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  1. Blackadder1916

    CF Campsite and Arctic Tentage - Cold Weather Operations Video

    Found this on Youtube The tent drill used (go to 4:45) isn't as I remembered nor is it as per the pam of my youth Artic & Sub Artic Operations B GL 323 003 FP 001 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
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    Japan: Submarine crew phone for help after crash

    Japan: Submarine crew phone for help after crash https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56000531 Good photos of the damage at link.
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    John le Carré: Espionage writer dies aged 89

    John le Carré: Espionage writer dies aged 89 https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55297558 Obituary: John le Carré Yesterday evening, I finally got around to starting Le Carré's latest "Agent Running In The Field" and this morning heard this news.  His characterizations of spies and...
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    Joint Chiefs In Quarantine After Coast Guard Officer Tests Positive

    Another reason for the USCG to be teased by the "real" armed services. Pentagon's Joint Chiefs In Quarantine After Coast Guard Officer Tests Positive...
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    Low-key ceremony marks German reunification 30 years on

    Low-key ceremony marks German reunification 30 years on https://www.dw.com/en/low-key-ceremony-marks-german-reunification-30-years-on/av-55146863 https://www.economist.com/leaders/2020/10/03/thirty-years-after-reunification-germany-is-shouldering-more-responsibility How time flies.  Thirty...
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    The Turks and Caicos Need You!

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/turks-and-caicos-islands-governors-office/applications-for-the-turks-and-caicos-islands-regiment/3900178160053842/ Unfortunately, most ex-CAF probably don't meet the requirement.
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    Queen approves Victoria Cross for WWII hero Teddy Sheean

    Queen approves Victoria Cross for WWII hero Teddy Sheean https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-12/teddy-sheean-victoria-cross-approved-by-queen/12550210 So, nearly 78 years after the action.
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    Beirut Explosion

    Accident maybe, but nothing that happens in Beirut is beyond speculation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKFupx9x0-k https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53656220
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    Memorial Day July 1, Newfoundland's Day of Remembrance

    While the country celebrates Canada Day in whatever fashion current circumstances permit, Newfoundlanders concurrently take a moment to remember our war dead. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/memorial-day-2020-newfoundland-pandemic-1.5634036 Similar to the lady mentioned...
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    Trisha Cornforth, editor of "Der K" passes away

    As I was looking for something else about CFE, I came across this recent news.  The linked article is a machine translation from German. Trisha Cornforth was the longtime editor of "Der Kanadier" and was probably familiar to many who served in Lahr...
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    Finnish Defence Forces Soldier's Guide

    Came across this while looking for something else.  Might be of interest to some.  And it is in English. https://puolustusvoimat.fi/documents/1948673/2267766/SK2017_ENG_lr/07c5b6d8-041b-4370-aa60-3e7bbad19399/SK2017_ENG_lr.pdf
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    Comedian Jerry Stiller, Who Played Hot-Headed Dad On 'Seinfeld,' Dies At 92

    Comedian Jerry Stiller, Who Played Hot-Headed Dad On 'Seinfeld,' Dies At 92 https://www.npr.org/2020/05/11/698175656/comedian-jerry-stiller-who-played-hot-headed-dad-on-seinfeld-dies-at-92 Sadly, there'll be one less light on the Festivus tree this year.  Wait, there's no lights on a tree...
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    Legendary country singer Kenny Rogers dies at 81

    Something not related to COVID-19, though I belatedly stumbled on this week old news (21 March) by clicking on a link in the coronavirus thread. Legendary country singer Kenny Rogers dies at 81 https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/21/entertainment/kenny-rogers-country-singer-dies/index.html...
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    New Rifle Test For Experts (1951)

    From the archives of British Pathé The EM-2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry_NOXwCBX8&t= And the Sterling https://youtu.be/WMuUpI8ro_g?t=4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLaPE4-aOxY
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    Korea Brigade

    Came across this on YouTube.  "Korea Brigade" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Frb2Y3QjQ4
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    John Crosbie dead at 88

    I can't think of any current politicians who could match John Crosbie for verbal jousting skills, but that was a different time.  There may be some who now let their thumbs do the work on twitter, but for in your face (or across the floor) style, he was a master of the art. I've always (or at...
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    Getting prescription eyeglasses on the internet

    Has anybody here purchased eyeglasses online?  I'm interested in such experiences and would welcome any recommendations as to provider. It had been several years that I continued to wear the same glasses with no problem until February last year 2018 when I had a problem with the retina in one...
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    U.S. sailor kills 2, injures 1 before shooting self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

    U.S. sailor kills 2, injures 1 before shooting self at Pearl Harbor naval shipyard: officials https://globalnews.ca/news/6256802/pearl-harbor-naval-base-shooter/
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    Germany celebrates 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

    It's been thirty years since one of the significant events of the 20th century occurred.  It may be more significant for those who identify as "cold warriors" (e.g. old farts who served in Germany) than for the younger crowd. This from DW is almost a stream of consciousness blog about the...
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    Vaping: E-cigarettes & Personal Vaporizers

    Okay, a bit dramatic but it is the image that is posted at the top of the article on the US Army Public Health Center website. https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/healthyliving/tfl/Pages/Vaping.aspx (More at link) The warning is not new (relatively) https://www.army.mil/article/226973/ And...
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