MLU FORUM  

Go Back   MLU FORUM > 'B' ECHELON > The Sergeants' Mess

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-09-17, 17:07
Jordan Baker's Avatar
Jordan Baker Jordan Baker is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 2,747
Default Asking for assistance

This is a purely personal post but I'm asking for some assistance. My mom lives on Saint Maarten as a teacher and we've all seen the near 95% destruction of everything on the island from Hurricane Irma this past week. The last direct communication I had with her was around 0545 the morning of Irma hitting. Since then I have not heard anything from her. I did receive two calls from the hotel corporation where her condo is saying she was fine and the second call was to let me know she was on a military evacuation flight to San Juan. That was Saturday afternoon around 1630. Since then absolutely nothing. Now we've found out approximately 1000 Canadians are stranded at the Saint Maarten airport and being turned away from every flight out because our government hasn't done a thing. We have no idea if she is in San Juan or still stuck on Saint Maarten. I'm asking for MLU members to start putting pressure on our federal government to send planes and bring people home. I'm so disgusted right now with Canada.

Thank you for reading and doing anything to help.
Jordan.

This is a YouTube video of FaceTime with a young Canadian medical student stuck at the airport.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6QBP55TUYrY

The Hamilton Spectator article
https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7...el-abandoned-/
__________________
Jordan Baker
RHLI Museum,
Universal Carrier MKI*, 1942
C15A-wire3, 1944
Willys MB, 1942
Dodge D23c, 1942
10cwt Canadian trailer
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-09-17, 17:14
chris vickery's Avatar
chris vickery chris vickery is offline
ABB Field Service TRES
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Nipissing Ontario Canada
Posts: 2,555
Default

Jordan, I wholeheartedly agree with you. The Canadian government also disgusts me, I suppose our PM is too busy with selfies and PR photos with illegal immigrants to take care of our people...
The CF should be sending transport aircraft to the Caribbean to help out however they can. No reason a CF-130 can't land in a destroyed airport. That's what they are built for.
__________________
3RD Echelon Wksp

1968 M274A5 Mule Baifield USMC
1958 M274 Mule 2cyl (4cyl engine waiting for transplant!)
1970 M38A1 CDN3 70-
1970 M38A1 CDN3 70-08669 1 Hussars
1971 M38A1 CDN3 71-08889 QYRANG
1981 MANAC 3/4T CDN trailer
RT-524, PRC-77s, C42s
and trucks and stuff and more stuff and and.......

MLU, MVPA, G503, Steel Soldiers, FMVA
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-09-17, 17:23
Jordan Baker's Avatar
Jordan Baker Jordan Baker is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 2,747
Default

The US Air National Guard is there. A squadron from NewYork was on the ground in San Juan 12hrs after being tasked with the mission. Flying C130's into Saint Maarten to evac US citizens. Thevy been flying non stop.. Why can't our government do the same. Its absolutely disgraceful from the Canadian Government.

Im asking for members to please start calling their MP's on this.
__________________
Jordan Baker
RHLI Museum,
Universal Carrier MKI*, 1942
C15A-wire3, 1944
Willys MB, 1942
Dodge D23c, 1942
10cwt Canadian trailer
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-09-17, 19:24
Wayne Hingley's Avatar
Wayne Hingley Wayne Hingley is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Water Valley, Alberta
Posts: 373
Default

https://blog.westjet.com/hurricane-i...-irma:facebook

Good luck to your mother for a safe and speedy return.
__________________
1953 M37 CDN
1953 M38A1 CDN
1967 M38A1 CDN2
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-09-17, 20:20
maple_leaf_eh maple_leaf_eh is offline
Terry Warner
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: On the river flats in a poor part of town
Posts: 2,136
Default

Quote:
"WestJet 4905 is operating a rescue flight leaving Toronto (YYZ) Monday, September 11 arriving in St. Maarten (SXM) at approximately 3:00pm local time. WestJet 4906 is scheduled to depart SXM at approximately 4:30pm to arrive in YYZ later this evening."
As I write that is less that 2 hrs before scheduled arrival. Get her moving!
__________________
Terry Warner

74-????? M151A2 plated and on the road
70-08876 M38A1 out of storage and awaiting overdue TLC
53-71233 M100CDN trailer manufactured by MCI, back from renewal
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-09-17, 20:32
maple_leaf_eh maple_leaf_eh is offline
Terry Warner
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: On the river flats in a poor part of town
Posts: 2,136
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris vickery View Post
Jordan, I wholeheartedly agree with you. The Canadian government also disgusts me, I suppose our PM is too busy with selfies and PR photos with illegal immigrants to take care of our people...
The CF should be sending transport aircraft to the Caribbean to help out however they can. No reason a CF-130 can't land in a destroyed airport. That's what they are built for.
The news scroll Monday was that the military's disaster assistance recce was headed to Antigua.
__________________
Terry Warner

