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Article about: After Dave (sscrooge), a short trip to Ireland to see young Patrick, then Belgium and the world. 5 more stops and it will be in Russia mate, maybe for the second time

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    Hi Dave. It's a Canadian tradition it seems. The vehicle is called
    a 'Bombardier' and they haven't changed - I remember them
    as a kid, and believe they are from the 1940's. Most guys
    use snowmobiles or quads.

    With so many ice huts in one location, at times it can become
    like a small village. Others simply drill a hole in the ice
    and sit on an upturned bucket.........


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    Steve.

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    Nice picture of the Bombardier Steve these are still being used here in Northern BC as well they are quite the little work horse.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    With the jeep.........
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    Steve.

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    Made a trip to the 'Toronto Military Show' today, and was
    near enough to the city core for a few more pics:

    First one is facing downtown Toronto from the west at
    Sunnyside Beach near Lake Ontario's Humber Bay.
    I was driving along Lake Shore Boulevard, looking
    for a good random place to stop for photos.
    This area was a very popular amusement
    park from 1922 to 1955.

    The colourized pic is what the park looked like in 1931.
    ( I found a broken hockey stick near the shore
    to rest the helmet on. )
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hi all (steve) I have been following this thread for nearly a couple of years, I don't know how it works for sure but if you would like me to PM my address to you as you are the current holder of this well travelled lid I would be most happy to take a few images( after a bit of decoration) and then post it on! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Next, the helmet on a bust of Sir Casimir Gzowski, ( 1813-1898 )
    an engineer who served as acting Lieutenant Governor of
    Ontario in 1896-97. This memorial, with a railroad theme,
    is in the lakeside park which is named after him.

    His great-great grandson, Peter Gzowski, ( 1934-2002 )
    was a famous Canadian writer, reporter and
    CBC radio broadcaster.



    Casimir Gzowski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Peter Gzowski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Steve.

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    Lastly, a pic of the western Toronto skyline - just south of the
    Canadian National Exhibition grounds, beside Ontario Place.

    Behind me is the old mooring of the Destroyer 'HMCS Haida'
    - which I visited years ago as a grade school student - that
    has since been moved across the lake to Hamilton, which
    is on the southwestern shores of Lake Ontario.
    Just yards away, a Spitfire and an Avro Lancaster were
    displayed here too, but have also been taken away.
    The Spit was sold off for $1.

    It is early spring here, and no plants or buds have
    blossomed yet, but it's good to see
    open water.........



    Canadian National Exhibition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    HMCS Haida (G63) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Steve.

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    Looks great Steve! I particularly like the fact you managed to randomly find a discarded hockey stick to use as a stand. It doesn't get much more Canadian than that.

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    The Spitfire was sold?

    " I'd have paid a dollar for that"
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    And there she is.........
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    Steve.

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