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Hardrations
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Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: BFG bases to shut by 2019.   14/3/2018, 00:01

There's some sort of talk about opening a Cdn Base. Not like 4 CIBG was, but on a rotating base as it was in the early part of NATO.
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Localisation : Peachland British Columbia, Canada
Cap Badge : Black Watch of Canada
Places Served : 4 CIBG Soest and Werl 1957-1965, Camp Borden, Camp Gagetown
Registration date : 2009-06-04

PostSubject: Re: BFG bases to shut by 2019.   15/3/2018, 19:48

Hardrations wrote:
There's some sort of talk about opening a Cdn Base. Not like 4 CIBG was, but on a rotating base as it was in the early part of NATO.

I think I heard that a few years ago and I remember getting excited and posting it somewhere here. However I'm beginning to think that a "sort of talk" is all we're going to get. Still, I agree with those who see the so-called resurgence of Russian nationalism as a need for second thoughts. WE AIN'T DEAD YET!!!
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PostSubject: Re: BFG bases to shut by 2019.   15/3/2018, 20:02

I got my information second hand from a fella who's still in (Ammo Tech x RCR) Suppose to be in one of the Baltic countries.
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Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
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Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
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PostSubject: Re: BFG bases to shut by 2019.   15/3/2018, 20:03

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PostSubject: Re: BFG bases to shut by 2019.   15/3/2018, 20:11

Hardrations wrote:
I got my information second hand from a fella who's still in (Ammo Tech x RCR) Suppose to be in one of the Baltic countries.

One of our in-laws has a relative on tour in Latvia. I'll see if he's heard any rumours. After all, some of the army rumours were, and are, actually true. Our defence minister was in town (Kelowna) the other day visiting the British Columbia Dragoons and announcing summer employment for reservists. I should have gone out and asked him directly.
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PostSubject: Re: BFG bases to shut by 2019.   19/6/2018, 18:40

Further to my above post, I finally heard back from the Minister of National Defence today. After a fairly lengthy dissertation regarding Canada's commitment to NATO and our intention to send an "expeditionary force" over the pond should anyone get too belligerent, he wrote that there was no intention to station more than the few people who are posted there already. (I didn't know we had anyone posted in Germany, but there it is. Probably logistical duties like movement control.)
Sorry the news isn't as good as I hoped it would be. I guess we have to content ourselves with the battalions and support troops sent to Latvia on temporary postings.
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PostSubject: Re: BFG bases to shut by 2019.   19/6/2018, 19:08

Well it appears that great promises are made, but hard to keep. My experience with Northern Defence of NATO Exercises, really made me just wonder what they were trying to accomplish. But then I never was overly impressed with Cdn. Guards. I was with them on both exercises. Denmark and Norway.
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PostSubject: Re: BFG bases to shut by 2019.   18/7/2018, 19:40

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