As the world awaits the final decision on Syria. The ever increasing possibility of the USA going it alone.
I have decided to Blog today about Good News only.
It is the beginning of the last long weekend of the Summer. Here in BC we have had an extraordinary summer, in one 33 day period Zero mm of rain fell. Yahoo. Anyway I digress.
Yesterday I attended a mini-reunion of 437(T) Squadron here in Victoria. It was a very mini gathering, actually it was a Lunch with Moe Barnes (Draffin). One of finest, flight attendants I ever flew with.
A proud Veteran of the CF. Her career spanned sea duty, flight duty, recruiting, a stint as an instructor at CFB Cornwallis, NATO duty in Brunssum, The Netherlands. A well rounded career and as befits a member of the Administrative Clerical Trade a stint in Ottawa.
35 years since we flew as Cabin Crew on a Royal Flight. Mo was the F/A in the stateroom for Her Majesty and Prince Phillip. While Mo was busy sweeping the carpet, the stateroom door opened and out comes Her Majesty. To speak with Mo. Ever the trained soldier Maureen Stood to attention and saluted Her Majesty with the carpet sweeper. A new drill replacing the old FN rifle? When the Queen returned to the stateroom, Maureen and I had a laugh at her new drill movement. (sorry Mo the secret is out)
These are the things that memories are made off and in the Military Family we indeed have many memories. There will be a further Blog in the near future as Maureen's Husband has a very important job in his retirement. Which concerns the Military Family and their remembrances. It was great to meet Rick yesterday a retired CWO "Jimmy" Stay tuned faithful readers.
Meanwhile there is new Marshal in town as they say. The Canadian Army now has a new Provost Marshal. Congratulations and welcome Colonel Rob Delaney
I spent a wonderful 6 years in Baku Azerbaijan and this story is about a young Canadian Helicopter Pilot and Soccer star.
On the local newsfront here on Vancouver Island, the opening of a rescue/training centre for PTSD support dogs is in progress. I certainly hope to assist where I can.
To end the good news of today. My friend and brother Apprentice Ed Beveridge sent me a great link.
http://vetscanada.org/ Veterans Transition Services.
I pray that over this weekend a positive resolution is found to assist the peaceloving citizens of Syria and say thankyou for being a Canuck.
Please remember our Troops their families and our Veterans.
Nil Sine Labore