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eeyouelder
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Vimy ridge Reply with quote

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Let's remember.....................................
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Vimy ridge Reply with quote

en.m.wikipedia.org/wik...Vimy_Ridge

Thanks, eeyouelder. We should never forget.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:51 am    Post subject: Re: Vimy ridge Reply with quote

Thanks eeyouelder for the timely reminder mate...Lest We Forget. Salute Salute

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Vimy ridge Reply with quote

Wow! I thought I was a pretty good history buff, but you guys are teaching me some things I never heard about. But then again, us Yanks, always teach history from our perspective.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Vimy ridge Reply with quote

OSR shhhhh dont mention the Y word too loudly ....some of the members on here still put on the "grey" uniform and go to war reenactments on a regular basis...they mightnt take kindly to being refered to as that........

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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: Vimy ridge Reply with quote

Elvis wrote:
OSR shhhhh dont mention the Y word too loudly ....some of the members on here still put on the "grey" uniform and go to war reenactments on a regular basis...they mightnt take kindly to being refered to as that........

...and they are a good enough shot to take out a twig at a moments notice. Very Happy Very Happy Laughing Laughing Embarassed Razz

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Vimy ridge Reply with quote

Elvis wrote:
OSR shhhhh dont mention the Y word too loudly ....some of the members on here still put on the "grey" uniform and go to war reenactments on a regular basis...they mightnt take kindly to being refered to as that........
That's okay, I'm a city boy that became a country boy. I guess I could even be called a half-redneck. Shared a tent with a whole bunch of good ole boys while in the army. They got me into country music, and real southern food. We also had a bunch of brothers, chicanos, full blooded native Americans, and everyone you can think of in that tent.

Guess you could also call me confused.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: Vimy ridge Reply with quote

My brother in law Bill King is the Canadian Army HQ's Sargent Major (MWO) and he was responsible for the parade that was held at Vimy this year. He spent two weeks over there giving tours to Canadian school kids and drilling the regiment for the parade and remembrance. He came home after the ceremonies during Easter with his girls and informed us that he will be promoted to Chief Warrant Officer and Regimental Sargeant Major of the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2VP) effective 22 June 2017. Great news and my prediction of him being groomed for the Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer. The highest non-commissioned rank/appointment in our military.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Vimy ridge Reply with quote

Ron, please pass my regards etc onto your brother in law for his achievements mate...RSM of a Battalion and ultimately of the Army is a much sought after and highly regarded posting. As an aside, Princess Patricia's Light Infantry came out to Australia in the late 70's on exchange with our Battalion in Brisbane. A great bunch of guys to work with.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:52 am    Post subject: Re: Vimy ridge Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
Ron, please pass my regards etc onto your brother in law for his achievements mate...RSM of a Battalion and ultimately of the Army is a much sought after and highly regarded posting. As an aside, Princess Patricia's Light Infantry came out to Australia in the late 70's on exchange with our Battalion in Brisbane. A great bunch of guys to work with.

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