Canadian Military

Ask questions here about the Canadian Armed Forces including its three main branches: the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force.

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How can an Irish citizen join the Canadian army?

Typically, no. The Canadian Forces are limited to Canadian citizens, unless a foreign national residing in Canada possesses certain skill sets which the Canadian Forces are in need of badly enough to permit a foreigner into the ranks.

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How do you join the Canadian army if you are a Jamaican citizen?

Become a Canadian citizen. Not trying to be crass here, it's just the option you're limited to. Unlike the UK, which allows citizens of all Commonwealth countries (and Ireland) join its military, such a policy doesn't exist with the Canadian Forces (technically, there is no Canadian Army - their entire military is a single branch).

When I was in the Canadian Army 10 years ago, there were 5 branches. I have met a few Brits and an Australian who were members of the Canadian Forces. It was easier for them to do so because they were from Commonwealth countries so background check can be done. They still had to become Canadian citizens and have completed high school with College and or university as a definate asset. No criminal record either. For non-commonwealth people, you would have to have citizenship for at least 10 years, same education, no criminal record. And a lot of luck. I suspect, with the military and the world state being what it is, it would be even harder to get in if not impossible.

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How much money do Canadian forces earn?

That depends on the rank and trade. Anywhere from $25,000 to $300,000 a year.

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How do members of the Canadian Forces salute?

With their right hand, fingers together, the middle finger at the right eyebrow and the right arm 90 degrees from the body.

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Can a Mohawk be acceptable as a military haircut?

No. If you have a mohawk, they will shave you bald. If your hair is normal civilian length or longer, then they will give you the typical high-and-tight cut. Don't do anything to your hair before hand except wash it. They will smoke you if you do. Again, they will shave your head for you at basic. Just deal with your beard or mustache if you have one.

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What contribution did the Canadian Navy make to the Allied war effort in World War 2?

The Canadian navy made many contributions to the battle of the Atlantic. Canada's navy had an enormous effect on the success of Operation Overlord (D-Day). They bombarded Hitler's Atlantic wall for hours before the landings, helping pave the way for the liberation of Europe.

Early on, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was a small-scale force, made up of Corvettes, Patrol boats and Destroyers. Their main job was escorting ship convoys across the Atlantic Ocean to Britain. The navy and the convoys would be constantly pestered by the German U-Boats, something which would come to be known as The Battle of the Atlantic. It was both the longest, and arguably the most important battle of World War II. Had the Germans succeeded in destroying the allied shipping, the British would have been starved into submission from lack of supplies.

At the beginning of the war the RCN had only six ships and about 3,000 sailors, but by the end of the war it was the third largest navy in the world, with over 400 ships and 125,000 men. The RCN sank the largest number of U boats in the Atlantic and was the best antisubmarine group in the world.

However, the Royal Canadian Navy's operations aren't limited only to the battle of the Atlantic. Canadian ships were also present in the pacific theater of war, contributing greatly to the joint US-Canadian effort to secure the Aleutian Islands and by extension the Western seaboard of the North American continent. The RCN was involved in the Mediterranean as well, being a major participant in the invasions of Sicily and Italy.

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Can felons join the Canadian armed forces?

Absolutely not.

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How many people are in the Canadian forces?

Almost 90,000

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What gun does the Canadian Army use?

The most common infantry rifles are the Diemaco C7A1 and C7A2 rifles, although we have several other rifles for other purposes such as the McMillan Tac-50 anti-material rifle, C14 Timberwolf sniper-rifle and C9 (FN Minimi) machine gun.

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When was John Buchan born?

John Buchan was born on August 26, 1875.

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What are the order of ranks in the Canadian army?

Ranks of Canadian Army

The order of Non Commissioned members in the Canadian Army is as follows

Private

lance corporal

Corporal

Master Corporal

Sergeant

Warrant Officer

Master Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer

The Officer Ranks are as follows

Officer Cadet

Second Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Captain

Major

Colonel

Brigadier General O-7 1 silver star

Major General O-8 2 silver stars

Lieutenant General O-9 3 silver stars

General O-10 four silver stars

General O-10 five silver stars

Im afraid i have to make some corrections. The non-commissioned members are correct but the Navy was left out and there are some mistakes in the officer ranks.

