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Cafba News - Aug 2005
A Publication of the Canadian Air Force Brats Association
Where Being A Brat Is A Good Thing!
www.cafba.ca email: webmaster@cafba.ca
Over 11,108 members and growing! Let's find everyone.
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In This Issue:

  1. Welcome Back
  2. Where To Begin
  3. Today's Quote - Yesterday's Saying
  4. Get Your Free Gift
  5. Cafba Website Updates
    • The Main Page!
    • Cafba Celebrations - Happy Birthday!
    • Newsletter Signups
    • Cafba Memberships
    • Your Opinion Counts!
    • Trivia
    • Airshows
    • Upcoming Reunions
    • Cafba Website Navigation
    • Base Updates
    • Base Recollections
    • A CAFBA Recommended Site
    • A CAFBA Recommended Book
  6. What the BRAT's Are Saying!
  7. Confessions of A BRAT!
  8. Make A Brat Laugh
  9. A Brat's Quote
  10. The Brat's Hall of Fame
  11. The List of Brat Sites
  • Welcome Back

  • Welcome to this Aug 2005 11th edition of the Cafba News!

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    Where does time go? We are already more than half way to Christmas, ski season and winter vacations and we haven't even had much of a summer out west. While the east has baked in hot humid weather, we in the west are tending our growing mushrooms as the rains continue to dampen the summer months.

    This is the Aug 2005 edition of the cafba newsletter. While recent issues have been sporadic we hope that you have enjoyed them.

    A special thanks to all of the new subscribers. The response continues to be overwhelming. Thanks for subscribing to this free newsletter from www.cafba.ca. Please tell your friends about this newsletter.

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    Where to begin!

    This is your newsletter - If you have a comment - let's hear it!

    2005 is the year of the veteran.

    Last month Dora suggested that we talk about what our Vet's mean to us Brats. In response to her suggestion we are offering to put together "A Brat's Tribute To The Vets". We propose to produce an electronic version of your stories, thoughts and memories about your military parents and what their actions in service have meant to you and your children

    To date we have received several stories that will be included in the Brat's Tribute To The Vets. Thanks to those who have contributed. There is still plenty of time for those who wish to contribute to send in your short story.

    How about what it is like being the child of a military person. Someone who fought and died for the way of life that we celebrate today.

    How does it affect you? How has it changed you? How is your life different from your parents?

    Were you told stories about your military family members that either didn't make it back or did but weren't the same after their ordeal.

    let's compile "A Brat's Salute to The Vets." I'll take on the job of compiling an electronic collection of the stories into a pdf format book.

    Your stories need not be long in nature. Just a glimpse into who your military hero was and something that reminds you of how they changed your life by serving their Country! What he/she means to you today.

    "We have inherited a view of the world that is somehow different because we were raised in military homes or around military folk"....Kath Moors as posted on the can.military-brats newsgroup. Jun 23, 2:18 pm"

    Let's share that different world with everyone, out of respect for those who served in the military and who have given us the life we cherish today!

    Looking forward to hearing those stories. Send them to me at alan@cafba.ca

    Each participating member will receive a free copy of this production.

    Today's quotation:

    "When life gives you lemons -- make lemonade! "

    Author unknown!

    Yesterday's saying:

    "Wherever you go, you can't get rid of yourself. - Polish" Unknown

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    Cafba Website Updates

  • The Main Page!

    Look for the new Phorum that can be accessed from the main page on the left hand side navigation bar under "Click Here - Enter My Forum!

    The main entry page at www.cafba.ca should be where all your searches of the cafba web site start.

    It will always contain the latest polls ( get your vote in!); a place to subscribe to the newsletter; the most up to date links to the rest of the site; as well as a cartoon or joke to put a smile on your face.

    It will occasionally have some comment and of course it will always have links to our sponsors, as it is they that help keep the site free!

