Alors que la mission militaire canadienne vient officiellement de prendre fin et que les derniers soldats rentrent au pays ce mardi matin, le Royal 22e Régiment est endeuillé par la perte de l’un des siens une nouvelle fois.
Pendant que les derniers troupes Canadiens déployés en Afghanistan retournaient de leur déploiement, un autre soldat Canadien s’est suicidé.
R.I.P. Caporal-Chef Alain Lacasse du 3ème Bataillon, Royal 22ème Régiment.
C’est absolument inacceptable que des soldats Canadiens continuent à mourir long après la fin de leurs déploiements. C’est inacceptable que des hommes et femmes prêtent à sacrifier leurs vies pour leurs pays continuent à tomber victime à l’intérieur de nos propres frontières de choses qu’ils ont vécu autrepart.
Soldiers of 4 Troop, Brigade Reconnaissance Force, have taken part in an operation in Yackchal area of Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The aim was to raid and disrupt an insurgent area of operations.
For most of the operation, 4 Troop came under accurate enemy fire from Underslung Grenade Launchers (UGL), Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) and small arms fire resulting in the troop sniper engaging multiple enemy targets. There was one casualty, who was evacuated by helicopter to the hospital in camp bastion and treated for gunshot wounds.
The Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) is made up of soldiers from Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR) and the 4th Battalion The Rifles (4 RIFLES).
Photographer Sergeant Barry Pope; Crown copyright.
TARIN KOT, AFGHANISTAN — Corporal Cameron Baird, MG, of the Australian 2nd Commando Regiment, is carried by his comrades to a waiting C-130 Hercules. Baird was killed by small-arms fire on 22 June 2013 during an engagement with insurgents.
Baird had served in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan, having been awarded the Medal for Gallantry for his actions while clearing a Taliban stronghold in November 2007. Then a Lance Corporal, he recovered a wounded comrade under heavy fire and then led a close-quarters assault on the compound, clearing it room-by-room with his section.
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Whether through some sort of mad intent or by some tragic mistake, you have stumbled upon the blog of some sort of nineteen year old half Mexican half French Canadian lunatic.
I mostly reblog military pictures and stuff I find funny or thoughtful or interesting.
I also reblog lots of Band of Brothers/The Pacific/Generation Kill stuff. I'm studying history and political science at the University of Ottawa and my dream is to become an infantry officer in the Canadian Forces. I'm kind of a metalhead (kind of.) Iron Maiden is my strawberry jam. The bacon to my ears. I have a strat named mitrailleuse. I suck at playing the guitar. I don't have any real political inclinations although I'm pretty liberal sometimes, although I put reals before feels unlike most people who call themselves liberal. I am pro-choice. I hate fascists. I hate pedophiles and rapists and murderers. I hate people I perceive as being idiotically narrow-minded and ignorant. When I say I hate something I absolutely mean it. I take a no-bullshit approach to things and so help you god if you're some sort of lunatic extremist I will call you out and I will do everything in my power to crush you through with a potent mix of logic and aggression and unabated stubbornness. I listen to just about any type of music besides most R&B and rap with a few exceptions. For the most part, though, I mostly listen to metal. Send me an ask if you're up for a bit of meaningless chatter.
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[I'm also so motivated and arrogant I even annoy myself sometimes.]