Mid Week CHRISTMAS is CLOSING in on us…..

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

First this morning I would like to do a quick explanation to a Reader who served 30 years in RCEME. I would like to see a change in the Criminal Code in order that CNADAIANS who WISH to show there love and respect for a family member on REMEMBRANCE DAY. Should be allowed the freedom of Choice as Canadians to wear the medals earned by a deceased family Member. In Canada we thrive on Democracy and freedom and to have an outdated law such as this is. Restrictive at best to tell some one they may wind up in a cell for Remembrance of a Military family member.  You as I mentioned sir are certainly entitled to your opinion as Canadaians we can disagree about many things and still remain Comrades.  That is it so sorry you took it as a personal attack. It never was , as I do not know you personally.

With Christmas coming once again I emphasise the Soldiers, Sailors, and airmen who will be away. This Link was certainly an Eyeopener to myself.

Since 1947, the Canadian Armed Forces have completed 72 international missions. More than 3,600 soldiers, sailors and Air Force personnel are deployed overseas on operational missions. On any given day, about 8,000 Canadian Armed Forces members Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, and Canadian Army (one-third of the Canadian deployable force) are preparing for, engaged in or are returning from an overseas mission.        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Canadian_military_operations

I send thoughts and prayers to the  submariners and their families who are missing for almost 2 weeks.

The Submariner’s Prayer

O Father, hear our prayer to Thee
For your humble servants, beneath the sea
In the depths of oceans, as oft they stray
So far from night, so far from day
We would ask your Guiding Light to glow
To make their journey safe below
Please oft times grant them patient mind
Then ‘ere the darkness won’t them blind
They seek thy protection from the deep,
Please grant them peace when ‘ere they sleep
Of their homes and loved ones far away
We ask you care for them each day
Until they surface once again
To drink the air and feel the rain
We ask your guiding hand to show
A safe progression sure and slow
Dear Lord, please hear our prayer to thee
For your humble servants beneath the sea.

Have a great week folks and make sure you get your cards and parcels out to our Troops.

Nil Sine Labore


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Monday Morning BLUES……

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

Not worth the paper it is printed on

Is he saying he has a screw loose?


What a weekend MUGABE the TERRIBLE  refuses to resign quietly. Charles Manson noted serial killer and Cult leader dies at 83.

What tragedies. Mugabe has destroyed what was once the bread basket of all of Africa under white rule. HIs 100 trillion dollar notes. worh under 10 dollars on E Bay will not even buy you a coke in Harare?


While Manson out lived his victims by almost 1/2 a century….Where was the death Penalty when needed?

Speaking about death our allies in the fight against Terrorism have apparently got Hit Squads out for Jihadis who have fled their homeland to fight for daesh/isis and the like. Meanwhile Trudeau is offering repatriation with classes to be repatriated into Canadian Values? ? ? ?

Canadians who join the militant group have so far had little to fear from their own government, either at home or abroad.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/isis-fighters-returning-target-jihadis-1.4404021 as well as paying out tens of millions to convicted murderer Omar Khadr and  the others who were tortured by foreign governments. When will Trudeau get his head out of the sand.  Does he really feel that Canadians are happy about these goings on?

Meanwhile Afghanistan is asking for more trainers from Canada?  The blood shed by 158 Canadians seems not be enough for them.

I pray that Trudeau does not give in to these requests.

That’s it folks my Monday rant…. Please have a thought and a prayer for our military serving across the globe: Here are the answers to our Canadian Quiz of last week. Thanks to my pal Marilyn  in Japan.


Throughout this year we have been exploring different parts of Canada with our Canada 150 quiz. Here are the answers:
  1. When did the Yukon enter Confederation? June 13, 1898
  2. The Yukon can be divided into two broad geographical regions. What are they? The Yukon can be dived into two broad geographical regions: taiga and tundra. Taiga is the boreal forest belt that circles the world in the subarctic zone, including most of the Yukon. Tundra is the vast, rocky plain in the arctic regains, where the extreme climate has stunted vegetation.
  3. How many people in the Yukon are of Aboriginal decent? About a fifth of Yukoners are of Aboriginal descent and belong to one of 14 Yukon First Nations, speaking eight different languages.
  4. When did Ontario enter Confederation? July 1, 1867
  5. Where in Canada will you find one of the world’s largest collections of lilacs? One of the world’s largest collection of lilacs in at Ontario’s Royal Botanical Gardens
  6. Where is one of the best places in the world to see moose? Algonquin Park is one of the best places in the world to view moose. On Thursday nights in August and September (before Labour Day), up to 600 cars will gather along highway 60 to hear the wolves howl.
  7. When did Nova Scotia enter Confederation? July 1, 1867
  8. How many automated lighthouses are in Nova Scotia? There are 59 automated lighthouses around Nova Scotia
  9. When did Alberta enter Confederation? September 1, 1905
  10. What is the highest point in Alberta? At 3,747 m above sea level, the summit of Mount Columbia is the highest point in Alberta and the second highest point in the Canadian Rockies
  11. This is the third largest province in Canada? BC
  12. When did BC enter Confederation? July 20, 1871
  13. What is the main species of tree found on the BC coast and the BC interior? Coastal forests contain more hemlock than any other species, while lodgepole pine and spruce are the major interior species
  14. What is the highest point in BC? BC’s highest point is Fairweather Mountain at 15,299 feet (4,663 m).

Hope you scored significantly as who knows when Trudeau will ask Canadians to take a quiz , to remain Canadian?

Don’t forget 30 days till SANTA,

Nil Sine Labore



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Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments



Five Red Fridays till   C H R I S T M A S. As the Christmas spirit begins to grow across the world, I pause to reflect on those who will be far away from their loved ones at this time. Some of you may be surprised at the number of places Canadians are serving in around the world:  http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations/update.page

CAnadians are giving massive aid to many, operating a full medical facility in Iraq. These soldiers, sailors and airmen ( I use the generic , but also include the females who are working very hard) under difficult conditions and indeed far from families or loved ones.

My old flying mate on 437(T) Sqn. Sandi Foster sent me this wonderful article on the  scores of women volunteers who may never have served in uniform, but did a marvellous job at home for those serving far away: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/monument-women-second-world-war-volunteer-entertainment-1.4403499  Thank you SANDI and  all the other women I had the pleasure of serving with.

Sadly our hippy boy Prime minister has decided to cut the danger money for Special Forces. Yet we can still GIVE millions to convicted Terrists who never served Canada for a single day SHAME Mr TRUDEAU : http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/allowance-cut-worries-canadian-forces-members-angers-opposition-1.3671636

As well a 15 million dollar contribution to UN Peacekeeping:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/un-canada-peacekeeping-1.4404459

The Liberals certainly can give away hard earned Canadian Tax Dollars while allowing our tax paying Canadians to suffer in silence.

It must be nice for young Trudeau to have Daddies dollars stashed away…….WHERE THOUGH ?? that is the question.

On that note enjoy a nice weekend and  please give a thought or a prayer to those Canadians who will be absent in foreign lands this Christmas.

This says it all ! ! !

Nil Sine Labore




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