GT 2008 Safety ... & thanks.
- Greetings. Among all the pleasurable events which occurred at Jef-Pat
last weekend at the GT I can say I did quite a bit of getting around
and did not witness one careless or unsafe act. I do not recall
hearing of one medical emergency on the field.
Thank you Rick Peterson of the RMs for watching that muzzles in the
ranks were either elevated or depressed during combat !!!
Of course, the foot tall corn stubble in the field before the main
battle area was rather a bugger to navigate in but you all will be
pleased to hear that my puncture wounds from Sunday afternoon are now
Important: I gotta say BIG WELL DONE to the event safety staff
assigned to the tactical. They were brilliant ! Try as we might have
to bag the US Regulars behind that rail fence near the Crown Forces
break area, safety lead the day and nothing out of sorts happened.
Oh, and thank you to Ed, Steve, Myron, et al, for arranging the
splendid event weather ... & Larry, you narrate spledidly. Spectators
whom I spoke with said, "that's right, we heard that over the PA
system", and so on. Bravo, Sir !!!
Cheers, Johnnie, 1812 Royal Marines.
- Gentlemen & Ladies
While I realize that I'm late to the fair, I too wish to express my
very great pleasure at the great organization, wonderful people and
fabulous site I encountered at this year's GT. It was definitely one
of the events which will stand out in memory over the years, when
others have become merely a pleasant blur.
I also wish to echo Mr. Williams comments on the new units - and new
friends - with whom I was priviliged to work. I sincerely hope that
the 4th King's Own, the 6th of Foot and the 21st NB Fuzileers will
continue to march and fight with the Crown Forces. I could not ask for
more professional or co-operative troops and the standards of drill and
fighting ability were likewise first rate. Thank you, gentlemen!