Posts made in October, 2017

Finally a Good Decision from the Government of Canada

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

Canada suspends special forces training and assistance mission in Iraq.

I personally feel that this is a good decision for a change: As both sides that Canada  are training are now fighting amongst themselves.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/iraq-canadian-special-forces-suspended-1.4376244

Iraqis and Kurds have despised one another for years and years, CANADA  cannot take sides.

On this past Sunday I was out with teams of the Scottish Legion to  show the Poppy and to accept donations. I was very overwhelmed at the Generosity of the public. Thank you on behalf of the Poppy Fund, which in the UK serves both Veterans and Serving soldiers. I proudly wore my grandfathers medals and my Fathers medals on the right breast. Which is perfectably legal and acceptable in the UK and indeed in  all Commonwealth countries other than Canada. A decision that should at all costs be reversed. The Criminal Code of Canada  has many revisions over the years pertaining to outdated laws. The law that does not allow a family member to wear a deceased  family member’s medals as a Remembrance is Long outdated. Yet we have sent letters to the PM, The MND and the MVA with all the same response The Legion does not wish this to happen. YET the Legion associate members wear  upwards of a dozen tin pot medals purchased from the Legion Store. In fact you may be able to obtain one in boxes of Cracker Jack.

I may owe an apology to Claus Brodersen of PEI. I in fact received an unsubstantiated e mail that he had served in the Royal Danish Defence force(Naval Branch). I have since  seen  a photo showing him wearing 2 medals on his left  breast. If they are in fact medals from Service to his birth Country I apologise. for my error.

Colour Parties  for Remembrance with Nary a real Veteran?? This website may help us return to the original Vision for the Royal Canadian Legion:

https://www.facebook.com/YOUR.LOCAL.LEGION/?hc_ref=ARTWUm2oZ46miB3sKetqVcbXIuOPtmJB1jOn42kCzHnBlTCJRcmH5jnCM1HyPkoF5VM&pnref=story

On that note have a safe Happy Halloween, With that I leave you with one question ( Answered Correctly yesterday by my pal George Girling.

WHAT is the Largest Country in the world with only ONE TIME ZONE ? Try not to google the answer.

Always have a word and a prayer for our Troops our Veterans and the Military Family.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

 

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Is their NO SHAME in the Royal Canadian Legion ? ? ?

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

                                                                                                  

Wanted for Impersonating Real Veterans

Claus Brodersen of PEI and Former Dominion Command President Tom Eagles

These men have never served a day in any uniform of the Canadian Military, RCMP nor our allies. They should be ashamed at this pretence of being a Veteran.

Simply wearing tinpot medals purchased from the Legion Shop or having them presented by the Legion does not make them 

VETERANS.

  Perhaps that is where Kim Jong Un purchases his medals for North Koreans.

That may make a Joke of it BUT they are making a joke of real Veterans who have served our country in  wars, peacekeeping and attached duties with our allies. To have the gall to be part of the Poppy Day is bad enough, but the Dominion Command President meets the Governor General on Remembrance Day. If these men really wanted to help with Veterans issues then they should remove the tinsel and assist Veterans with Housing, Employment even a coffee or two. Show appreciation do not PLAY the Wannabee Game and be a pretend Soldier, sailor or airman. Canada’s once PROUD Legion is tearing its self apart with these BOZOS.

I am positive if you look up Photos of last years Legion AGM In Scotland Tom Eagles did not wear his tin medals on the right side but did wear his medals issued for events not battles. I am ashamed to say that I was a member for many years of the RCL  but now I am a proud member of the Royal Scottish Legion which still operates on the principals of the Royal British Legions. Associate members cannot be in the hierarchy of the Legion. Those positions are only filled by Veterans.

So Claus once again you gained your photo on the front of the Guardian PEI  on Poppy day and you Tom Eagles I hope your two  family members are enjoying their Legion Bursaries.

