The BRINK …are we still teetering? ? ?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Trump vs Kim  jong un.

As most of the free world held their breath with regard to threats of another World War.

Trump still rattles his proverbial Sabre as he attempts to be the biggest bully on the world stage?

The leader of North Korea will not back down to the threats from the USA a country which it deems to be the most  dangerous in the world. With a lying bullying president.


Trump’s gang in Washington are now reassessing their options after the latest Korean Missile test Crashed and burned.


As Trumpers STRUGGLE to  hastily organize a children’s Easter Egg roll on the lawns of the White House, it does make one wonder what they plan for the future of North Korea and indeed the world.

Please have a thought and a prayer for our Military and their Families.

Nil Sine Labore



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Wednesday….. Chit Chat

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As a Veteran of the so called; COLD  WAR. I was pleasantly surprised to receive an e mail with this Cold War Link. Bob (Newf) Garsnell , a brother apprentice and friend of many many years sent me this very interesting article on Eavesdropping during our time in uniform, I send this link to my good friend, Cold war Veteran, SUBMARINER, author who is not feeling his best currently. Frederick Ben Rodgers graduate of HMS Ganges… get well soon amigo and back to your hard hitting Blog. Meanwhile enjoy the exploits of very brave submariners.


If you enjoy Submarine stories, time travel etc then go to Amazon and  order this terrific book by RN/RCN Veteran Fred Rodgers:


Meanwhile a Riddle to keep your mind’s active: What do the military and sports stars have in common? A hint from a 1997 film starring Robin Williams:  An absent-minded professor discovers “flubber,” a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

FLUBBER is the answer as to what the Military and Sports have in Common….not Science Fiction

What may you ask is FLUBBER other than a screen writers imagination…….no that is not it watch this CNN Video and  be amazed.


The second  video is very important for modern day firefighters with a clear vision mask.

Enjoy your Wednesday  and have a thought for our soldiers, sailors and airmen of all NATO and allied countries. They are protecting all of us from terrorism. By serving in the far flung hotspots of our world.

Nil Sine Labore




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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


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.


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.


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




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Is this the LAST STRAW with the Royal Canadian Legion??

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I would dearly love to know if any of the committee members of this branch in London Ontario have any Service at all. Or are they part of the new breed of NON VETERAN’S in charge of yet another branch of the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION. ( formerly Legion Branches  cared for Veteran’s and their issues.) Please follow my friend and Fellow Veteran’s Blog re the Canadian Legion and their antics?


Bob Hanson a Senior Veteran from Canada’s SENIOR SERVICE. A man who lied about his age to join in the fight during WW2.

He was barred for simply using his CONSTITUTIONAL right, Whatever happened to the word COMPETITION ( if that is what the Legion Feared).

For 70 of the sailor’s 90 years, he’s been heading off to local Royal Canadian Legion branches to meet up with his buddies, swap war stories, listen to music and dance.

But last November, Hanson was banned for 180 days — a long time when you’re 90 — from the Legion’s Victory branch 317 in London for breaking its rules.

His infraction? Handing out business card-sized flyers of a country music band schedule he’d set up at another London club.

No amount of apology from this branch can ease the way Bob Hanson felt at being dismissed like an associate non voting member.  In truth the Legion was formed a scant 20 years or less when he volunteered to serve his King and Country.

SHAME ON the Victory Branch of LONDON Ontario.

I will always remember when S/Sgt Buck Buchanan my boss at the RCASC School in 1967. Introduced me at the Royal Canadian Legion in New Lowell Ontario, a small branch but very active. I was so proud to be allowed to join up as a serving member of the Canadian Army. Sadly I will never renew my RCL Membership, the pride is gone, the infidels as the Islamic Scholars would say Have taken Over. MY definition of Infidel is a NON VETERAN. This may not be PC but it is the truth. I am very happy to be a member of the Royal Scottish Legion here in Banchory Scotland.  Where old Legion Values are maintained.

