Roger Scully

Para Course_2On Sunday, October 30, 2011, Mr. Roger Scully of Vermilion passed away at the age of 67 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dorothy Scully; children Dan (Kelly) Scully and Cara (Micheal) Schalin; grandchildren Jayden and Ethan Scully, Jude and Joel Schalin; brothers Richard (Judy) Scully and Ralph Scully; sisters Lynn Marshall, Pat (Mike) Wilcott, and Terrie Wilcott as well as many nieces and nephews.

Roger served in both 1st and 2nd Battalion of the Canadian Guards in the 60’s, the Airborne Regiment and then the PPCLI until retirement.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Parkview Alliance Church, 5902 – 52 Avenue, Vermilion on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Vermilion Health Centre Palliative Care or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Yvon BriereSgt Yvon Briere passed away, August 4th, 2011 at the age of 55 years from injures suffered in a bike accident.

Yvon served with the Canadian Military for 24 years, five U.N. Tours and two NATO Tours. He was the administrator for Ontario of the Veterans U.N. NATO Canada – Helping Veterans.  He was a proud member of the Royal 22nd Regiment and 1 Cdo,  Canadian Airborne Regiment.

RIP Jumper

Passing of Sgt Ross Beggs

Ross BeggsSergeant Ross Beggs passed away in his 72nd year on Sunday August 14, 2011 in Napanee, Ontario.

Sgt Beggs was a member of the Airborne Headquarters and Sigs. He was also a Parachute Instructor who served at the Jump School in Rivers and at the CABC in Edmonton.

RIP Jumper.

Cpl Steve Martin

Portrait avant déploiementWe lost another of our brothers in Kandahar on Saturday. Cpl Steve Martin was on a foot patrol in the Panjwaii district when an improvised explosive device detonated, killing him. Cpl Martin was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan and served with the Parachute Company of the 1st Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment.

Monday would have been his 25th birthday. Our condolences and thoughts go out to Cpl Martin’s family and friends.

Cpl Martin is the 154th Canadian Soldier to die serving his country in Afghanistan and the 700th NATO soldier to die this year alone.

Joe MacNeil We regret to inform all who knew him. Joe “Hummer” MacNeil passed away Nov 6th 2010 after a long battle against Cancer. Hummer was a retired R.C.R. Jumper. 

Hummer was a good friend to all who knew him and was one of the “characters” that had some great stories at the Legion.  There is to be a memorial service at the Grand Bend Legion the 28th of November @ 14:00hrs.

REST IN PEACE JUMPER. PRO PATRIA. AIRBORNE.

A Company 3R22R

I found this video on You-Tube this morning. Turn down the volume if you are at work!

RSM Kenneth Leslie Soucie

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Ken passed away on May 25, 2010 at the age of 55.  Ken proudly served in the PPCLI and as a member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment.  He was a qualified Pathfinder.  He served two tours on Peacekeeping missions in both Yugoslavia and Cyprus. He also served three years as  Regimental Sergeant Major in the Essex Kent Scottish. He was a toolmaker by trade and was recognized as the best gunsmith in Ontario. Sports was his passion, along with a ride on his Harley accompanied by his many brothers. He touched many with his kindness and generosity and will be greatly missed by all his friends and neighbours.

Visitation will take place at the Victoria Greenlawn Memorial Chapel and Visitation Centre, 1525 Hwy 3, (1km west of Walker Road) 519-969-3939 on Saturday, May 29, 2010 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 until time of funeral service at 7:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences may be left at www.greenlawncemetery.ca

Capt Pete Vallee, CD

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Capt Pete Vallee, CD (Retired/Retraité) who served with the R 22e R and with the Airborne Regiment with 1 CDO and the AB School in Rivers and Edmonton for many years and trained jumped with the Sky Hawks in Edmonton during the 70’s.

Memorial Services will be held on Feb 20th at J.J. Cardinal at 560 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval, Quebec.

Viewing will commence at 13:00, with the service beginning at 16:00.

Gord Legarie

Several people have contacted me this week to inform me that Gord Legarie has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Frank MacNeil wrote;

I am sorry to say that Gord Legarie, a great soldier, person, friend and jumper has passed away on Jan 9, 2010, he had a very hard battle with cancer that he fought which turned out to be his last. Gord served in the Canadian Airborne Regt, 2 Airborne Commando and the Canadian Airborne School, he will be missed by all, there will be a gathering to celebrate Gord life on Friday Jan 15th at 10 am in Edmonton Alberta, Sherwood Park.

Gord R.I.P.. old buddy you now will help Dave Mack and Bob Hodgson in securing the DZ for the rest of us, we will meet again old brother have a good one.

Airborne…….

Our condolences go out to his family and friends. Rest in Peace brother…

Russian Forum Ban

180px-No-spam.svg We get tons of spam on these forums and most of it comes from Russian IP addresses. I was looking at out logs today and nearly half of the traffic to these forums is spammers trying to get in and almost all of them are from Russia.

To stop this misuse of the forums, I have put a full ban on all IP addresses originating from the Russian Federation. People from Russia can still view the rest of the site, but they will get an access denied if they attempt to view the forums.

I don’t like doing this as it may cause a few real users problems, but it had to be done.

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