Wednesday Tid Bits……and a call out for a Volunteer…..

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Rest in Peace RCASC Apprentice Keith Hubbard who , moved ont the Advance Party recently. Thanks to Donnie Cappler for sharing the news of yet another brother’s passing:

Rest in Peace Soldier your Duty done. Keith Hubbard 31 Platoon RCASC (A)

Apprentice Logo of his Beloved CORPS.

Naval Mission extended:

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Monday that Operation Artemis will be extended for 2021.

Artemis is a multinational operation that deploys ships and surveillance systems to intercept shipments of weapons and narcotics in the region.

More details from the Canadian Forces: 

  • The renewal of Op ARTEMIS authorizes the Canadian Armed Forces to:
    • Deploy up to 375 personnel;
    • Seek command of CTF 150 twice during the four year mandate;
    • Provide a Halifax-class frigate once every two years and a CP-140 Aurora Maritime Patrol Aircraft once each year;
    • Enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 2317 related to the arms embargo and the ban on the import and export of charcoal into or out ofSomalia.
  • The Government of Canada is providing up to $131.4 million in funding to support the four-year extension of Operation Artemis to April 30, 2021.
  • Canada has been promoting peace and security in the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean region since 2001, first through Operations APOLLO and ALTAIR, and most recently through Operation ARTEMIS, Canada’s contribution to CTF 150 since 2012.
  • Canada recently completed its third command rotation of CTF 150.

As the Navy extends it’s maritime operations, our Fly Boys once again  host and participate in Exercise MAPLE FLAG this exercise is well respected within foreign air forces: BRAVO ZULU CFB Cold Lake.

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/f-16s-from-singapore-french-a400ms-u-s-f-16s-taking-part-in-canadian-exercise

Not forgetting our Army. At this weeks Defence Show in Ottawa a very important purchase by Canada for our troops. Yup it is sure a modern army now a days.

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/rockwell-collins-to-announce-new-contract-with-canadian-army-at-cansec

This is a Callout for a Volunteer, writer/reporter Volunteer at the Invictus Games in Toronto on Sept 26th, 2017.

If you are interested in covering the games for a fine Veterans magazine, let me know. I attach the latest copy of this up and coming magazine for those that may have missed the previous link.

You may contact me directly at   baconburner@gmail.com Thanks.  Here is the latest Magazine Link: http://webkiosk.sandbagtimes.co.uk/

PLUS  Prince Harry has named his  90 Strong Invictus Team:  http://webkiosk.sandbagtimes.co.uk/   Looking Forward to hearing from you as a Volunteer.

Please remember our troops and their loved ones. This US Video shows respect from Manager and Staff when a Vet was confronted by a silly woman: https://youtu.be/yQ2OABpi1oQ

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

 

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