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  1. ... edit: it looks like I can't upload a picture, nor, apparently, can I just delete a post. But rest assured, it was a funny picture!
  2. Thanks so much Vonrd! S! Maus
  3. I just heard about this on the news tonight, and thought it might be of interest! https://globalnews.ca/news/4680928/saskatoon-vintage-german-fighter-plane/
  4. I'm a bit more of a Grinch, so my favourite Christmas-truce-themed movie (and novel) is 'A Midnight Clear' 😉
  5. Congratulations to all! It was a great tournament, and everyone gave their best to it. S! Maus
  6. Very glad to have you back S! Maus
  7. Good news! I just got an e-mail from ACTRA saying that both they and SAG-AFTRA have lifted their Do Not Work notices on this film. The producers have signed the necessary recognition and security agreements, so we can watch the movie with a clear conscience Now, whether I can convince them to cast me is another question altogether ...
  8. Yes, it seems something is very wrong somewhere ... I'm not at all sure what's going on, but I know that it's _very_ rare for our union to issue a notice like this (I think I may have seen just one other similar notice in the past 10 years or so), so it sounds like something serious.
  9. https://www.navytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2018/08/28/midway-remake-to-start-filming-next-month-on-oahu/ I hadn't heard anything about this movie until today, when I got a message from the Canadian screen actors' union (ACTRA) telling its members not to work on it. The Canadian union got involved because some of it will be shot in Montreal starting next month -- it seems an odd choice of location, but then again I guess this portion of the shoot may be studio work (like the movie '300' which was almost entirely shot in a Montreal studio). Apparently the American union (SAG-AFTRA) has issued a similar notice to its members, because the producers haven't signed agreements recognizing the unions either in the USA or in Canada. Which sort of puzzled me ... are Woody Harrelson and his co-stars not a member of their actors' union? Or are they all so rich that they don't care about any disciplinary action (fines, suspension, etc.)? In any case, unless the producers correct the situation, please don't support this movie with your dollars! S! Maus
  10. The summer theatre season will be over by then, so I'm hoping to be able to make it! S! Maus
  11. Sounds like it was a great time! Looking forward to being able to join for some of these when my schedule finally allows ... S! Maus
  12. Sorry to be missing the fun! Unfortunately the next few weeks at least won't work for me ... but I hope to rejoin the slaughter soon 😉 S! Maus
  13. S! All, I was reminded of this today and thought I'd post it here before I forget, since it may be of interest to some of our group who are able to get either to Vimy this summer or to Montreal over the winter: https://warflowers.ca The subjects of the exhibition are two members of my family: my great-grandfather Lt.Col. George Stephen Cantlie, original commander of the 42nd Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada, and his daughter Celia, my great-aunt. He died before I was born, but I knew her a little when I was growing up; she died in 2007, aged 94. S! Maus
  14. Very sad news; you've been a great asset to JG1 and to the community in general. All the best with your new endeavours, and you know where to find us if you ever feel like coming back! S! Maus
  15. Looks like you all did a fantastic job the other day too -- sorry I wasn't there! I hope to join you all on Saturday, though I won't be able to make it to any practices this week since I have a show opening. S! Maus
  16. Congratulations to all, and especially to Snaggle on the Blue Max! A pretty medal ... S! Maus
  17. Wonderful to hear from you! I remember flying with you in Jasta 6 in the early 2000s, and look forward to doing so again once you get your gear set up. S! Maus
  18. I think part of the reason for the destruction of all existing aircraft was fear that the Soviets had got a spy somewhere on the inside; after the cancellation of the programme, it was thus considered best to get rid of everything. And when the Mitrokhin archive was released in the 90s, it turned out that the Soviets had indeed apparently got hold of some of the plans.
  19. Update on this story for anyone interested: they've found one! http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/avro-arrow-found-unveiling-1.4280537
  20. Well, as he says in the story, it's those Navy show-offs who cultivate the slick Hollywood voice, not the quiet unassuming types of the USAF.
  21. Some of you have probably heard this before, but for those who haven't: https://youtu.be/eKzlmBOwQE8
  22. It got a thumbs-up from a veteran in Canada: http://globalnews.ca/news/3617564/calgary-veteran-who-survived-dunkirk-causes-a-stir-at-movie-premiere/
  23. A friend of mine works for the sonar company involved in this project to retrieve some remnants of Canadian aviation history: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/a-new-hunt-for-avro-arrow-models-in-the-depths-of-lake-ontario-this-time-the-search-will-be-different-1.4205184
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