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    Ahh, yes - the Aussies. How soon everybody forgets.



    Not the best of photos this one - but can anybody put names to the gallant Americans who fought ALONGSIDE these Australian advisers in '63?
    6
    No, but saw them as a blur of action
    16.67%
    1
    Regularly
    16.67%
    1
    Occasionally
    66.67%
    4
    WHO??
    0.00%
    0
    YES- I don't know how we got out without them
    0.00%
    0

    The poll is expired.


  • #2
    Don't know who they are, but the Aussies have better hats...
    ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
    IN MARE IN COELO

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    • #3
      In Afghanistan




      (Image courtesy of and © Aust Dept of Defence)
      Last edited by Dark Castor; 28 May 08, 02:14.

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      • #4
        In IRAQ

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        • #5
          kiwis... "FIRST TO FLY. "

          Kiwis hitching a ride with Aussie 9 squardron,from an unknown fire support base somewhere in the province ..


          "FIRST TO FLY. " ( 3 months before Orville & Wilbur Wright )
          Attached Files

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          • #6
            two weeks ago at CFB Comox, Fincastle 2008



            CFB Comox


            Fincastle: Commonwealth Shares Common Bond

            May 21, 2008

            Brits Edge Out Competition As Exercise Wraps Up

            COMOX - Hailed as one of the most successful of its kind in years, the 2008 Fincastle Long-Range Patrol Competition hosted by 19 Wing Comox is now over.

            The United Kingdom crew flying their RAF Nimrod MR2 earned the coveted Fincastle trophy, pulling ahead of crews from Canada, New Zealand and Australia. All four nations competed in their traditional anti-submarine environment and in the emerging over-land role of ISR, or Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

            Australia took home the Lockheed-Martin Maintenance Trophy for best ground crew. The team from down-under also won the VPI Fellowship Trophy.


            http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/19w...cat=79&id=6246
            FoxNEWS "The World is unfair and we are running scared"

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            • #7
              Had a Staff Sergeant as a training instructor at my IOBC training class in 1981, Staff Stension (sp?). Vietnam vet, outstanding guy.
              Those that forget history are condemed to repeat it.
              If you're going to be one you might as well be a BIG RED ONE

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              • #8
                http://www.tv3.co.nz/News/Story/tabi...0/Default.aspx

                More on NZ government apology to our Vets .

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                • #9
                  Unusual angle - normally not the safest place to be with a camera:

                  Greyghost's image (above):- 'kiwis infantry2'

                  Last edited by Dark Castor; 31 May 08, 05:17.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dark Castor View Post
                    Unusual angle - normally not the safest place to be with a camera:

                    Greyghost's image (above):- 'kiwis infantry2'


                    all depends on the distance. As long as the troops are still loading.........not such a big deal.

                    HP
                    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                    • #11

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dark Castor View Post



                        (Image courtesy of and © Aust Dept of Defence)
                        In Flanders Fields
                        by John McCrae, May 1915

                        In Flanders fields the poppies blow
                        Between the crosses, row on row,
                        That mark our place; and in the sky
                        The larks, still bravely singing, fly
                        Scarce heard amid the guns below.

                        We are the Dead. Short days ago
                        We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
                        Loved and were loved, and now we lie
                        In Flanders fields.

                        Take up our quarrel with the foe:
                        To you from failing hands we throw
                        The torch; be yours to hold it high.
                        If ye break faith with us who die
                        We shall not sleep,
                        though poppies grow
                        In Flanders fields.


                        HP
                        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                        • #13
                          Well spotted, HP



                          Well spotted HP - thought I'd wait and see if anyone saw the significance.

                          A hundred years later, the Aussies are once more immersed in poppies.

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                          • #14
                            Of course we have a Canadian to thank:



                            # Millions of Canadians wear the Royal Canadian Legion’s lapel Poppy each November, to keep alive Canadians' memories of 117,000 of their countrymen who died in battle.

                            # Australians in the same way also honour their WW I Diggers lost on the Western Front.

                            # The poem was first published on 8 December 1915 in England, appearing in “Punch” magazine.

                            # The association of the Poppy to those who had been killed in war has existed since the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century, over 110 years before being adopted in Canada. There exists a record from that time of how thickly Poppies grew over the graves of soldiers in the area of Flanders, France - fields that were barren before the battles exploded with the blood-red flowers after the fighting ended.

                            Just prior to the First World War, few Poppies grew in Flanders. During the tremendous bombardments of that war, the chalk soils became rich in lime from rubble, allowing “popaver rhoes” to thrive. When the war ended, the lime was quickly absorbed and the Poppy began to disappear again.

                            # Mort Shuman (American singer, pianist and songwriter, co-writer of 1960s rock and roll hits, including "Viva Las Vegas".) uses lines from the poem in his translation of the song "Marieke" by Jacques Brel, the Belgian composer.

                            # George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four contains the phrase "We are the dead", alluding to McCrae's poem. It is quoted by the novel's main character, Winston Smith.

                            # In the TV special "What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?", Linus recites the poem while standing in front of the remains of WWI.

                            # An episode of The Simpsons parodies the title with "When Flanders Failed".

                            # In Flanders Fields, a musical interpretation by award winning Canadian songwriter Jon Brooks, was released on May 3, 2007
                            http://www.jonbrooks.ca/

                            # LIBERIA / St. Philips Choir / Angel Voices
                            Most of Libera's lyrics come from traditional hymns, the Latin Rite liturgy, and contemporary songs by artists ranging from Brian Wilson to Enya. However, lyrics from various poems and original lyrics are also used. For example, "We are the Lost" uses the poems "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae and "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon.

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                            • #15
                              The poppy is used in the US in the same manner. Usually sold by the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars. Blue ones are also sold to support disabled Vets. Both the Red and the Blue are made by disabled Vets.

                              HP
                              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                              you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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