Please folks treat your Veterans and serving military and their families with RESPECT. For they have served you and remain serving you and your freedoms.

Nil SIne Labore

Robby

 

 

 

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Monday Morning what’s Kim Up To?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

As if a Nuclear war wasn’t bad enough ! ! !  now the latest  intel sends this TERRIFYING Report:

A terrifying new report, issued by the intelligence company AMPLYFI and Harvard University, said Kim could even use North Korean civilians to spread the diseases across the globe.

I feel that this is a worse threat than an all out war. If all the allies pulled together and removed this mad man from the Planet, we may return to a peaceful state of affairs  . We must come together to remove this madman.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/865696/north-korea-war-attack-world-war-3-plague-black-death-biological-warfare

In a conventional war, targets would be destroyed and yes if a Nuclear warhead was used Millions would die. However the lingering agonies of disease, seem to be the worst of two evils.

In just over 2 weeks we will be Remembering those that have paid the ultimate price in wars to date.  I am not sure if the USA is right in allowing their current man/child President to  travel to Asia and to South Korea Specifically. ( U.S. President Donald Trump’s first official visit to Asia next month that’s likely to be overshadowed by tensions with North Korea. )

This is a provocation to that other madman in North Korea? With US And South Korean forces completing their war games, WHY would they put their Commander in Chief into a dangerous area of the world ? I certainly hope that the Donald’s finger is kept away from the infamous BUTTON.

What a world. Please buy a poppy for remembrance of those who have paid the Ultimate Price and to their Families who remember them always:

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

 

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3 Red Fridays till Remembrance Day….

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

All of the media seems to be starting their stories with the title  WW3. This sabre rattling must cease FORTHWITH. As the day of National Remembrance comes upon us we must reflect on those who paid the ultimate Price.

A reader in Japan has corrected me with regard to Pierre Elliot Trudeau being a peacenik. This lady is a teacher and old friend, whom I greatly admire and respect. Marilyn Schick sister of my apprentice Brother Dave Maxwell.

 I hereby submit a retraction to my story that Pierre Elliot Trudeau did not serve during WW2. He did in fact for a short time as an Officer Cadet. Although he disliked Conscription. He did serve in the Canadian Army for a short Period. My apologies for not getting the facts straight as my old Lt Bob Baxter would have told me “Get the facts correct first”

Pierre Elliot Trudeau

Education and the Second World War

Trudeau earned his law degree at the Université de Montréal in 1943. During his studies, he was conscripted into the Canadian Army as part of the National Resources Mobilization Act. When conscripted, he decided to join the Canadian Officers’ Training Corps, and he then served with the other conscripts in Canada, since they were not assigned to overseas military service until after the Conscription Crisis of 1944 after the Invasion of Normandy that June. Before this, all Canadians serving overseas were volunteers, and not conscripts.

Trudeau said he was willing to fight during World War II, but he believed that to do so would be to turn his back on the population of Quebec that he believed had been betrayed by the government of William Lyon Mackenzie King. Trudeau reflected on his opposition to conscription and his doubts about the war in his Memoirs (1993): “So there was a war? Tough … if you were a French Canadian in Montreal in the early 1940s, you did not automatically believe that this was a  just war … we tended to think of this war as a settling of scores among the superpowers.”

In an Outremont by-election in 1942 he campaigned for the anti conscription candidate Jean Drapeau (later the Mayor of Montreal), and he was thenceforth expelled from the Officers’ Training Corps for lack of discipline. After the war Trudeau continued his studies, first taking a master’s degree in political economy at Harvard University‘s Graduate School of Public Administration (now the John F. Kennedy School of Government). He then studied in Paris, France in 1947 at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. Finally, he enrolled for a doctorate at the London School of Economics, but did not finish his dissertation.

