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Forum: Equipment & Arms 10-10-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By canadiancitizen
Wow, that would be a very hard item to find to...

Wow, that would be a very hard item to find to day.

Most would have been scraped at the end of the war, as technology had moved forward. I have only ever seen one in a military museum.

Most WW2...
Forum: Asia and the Pacific 09-27-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,762
Posted By canadiancitizen
As far as I can find, using Goggle search...

As far as I can find, using Goggle search methods, there were no Canadian Army units in either Burma or India.

There WERE RCAF transport squadrons, flying un armed DC 3 aircraft, carrying supplies...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,587
Posted By canadiancitizen
Yes, it is a good example of the way that the...

Yes, it is a good example of the way that the Canadian found to "work around " problems in the field. The normal system that the instructors back at the school of military wisdom had taught the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,039
Posted By canadiancitizen
Glob and Mail WW1 tribute articles.

I was contacted by a feature writer with the Globe and Mail, who asked me to write a short tribute to my Dad who served in the CEF, as a machine gunner. He was wounded on three occasions, and the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By canadiancitizen
Nick names, part two. Naval types had many...

Nick names, part two.

Naval types had many "unofficial terms " for things that they wore, or used, or ate.

Anything that was issued , by the RCN, was known as "pusser issue" such as uniforms and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By canadiancitizen
Unit nick names, all branches.

OK this one is to be both educational and fun, at the same time.

Military units all have their "official names " such as the Royal Canadian Regiment, but many also have other nick names that are...
Forum: Introductions 06-18-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,944
Posted By canadiancitizen
Interesting shoulder flash... Glengarrians "....

Interesting shoulder flash... Glengarrians ". Haven't seen that one before.

I know that they were known unofficially , as " The Glens " by other units .

SD and G is a mouth full to say.

Jim B.
Forum: Remembrance 06-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,283
Posted By canadiancitizen
D Day 70 years on.

Long ago, on a dangerous beach, Canadians fought their way into France.

As Churchill would have said..... It was the beginning of the end . But oh what a cost we paid to end Hitler's horrible plans....
Forum: Off-Topic 05-08-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,622
Posted By canadiancitizen
Canadian Lancaster to fly the Atlantic, August 2014.

The Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum's AVRO Lancaster will be flying across the Atlantic in August of 2014, to do a month long tour of UK air shows.

The flight will take off from the CWPHM...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-25-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,798
Posted By canadiancitizen
To me this is just another vain attempt by the...

To me this is just another vain attempt by the "peace people " to try to drum up media attention, for their cause, whatever it is, this week.

I see another of the geriatric loons is in court, here...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By canadiancitizen
The Bishop detractors never said that to his...

The Bishop detractors never said that to his FACE.

They waited until he was dead, and unable to defend his past record.

They are the same idiots that come out of the wood work every November 11th,...
Forum: SWW Canadian Soldier Research Help 11-25-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By canadiancitizen
Sure..... send it to me at this email...

Sure..... send it to me at this email address.


jimbunting@rogers.com

I will just point out that the Canadian Army had a overseas newspaper, called The Maple Leaf, that was printed on a more or...
Forum: SWW Canadian Soldier Research Help 11-25-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By canadiancitizen
I can add these points to the discussion. The...

I can add these points to the discussion.

The location is definitely NOT the UK, as the soldier is wearing "tropical kit " with shorts, and a collared short sleeve shirt, with insignia on the...
Forum: Introductions 11-20-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,468
Posted By canadiancitizen
OK I gave you an incorrect link. This one should...

OK I gave you an incorrect link.

This one should get you to the correct one.

About a date of birth. Do a search, using the information that you have....
Forum: SWW Canadian Soldier Research Help 11-17-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,219
Posted By canadiancitizen
For a outstanding book about RCAF night fighter...

For a outstanding book about RCAF night fighter operations, I strongly recommend this one "Terror In The Starboard Seat ".by Dave McIntosh, ISBN 0-7737-3089-3.

The author was a navigator/radar...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By canadiancitizen
The 48th Highlanders of Canada have a Regimental...

The 48th Highlanders of Canada have a Regimental Museum, in Toronto, on King Street, located in the basement of St Andrews Church.

You can contact the Museum curator, through this website.

click...
Forum: SWW Canadian Soldier Research Help 11-16-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,721
Posted By canadiancitizen
Maxine ` If you click on Cyrus`s name, on this...

Maxine `

If you click on Cyrus`s name, on this thread, it will open up and you can send him a private message, that will show up, if and when he comes back to this forum. Not as fast as a direct...
Forum: SWW Canadian Soldier Research Help 11-16-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By canadiancitizen
Regarding Sqn Leader Ralfe's records. They...

Regarding Sqn Leader Ralfe's records.

They would held at Library and Archives of Canada, in Ottawa.

Go back to the Home page here, and look at the section about " Researching a Second World War...
Forum: SWW Canadian Soldier Research Help 11-16-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By canadiancitizen
Maxine " I did a Google search and didn't come...

Maxine "

I did a Google search and didn't come up with any return on " World War Two poem " How about those points ".

I can tell you that it was a very contentious program, and many Canadian...
Forum: Remembrance 11-16-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,445
Posted By canadiancitizen
I don't think that any body is going to give you ...

I don't think that any body is going to give you a hard time about it. Why would they ?

I have seen multiple poppies, worn by relatives who lost more than one family member.

Where I have a...
Forum: Remembrance 11-16-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 914
Posted By canadiancitizen
I'm not sure if you have this information all...

I'm not sure if you have this information all ready, but I will give you the link that I found.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem/detail/1593407

Jim B.

Toronto.
Forum: Introductions 11-16-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By canadiancitizen
Roger : Welcome: Is there a specific Canadian...

Roger :

Welcome:

Is there a specific Canadian person that you want help with ?

Go back to the home page here, and look at the "researching a Canadian military record " for the correct way to do...
Forum: FWW Canadian Soldier Research Help 11-14-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
Posted By canadiancitizen
Yes, a working party was given a number of tasks...

Yes, a working party was given a number of tasks to do, usually at night, under cover of darkness. Remember that a Battalion of about 800 men needed a lot of food and water, each day, as well as...
Forum: FWW Canadian Soldier Research Help 11-14-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,852
Posted By canadiancitizen
As a former 48th Highlander. I am all ways...

As a former 48th Highlander. I am all ways willing to help a Scot who is looking for help with research in Canada.

Standing by.

Jim B.

Toronto.
Forum: Off-Topic 11-13-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,495
Posted By canadiancitizen
Just a bit of further information. A female...

Just a bit of further information. A female member of the RCAF was known as a W.D. meaning the Womens Division. They did many different trades, including being administration clerks, cooks and...
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