Tom Eagles past Dominion Command President Tin medals? are they also made in N Korea?









Meanwhile our troops are still serving in Iraq.

Canadian troops in Iraq mount pressure on ISIS around Syrian border

Canadian special forces shift attention to other ISIS positions as fighting intensifies around Mosul

This article from our own CBC:    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadian-troops-iraq-isis-syria-border-1.3991530


My thoughts and prayers go out to all of our Military and their families no matter where they are serving.

Nil Sine Labore


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trump munchkins detain Victoria Cross Winner at JFK airport

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I do realise that this ban has been put on hold for a moment, or at least until the US Courts clear this ban up.

There are many things going through my head about this specific incident. This young man has done more for the world’s fight against Terrorism than trump and his cronies. What a disgrace for an allied country to detain the man who earned his VC for Bravery.


I tend to wonder if any US soldiers who have served in Iraq may be detained?


L/Cpl Johnson Beharry Remembrance day Service.

As many people of the world at large, realise this so called president is indeed a dangerous leader. Who still cannot get out of his Tweets, he wants to be the bully of the Globe. His personal motto seems to be MY WAY or not at all. Compromise is certainly not part of his vocabulary limited though that may be.



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Merry Christmas 2016

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  On this the final RED FRIDAY before Christmas 2016, I wish MERRY CHRISTMAS To  all allied troops wherever they may be serving. Also to their families who will not have Dad, Mom, Son, Daughter,  sister or brother near them  at this season of celebration.

A Very Merry Christmas to one and all 2016

No Matter where they serve Soldiers remember home and Loved ones.

 This letter from a fellow Veteran and old  friend.

Coffee chat 7142. Have you ever been away and missed your child’s birthday or your spouse’s? Have you actually missed the birth of one of your children? Have you been away for more anniversaries than you’ve been home? Have you missed Christmas with your family because you were on the other side of the world? Have you missed more holidays than you care to count? Have you missed your children’s first words, first steps, first days of school? if you said no to any of the above, then you were probably never in the Canadian Forces.
The soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Canadian Forces are on call every day 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Most of them have missed a number of the above. Yes it’s their job, it’s what they get paid for, but did you ever stop and think they do it for you? It’s because of them we enjoy the freedoms that we have.
The next time you see a member of the Canadian Forces, it might be nice to say Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays or maybe just thank you

This story warms my heart no matter how many times I view it. The actions of one man, a young pilot certainly helped some young victims of WW2 enjoy candy, some for the first time in their lives. Narrated by Tom Brokaw . This shows that soldiers do care for others.


A Christmas Message from the CDS…………

For Immediate Release:

The Department of the Defense issued orders today to COL S. Clause, recalling him to active duty, with a report date of 24 Dec 16.

A reservist with 1,742 years of service, the airborne soldier specializes in vertical delivery of high-value items. He is airborne and air assault qualified. He is also a Public Affairs Specialist.

Also recalled were Lt-Col Dasher, CWO Dancer, MWO Prancer, Maj. Vixen, Maj Comet, Chaplain (Lt-Col) Cupid, Sgt Donner, and PO1 Blitzen, an Individual Augmentee from the Naval Reserve, assigned to the Army. 2Lt Rudolph is also authorized to report for duty; however, he must first successfully complete Land Nav training, which he has failed three times.

Although the above troops are on orders for only 24 hours, it is anticipated they will submit a travel claim for 24,901 miles at .56/mile, using a POV. Suitable Government transportation is not available.

As a special operations unit, each member is granted a high level of uniform flexibility, as well as relaxed grooming standards. Per diem has been modified to include large quantities of hot cocoa and cookies.

P.S. – Let’s ALL remember the men and women of our Canadian Armed Forces, as they serve in faraway lands during this Christmas Season.

Thank You.

General J.H. “Jon” Vance, CMM, MSC, CD
Chief of Defense Staff

 Last but not least today    > > > > >> > >  Minister of Defense cares for our troops> > > >> >

                                                       This Card says it all

Nil Sine Labore




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