    So start all of your visits to the cafba web site here www.cafba.ca

  • Cafba Celebrations

    • 01 Aug 2005 eleventh Cafba Newsletter issued

    • Birthdays in Aug - Happy Birthday Y'All
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      Birthdate Last Name First Name
      01-Aug Stuart Terry
      02-Aug O'Brien Robert
      04-Aug Cole Julie
      04-Aug Stirrat Robert
      05-Aug Cunningham Diane
      07-Aug Berthelet Bob
      08-Aug Larocque Suzon
      08-Aug Waddell Don
      09-Aug Dunbar Brian
      09-Aug Webster George
      10-Aug Wood Debra
      13-Aug Loverin Darlene
      13-Aug Morris Steven
      15-Aug Irving Chris
      18-Aug Verge Gary
      19-Aug Borton Leverne
      19-Aug Sproule Kathleen
      22-Aug Moreau Roz
      23-Aug Bourque Pierre (Peter)
      23-Aug Pierce Janet
      24-Aug Beresford Jamie
      26-Aug Dean Stephen
      27-Aug Hooper Pauline
      27-Aug Smith Ken
      30-Aug Rehberg Paula
      31-Aug Hull Bob
      31-Aug Moulton Gord
      31-Aug White Leah

    For those people whose names do not appear but who are also celebrating a B'Day this month, We wish you a Happy Birthday as well. We have only been asking for this data for a short time and not everyone wants it known. If you want yours added, send me a note.

  • Newsletter signups
  • This is the 11th edition of the cafba newsletter and it just keeps getting better, thanks to you!

    Thanks to all of the new subscribers. If you have signed up but don't receive notification about the newsletter, perhaps you didn't confirm your email address at the time of subscribing. You will receive a confirmation email that must be replied to before your subscription is complete.

    Please share this copy with your friends. If they would like their own copy delivered to their inbox send them here.

    More and more mail servers are blocking attachments to emails or are scanning for known s*p*a*m words. We have experienced delivery problems to AOL, specifically and some free email address sites such as hotmail, netscape or yahoo.

    So to avoid these delivery problems you will only receive a text message to let you know the newsletter has been published and where to find it.

    Previous newsletter editions can be found here.

  • Cafba Memberships
  • Loads of new names have been added to the database in recent months. We also have several yet to be included. As of publication of this newsletter we have over 11,108 names in the database. Are you registered? Go here and register your details now so you can be included in the website.

    We still have a backlog of registrations that I am endeavouring to get to. Unfortunately, just not enough spare time anymore. Please be patient.

    A listing of the latest new members can be found here: http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/members/newest/newest.html.

  • Your Opinion Counts!
  • July Poll results:

    The Jul 2005 poll, found on the main page of the cafba site, asked the question:

  • Are you better off than your parents were?

  • Thanks to everyone who cast their vote. Here are the results of the Jul poll.

    • Total of 25 votes were cast. A good increse from last months total of 8 votes only! Thanks for participating.
      • Yes 13 of 25 votes for 52%
      • No 8 of 25 votes for 32%
      • About the same 1 of 25 votes for 4%
      • Hard To Tell 2 of 25 votes for 8%
      • Who Cares! 1 of 25 votes for 4%
      • Total Votes: 25

    A new poll was started as of 03 Aug 2005.

    Here is the new poll question: Are you afraid of retirement?

    Get your vote in. Go to www.cafba.ca and cast your vote from the navaigation bar on the left side of the page.

    Have a question you would like surveyed? Email us with your question.

    If you haven't voted yet, please do so - your opinion counts!

    Watch for our next poll starting in Sep 2005.

  • Trivia
  • check out trivia questions on the newsgroup.

    Have you checked out the past trivia contest answers on the cafba website? Answers to the questions can be found at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/trivia/trivia.htm

    Do you have a good trivia question? Send it in and we will use it in future contests.

  • Newsletter Trivia Question

  • This edition's trivia question:

    A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time. What is its equivalent in seconds?

    Answer in the next newsletter

    Answer to last newsletter's trivia question:

    How many television commercials did Elvis Presley make and which one was his most famous? When was it made?

    Elvis Presley made only one television commercial - an ad for "Southern Maid Doughnuts" that ran in 1954.

