Posts made in November, 2017

Red Friday….24 sleeps till Santa arrives

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


North Korea tests yet another ICBM and still the orange president stirs things up. He tweeted some videos purported to be about Christians being tortured and killed by Islamists. The  videos are not real  YET he uses them to say that Islamisation is a threat to the free world.

Murray Brewster has done a dine job in reporting the joint US/Canada  exercise.: These exercises are held every so often. At least our military will know what to do even if Trudeau does not.

I received a few letters from Veterans, about the government policy of de radicalising home grown Jihadis. Most of the letters cannot understand WHY they have not been charged with treason?

Here in Scotland we have had  snowfall. Roads are closed as they try to clear the snow. Unlike Canada  they do not seem to be readily prepared.

With Christmas coming up very fast. We must thin of our  Military who will not be enjoying Christmas with families or Loved ones.  I share a few photos/cards  of  troops celebrating Christmases.

Please have a thought or a prayer for our Military Personnel

Nil Sine Labore



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Monday Morning Closer to Christmas.

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The social media sites with Canadian veterans etc are all about Trudeau giving jihadis a second chance. The majority say they should be charged with TREASON  They left Canada Voluntarily to wreak terror and death to thousands of innocents. The least we could do is Lock them up or better still ask your pal the Orange Man to open Guantanilmo for their Cuban Holiday.

A very interesting letter arrived from NATO Veterans of Canada. Here is the full link.

Al Jazeera has a story on TRUDEAU yet another apology from years back. To the  men and women wgho suffered in Boarding Schools. Well Mr PM  it is now time to APOLOGISE To the military and to Veterans for the shabby treatment afforded to both serving Military and to Veterans. It is about time that apologies from the past ie: china, Sikhs and other immigrants who were either turned away at the Canadian Ports of Entry or in wartime detained in prison camps, even those who were born in Canada.  Simply make a BLANKET Apology for all incidents  in the last Century Then move ahead and respect and assist  your military and your Veterans of all conflicts., many of whom are still above the daisies as we say. Not 100 years down the road but N O W.

Sad news for peacekeepers as 3 members wearing the Blue Beret were killed this past weekend, May they Rest in Peace. Again Mr Trudeau you are sending  military trainers etc into harms way. Sadly a Blue Beret does not stop them becoming targets.

Canada presently has  80 peacekeepers as part of the MFO in El Arish. They are within striking distance of the monsters of  isis/daesh .     

They currently wear a distinctive Orange Beret. Stay safe men and women of the MFO.

Here is new Quiz to test your brain cells this may be of interest to those who served in the police or prison services. Have a great week.

Here is this week’s challenge. As always the answer will be in next week’s edition of the newsletter.
You are in prison with Barry and Albert. The 3 of you are in a line looking straight ahead. You’re in front, then Barry, then Albert.
A guard has 3 black and 2 white hats. He randomly puts one on each of your heads. Albert can see your hat and Barry’s, Barry can see yours, and you can see no one’s. None of you know what colour you have on your own head.
The guard says, “If anyone can tell me with 100% certainty the colour of your own hat, uttering no one else’s, you may all go free.”
He tells Albert to answer first. Albert is a very honest and intelligent person, but he says, “I don’t know, there is no way of knowing for sure.” The guard then asks Barry. Barry is also intelligent and rational, but also cannot tell.
He comes to you, and you say the colour of your hat with 100% certainty. The guard has no choice but to release all 3 of you.
What colour hat were you wearing and how did you know?
He guessed correctly? 🙂

Always remember our Military Fa,ilies

Nil Sine Labore





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Red Friday…

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments


On this Red Friday I must admit that I am appalled at the current Government for attempting to change the minds of returning Jihadis.

This is absolutely ludicrous THEY went of their own free will, perhaps on a Canadian Passport. That certainly does not entitle them to return to a country that they deem as evil.

We lost 158 young lives in Afghanistan, plus the many injured both Physically and mentally when they returned. Prime Minister  please get out of La La land of the approximately 60 returnees, apparently none have been charged with TREASON, indeed you have welcomed them and are trying to turn their heads  so that they do not despise Christians or any other religion other than RADICAL Islam.  You welcome them yet disregard Canadians that pay your salary.

