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by BFBSM
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boarding parties in the Persian Gulf 1990
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Boarding parties in the Persian Gulf 1990

A story from the Legion Magazine website. Canadian sailors had limited to no experience in boarding potentially hostile ships at sea when they embarked on their mission to the Persian Gulf in August 1990. Yet this was to be one of their primary roles. Their British and American allies had marines an...
by BFBSM
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: War in Afghanistan
Topic: New details emerge in the case for the first Canadian Victoria Cross
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Views: 89

New details emerge in the case for the first Canadian Victoria Cross

Private Jess Randall Larochelle of the Royal Canadian Regiment was in an observation post when it was destroyed by a rocket-propelled grenade during an enemy attack on the position in Pashmul, Afghanistan. It was Oct. 14, 2006. Manning a C6 machine gun—known as “the bullet magnet” because the enemy...
by BFBSM
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wishing everyone a better New Year
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Wishing everyone a better New Year

Thanks George.

Stay safe, and Happy New Year.
by BFBSM
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Douglas Graham Garner
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Douglas Graham Garner

I would be glad to share the photo so others could possibly find an image their loved one. However, I'm not sure how to go about that. Perhaps someone could tell me. Thanks. Dolly, Welcome to the forum. It is always a pleasure to see Veterans relatives joining and wishing to share their information...
by BFBSM
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Able Seaman C.H.W. Naish
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Able Seaman C.H.W. Naish

Details of death from Ancestry.

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by BFBSM
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Louis Riel’s Last Stand - Northwest Rebellion of 1885
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Views: 308

Louis Riel’s Last Stand - Northwest Rebellion of 1885

In an article originally published in the May 2006 issue of Military History, Canadian author Habeeb Salloum who specializes in Canadian, Arab and Latin American history, travel and the culinary arts, describes how Canada’s North-West Rebellion reached its climax in May 1885, as the government army ...
by BFBSM
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Sqdn Ldr J.H. Curry, C/2645
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Sqdn Ldr J.H. Curry, C/2645

Page two of the Squadron ORB, available at the UK National Archives for free, AIR 27/671/6, is shown:

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by BFBSM
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: * Thank You *
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: * Thank You *

George, it has been a pleasure to assist, in my small way.

The pain has been easily controlled with one or two paracetamols. :)
by BFBSM
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Eyes in the sky
Replies: 0
Views: 513

Eyes in the sky

Another interesting read on the Legion Magazine website. https://legionmagazine.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Royal_Air_Force-_France_1939-1940._C1738-768x492.jpg Fairey Battles bombing a German horse-drawn convoy near Dunkirk. Photograph taken from the rear gunner’s position in a Battle as it c...
by BFBSM
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: James Andrew Watson: WW II bomber pilot sacrifices life to save crew
Replies: 0
Views: 542

James Andrew Watson: WW II bomber pilot sacrifices life to save crew

An article from the Legion Magazine website proved extremely interesting to read. https://legionmagazine.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2320010_6.jpg Flight Lieutenant James Andrew Watson of Hamilton, Ont., remained at the controls of his plummeting Lancaster to allow his crew time to bail out. I...