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by BFBSM
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: War in Afghanistan
Topic: For better or worse, Canada had to step up in Afghanistan
Replies: 0
Views: 11

For better or worse, Canada had to step up in Afghanistan

There is not a lot of good that can be said about the war in Afghanistan—or any war, for that matter—but there is perhaps, some good that can be taken from it. The Washington Post’s exposé on the Afghanistan Papers provides overwhelming evidence of the war’s shortcomings, detailing a litany of mist...
by BFBSM
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: War in Afghanistan
Topic: At war with the truth
Replies: 0
Views: 41

At war with the truth

This is the first in a series of articles from the Washington Post, which may be of interest to those studying the war in Afghanistan. https://i.postimg.cc/J0Bz2SXx/3a-768x558.jpg Para Company M.Cpl. Guillaume Ouellet, 30, of Lav Beaubort, Que., stands next to a discarded Soviet armoured personnel c...
by BFBSM
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wartime Service information Polish Soldier
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Wartime Service information Polish Soldier

I would suggest the International Red Cross: https://www.icrc.org/en/archives.
by BFBSM
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Trooper Frank W. Corson, B/61382, ???
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Trooper Frank W. Corson, B/61382, ???

This is an image of his death certificate, which is available from Ancestry:

Image

The rest of the images from his service file can be downloaded from here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nguzexf4gf6c ... X18Ra?dl=0.
by BFBSM
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: War in Afghanistan
Topic: Waging Peace: Canadians in Afghanistan.
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Waging Peace: Canadians in Afghanistan.

I have just added this to my “To Watch” list on YouTube.

Waging Peace: Canadians in Afghanistan.https://youtu.be/nMyiTRMDp_c

Has anyone else watched it?
by BFBSM
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: No 45 General Transport Company, RCASC - Nominal Roll - Jun 42

Phil wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:13 pm
I agree, either 840 or 849, impossible to tell definitively from that image. Perhaps the photo scanned/photographed at a higher resolution/close up would help.

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From the image, in the post quoted, I would concur with 840 over 849.
by BFBSM
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Private V.A. Moores, No 45/47 General Transport Company, RCASC
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: No 45 General Transport Company, RCASC - Nominal Roll - Jun 42

Temujin wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:32 am
As soon as I can confirm the 840 number, I will post up here.......and any of my fellow members, if your eye site is better than mine, could you also confirm I’ve read this right, and the number is indeed 840???
I can see two options, 840 or 849

Mark
by BFBSM
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Battles
Topic: George Pearkes and the Battle of Passchendaele
Replies: 0
Views: 141

George Pearkes and the Battle of Passchendaele

An interesting article which arrived in my inbox, today from Legion Magazine. Annotation 2019-11-08 154759.png Major George Pearkes during the First World War. https://legionmagazine.com/en/2019/11/george-pearkes-and-the-battle-of-passchendaele/?utm_source=Cyberimpact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=P...
by BFBSM
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: RCAF’s first Distinguished Flying Cross
Replies: 0
Views: 3043

RCAF’s first Distinguished Flying Cross

On Oct. 22, 1940, Squadron Leader Ernest McNab of Saskatoon was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the first member of the Royal Canadian Air Force to be decorated (excluding those Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force). https://legionmagazine.com/en/2019/10/rcafs-first-distinguished-flyin...
by BFBSM
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Battles
Topic: Battle of the Atlantic
Replies: 0
Views: 8648

Battle of the Atlantic

Battle of the Atlantic ( https://youtu.be/aIo9pWtTD6M ) video narrated by Alan Doyle nominated for 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Award Canvet Publications Ltd. has been named a finalist in the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards for Best Video Content for the Military Moments video Battle of th...