  • Upcoming Airshows
  • Been to an Air Show yet? Take any pictures you care to share?

    Check out upcoming airshows from the cafba website at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/airshows/airshows.htm

    What do you remember the most about attending an air show when you were young? Check out these shows, they will bring back all those great memories.

    Know of a show that is not listed? Let me know so we can add it to the next newsletter

  • Upcoming Reunions
  • There are lots of reunions this summer with more planned for future years. If you know of one not listed please let me know so we can include it in the next newsletter

    If you attended a reunion this summer why not share your pictures and memories with us.

    Upcoming Events and Reunions

    Mail us and let us know of any reunions you are aware of. We will post them here as well as link to any web pages.

    • newAugust 06/07 2005 Cold Lake/Grand Centre/Medley get together for everybody and anybody from the area from 1965 to 1985. We have over 175 ex-Cold Lakers already and it will be held In Edmonton. The contact is Mike Oliver at pmrj@shaw.ca
    • newSummer 2005 A reunion is being planned in Shilo summer 2005. Watch for details to be posted here later, or contact SugarShack55 (bandj@mazinaw.on.ca)

    • September 1-5, 2005 Marville Airbase 50 th birthay celebrations. For more information, you can contact Ms Taous LAFRAD 10 Résidence Canadienne Block B Rue du Québec B 54260 Longuyon France tlafrad@ausy.fr Phone : 011+333663347642 or Pierre BAAR Rue de la Station 22 B6762 St Mard Belgique Pierre.baar@cec.eu.int Phone : 011+3263578850 See http://www.50ans1wingmarville.com/indexeng.php for more details.
    • newBrats from Ramstein Air Base in the early 60s are planning a reunion in the summer of 2006. More infor to follow as I get it.

    • July 6th - 8th / 2006 AFCENT (Brunsumm Holland)Winnipeg, MB, Canada 2006 AFCENT reunion. A Reunion for former personnel and their families and former teachers who have been stationed in AFCENT Holland from 1967 on. AFCENT (Brunsumm Holland) was home to a smaller group of Canadian Military personnel and their families. Our home base for the weekend is the Clarion Suites Hotel Winnipeg.If you know of anyone or if you can help in any way in our search for these people, please email me or drop by our web site at www.afcent.ca and leave us a message. Check out our great photos page. What a difference looking at the clothes of then from today. Dave Thompson - afcent@sympatico.ca
    • August 4th - 7th, 2006 Canadian Overseas Brats Reunion Association COBRA III - Calgary 2006 This reunion is for all "Brats" that lived Overseas. More information can be found at http://www.geocities.com/dixiea2004/index.html

    • I got an idea...let's get all the London brats together for the weekend of August 20 & 21 and you can help me MOVE.
      Paul.....moving further northwest. (Might have a good response if you offer free beer and RUM)

    • new13 September 2006 ALL personnel and their dependants, military or civilian, who served on Starfighter bases during the 1961-1983 Starfighter years. An Alaska Cruise Reunion will depart from and return to Vancouver B.C. Click here for more information http://www3.telus.net/csacruise07/ or check out some additional information on the cafba web site at /cafba/events/starfighter/Starfighter.htm or contact Armin Karcher armincanada@aol.com or Jurgen Koenig, koenig.ZW@t-online.de for further details. We have negotiated a great payment plan with Sears Travel that allows you to book now with no payments due until after your return from the trip. Sears will also make a financial donation for each attendee to a non-profit trust fund to be used to support community project of your choice. See you on the boat!

    • newSeptember 15-17, 2006 for 1 Air Division HQ, Metz France. If you were a dependent or a teacher in Metz at anytime, join us in Vancouver, BC for a trip down nostalgia lane while renewing old friends and acqaintances. Website for more info http://www.metzbrats.ca or contact Ron Bauman at rbauman@telus.net for more information. Registration begins 15 Sep 2005.

