BYOB: Bring your own boots

by Ian Couts   “Boot-boots-boots-boots movin’ up an’ down again” The British poet Rudyard Kipling certainly nailed one of the central aspects of military life in that particular ballad. Even today, when troops are carried into action on helicopters and in LAVs,...

The best explosive threat is one that never exists

Story and photography by Steve Bigg   Most people would think that in the world of explosive ordnance disposal and improvised explosive ordnance disposal (EOD/IEOD), there’s no better outcome to a mission than successfully disarming an explosive device. But at the...

Measuring readiness

by Chris Thatcher   You can take a general out of Chief of Programme (CPROG), but you can’t take Chief of Programme out of the general. It’s not an old Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) saying, but you wonder if it should be after spending some time with Lieutenant-General...

Healing through sport

by Chris Thatcher   For most athletes, there is nothing like representing one’s country at an international competition. Often, it marks the pinnacle of a career’s worth of training. For Sergeant Mark Vokey, it’s a little more like winning the lottery. In July, the...