Posts by Robby

Monday Memories WW2

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

I do not have to worry about a subject for today’s BLOG. My old pal, brother  apprentice, cook and mentor

George Girling sent me this most interesting article from WW2 about a  soldier   Leo Major of the

Regiment de la Chaudiere    

Major would go on to become the only Canadian ever to receive a Distinguished Conduct Medal in two separate wars (the second earned in Korea). Leo Major a True Canadian HERO:

This WWII soldier liberated a whole town by himself, but most Canadians still don’t know his name

Thanks George for such an interesting article.

\the second article was also sent to me by a brother Apprentice, Trucker and amigo of many Years. Bob Garsnell  aka   “NEWF.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/05/great-power-competition-nato-announces-atlantic-command-to-counter-russia?CMP=share_btn_link

I always enjoy e mails from my brother apprentices and thanks again to NEWF.

To all my fellow Veterans who served  in 4 CMBG here s a story from the UK Sandbag Times, with the story of the infamous bouncing Bombs, of Barnes Wallace . Used to take out the Dams along the Ruhr Valley including the Mohne See.  http://www.sandbagtimes.co.uk/how-barnes-wallis-created-the-bouncing-bomb-despite-being-told-it-was-impossible/

That’s it for today, please support your troops and your Veterans as well as Military Families.

Nil Sine labore

Robby

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Red FRIDAY

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

 

Well the news from Ottawa is certainly not good with regard to employment for Veterans. yet another Liberal program fails for the men and women who have served with PRIDE and HONOUR

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/veterans-jobs-placement-program-1.4645674

Next item ……. TALK about TOPHEAVY , even countries that were run  by Military Dictators only had Colonels as a Leader in Coups and Government.

Not so in our PEACE LOVING Land of the Maple LEAF.

https://www.theprogress.com/news/canadian-military-adds-more-generals-and-admirals-than-soldiers-or-sailors/

Well folks short and  short today but not short n sweet.

Take care enjoy your weekend.

Please wear Red  to show your support of our Military, Military Families and Veterans.

For Great Music, older Music and  humour from the Legion in Banchory Scotland stay TUNED:

https://tunein.com/radio/River-Dee-Radio-s274232/   

 

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

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Mid Week Meanderings

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

Greetings on the beginning of MAY. Strange news that a bold faced LIAR and  Tweeter may be named for the Noble Peace Price? Only in AMERICA as they say.  Is this the F A K E  news he talks about? Who Knows.

The following Op-Ed piece is certainly something for Canadians to be thinking about, and yes bolstering our North with far  more than the Arctic Rangers. Who are  more of a Reconnaissance Unit who report on activities in the Far North.     http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/arctic-militarization-1.4594397

https://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/russia-in-the-arctic-friend-or-foe/

Both op-ed’s very interesting read to say the least.

It is not very often that I agree with the upper Chamber in Ottawa but SENATORS who are asking for a one year delay in Cannabis regulation are to be heard.

The legalisation of this DRUG of choice shows the attitude of a non caring government. Yes use it for medical purposes, BUT how will our Military, and our Police services treat this legalisation?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/how-much-marijuana-is-too-much-legalization-means-new-questions-for-police-1.4632962

Try as I may I have searched and searched for news on what the Military Policy will be, with regard to Cannabis Legalisation.

I Have just answered the door to our local postie. Lo and behold a large envelope from VAC Canada?

Is it an answer to my claim of over 2 months , NO it is a Glossy New Veterans Magazine available also on line: Please have a read and let me know your opinion of this Magazine.   http://www.veterans.gc.ca/salute

On that note enjoy the month of May have a thought and a prayer for our Military, Military Families and Veterans of all ages.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

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Red Friday and Loss of PTSD Dog funding….. 2 Koreas MEET……

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

RED FRIDAY once again and the good news is that the 2 Korean Leaders have met Face to FACE the first meeting in over a Decade. One can only hope that this is the start of a new era in the Korea’s.

Just as long as the orange man from Washington does not  louse it up when he meets with Kim.

FINGERS CROSSED

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/kim-jong-un-becomes-first-north-korean-leader-to-cross-border-into-south-ahead-of-historic-talks/ar-AAwoVQH?ocid=spartanntp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-43914208?

“A new history starts now. An age of peace, from the starting point of history,” Kim wrote in Korean in the book, dating and signing the entry.

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Meanwhile back in Canada the funding for  assistance dogs, for Veterans with PTSD has been cancelled. Perhaps the Trudeau Government needs more funding for  non Canadians? ? ?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/service-dogs-ptsd-standards-1.4625484

As a self confessed Dog Lover and Supporter, I feel embarrassed that the taxes I have paid over the years are not going to good causes…. my Dog SASHA   who is now 14 years and 3 months  works as a Therapy dog, at Universities, a Reading Dog at a High School and attends Hospitals, old folks homes and indeed Veterans homes as required.

So as this Red Friday appears let’s all wear something RED to show our Support for our Serving Troops, on Land, Sea and in the Air.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

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Mid week and TRUMP try’s to take Credit with a BLATANT Lie

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 1 comment

How long will the American Public put up with a so called PRESIDENT, who lies openly about World Matters ? ? ?

HIs latest outright lie, is again about North Korean Denuclearization. He claims that the US of A has engineered this BLATANT outright Lie.  Please read the following analysis by

Matt Kwong    
Reporter
Matt Kwong is a Washington-based correspondent for CBC News. He previously reported for CBC News as an online journalist in New York and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at: @matt_kwong

Here is his in depth Analysis of this situation.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/north-korea-kim-jong-un-denuclearization-trump-concessions-1.4632390

On the flip side Trump once again THREATENS Iran?

Trump again waives sanctions against Iran
‘Last chance,’ says U.S. president, repeating threat to pull out of nuclear deal

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/iran-sanction-trump-1.4485289

Some readers may ask Why I am concerned about Trump…. here are a few

1- Canada’s Neighbour with the longest undefended border in the world

2- Politically we are allies with the USA

3- Members of NATO

4- Military decisions made by the USA, invariably draw Canada’s Military into wars.

Canada is primarily a peace loving Country and has many of her great soldiers, training, and fighting in many hot spots of the world, as well as covering UN Missions. Sadly we have at the moment a Boy Prime Minister who is not globally aware. The newest battles are both CYBER and Terrorism. Yet he declines to assist the Canadian Military with funding, he also praises Guilty Murderers, gives them THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of Tax payer dollars. While giving  wounded Veterans Z I L C H

 

TRUMP also committed a Faux Pas against President Macron:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/24/trump-macron-dandruff-diplomacy?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning+briefing&utm_term=272623&subid=23786393&CMP=ema-2793

If he comes to the UK I wonder if he will try and hold hands with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth?

BRAVO ZULU to the Crews of these Canadian Warships.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Whitehorse and Edmonton had a busy two weeks on Operation CARIBBE, making three drug busts during that short time. The ships have assisted the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in seizing approximately 2 011 kg of cocaine and disrupting another estimated 845 kg, for a total of some 2 856 kg of cocaine that was prevented from reaching the streets of North America.

https://ml-fd.caf-fac.ca/en/2018/04/12537    

Canadian Sailors doing a professional job in dangerous circumstances. Well Done Guys and Gals.

Till next time stay safe, give a thought or a prayer for our Military , Veterans and Military Families.

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

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