The Navy non-commissioned ranks are;

Ordinary Seaman

Able Seaman

Leading Seaman

Master Seaman

Petty Officer 2nd class

Petty Officer 1st class

Chief Petty Officer 2nd class

Chief Petty Officer 1st class

The Officer Ranks for Army & Air force

Officer Cadet

Second Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Captain

Major

Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Brigadier General (1 gold maple leaf)

Major General (2 gold maple leaves)

Lieutenant General (3 gold maple leaves)

General (4 gold maple leaves)

Navy;

Naval Cadet

Acting Sub-Lieutenant

Sub-Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Lieutenant-Commander

Commander

Captain(N)

Commodore (1 gold maple leaf)

Rear-Admiral (2 gold maple leaves)

Vice-Admiral (3 gold maple leaves)

Admiral (4 gold maple leaves)

Note that Master Corporal/Master Seaman is an appointment, not a rank

Lieutenant is pronounced leftenant. KGP 484

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What Impact did Juno Beach have on the Canadian forces?

The canadians landed with over 14,000 soldiers and faught well. They went farther than all the other allies on D-day. Later they met up with the british. It increased Canadian morale. Canada remains peaceful today and keep their war stuff about how large and how well trained the armies are a secret I hop THIS answer answered your question better than the uncalled for and rude one before. No Canada did not think wars was easy.

AnswerAlmost two years before Normandy, Canada had attacked the French port city of Dieppe, and it was the first Canadian action of the war. It was also a miserable failure for the Allies, and a propaganda success for the Axis. Apparently many brave Canadian soldiers had been sacrificed for nothing, but the knowledge gained from it saved many lives on Juno Beach as well as on Gold and Sword. [Casualties were light on Utah because the US troops were accidentally landed in the wrong place, and casualties on Omaha were appalling.] Juno was the most important of the five beaches because its objective was the Caen Crossroads. I should think that after Juno the Canadians felt that the disaster at Dieppe had been compensated, and they could stand equally with the US and Great Britain.
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Who is in charge of the canadian military?

The Minister of National Defence is technically in charge, followed by the Chief of Defence Staff who is a senior General. ( Nov, 2014 , currently General Tom Lawson )

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Canadian Military

Is there Canadian military in Baghdad?

No, Canada has never participated in the Iraq War.

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How much money to join royal Canadian army cadets?

$0. It's free. The uniform is provided to you on loan.

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Can a foreigner join Canadian forces?

Unfortunately, you must be a legal Canadian citizen to be able to join.

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Who was the commander of Canadian forces in World War 1?

Sir Rober Borden__The Canadian Corp had 3 commanders - Lieutenant General Sir E.A.H. Alderson until 1916, then Lieutenant General Sir Julian Byng. Byng was promoted and command passed to Sir Arthur Currie in 1917. Currie was the first Canadian to be commander.

FYI: Borden was Prime Minister, not Commander of Canadian Corp.

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Should Canada be a military agressor or a peacekeeper?

Canadians have NEVER STARTED a war, but they have ended quite a few, thru their ability to fight. Since the 1950's the political direction, from the Govenment of Canada, has been to stress a non-aggressive posture for the Canadian Forces, with most training being focused on rapid deployment of small units that can act as peacekeepers, interposed between two armed factions, such as in Cyprus, or Egypt. As a middle sized power, not a super power, Canada leads the way in diplomatic ways of de-fusing international conflicts. By being persuasive and offering to step in to bring peace, Canada has developed a international reputation as a " friend to all ". The result is that in most places in the world, Canadians are well regarded, and are welcome to visit.

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How many Lieutenant Generals are there in the Canadian army?

In the Canadian Forces, there are about 12 people at this grade, but this would include the Navy, Army, and Air Force.

