Red Friday the beginning of September

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

With the 100the anniversary of 11 Nov fast approaching. I would like to share this fact that I received from a brother apprentice Anna Coleman Ladd  is mentioned and exhibited in the Smithsonian Museum. A young American Sculptor living in Paris during WW1. She created lifelike masks for those so terribly disfigured in this War to end all Wars. A fascinating Lady  with an Fascinating Story.

https://www.si.edu/spotlight/women-in-wwi/anna-coleman-ladd

https://youtu.be/FLIXX-2i97I         A Brave dedicated Lady for Veterans :

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Anna+Cole+Man+Ladd&safe=strict&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=WN616d98TZl-0M%253A%252CaiFFV48P4B1BZM%252C_&usg=AFrqEzeOyKlabid1XpJfRsDKZiISwAZrEQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiv3O_S2ZTdAhXMJcAKHWFhArYQ9QEwAXoECAUQBA#imgrc=sXgVJs-YzaunbM:

It is so heart warming to see these stories coming out a Century later. Keep em coming folks.

Meanwhile the orange man must be dreading the coming of Fall/Winter 2018 will it go down in History as the year he was IMPEACHED? https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/‘winter-is-coming’-allies-fear-trump-isn’t-prepared-for-gathering-legal-storm/ar-BBMDSBU?ocid=spartanntp

Only Time will tell.

Our RCN Sailors have been on operation Reassurance of the North African Coast.

https://ml-fd.caf-fac.ca/en/2018/08/18346

It seems even the appointed Judges of Canada’s Supreme Court are  not geared towards Veterans?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/equitas-scoc-leave-decision-1.4804259

In case you have not seen this Op-Ed by Murray Brewster it makes great reading:

New NATO commander confident war criminals, militia will be screened out of Iraq training program

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/nato-iraq-training-1.4803625

Meanwhile our TV Presenter …ooooppppssss Minister of Veteran’s Affairs   Seamus O’Regan is checking up on the PTSD Treatment payments to a convicted non Veteran, COP KILLER. Why Corrections Canada with their dozens of Shrinks cannot pay for this I will never understand?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/killer-ptsd-treatment-veterans-1.4803635

On That note  please wear something Red Today and give a thought or a prayer to our Military, their families and off Course our Veterans of all conflicts. A new show starts today on River Dee Radio from our Legion:   https://www.mixcloud.com/albert-mcrobb/deeside-veterans-breakfast-club-draft/

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday Blurb …..History Leassons for Current PM.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

       How a tiny French town is commemorating Canadian black battalion soldiers:

It is time for our Prime Minister, to take a lesson  from this tiny French town, who after 100 years are recognising the fact that black men serving CANADA in WW1 were treated miserably by Canadians. Even though they could Perish far fro their homes and loved ones.

Memorial to Canadian forestry corps helps preserve story of black Canadians who served in WW I

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/french-town-black-battalion-memorial-1.4798913

May these brave Canadians Rest in Peace. We Shall Not Forget them nor their ultimate sacrifice.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Forestry_Corps

 

I feel that our current Government do not understand Veteran at all. No concern for those who have suffered both mentally and Physically. The following story certainly upset many Veterans and their families. This man is a convicted ” COP KILLER ”  whose supposed PTSD came about while committed the most dreadful of crimes. His PTSD did not come from service to his country. Therefore VAC should NOT be paying for his treatments. Let the government find another budget to take our hard earned tax Dollars from. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/christopher-garnier-ptsd-veterans-affairs-murder-1.4800695  To his Father who was a Veteran, I feel for his predicament, but even he should see that his convicted son, doe not require treatment paid for by fellow soldiers and Veterans. Perhaps Trudeau can recoup the cost from  Omar Khadir. The multi Millionaire Convicted murderer. Who by the way has been seen in the Senate? A severe lack of security allowing this convicted, self confessed TERRORIST into the Senate….( was he doing a recce for his Al Quada  handlers? Mark  Bonokoski says it best:

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/bonokoski-omar-khadr-just-another-tourist-wandering-senate-hallways

On a good news note: Course transition in the Ukraine has taken place for the Ukranian Military from Canadian Trainers.

https://ml-fd.caf-fac.ca/en/2018/08/18210

We had a previous story on CFS Alert and this tiny base has many stories to tell, this one is of the newer aircraft flying in: https://ml-fd.caf-fac.ca/en/2018/08/18054

