Apparently the soldiers in the picture are QOR. Location is Toronto. The year is 1954. The task is assistance to civil power after storm damage.
I didn’t think Canada had a tracked APC in the 50’s. It’s not an M113. Notice the top of the sides are flared.
Thread title says it all. What a fascinating video and the work must have been an awesome experience for all. We see Wilson Powerline helicopters flying up the valley heading north quite often. Seems like a well run, highly efficient organization.
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This flick is supposedly very much like They Shall Not Grow Old: https://www.discovery.com/shows/apocalypse-45
War in the Pacific in 1945.
"A lot of people say that war is hell, but I didn't think hell would be this bad"
We do not have a thread of RCN weapons systems that is recent, so thought I would start a new one.
I saw today the attached images in a twitter thread from HMCS Winnipeg. There is a video of Hammerhead UTV taking a pounding from 3 guns at close range (Bofors, Phalanx and the new NWRS).
Looks like the ADF is gaining a larger mission envelope: https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/new-missiles-for-defence-in-270b-arms-build-up-20200630-p557kg
Article doesn’t layout exactly what the missile is, but sure sounds like Tomahawk and the 200 LRASM requested and approved this past February.
A video well worth watching in the age of "defund the police"; weak mayors, homelessness, citizen frustration etc. Not specific to BLM, but I have to wonder how much of the subjects in the video are at work and maybe behind the CHAZ/CHOP.
Note also this comment ...
Can anybody recommend a wifi range extender that actually works?
I need to boost signal strength out to 400 feet. This is supposedly within range of my Telus supplied Huawei wireless router, but the thing drops signal most of the time.
It’s not an option to bury a cable, and the router can not...
Looks like the ADF has really ramped up support to the firefighting effort. Note use of fuel trucks, water trucks, Hercules and Globemaster, helicopters, engineers, field kitchens, naval ships, helicopters, ISTAR etc.:
With HMS Queen Elizabeth on Westlant 19 picking up some of her F35's, HMS Prince of Wales put to sea on a trial yesterday. She's not going to be operational for a few more years, but this is another big step for the RN. ...
This has been a long time building. It won’t just be children but parents and grandparents. Total cost is huge, but it has to be paid. I wasn’t aware the CHRC could make such a sweeping, multi billion dollar...