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Sunday, 27 April 2014

More PPCLI then Calgary Highlanders Museum, The Military museums, Calgary

PPCLI museum, The Military Museums, Calgary

LAV III as used by PPCLI in Afganistan

M113 APC as used in UNPROFOR in Bosnia 1992-95

Medak Pocket battle display. 

Afgan again

UN peacekeeping from Cyprus, Golan Heights,

2 PPCLI at Kapyong, ROK April 1951, I was actually at the battlefield 4 times from 1997-99

Defence of Britain in summer, 1940

Yugoslav Ak-47

House clearing, Sicily 1943

Cold war, 1965-88 and barracks circa 1922

oops, this is supposed to be a PPCLI soldier in the trenches 1915
I went into this museum backwards. I started at their Afganistan exhibit, then ended at their First World War one. I was using my brother in laws camera,so apologies for my errors in photography.

The Military Museums Calgary

This institution is made up of 4 Regimental museums of the Canadian army in Western Canada as well as The Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Airforce. I visited this site on Friday, April 25, to contemplate the sacrifices made by Canadian men and women in the wars our country has had to fight. As well, I needed a quiet place to think to deal with the loss of my mother. I took so many pictures that I will have to ask my brother in law to help me store them, then once I get back to Japan I can then add them to the blog. It's worth the wait. This museum is the second largest military museum in Canada, only the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa is bigger.
With a T-72 which the Canadian army faced in Bosnia, and Kuwait-Iraq, 

M113 TOW

Churchill tank of The Calgary Regiment used at Dieppe, 1942

6pdr Anti-tank gun, RCA

Outside display of armour 

The entrance to the museum
With a 17pdr Anti-tank gun. My great great cousin used this when he was with the 2nd Anti-Tank Regiment, RCA during the Normandy campaign. 

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Anzacs part one.avi

 a good drama series about the Australian and New Zealand contribution to the First World War

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Cadets Pipe Band at Edinburgh Castle

 Cadet pipes and drums

JP Cormier HOMETOWN BATTLEFIELD Official Video!!

 A wonderful song by a Nova Scotian singer song writer JP Cormier. If you've been affected by PTSD or had a loved one affected by it, please talk to someone. You are not alone.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Period Piece films: The Trench

This film, by William Boyd, produced in 1999 by Somme Productions, is set on July 1, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, a battle which would result in 60,000 casualties for the British Army.
To put this in pespective, Canada lost 66,000 from 1914-18 in all three services!
Daniel Craig plays the British  Sergeant in charge of his section. Having joined up in 1914, he's had two years experience in the trenches, and knows that the coming battle will mean most of his lads, will not come back.

Royal Marines: Behind the Lines: Episode 6 - The Ice is All Around

 A BBC documentary about the Royal Marines in the 1980s.

Pipes & Drums ~ The London Scottish Regiment ~ Highland Laddie ~ Black B...

 Thanks to Glenzboyz for posting this. Music is from The London Scottish Regiment Pipes and Drums. This regiment has now been merged into the London Regiment, it is now known as the London Scottish Company, The London Regiment.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014