Meanwhile my memory of  ALERT is a very sad one in October of 1991 I lost a damned good friend and comrade MWO Tom Jardine, as well as  others in a crash  just shy of Alert> http://www.troywoodintarsia.com/alert/cc130crash.html     In memory of the personnel who died in the crash of Hercules 130322 on October 30, 1991.
   Capt Couch JP 435 Sqn Edmonton
Capt Trepanier JP, CD CFCC HQ
MWO Jardine JT, CD CFB Trenton
WO Grimsley R, CD CFCC HQ
Mcpl Pitre JR, CD 435 Sqn Edmonton”     

 

 

Many former members of 437(T) Sqn remember Tom Jardine, a true Canadian who loved his country. May they all continue to RIP.

Please remember to wear something Red this upcoming Friday to remember your Canadian Military, their families and our Veterans of all conflicts.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

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Monday Morning, updated NATO Chemical Warfare Exercise

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

In the past 100 years since WW1 Chemical warfare has always been a dreaded factor in War. From the mustard Gas of WW1 to the Novichok nerve agent of modern times. 

In the first war after the first mustard Gas attacks, Gas masks and rubberized capes were produced and issued to the soldiers.  Fast forward a Century and Chemical warfare although outlawed by the United Nations continues in Syria and Iraq  as well as other parts of the world. Our current deployment with NATO had undergone a major Chemical Attack exercise. Rightfully so the location of this exercise remains a SECRET.  https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1008515/nato-news-chemical-war-games-russia-gulf-war

BRAVO ZULU to MATO and  the troops involved as the RN says. Ready Aye Ready for any eventuality in modern warfare.

Now going back in time   to 1972. The US had an amazing Sub that was far ahead of its time. In fact some may have called it science fiction had they known at the time:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/1972-navy-used-very-special-spy-submarine-wiretap-russian-navy-29762

Now I must admit that this subject is PRICKLY at best. The current PM of Canada is destroying the History of Canada. Authorising the downfall of Statues, yes inanimate objects of history> Canada’s first PM  Sir John A  MacDonald has had his statue removed in Victoria BC. Yet a park in Winnipeg has been named after  Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of the modern state of Pakistan. This is the man who brought Sharia Law to Pakistan.

Pakistan independence from India led to 1M deaths. Yet a   park or a statue to a young Canadian that harmed no one, and has spawned millions of dollars for Cancer Research is ignored in the city of his birth. TERRY FOX  was born in Winnipeg in 1958. Although Canada has many statues and memorials from sea to sea to sea of Terry Fox. Parks etc his Birthplace simply has a Stretch of the National Highway named in his Honour. While Trudeau is attempting to change History, why honour the foundrr of Pakistan who had absolutely nothing to do with Canada nor Canadian history? or is it due to the influx of Pakistani immigrants and refugees over the years. PEOPLE who wished to leave Pakistan to make a better life for themselves than was available in a Sharia dominated Pakistan.

Sir John A was born in Scotland and :Sir John set up his own legal practice in Canada at the age of 19, before entering politics seven years later.
He devoted his life to promoting the Canadian Confederation and held the position of prime minister for 18 years, the second longest term in Canadian history.
During his time as prime minister, Sir John – who was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1867 – made it his priority to create a modern Canadian nation, developing the Canadian Transcontinental Railway and founding the Canadian Mounted Police, the Mounties.
He died in 1891 at the age of 76. His son, Hugh John Macdonald, went on to become premier of Manitoba and named his residence in Winnipeg as Dalnavert. The building now houses a museum.

The following article is from 2010 PT….Pre Trudeau certainly a different era historically: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8675830.stm

and the latest article from SCOTLAND. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/sir-john-a-macdonald-s-legacy-to-be-recast-in-his-native-scotland-amid-raging-debates-over-historical-figures-1.4798730

On that note while reading  or having a coffee why not listen to River Dee Radio  on your lap top , I pad or phone  it is a free App simply ask for App  RIVER DEE RADIO.

Here is a link to our Legion based radio station.https://tunein.com/radio/River-Dee-Radio-s274232/

http://www.visitbanchory.com/community/projects/river-dee-radio/

Till next time stay safe, be happy and enjoy life.

Never forgetting our Military, their Families and Veterans of all conflicts.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

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