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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,544MI6 Agent
    What, did you skip the bullet time/Matrix course? I thought that was mandatory in the commandos! :))
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 963MI6 Agent
    edited January 1
    I think the course must have only been only for the best soldiers and also secret. I never heard of it and neither did my friend!

    I've looked at the article. It said that the robber was wearing a balaclava and had a cloth covering his mouth?!

    I am not sure why the robber would need to cover his face with a cloth when he was wearing a balaclava?!

    Perhaps he had the balaclava on upside down?!

    Or even back to front?
  • crazycanuckcrazycanuck Posts: 9MI6 Agent
    Hey I'm a younger guy. Current Canadian Forces. Just completed my trades training this summer so still brand spanking new :)
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 963MI6 Agent
    Good luck with your new career crazycanuck.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,544MI6 Agent
    Yes, good luck with your military career.
    What "trade", or should that be service branch and specialisation, are you in/doing?
  • crazycanuckcrazycanuck Posts: 9MI6 Agent
    Joshua wrote:
    Good luck with your new career crazycanuck.

    Thank you !
  • crazycanuckcrazycanuck Posts: 9MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Yes, good luck with your military career.
    What "trade", or should that be service branch and specialisation, are you in/doing?

    I'm a combat engineer :)
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,544MI6 Agent
    Really? I was a combat engineer back in the day when I did my national service.
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 851MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Really? I was a combat engineer back in the day when I did my national service.

    We called combat engineers "apes" or "orangutans", because hauling all those antitank mines stretch their arms. :)) :)) :))
    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,544MI6 Agent
    :))
  • crazycanuckcrazycanuck Posts: 9MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    Really? I was a combat engineer back in the day when I did my national service.

    Ey CHIMO! (not sure if engineers outside of Canada say this lol)
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,544MI6 Agent
    I don't even know what that means....

    Do ingeneers still use Bailey bridges?
    A few days before new years there was a horrible mud slide in the south-east that destroyed some houses and twelve people were lost. Combat engineer helped the rescue effort by supplying a Leguan bridge. Those were new when I was serving. In all the sadness it was nice to see my old service on the news.
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 963MI6 Agent
    I don't know much about the engineers.

    They were never seen.

    They were too busy smoking dagga!


    (I'm joking!) :))
  • crazycanuckcrazycanuck Posts: 9MI6 Agent
    Chimo is an Inuit greeting meaning "I am friendly". It sorta is the unofficial motto for Canadian engineers. I'm guessing it's just a Canadian thing :))

    I think we got rid of Bailey bridges in the 90s (way before my time lol). Primarily medium girder birdge as well as a bit of acrow now

    I had to google leguan bridge. I've seen videos of mechanized bridge layers but never seen one in action in real life. All the bridges builds I was involved in were built with 100% Sapper power
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,544MI6 Agent
    I worked in Bailey bridges in the early 90's, but it makes sense that they are no longer in use since the type of bridge is from WWII. I did see Leguan bridge in use once. It's quite sight, especially for some who had worked for days building Bailey bridges! Just one guy pressing button and a truck places a bride in front of itself....
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,801Chief of Staff
    Number24 wrote:
    a truck places a bride in front of itself....

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,544MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    Number24 wrote:
    a truck places a bride in front of itself....

    C-71-article-1408754-long-teaser-group-long-teaser-image.jpg

    I have a love/hate relationship with Autocorrect :))
    And with brides and bridges, but I'll cross them when I get that far :D
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,554MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    Number24 wrote:
    a truck places a bride in front of itself....

    C-71-article-1408754-long-teaser-group-long-teaser-image.jpg

    They are pretty strong willed!
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
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