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SEAL of God

Synopsis

Chad had a few unusual successes in his youth, including becoming a sponsored skateboarder and a sport fisherman earning thousands of dollars per trip. But by the time he hit young adulthood, he had gotten so deep into partying and aimless living that he seemed to have thrown his future away. 1,934 more words

Memoir

VR and AR Leap Forward at I/ITSEC 2017

By Keith Downes

I missed IITSEC last year. Observationally, this year seemed bigger than 2015 both in size and attendance. There seemed a much more upbeat feel about the whole event, possibly as people start to better understand the effects of defence budget cuts. 258 more words

Military Training

Shattering the Spartan Mirage

The idealisation of the Spartans and their warriors has been perpetuated by history and more recently in Hollywood. The image of an invincible city state of warriors trained from birth to fight for their nation and defend Greek freedom to the death has been the subject of many paintings, statues and movies. 2,441 more words

Ancient Greece

Second World War pilot training

Readers of this blog will be very familiar with the exploits of the pilots who trained at Deseronto in the First World War, but may be less aware of the pilot training that took place in the area during the Second. 246 more words

Veterans

100 years ago: Wilfred Cecil Alcock died

Wilfred Cecil Alcock was a cadet with the 42nd Wing of the Royal Flying Corps when he was killed at Camp Taliaferro, the winter training quarters for the Deseronto pilot trainees.   272 more words

1910s

Military exercise set for Peterborough and Northumberland counties

A major military training exercise is planned for the Peterborough and surrounding area this weekend.

The Department of National Defence says beginning Friday, “Worthy Change” will feature more than 175 members from three regiments (the Governor General’s Horse Guards, the Queen’s York Rangers, and the Ontario Regiment) who will be conducting training exercises between Peterborough and Port Hope. 184 more words

Canada

It's beginning to look a lot like I/ITSEC

It’s that time of year again and no I’m not taking about Christmas! The Shephard team will be embarking on the annual jaunt to the sunshine state for military simulation and training’s biggest event, … 280 more words

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