As for your fundraiser Stephen Bronfman, the heir to bootleggers fortunes, shame on you again. You are ignoring  equipment issues with trying to purchase outdated Fighters from New Zealand.  Why not resurrect the arrow with a modern updated version and have Bombardier build them in Canada.

Last but not least, your orange friend in the White House is quoted as saying to troops on Thanksgiving day. You know our allies well they turn on you?  “ In Thanksgiving remarks, says can’t know if ally could turn” what a slap in the face to CANADA, the UK, NATO and  ANZacs and others. 

He also is in la la land asking the USAF if their new fighters will be invisible like the fighters in the MOVIES. Life is not a Movie.

So to our American Allies wherever they may be serving  God Bless and Enjoy Thanks giving where ere you may be.

At home please wear Red (Santa Does)  and remember yoyr serving troops, Veterans and their  Loved Ones.

Nil Sine Labore


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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.

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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A half Century of Service to Mankind

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments


Good Morning, I would like to take this opportunity  as Remembrance Day arrives to tell you of a Veteran who this past week Celebrated his 1/2 century mark as a Man of the Cloth. Military Padres have a difficult job and I am so PROUD to call Art my Friend.

Reverend Art Turnbull  RCASC Association Padre amongst his many positions.

In 1956 a young man signed on the proverbial dotted line. Art was an Apprentice Soldier, a Cook by trade.

He worked in field units until 1963 when he heard the word or to Quote from his memories in our Apprentice Book of Memories.I

” In 1961 I had come to the conclusion that I was called to study for and become an Anglican Priest, this was a daring decision for me to make. There is a vast difference between being an Army Cook to becoming a man of the cloth. I had to clean up my language for one thing. I used to use the same words but within a different context.


Padres are an extremely major part of of both soldiers lives and military families.  As well as the sunday services whether in the field or in a chapel. Our Padres do amazing work counselling families and others.

So I send out a HEARTY    BRAVO  ZULU  to congratulate Art and to thank him and all padres for their spiritual care of all military and their families.



 Art conducting memorial Service at the RCASC (A) memorial in Camp Borden.


11/11/11/      11th Hour 11th Day  11th Month

Nil Sine Labore


Addendum the Answers to our Quiz of yesterday:

Our Tribute to War Time Heroes is approaching quickly. Here are the Answers to our Flanders Field quiz. With thanks to a Great Canadian Teacher Marilyn Schick  AKA Dave Maxwell 25 Pl Baby Sister
  1. Who wrote the poem In Flanders Field? Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was the Canadian army doctor who wrote the world famous poem In Flanders Fields.
  2. Where was the poem’s author born (bonus if you know the date)? John McCrae was born in Guelph, Ontario, on November 30, 1872.
  3. Where did the poem’s author go to school and when did he complete his degree. He attended the University of Toronto Medical School. He liked to write and some of his poems and short stories were published in a variety of magazines. He completed his degree in 1898.
  4. During the South African War what unit was the author in charge of. He led a battery with the Canadian Field Artillery during the South African War.
  5. When WWI broke out in 1914 the poems author was 41 years old. What role and unit was he assigned to. When the first World War broke out in 1914, McCrae was 41 years old. He enlisted and was appointed brigade-surgeon in the First Brigade of the Canadian Field Artillery.
  6. When was he stationed near Ypres, Belgium (near Flanders). In April 1915, McCrae was stationed near Ypres, Belgium, in the area called Flanders.
  7. What event inspired the poem In Flanders Field? On May 2, 1915, McCrae’s friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed in action and buried in a makeshift grave. World poppies were already beginning to bloom between the crosses marking the many graves and he was inspired to write In Flanders Field the next day.
  8. When and where was the poem first published? In Flanders Fields was first published in England’s Punch magazine in December 1915. Within months, this poem came to symbolize the sacrifice of all who were fighting in the First World War.
  9. When did the poems author die and where is he buried. John McCrae died on January 28, 1918, of illness and is buried in Wimereux Cemetery, near Boulogne, France.




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