74-????? M151A2 plated and on the road
70-08876 M38A1 out of storage and awaiting overdue TLC
53-71233 M100CDN trailer manufactured by MCI, back from renewal
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-09-17, 05:20
lynx42 lynx42 is offline
Rick Cove
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Paynesville, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 1,708
Default

Jordan,
I am glad that you have received news that your Mum is OK. I hope it all works out and she is home safe soon.
Regards Rick.
__________________
1916 Albion A10
1942 White Scoutcar
1940 Chev Staff Car
1940 F30S Cab11
1940 Chev WA LRDG "Te Hai"
1941 F60L Cab12
1943 Ford Lynx
1942 Bren Gun Carrier VR no.2250
Humber FV1601A
Saracen Mk1(?)
25pdr. 1940 Weir No.266
25pdr. Australian Short No.185 (?)
KVE Member.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-09-17, 17:06
chris vickery's Avatar
chris vickery chris vickery is offline
ABB Field Service TRES
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Nipissing Ontario Canada
Posts: 2,555
Default

Jordan, did Mom make it back to Canada? I see on the news that a couple flights arrived from the Caribbean last night
__________________
3RD Echelon Wksp

1968 M274A5 Mule Baifield USMC
1958 M274 Mule 2cyl (4cyl engine waiting for transplant!)
1970 M38A1 CDN3 70-
1970 M38A1 CDN3 70-08669 1 Hussars
1971 M38A1 CDN3 71-08889 QYRANG
1981 MANAC 3/4T CDN trailer
RT-524, PRC-77s, C42s
and trucks and stuff and more stuff and and.......

MLU, MVPA, G503, Steel Soldiers, FMVA
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-09-17, 17:43
Jordan Baker's Avatar
Jordan Baker Jordan Baker is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 2,747
Default

thanks all for the concern and msgs. No nothing yet. We still haven't heard directly from her. Last we got she is staying with a friend on the island and is fine.
__________________
Jordan Baker
RHLI Museum,
Universal Carrier MKI*, 1942
C15A-wire3, 1944
Willys MB, 1942
Dodge D23c, 1942
10cwt Canadian trailer
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-09-17, 23:39
Robert Bergeron's Avatar
Robert Bergeron Robert Bergeron is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North America
Posts: 857
Default

Sorry to hear that your mom was in that area during the hurricane but glad to hear that she is with friends and ( I presume ) safe now .

It must be nerve wracking to not being able to speak directly to her for all of this time.
__________________
44 GPW
44 C-15-A Wire 5 with 2K1
44 U.C. No-2 MKII*
42 F-15-A GS
10 Cwt Cdn
M100 Cdn
M101 Cdn2

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 13-09-17, 19:14
Perry Kitson Perry Kitson is offline
metal urgest
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London, Ont
Posts: 318
Default

Hi Jordan,

I hope things are getting better for you and your family. It really is shameful our government does not fund the military the way it should be. Canada is hosting an international SAR EX in Hamilton shortly. Of the four types of aircraft that the Canadians fly for SAR, Hercules, Buffalo(fixed wing), Cormorant and Griffon(rotary wing), we could only send a Herc and a Griffon. The other two had no available aircraft because of maintanence and low airframe hours before maintenance(also know as no money in the budget!). Not a very good showing. It took the 1 CAD commander to step in and remove aircraft from operational units to send to the EX, probably taking those aircraft from SAR duties, and leaving those units nuetered, to avoid the embarassment of having the invited countries asking why we did not send a full compliment of aircraft that have very different duties and capabilities. We have some of the best trained and dedicated people serving in our military. They deserve much better. Welcome to Canada.

Perry
__________________
1945 Sexton II
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Assistance with CDN unit marking... Brian H WW2 Military History & Equipment 7 06-12-16 10:55
Drive to Victory Vol 2 - Assistance servicepub The Softskin Forum 1 03-05-16 08:36
Assistance with Iltis CFR Young_Law Post-war Military Vehicles 4 20-01-10 00:19
Assistance Required In Qld Bob Moseley (RIP) For Sale Or Wanted 2 03-02-08 12:33
Assistance David_Hayward (RIP) The Softskin Forum 0 20-04-07 12:17


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Maple Leaf Up, 2003-2016