Category Archives: military

Oil products !!

I find it a bit of a double standard when we complain about First Nation people complaining about gas pipeline going through their lands. We argue that they use the same oil produced products we use. They ride snowmobiles, use … Continue reading

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Blood Relatives and Medals

Further to my blog posted on the 14th February 2020, regarding who may wear medals on their right breast. While I received many positive replies I also receive an equal number against. Unfortunately I received a few very nasty remarks … Continue reading

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First Nations?

First Nations is a questionable term! Who was the First Nation anywhere first? I certainly don’t know the answer and I doubt anyone else does either. Nevertheless the first people to settle on land and make it home must surely … Continue reading

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Legion Town Hall!

The president of Dominion Command will hold a town hall question and answer session in April 2020. I have already posed the question of doing away with right breast legion medals. It will be interesting to see how that is … Continue reading

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More on the Cadet Program.

The recent courts martial of a commanding officer of the Charlottetown Army Corps caused me to think of my own time in the program. I served for twelve years as CO of the Summerside Sea Cadet Corps and then created … Continue reading

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Cadet Instructor Cadre

I note that the former Commanding Officer Todd Bannister of the Charlottetown Army Cadet Corps has pleaded guilty to the latest charges of sexual misconduct. The fact these incidents occur comes as no surprise to me. I served twelve years … Continue reading

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Madrien Ferris – Wearing her late husbands medals!

I was sad to read of the passing of Madrien Ferris, on 27th December 2019. I didnt know her well, only met her once in the 1980s when she was a local NDP candidate in Charlottetown. My next encounter came … Continue reading

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Community Service or Veterans

Where do I begin? This is very tricky, and perhaps from the public’s point of view not easy  to fault the legion for providing community service. Equally difficult to explain to veterans why the legion feels they can use the … Continue reading

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Medals Galore. Get your order in while supplies last!!!!!

I’m not sure where to begin with this story! its really quite unbelievable. I have to think the Royal Canadian Legion is at the root cause. Associate legion members (civvies) have for several years adorned themselves with fake legion medals. … Continue reading

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This is worth a re-read.

I decided to rerun this blog because I believe it remains as a good lesson for those of us that sometimes tend to criticize. Think before You Decide to be Arrogant Posted on May 15, 2015 by irishroverpei JFK’S Secretary … Continue reading

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