If the CF's composition is about 40% army, then usually it means 4 to 6 people out of the 12 will be Army Lieutenant-Generals. The "Chief of the Land Staff" (i.e. senior army officer) also holds this rank. The rest of the Lieutenant-Generals usually hold various senior staff positions for the CF in general.

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How big was the Canadian army during World War 1?

600,000

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Canadian Military

What was the growth in Canadian armed forces between 1939 and 1945?

At the war's begining, Canada had an active duty strength of 4,261 with another 51,000 in the Active Militia. It grew to a force of over one million.

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Can a Canadian become a navy seal?

Yes, and No. A Canadian who is only a Canadian citizen cannot. You must become a US citizen first. There are cases with other US Special Forces where they will waive the citizen requirement for Canadian and some other friendly countries, the SEALs unfortunately are not one of them. So there is not an easy way to become a SEAL or have the chance to become a SEAL without being a citizen. This is from the SEAL website where the requirement is:

"U.S. Citizen (Not waiverable)"

However, you may be interested in the Canadian Special Forces, such as our Tier-1 Special Force unit(Equivalent to UK SAS, US Delta) Joint Task Force 2(JTF-2) or the new regiment being start Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR). JTF2 is a world-renowned but high secretive unit, and like the SEALs undergo many secret operations such as actions in Iraq and other places where our conviential forces are not in operation or not welcome.

CSOR is a new unit started in 2006, still not sure what they are going to become, its still pretty much up in the air. However those are some options for you in Canada that are open and perform roughly similar duties as SEALs(Unconvential Warfare, Direct Action, etc) but for Canadians.

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Whats the name of the snake that joined the Canadian police force?

mountie python

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British Army

Should the British army scrap sa80 for diemaco c8 or hk g36?

Answer

The Diemaco C7 and C8 rifles are effectively Canadian copies of the Colt M16/M4 rifles (respectively), which are currently standard issue for the United States forces. The Diemacos are supposedly of higher build quality than the Colt equivalents, which is why they have been used by UK Special Forces like the SAS. However, the M16 platform is now getting on for being a 50 year old design - making the platform considerably older than the SA80. This alone makes it unlikely the MOD would consider the Diemaco c8 as an option.

The G36 however, is a much newer weapon, only going into active service with the German Bundeswher in the mid/late-90's. It is accurate, sturdy and reliable. It has a built in scope and a folding stock, plus its magazines have a built in feature allowing them to clip together. If the MOD did want a replacement, certainly, the G36 would be a top contender.

However, the current L85A2 version of the SA80 is generally though of as a very decent weapon in its own right. The A1 version did have some problems, but this is why the MOD commissioned H&K to upgrade most of their stock to the A2 version, at a cost of around £400 per rifle. One advantage the SA80 has over both the above rifles is its bullpup design - this means the magazine and firing mechanism are located behind the trigger. This allows it to have a barrel length similar to the M16, but have an overall weapon length similar to the compact Colt M4. This means good range and accuracy, but in a compact frame.

I see no reason for the MOD to replace the SA80 before at least 2015.

MERC1911:can i just say that the g36c variable of the g36 is in use by the British SAS and so is the HKmp5/mp5k/mp5SD. the G36 does not have a built in scope but i think the SA80 does or at least every model comes with a scope

To answer you question alot simpler, 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'

The NEW British L85A2 is often considered to be the most accurate assault rifle in the world with its X4 optical scope. Being reliable the new L85A2 will fire off 30,000 rounds per fail which gives it top respect from across the globe.

It is also one of the most expensive assault rifles in the world by far beating the American M16 overall!

If you are familiar of the L86A1 LSW (light support weapon) it is important to know that nearly all parts on the L85A2 and L86A1 are interchangeable thus giving the two a greater ease of service as it cuts out the need for a variety of different parts for two different weapons. If you were to ask the average British soldier that question their jaw would drop to the floor, the troops have such respect for the weapon a replacement is out of the question!

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What is the bird of the Canadian air force?

it is an eagle

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