I was lucky to attend the Strathcona's Change of Command Parade and Ceremony today, weather was perfect. Really good to see and hear the new Leos! Just a selection of photos - wonder how long it will take for some pics to show up on foreign websites!
(sorry for the cheesy airbrushing, but didn't want to embarrass anyone!)
I also came across a Grizzly monument which I hadn't seen before; over by the PPCLI Building. Have to go back and get some turret measurements some day!
Ya'd think it was the only Grizzly in Western Canada. That's the one I posted on here in 2001 when 18 AD Regt got AVGP and Brizzly, then again when Anthony posted pics of it, and now here it is as a monument.
Nice pics from the C of C Jim. I'm guessing the 2A6's are still at 202 Wksp? Any idea why there was a LAV-III on parade (998)?
Hi Jason, there was a very ratty looking 2A6M in NATOflage at the Family days here in Ottawa 2 weeks back. I wondered where it had come from, then found out last night it was from 202 lowbedded down from Montreal. Lots of grey/green primer spot painting all over it.
All Leopards are back in Canada from what I was told, I have a few snaps of a few 2A6M's in Montreal and C-2's minus MEXAS shipped back to 202 ,and a photo of a person from 202 workshop re-touching up the NATOflage by hand on the 2A6M's. Waiting the OK to post them.
Leopard C2 = German Leopard 1 A5 with modifications...Correct
Leopard 2A4 CAN = Leopard 2 A4...No additional protection just Canadian modifications
Leopard 2A4M CAN = Leopard 2 A4 + additional protection, slats, Barracuda...correct but the slat and Barracuada will likely only be mounted for deployments
Leopard 2A6M CAN = Leopard 2 A6M + additional protection, slats, Barracuda...correct but the slat and Barracuada will likely only be mounted for deployments. It should essentially look like a Leopard 2A6 but with the belly armour, Canadian antenna mounts, and the welded on mounts for the slat armour supports.
I would not be surprised if the L55 barrels were eventually replaced with the L44.