On this Red Friday I would like to share an article from the BBC as a memory to all those young men who served in Germany in the 50s and 60s. I am sure that each and every one of us visited the Government Authorised houses of Ill Repute; all those years ago be it Dortmund, Bochum, Essen or the infamous Reeperbahn of Hamburg. Not to mention Amsterdam and the Windows of Canal Street. Sadly now in the interests of P R O G R E S S  the ladies of the night have been replaced:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/sex-doll-brothel-germany-open-plastic-prostitute-dortmund-bordoll-a8008751.html

I am not too sure that this in in fact Progress.   http://www.reeperbahn.org.uk/reeperbahn.asp?show=brothels

But then we were so young, my thanks to another 2 Apprentice brothers Limey Williams and Duke   Collinson (RIP) for introducing me to the Poufenstrasse in Dortmund.  ah  Memories are made of this.

In fact now a days you can get Government info on line: http://germanredlightdistrict.com/germany-brothels/

So my readers, I wish you a good weekend with thoughts and memories. Forget about Trump and Kim and enjoy time with Family and Loved ones.

Please try and visit a site near you of ” FLAGS OF REMEMBRANCE 201 7″   

Locations  2017:

 Antigonish, NS    Beausejour, MB   Charlottetown, PEI  Edson, AB   Kingston, ON   Lilooet, BC    Moosejaw, SK  Ottawa, ON    Ponoka, AB

Richmond, BC    Riverview, NB   Sydney, NS    Sylvan Lake, AB   Vernon, BC   Whitecourt, AB   Windsor, ON

https://vimeo.com/238441578

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

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D I S R E S P E C T the Liberal Government does it again ! ! ! !

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

Photo: Corporal Chase Miller, Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) – Imaging Services

 

As Remembrance day fast approaches, I was thoroughly disgusted with the memo from our Prime Minister, Boy Liberal of Canada, with regard to observing Remembrance Ceremonies Coast to Coast to Coast.

The Liberals for the first time in Canadian History have placed a Limit on the number of wreaths that Members of Parliament may use this year….. HOW MANY YOU MAY ASK? ? ? ? TWO.

Our MPs are paid far better than many of us ever were, or will be paid.  With Cabinet Ministers being in the REGION of a 1/2 Million Dollars per annum.

WHY CAN’T our MPs purchase Wreaths from their own well lined pockets. I know of many Veterans and military family members who purchase a private wreath to lay on 11 Nov each year. I am a pensioner and have no problem purchasing wreaths  each year in fact I have purchased 12  in the past 3 remembrance days, at my own cost. I lay wreaths at UK Remembrance Parades in honour of RCASC Apprentice soldiers, NATO Veterans and Peacekeeping Veterans of Canada. I also purchase a Flag of Remembrance each October. How many of our Politicians are willing to pay from their own pocket, to remember our fallen. I am sure that they obtain a discount and tax free purchases via the Legion. Where the average cost of a wreath is $55.00

with a base salary for MP’s of the back Benches a meagre $ 1/4 yes over a quarter of a million dollars. Such a sad state of Affairs, for our Veterans, our Fallen and Military Families. Here is the article from Bono Bonokoski of the SUN.

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/10/16/lest-we-forget-unless-it-is-more-than-two-wreaths

I hope that on Remembrance day  some ministers will be shamed publically for following this sad directive.

Three little words seem to be missing from the Liberal Vocabulary

LEST  WE  FORGET:                   a mere 5 words en francais:                          DE PEUR QUE OUBLIONS.

I am very Proud that I stood with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at the Hong Kong Military Ceremony where he laid a wreath of Remembrance.

on that note I end this Liberal Rant with hopes and Prayers that this ridiculous memo may be corrected., FYI PM of the 1795 Canadian Soldiers that set sail to defend Hong Kong almost 1/3 never returned to Canada. ( Many are in unknown Graves to this Day ) They were sent to protect the rights of Canadians  like your Peacenik Father who refused to go to war.

Please have a smile and a thought for your Veterans, Your Serving troops and for the Military Families.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

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