My time as an English soldier in Quebec City

Dissident

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Repeat after me:

Voo-Lay voo muh don-ay un koo duh pee-ay dun le khuu, sil-voo-play.
 

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Baden Guy said:
Then again I understand this outfit has openings:

http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/airforce/

>:D :D

Since I get asked this by others on a seemingly-weekly basis, Lateral Transfers are pretty much over unless you have x-thousand hours fast jet and QFI/FCI time.  :p

Then again, on the "grass is greener on the other side" bit, I've had a few RAAF (and one ex-USN) folks ask about Lateral transfer to the RCAF. 
 

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I'm wondering If the CF provides some sort of quickstart guide for anglophones going to Valcartier/Bagottville. In September I'm going to Quebec City and studying French as a second language at ulaval. I've also got an attach posting at the local sigs unit. I've been advised by them, that I will have someone who will buddy up with me in order to ease the transistion.

So far I've looked into ALLIES (which I haven't had too much time to play with), and duolingo on my phone.

I'm just wondering if there any other resources that the CF provides to ease the transition. I speak minimal French at the moment and I am a class A reservist.

Cheers
 

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runormal said:
I'm wondering If the CF provides some sort of quickstart guide for anglophones going to Valcartier/Bagottville. In September I'm going to Quebec City and studying French as a second language at ulaval. I've also got an attach posting at the local sigs unit. I've been advised by them, that I will have someone who will buddy up with me in order to ease the transistion.

So far I've looked into ALLIES (which I haven't had too much time to play with), and duolingo on my phone.

I'm just wondering if there any other resources that the CF provides to ease the transition. I speak minimal French at the moment and I am a class A reservist.

Cheers

Maybe look at what's available at Naval Reserve HQ or NCSM MONTCALM in Pointe-a-Carcy?  There are definitely Anglos posted to NAVRESHQ.
 

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Interesting thread.

BLUF: Life is what you make of it.

As an unilingual Anglophone I was posted to the FMC HQ St Hubert (outside of Montreal) in the early 1990s from Petawawa.  I worried because of the perceived hatred by the French towards the English, but this was offset by the possibility of meeting gorgeous Quebecoise women.  When I got there I had the guys start teaching me simple phrases like ordering a pizza and so forth.  They eventually put me on a half day French course three times a week.  I was introduced to a beautiful Quebecoise, married her and started a life long intensive French course with her.  Over twenty years of marriage, three children, eight moves I can't be happier.

In general I've not a had a problem with the French vs the English thing.  You can think that a lot of negative kinds thrown at you but perhaps this your defensive screens being thrown up and you're being too sensitive.

Enjoy life, enjoy the adventure.
 

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So that's where all the beautiful Quebecoises are disappearing to.

But I got my revenge: I'm a Quebecois who married an (English) Ontarian girl and brought her to the Dark Side.

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! (Don't forget: Just for Laughs Festival - Montreal, July 8 to 28, 2015)
 

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Oldgateboatdriver said:
So that's where all the beautiful Quebecoises are disappearing to.

But I got my revenge: I'm a Quebecois who married an (English) Ontarian girl and brought her to the Dark Side.

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! (Don't forget: Just for Laughs Festival - Montreal, July 8 to 28, 2015)

I spent New Years' in Old Montreal this year with my family. It was fantastic. And English only wasn't an issue.

If you have a lousy time there you can look in the mirror for the reason!
 
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