    • newSeptember 15-17, 2006 To those of you that were ever at the #3(F)Wing,RCAF,Zweibrucken,Germany. There is a reunion planned for the "50th" anniversary of the Peter Cunningham Memorial Arena on the 3rd week-end in September of 06. There is a bistro also in the arena,called the "Flyers Bistro" as well there is a hudge German gasthaus along side the arena. Just thought that you'd be pleased to know..........Hank Siemens, RCAF ret.

    If you are on one of the upcoming reunion committees and want your reunion profiled, how about sending in some information about the event being planned? How many are you expecting? Where is the farthest BRAT coming from? What social events are planned? What accommodation has been arranged? Where can we register to attend? Is there a web site that we can refer to?

    If you have attended a reunion recently, why not let the other members know how it was. What were your experiences? Would you go back and do it again? Did you reunite with some old school chums? Was it all you expected it to be? Want to share some of your pictures? Write me with the details and we'll include them in the next newsletter.

    For additional details on any of these reunions, check out the reunions page: http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/events/upcoming.htm on the cafba website!

    If your reunion isn't listed, email me and we'll put it in the next newsletter as well as adding it to our site.

  • Cafba Website Navigation
  • Did you know!

    We have a new navigation bar down the left side of the main cafba page at www.cafba.ca

    We have corrected many of the "Neighbours" links this month making it quicker to find those lost friends

    Did you miss out on the previous newsletters?

    They are now archived at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/newsletter/newsletters.html

    Do you need a text only version of the newsletter?

    Do you have a suggestion on how we can improve the site? Please let us know!

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  • Base Updates
  • Have you seen the new base pictures yet?

    Many thanks to all who have contributed. check out the pictures at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/bases/basepics.html

    I know that lots of people have been exploring their past recently and have made visits to the bases where we used to live.

    Not all of us have the luxury of being able to travel back to our past but we all wonder what it is like today!

    Why not share your visit for all to read by writing a review for the cafba news. Let us know what has changed, how you felt, share some memories or even pictures

  • Base Recollections:
    • went up to Ottawa last weekend and drove out to Uplands. Couldn't believe how many buildings were gone like the gas station, post office, Canex the pool, and it looks like the barracks, messes and the CO's PMQ were gone. Also noticed that all the buildings around the Arena except the arena were gone and also the old Connie Mack baseball diamond. We lived at 68 McGill, it was empty and in pretty sad condition. There right, you can't go back...posted by Chris Kenny on the cafba Bulletin Board

    What can you remember? Send in your recollections for the next newsletter.

    Do you have a fond memory of your base? Send it in and let others share in those memories!

    Tom Straub has done it again! Check out his latest addition of pictures at http://community.webshots.com/user/bigut/3 Thanks Tom for bringing back the memories!

  • A Cafba Recommended website
  • Are you interested in listing your site on the cafba web site? Simply email us the link to your site and provide a brief description of its contents and why you made it.

    You could be our next cafba recommended web site!

    To have your site profiled in this newsletter, contact the webmaster@cafba.ca

  • A Cafba Recommended Book!

  • vets0001 (151K) Written by Brian Jones from Newmarket, Ontario, this book is dedicated "to all the men and women that took up arms in all countries of the World during the great war of 1914-1918 and the many conflicts that followed."

    "These short stories are fictionalized by the author based on human and historical accounts of true facts." The book is 42 pages in length and sells for $7.00 CAD

    If you are interested in purchasing a copy contact the author at brian.jones6@sympatico.ca Be sure to tell him where you heard about the book!

