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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2018 at 4:58am
Yes,,it was precarious for the Aussies - they even got bombed a few times. (You should see the movie KOKODA..Allan - Shotgun Bill - sent me a copy of it. I don't think it was ever released Stateside).
It was a very nearly run thing, to be sure.
There was "death March" in Europe, as well.(Thomas Bunion R.N RIP) was a survivor of it.
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Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

I watched a show on the Dieppe raid by Canadian military historian David O'Keefe. It is very well researched, and informs the public after so many years the intent of the raid. Very informative and makes me proud to be Canadian!


I watched the same thing the other day, Honkytonk. O'Keefe is a brilliant guy. I thought I knew stuff about the Dieppe raid but I soon realized that I didn't know jack. I wish there was more stuff like that on TV.
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Agree. He has several shows about Canada from the trenches of WW1 to the Garrison of Hong Kong. Check him out. Very informative, very Canadian. I believe he still is a reserve officer. Myself, I went to our local reserve Depot to inquire about joining up. My pop was a vet. I didn't follow that course, as I got a job in the fertilizer industry for 34 yrs but thought now retired and in decent shape, give it a whirl. I was told at 57 yrs old, while no age discrimination, my dreams of donning the beret were probably not gonna happen. Bummed...
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apparently they wont take you after 45
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Just tell them you are tall for your age.
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As the recruiter said, and I agree (although disappointed) they invest a lot of $$ in a new recruit and like to get a good return (years of service) for the investment. Can't really argue with the logic...
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hey , some of us that worked for 40 plus years are just getting started on our second/third carreers we have no intent of not giving the sergvice they want i will work to 70 god willing and the creek dont rise or perhaps beyond that if my mind is intact , 

i have a lot better education , far more experience and im a lot smarter than most doing what im doing these days , im having fun doing it and the company is profiting from my efforts , 

dont short change those over 50 er OK 60 , we got lots to offer , just sayin , 

besides that we are irritable and can be deadly when provoked and that aint that hard these days LOL
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Full pack route marches, field rations, sleeping sitting up for a few hours a day, wet, dirty, bouncing around in an APC, long hours of boredom, fording cold rivers, laying in tall grass surrounded by biting insects, blisters, cuts, scrape, bruises and assorted aches, pains, sprains and strains, sand in your face, rain down your neck and snow friggin everywhere. Then there is the other side trying to blow your brains out or separate you into your constituent parts. No life like it eh but a young persons burden.
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"Full pack route marches, field rations, sleeping sitting up for a few hours a day, wet, dirty, bouncing around in an APC, long hours of boredom, fording cold rivers, laying in tall grass surrounded by biting insects, blisters, cuts, scrape, bruises and assorted aches, pains, sprains and strains, sand in your face, rain down your neck and snow friggin everywhere".
Wow I had a problem with slow Room Service once, but I went Air Force, or course.
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If they would have me, knowing I would be answering to and obeying orders from a youngster that probably works at 7-11 in his full time job, I would do it in a second. At 57, I've worked hard to get to where I am. I'm retired now, but always felt there was something missing. Hardships in the field? Please! I've been married for 37 years and have 30 year old twin girls. Some wood ticks, wet weather, cuts and scrapes? Heaven!! To have said I served Canada in uniform?...Priceless...
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