serving Canadian Soldiers into Burma.

    Still sitting in a hanger in Thailand no doubt.


    Nutty
     

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