Posts made in March, 2017

This Flag is a Disgrace….

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

Will this be Canada’s Flag if trudeau gets his legalisation bill passed?

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Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018

Provinces will have right to decide how marijuana is distributed and sold, CBC News has learned

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-legal-marijuana-pot-1.4041902

Marijuana  for medical reasons I have no problem with BUT making it %100 legal is very dangerous for both Canada and Canadians.

Canada’s military has fought and died for Canada under 2 flags since the last century.  This flag was definitely not one of them.

Meanwhile Canada’s airforce is still operating  on Operation Impact:

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-impact.page

I have often remarked on the brotherhood/sisterhood of the military and their families. This great memory was sent by,

Capt Bob Towers to fast Eddie Oursien  . and then forwarded to me. Thanks guys I now share with you.

A great file of memories for many of you who served in Germany during the height of the Cold War:

http://silverhawkauthor.com/4-canadian-mechanized-brigade-group-canadian-forces-europe_366.html

enjoy a trip down memory lane.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

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UK our strongest NATO Ally has yet another First……

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

Change of Command Ceremonies in Dunfermline Scotland  are to be kept in the family.

154 (Scottish) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, based in Dunfermline. Has added a first to the British Army.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39347480

In attendance at a Command Meeting she was the only woman of 40 Commanders? Bravo Zulu to her.

Lieutenant Colonel Gill Wilkinson is an inspiration to others.

After serving as both a Regular Officer and then a Reservist in the Army, Gill from the Scottish Borders became Commanding Officer of 154 (Scottish) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps – making history as the first reservist to return to lead the regiment in 24 years.

In the current issue of No.1 magazine, out now, you can read her inspirational story as part of our #closethegapscotland campaign.

Gill talks about working for the Army, where women are in a minority, and reveals her thoughts about women serving on the front line. The mother-of-two actually training to be a teacher, but when she was offered the role of Commanding Officer of the 154 (Scottish) regiment, she put her teaching career on the backburner.

She said:When I joined the Army in 1994, women were in a minority then too. It’s traditionally a very male-dominated organisation. Yes, you get comments implying that it is an unusual profession, but usually it’s from people outside my own working environment.

“The first week I was in command, I attended a meeting about recruiting and how we needed to appeal to a wider audience. There were 39 people in the room, and I was the only woman. They were talking about appealing to a wider element of the population, and acknowledged that ‘We’re all over 40’, but I said ‘It’s not just that you are all over 40, can you not even see that you are all men?’”

https://www.no1magazine.co.uk/2016/10/12/scot-week-lt-col-gill-wilkinson/

Meanwhile our Canadians serving as part of a NATO brigade in Latvia.

Canadian military works to iron out challenges ahead of Latvia deployment

Canada, Poland, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, and Albania look to work together under NATO banner in Latvia

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-latvia-deployment-1.4033193

Whatever will that ego maniac trump say at the NATO conference in May, or probably more important what will he tweet. This man is not only a danger to NATO but to mankind. ( that is all I say about TRUMP )

Have a great Wednesday and please show support for our troops. Why not raise a flag to honour a family member, friend Comrade or simply our military please consider: https://vetvoicecan.org/flags-of-remembrance-2/

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dame Vera Lynn

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

March 20 1917 Vera Lynn was born in her beloved London. WW1 was coming to a close and who would have realised that a scant 22 years later WW2 would  begin. Vera Lynn is remembered by both Veteran’s and Civilians alike for her wartime exploits.

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N’S  on your latest Album.

My parents and grandparents spoke often  about Vera Lynn and  her songs were sung many times over at gatherings. Soldiers world wide adored her.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/2765046/who-dame-vera-lynn-new-album-100th-birthday/

https://youtu.be/cHcunREYzNY

a lesser know tune but oh so wonderful hard to believe it is from 1954.     https://youtu.be/oxM6C0zNmQI

BRAVO ZULU from the Veteran Community

Please give a thought to our soldiers serving around the world.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

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Is this the way forward ? ? ? ? ? I as a Dinosaur think not ! ! ! !

