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  1. torg003

    What are you listening to/fav type of music

    Just in case you haven't, you should also try; "Foxtrot" and "Nursery Crimes".
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    I'm wondering why they are still called frigates if they're going to be twice as big (displacement) than the current ones? What would be the traditional name for a ship of this size, destroyer, cruiser?
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Gotcha, thanks.
  4. torg003

    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Just wondering, why would Canadian made ships to be used in the Canadian Arctic have to get USCG (or any other American agency's) certification?
  5. torg003

    Does a merger make sense?

    OK. Would creating a Canadian Maritime Constabulary to handle all law (and maritime regulation) enforcement on the sea (and work with the current CCG) be a good idea or not? Might be more efficient way of doing things.
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    Does a merger make sense?

    I was kinda thinking the same thing. The Coast Guard could be a maritime constabulary that has full law enforcement powers (on the water). You could roll all the other enforcement duties (such as fisheries and shipping enforcement) into this one organisation. The other duties that CCG does...
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    Does a merger make sense?

    I would argue that the integration of the armed forces that occurred during the mid '60s accomplished that and that unification wasn't really needed and went too far (just a vanity project of Hellyer IMO). Going back to an integrated tri-service isn't likely to happen, as it probably would've...
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    Does a merger make sense?

    I was thinking along the lines of having a budget large enough to fund a navy large enough to protect the Canadian Arctic as well as the East and West coasts, it would have to have it's own budget, separate from the CAF. Of course will never happen. The fact remains that the navy tends to...
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    Does a merger make sense?

    Sorry, I used the wrong word. Constabulary was used in a very general sense, should've said patrolling or guarding, I guess. Didn't mean anything to do with policing. Anyway, thanks for the summation. I had read about how the CCG was formed a long time ago, but couldn't remember where I read...
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    Does a merger make sense?

    I thought I read that Marine Services were under the Dept. of Transport or Oceans and Fisheries at different times during their history before become the Coast Guard. I may be wrong about that. Aren't they under DFO now? The RCN provides constabulary service on Canada's coasts (as well as...
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    Does a merger make sense?

    The CCG was originally the Canadian Marine Service*, but renamed Coast Guard by Diefenbaker in '62. *(Marine = the Ocean environment) Maybe the gov't should go back to that name (or Marine Safety Service), since the general public have the wrong impression of what the Coast Guard does. Not...
  12. torg003

    Navy to consider gender-neutral ranks

    Has this decision been reversed? I remember looking on the CF website around the end of Sept. and they had changed the rank chart of naval ranks to the new designation of "sailor". But looking at it just recently, the rank titles have been changed back to the seaman designations (MS, LS, AS...
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    Navy to consider gender-neutral ranks

    Strange, for some reason I thought the RN had already gotten rid of the "seaman" rank title and only used Able Rate and Leading Rate.  I guess that was wrong (according to the article).
  14. torg003

    Navy to consider gender-neutral ranks

    You are correct, my bad. I don't want to derail the thread, but was thinking that if they're going to change the lower non-commissioned ranks, maybe they should make the senior NCO ranks relate better to those of the other services (army, air force).  What I mean by that is that we use the navy...
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    Navy to consider gender-neutral ranks

    I think that "sailor" sounds a bit too generic, anyone who takes part in sailing a ship can be called one (whether it be on a warship, commercial ship, or even private boat).  Why wouldn't they have gone for the term used in most English language navies; Rate (or Rating).  So you would then have...
  16. torg003

    I hope everyone has a great Canada Day !!

    Happy Canada Day from Alberta! Hope everyone is having a good time today. Cheers!
  17. torg003

    Warhammer 40k, Any players?

    Yes, I have as well.
  18. torg003

    "Re-Royalization", "Re-Britification" and the Heritage Transformation

    Maybe the CA should just make the SOF uniform the standard for the whole army. Then they'd look like The US Army from the '40s and '50s instead of the US Army from the '60s and '70s. :nana: Just joking of course. ;)
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    "Re-Royalization", "Re-Britification" and the Heritage Transformation

    Halifax Tar; 1. Yes, I'm aware the chevrons used by the original RCN were for good conduct, but as the current version of the RCN is part of a unified force, there has to be some relation to the ranks of the other services. 2. I guess I wasn't that clear, sorry about that.  The top row is...
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    "Re-Royalization", "Re-Britification" and the Heritage Transformation

    Just one last post with a couple of earlier army and navy concepts showing the senior appointments and junior appointment at the top.
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