Monday Morning…… Good Morning World

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

Harjit Sajjan our current Minister of National Defence:

A rather sad story to see that his battlefield claims, are not quite what they supposed to be. He served honourably in Afghanistan for 3 hard combat  tours as a Combat Intelligence  Officer. Were his tales of operational command, simply blown up as all soldiers tend to do. Or was this claim for Operation Medussa simply amplified for his political career. It was so nice to see a  Minister of Defence who had actually defended Canada as a Soldier. Not since Barney Danson has we a MND who had seen actual Combat.

This soldier carried out all his duties in Afghanistan in an exemplary manner. As  a man of the Sikh faith he, showed that Canada is indeed integrated in the armed forces no matter which faith you follow. He was clearly visible in a group of soldiers with his turban in place.

Let us hope that this is simply a hiccup in a most illustrious career. Good Luck Minister, may your apologies be accepted and allow you to get on with your Ministry of Defence duties.

For those veterans who say they never embellished a story of their military experiences, good  on ya but you are a minority as it is human nature to embellish tales of old. What would reunions, breakfasts coffee breaks be without a few war stories.

One year ago my good friend Senator Mike Duffy was absolutely exonerated  in the courts of Canada. I hope that Mike is doing well and that he is healthy. The Conservative Government of which I was a proud Tory besmirched this fine Canadian.( I for one have lost faith in a once proud Politcal Party).  I hope that soon we are reading about the good works that Mike does for Canada and indeed Prince Edward Islanders . Best of Luck Mike keep up the great work.

In my days in the Canadian Military, pocket books were the essence of entertainment, who had a paperback stuck in a back pocket or in a kitbag.  No internet, no TV Radios dependant upon where you were. In Soest we listened to Radio Luxembourg for the latest hits. Radio Free Europe for the  news as they saw it CFN for any titbits from home.    >>>>>FAST FORWARD to 2017       Cell (SMART)  phones, Internet, Skype, Kindle are part of military day to day life. BUT their is still an arm of our military when away at work that PAPER Backs still rule. Here is a story on life aboard one of Canada’s warships HMCS Saskatoon, where paperbacks are a source of entertainment, that is a surface ship. Submariners  must have read and re read paperbacks while in the depths.

There is now a net radio for Veterans of all military.  over the next few weeks I hope to have a program (as yet un named) to reminisce about Canadian Military in NATO,  Germany. Peacekeeping  Cyprus Egypt etc. BAOR 4 CMBG. I look forward to preparing and hearing my first Program on this site, You can tune in in Canada and indeed around the world.

In case you missed the Link to the International Sandbag Times here it is agin. Check out the Canuck Corner:

With Thanks to Gord Jenkins for this link of the first 100 days.

On that note as we enter the next 100 days of Trump let’s hope that Diplomacy wins out with North Korea.

Please share a thought  for our Veterans, our serving troops and their families.

Nil Sine Labore






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