Awaiting arrival of MND

Awaiting arrival of MND

Farley Briefing the MND, the hon Bill McKnight. later after the mess dinner, as the mnd was standing there with a glass of wine in one hand, a big stogie in the other and a full belly, he opened the floor to questions but joked that no one was allowed to ask about the cf’s smoking policy, alcohol policy or bmi (body mass index)

Farley Briefing the MND, the hon Bill McKnight. later after the mess dinner, as the mnd was standing there with a glass of wine in one hand, a big stogie in the other and a full belly, he opened the floor to questions but joked that no one was allowed to ask about the cf’s smoking policy, alcohol policy or bmi (body mass index)

Bunker with observation tower - explosions in background were from idf replacing old mines

Bunker with observation tower - explosions in background were from idf replacing old mines

Minefield in the area of separation at the back of camp ziouani.

Minefield in the area of separation at the back of camp ziouani.

patrolling the perimeter

patrolling the perimeter

AUSTRIAN Military police in their inspection compound in between idf and syrian gates

AUSTRIAN Military police in their inspection compound in between idf and syrian gates

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rob davis, the qm, with a creature caught near the barracks

rob davis, the qm, with a creature caught near the barracks

on the range with one of the austrian weapons

on the range with one of the austrian weapons

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At the hammam in damascus (TBC; Bob Farrell; rob davis and farley). The time article to the left came out just after our visit

At the hammam in damascus (TBC; Bob Farrell; rob davis and farley). The time article to the left came out just after our visit

on the mount of lives overlooking jerusalem including the dome of the rock. sky was always unbelievably blue

on the mount of lives overlooking jerusalem including the dome of the rock. sky was always unbelievably blue

pat paquin approaching the dead sea. I made the mistake of going in to test the BUOYANCY of the very salty water with a cut on my foot that i had forgotten about - learned quickly what pour salt in the wound means.

pat paquin approaching the dead sea. I made the mistake of going in to test the BUOYANCY of the very salty water with a cut on my foot that i had forgotten about - learned quickly what pour salt in the wound means.

HOCKEY night in bat yam - played against local team in israel’s first ever international hockey game

HOCKEY night in bat yam - played against local team in israel’s first ever international hockey game

the contingent comptroller trailer - while the contingent was much smaller than a typical base in canada, the work was much more difficult because they often dealt with issues we had never seen in canada, including MILITARY FOREIGN service regulations and a full credit system through npf. Also since we had troops located all over the place in undof and untso, we needed to be able to provide service 24/7. the cashier was particularly challenging because they had to deal with multiple currencies and ever changing foreign exchange rates including us dollars, canadian dollars, israeli shekels and syrian pounds.

the contingent comptroller trailer - while the contingent was much smaller than a typical base in canada, the work was much more difficult because they often dealt with issues we had never seen in canada, including MILITARY FOREIGN service regulations and a full credit system through npf. Also since we had troops located all over the place in undof and untso, we needed to be able to provide service 24/7. the cashier was particularly challenging because they had to deal with multiple currencies and ever changing foreign exchange rates including us dollars, canadian dollars, israeli shekels and syrian pounds.

contingent softball team - great way to see israel since we played against numerous small teams all over the country including near masada

contingent softball team - great way to see israel since we played against numerous small teams all over the country including near masada

medals parade - co lcol wayne carr

medals parade - co lcol wayne carr

the first gulf war had started just before the tour ended, so when I flew “around the world” to get back to canada, i stopped in sydney and from the tower restaurant was able to see the australian navy preparing to deploy.

the first gulf war had started just before the tour ended, so when I flew “around the world” to get back to canada, i stopped in sydney and from the tower restaurant was able to see the australian navy preparing to deploy.