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

Call me Old Fashioned, tell me I am not with the programme, if this is to be the new Politically Correct Military I am glad my time was served in a real military. I know for sure that some Sgt’s, WO’s and officers that I served under. Men from WW2 and Korea, they would be most upset to say the least.

All military used to run on discipline, to some this meant a bit of hardship. To others they excelled in finding a solution to problems.

I cannot for the life of me put my thoughts on this issue, in a coherent manner.

So I guess I am officially a DINOSAUR> I dread to see what changes will occur in the next few years. The cartoons and jokes will no doubt flood the internet. What will we see, soldiers that will be only allowed to go to combat between 9 and 5. With guaranteed leave and allowances? I know some readers will take offence at my ramblings BUT I am also sure that some Veterans will be shaking their heads and discussing this move at length.

Please read this article sent to me by a brother Apprentice, fellow Cook and Veteran as well as a damn good friend. George Girling RCASC. Please read and have a think about some of the proposed changes? Will other countries make jest of Canada?

http://epaper.theprovince.com/bookmark/31DHOCCEYQ41

Have a good weekend and please think of our military and their families who may be apart.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

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Red Friday….Green Beer Day …

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

On this Red Friday, I would like to share this story with you. This three word headline should never have been needed.

                                                       Justice at last

NO SOLDIER should be charged for carrying out his/her battlefield duties. I realise that Sgt Blackman would have filled out his battlefield/incident report after the heavy action in Afghanistan. His conviction for MURDER has been overturned and he is now facing Manslaughter. Again this should never have happened to a soldier of NATO.

The witch hunts put forward by the enemy, be they Afghan Iraqi or any other foreign national should be taken with the proverbial pinch of salt.

Sadly countries have paid huge amounts to enemy combatants, for example the latest UK Jihadi who was a suicide bomber was part of a Million Pound Pay off upon his release from Guantanamo. Then he returned to fighting our allies with a cowardly bomb attack. In Canada CONVICTED MURDERER and terrorist Omar Khadr is suing Canada for his holiday in Guantanimo. Not forgetting the fact that he was recently operated on at public expense in a 19 hour shoulder operation. Many Canadians and especially Veterans are still awaiting either funds or medical assistance. Never the less this will continue to sadly be the case unless our Governemnt readjust their thinking towards Canadian veterans and not self confessed murderers.

 

Jailed Royal Marine A could be free ‘within weeks’ as his murder conviction is reduced to manslaughter after 1,616 days of hell

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3100478/jailed-royal-marine-a-could-be-free-within-weeks-as-his-murder-conviction-is-reduced-to-manslaughter-after-1616-days-of-hell/

I send a prayer to Sgt Blackman and honourable Marine and to his family who have been mistreated  for the past 4/5 years.

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The men and women who cover these wars as journalists. ( War correspondents ). Are brave souls covering terrible events in some dangerous countries. BRAVO ZULU to the men and women of the media.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cbc-in-iraq-400-metres-from-frontline-where-iraqi-forces-face-off-against-isis-1.4028843

GREEN BEER no matter whether one is actually of Irish Birth St Patrick’s day is celebrated in most of the free world.

To my friend Marilyn who sent me a quiz on St Patrick….no I did not google the answers but only scored 3 points. Here is the link to the ROMAN who is a SAINT of Ireland and all things Irish.

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

As for Green Beer it was a tradition in the Army to add food colouring to the draft on the  Saint Paddy’s night at the mess… I leave you to reminisce about the consequences the day after.

Erin go Bragh :  is an English corruption of the phrase Éirinn go Brách in the Irish language. … The term brách is equivalent to “eternity” or “end of time”, meaning the phrase may be translated literally as “Ireland until eternity” or “Ireland until the end (of time)”. Have a great Day.

To our military and their families, stay safe, positive and be proud of our military.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

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