Yes! This weekend. In Edmonton. I am excited to see old friends and anxious about my official book release. I’ll be in the North Hangar Friday all afternoon to say hi and see old faces. I look forward to seeing the past, present and future geese. In addition, I have found that ‘Shakedown’ is in … More 408 Squadron 75th Anniversary
As Christmas approaches I am reminded of 6 years ago. I was very fortunate to travel home during the holidays. Not everyone was so blessed. Some had to stay and work and there are others, others that will never come home again. My thoughts as I write are of you, your families, and your sacrifice. … More Merry Christmas
One of the Principles of Warfare, and actually a principle for any business or personal goal is to “Maintain the Aim.” It is taught to every soldier that crosses into the halls of basic training. I am sure fire, police, business managers, martial artists and many schools also have their versions of this rhetoric. Its … More Maintain the Aim
….“Zorg, we gotta carry on with our task, we’ll talk later!” I was concerned due to his tone. “Too many people dying for stupid reasons here.” He stated quietly. continued…. “Shakedown 25, this is SLAYER TOC, I copy your report and it has been passed up.” His tone was the same. To him, it … More 12 BC….continues
Blog 12BC. Stone, Rocket, TIC. Irish’s Day continues… So much shit happens in a day here, that it takes a long time to reflect, contemplate and try to organize it into something that makes sense; even if it isn’t acceptable or understandable from a western cultural perspective. Some will never make sense of it and … More 12BC. Stone, Rocket, TIC. Irish’s Day continues…
Blog 13. Nakhoney – A Response to ‘Casualties of War’ Nakhoney is a small village about an hour drive south of Kandahar, ten minutes by helicopter. It was a hot spot for my section. We had been responding to attacks on FOB MADRAS (school); where a small unit of Canadian Infantry was based. It holds … More 13. Nakhoney – Response to Casualties of War
8. Casualty of War. I saw this many times. I speculated through dialogue and imagined a plausible situation. How would it transpire? What would the outcome be? What are the other perspectives? There are so many casualties in war. Perhaps the most damaged veterans are the one’s that didn’t even know they were in the … More 8. Casualties of War
From 2002-2011 Canadian troops were deployed to Kandahar Province. 2002 was shortly after the Taliban Last Stand (TLS) at the airport where the American Forces finally forced out the Taliban government. That building is still know as the TLS building today and remains riddled with bullet impact marks. The Canadians were brought in … More 1. Helicopters In The News – The Manley Report 2008.