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Yep! Those 2 PPCLI are verterans of KAPYONG ! The man on extreme left is Romeo. He's the president of the Niagara KVA. He was flown to Korea to do the documentary on Kapyong, few years back. He is the man that called the stonk down on their own position(over radio-following orders). The Kiwis asked twice if he was certain, as they knew that was the Canadian's position. After it was confirmed they opened up the barage. By that time they were damn near hand to hand with the Chinese. When the barrage had lifted, the Canucks were still on the hill. Chinese thought they were crazy people..maybe they were - but they held and bought time for the Americans to retreat up the valley. They were the only thing standing between the Chinese and the fall of Saigon.To this day, the PPCLI is the ONLY foreign military unit to have a U.S. Presidential citation / battle honour.It was presented by the President for their stand at Kapyong.
Proud to know these gentlemen.Sadly, theres less than 15 Korean vets left in Niagara. They have a very high early mortality rate, due to the "agent purple" they were exposed to.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paddyofurniture Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 11:55pm
I tip my my beer mug to them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2013 at 5:14am

This is what they used in the .303 machine guns, as mentioned by LE earlier in he post. I was given these 2 boxes by a friend. Don't intend using it though
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OH! twas a glorious day again today. There I was..mindin me own biz, when I could hear the distant sound..growin ever louder...and louder still...no mistake, they were MERLINS! Twas the Lancaster. Dunno where she was goin, but she was doin it in style! As usual.
She didn't make a return trip. so I assume she went stateside again.
Recon I'll cath her next week when she comes home to roost.
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Maybe to England to celebrate the birth of the Royal Child.
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Naw..Niagara Falls has that all covered. All the towers & hotels are rigged with lights.They will lite up Blue foe a boy, & Pink for a girl. The light show at the falls will reflect that as well - & I'm told the CN tower in Toronto is rigged as well.
(The Royal bundle still doesn't carry the excitement that the Lanc does!)
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Here, Here!
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ive less interest than some in the royals as it were , but i do appreciate the meaning to those of the empire , just not much into the star/poparatsy/glamor bit of it all - the traditions i get 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2014 at 10:49pm
I am such a fortunate cuss!
TWICE this week, the Lanc did her prancing over the house.
Yesterday, I was working in the store I'm putting together, & I could "feel" the rumble, before I could actually "hear" it. Dropped me paint brush & went outside.There she was..low & beautiful.
Straight as an arrow toward Niagara Falls.
She'll be heading to Blighty soon...to join up with the world's only other flyable Lanc.(owned by the RAF).
They should be quite a sight & sound together, along with Spitfires & Hurricanes!
I wont stop worrying about her till she's back in her nest in Hamilton in September.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 25-5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2014 at 8:16am
I did not see this in the posts.
its a good video and there are
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Well, its pretty obvious our Lancaster (VeRA) is back... I could hear it, then saw her in the distance..but later on in the afternoon, she came in low and slow right over me while I was workin on an elderly veteran's yard(She was a CWAC in the 2nd twirl at war).
Flew right over the dang house, then a push on the engine revs - bank starboard - and take a tour along the Welland Canal to Lake Erie.
For all the times I've seen & heard her..it STILL sends shivers up my spine! You just can't mistake the sound of a Merlin...or FOUR together!
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COOOOOOOOooooooooooolllllllllll!!!!!
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My parents lived in Coventry during WW2. They spoke of the 1000 bomber raids passing overhead. The growl of all those engines made the ground shake. It often took 4 hours to pass...
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