Trucks, Memories and the MFO

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Not Forgetting our Navy as well

As a former trucker who joined up in 1960, our driver training was conducted with 1953 -3 Tons, 1952-1955 -2 ½ Tons  and vehicles that were older. Now in this day and age .Canadian Military truckers are still waiting on new vehicles. This is sad they are not as expensive as ships nor F-35s but they do a heck of a lot more work.

I would have thought by now we would have had a rolling purchase order? In order to keep the pace with modern transport in the field.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Still+stalled+trucks+program+raises+questions+about+Defence+department+procurement+system/7777244/story.html 

Our Naval counterp[arts will also be making headliones with the refurbishing and or purchase of a new Supply Ships:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/06/pol-cp-joint-support-navy-ship-program.html

On a note for the Memory bank fellow platoon mate from my Apprentice days. Dave Davies sent me these great Links. I saw many old faces from my days in Germany and had a host of memories come flooding back.

Ah those were the days. Thanks Dave for the refreshing trip down Memory Lane:

There are other interesting links.  If you served with 4CIBG/CMBG you'll enjoy these photos...

 http://ruhrmemories.ca/4cibg/1ssmbty.html

 http://ruhrmemories.ca/4cibg/

  http://www.baor-locations.org/FortPOW.aspx.html

I am looking forward to once again landing in the Sinai in one month. It will be interesting to say the least to see how both the UN and the MFO are coping.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multinational_Force_and_Observers

The photo at the top is  the Canadian HQ building in 1989. Blog and photos to come from Egypt in Febuary.

Till then please show support for our Troops wherever they may seve and for their families and loved ones members of Canada's Invisible Army

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

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  • H.A, Bud Tower
    January 08, 2013 - 07:39

    Love this about 4 CIBG, served with 2PPCLI from late 60"s to Aug 1970.