  • Found on the Cafba Bulletin Board
    • 7 more replies in Jul to "A one time huge reunion". lots of support and offers to help organize it. (a Guiness World Record Attempt?) PLEASE SIGN UP IF INTERESTED IN A BIG REUNION FOR ALL AIRFORCE BRATS
    • Wonder if the company who makes Glade Plug In's would make us a DDT smelling one and use the newer style Plug In with the small fan on it. It would be just like being there all over again! posted by Ken Parker under "Running Behind The Mosquito Fogger ;)" (get your patent in quick Ken. There looks like a market out there)
    • bases you have lived on has had a total of 182 views and 14 responses to date.
    • Where are: "the ole poetto and the Lido and Dacula's and the MLH, and the Devil's Saddle and the Maze, and the Salt Flats" "I was on a google search and went to Poetto. Found lots of pics. The Devil's Saddle looked much like I remember it. Found out that it was spelt D'Aquila's not Dacculas lol" posted by Chris Kenny
    • Check out Tom Straub's pictures bases at http://community.webshots.com/user/bigut/3 way to go Tom. We need more like you!
    • Check out the new bulletin board that can be reached from the main web page under "My Phorum - Click Here" on the left hand navigation bar. Let's hear what is on your mind.

  • Found on the can.military-brats newsgroup
    • Which brats Bday is coming up early August?
      Clue One. They are a long time poster.
      Clue Two They were on the Island approx six years ago.
      Clue Three. They don't have the Midas touch.

    • posted by -- Dora Dangerous with Attitude
      is the answer in the Birthday list above?
    • The number of hooves lifted into the air on equestrian statues reveals how the riders died.
      True or false?
      Staus: False. See paul's reply on the newsgroup to get the rest of the story!
    • Bruce Ricketts is researching a book on Canada and the Cold War. He wants to inlcude first (or close second-) hand stories of cold war experience from both the military and the civilian side. If you can help him out go to the newsgroup.
    • " But hey, just by outlasting the competition I made it 81st out of 100 and 3rd in my 50 plus age group" Another triumph for our newsgroup sports participant.
    • Find out who replaced Danny Finkleman on Saturday nights starting at 7:00 p.m.
    • the newsgroups welcomes Michael Sage! he lived Cobourg on; Petawawaand went to Pinecrest K-2. Moved in 69 to Hemer Iserlohn in Germany and attended Fort Qu'Appelle gr3 then to Soest for 4. 5 was at Westend in Lahr and 6 at Lahr Intermediate.7-8 at Rivercrest Petwawa.9-10 at General Panet Petawawa. Finally moved to London and went to a civilian school (Sir Wilfred Laurier SS) for 11 and 12. If you know him drop by the newsgroup and say hi!
    • Link to the Brat Chat here http://ca.geocities.com/canbrat@rogers.com/
      This is not the newsgroup which is found at http://groups-beta.google.com/group/can.military-brats but instead is the live chat room for Brats. Both places are loads of fun and filled witrh Brats of all ages, descriptions and viewpoints.

    Confessions of a BRAT!

    Do you have a true confession that you would like to share?

    Email us the story and we will include it in a future newsletter!

    Previous true confessions can be found here!

    Until next time! Be Good! But remember you are still a BRAT!

    Make A BRAT Laugh!

    Have a Joke to share? Send it in webmaster@cafba.ca

    A BRAT's Quote!
    Seen on the can.military-brats newsgroup:

    "Geez Doug, you almost make me want to get up off the couch and get in shape.....the operative word being "almost"

    Find out why by logging onto the newsgroup at http://groups-beta.google.com/group/can.military-brats.

    A BRAT's Hall of Fame!

    Every group or organization has its Hall of Fame!

    Why not Bratdom?

    There are lots of Brats's who have achieved recognition in their community through competition or just plain participation.

    We proudly present cafba's second member to The Brat's Hall of Fame!

    Tom Straub: For bringing back the memories in pictures. He has one of the best collection of base pictures going. Check out his site at http://community.webshots.com/user/bigut/

    Find out more on how he won, by logging onto the newsgroup. Do you know someone who should be next month's hall of famer? send us your nominations!

  • Other Brat Sites
  • There are lots of sites dedicated to Bratdom. Cafba is just one of many!

    This issue we look at Friends of Shilo!, it is designed as a virtual home for all brats who ever graced the base at Shilo MB. Shilo was not a large base but the web site created in its memory is a huge one and well put together. Make sure you check it out at http://www.shilobrats.4t.com/.

    The following is a list of known brat related sites

    This list is as accurate as I know at this time! If your site is missing, or you find a broken link, please let me know.

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