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something amiss in alberta?

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posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 01:46 PM
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Howdy all

I live in calgary, ab, canada. The closest military base here is 2 and a half hours east, the british/canadian forces artillery range CFB suffield. Lately though, theres been ALOT of strange convoys coming through here headed eastbound out of town. And when i say convoys im not talking 2 or 3 trucks, were talking more aroudn 10 to 12 trucks at a time. I know what a military duece looks like, these are exactly like those but theyre all black
. Like the black helicopters you read about on here, same deal with these trucks. Seen 3 of these convoys so far in the space of 6 days!. Havnt heard about anything going on in the news or anything, but these convoys are always under police escort. And i mean what on earth could be in these convoys that requires police protection? assuming they ARE headed to suffield? its CANADA, we dont have any good weapons worth stealing OR escorting
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Im going to have my digital cam with me the next few weeks and see if i can snag a few shots of one of these convoys if i find one. But i wanna know if theres any supposedly secret bases in this area that anyone knows about. Maybe its somehow connected? any idea where these trucks could be headed?

If i get a shot ill post it here!



[edit on 1-10-2006 by The Lone Gunman]
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Edited spelling in title

[edit on 14/12/06 by masqua]




posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 03:18 PM
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Try to see if they have military license plates, or follow them to locate where there are going if you don't mind wasting some gas. A convoy of black trucks with police escort makes me think this could be a big rock star on tour, any Rolling Stones concert in your area or something? Just a wild guess of course.



posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 04:40 PM
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i thought about that possibility myself. Only thing i wonder though is would rockstars or actors or somthing really use duece style trucks to move their equipment?? and even if it was someone famous, why so many convoys? too many unanswered questions


Keeping the cam with me now at all times. will post updates as i get them.


jra

posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 05:22 PM
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Well Suffield is a training base. Canadians and British train there a lot (even other countries I think). I've seen an An-124 at the Calgary airport dropping off some British tanks and Gazelle helicopters that were heading off to go play at Suffield. My dad who used to live in Calgary has spotted the An-124 numerous times as well as seeing Jaguars parked there as well. The google maps image of the Calgary airport even used to have an An-124 sitting there, but it looks like they've updated/changed it now. Anyway, my point is that it can get busy at Suffield. Are the convoys just trucks? And are you sure they are black or just a really dark green? They might just be bringing supplies to the base. Hard to say. Hope you can get some pics though.



posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 10:43 PM
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I've no idea what's going on, but if you find out anything, let me know. This is practically in my backyard... I'm in Edmonton, myself.



posted on Oct, 2 2006 @ 12:53 AM
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Originally posted by The Lone Gunman
I live in calgary, ab, canada. The closest military base here is 2 and a half hours east, the british/canadian forces artillery range CFB suffield.


that would be the closest except


Despite the closing of CFB Calgary (including both Currie Barracks and Harvey Barracks), the city is still home to a significant military presence, including HMCS Tecumseh (Naval Reserve), the HMCS Tecumseh Band, and the 746th Communications Squadron (Communications Reserve). Several units of the Army Reserve are located in Calgary, including:

Headquarters, 41 Canadian Brigade Group (former CFB Calgary)
The King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) (Mewata Armouries)
Regimental Band of The King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC)(Museum of the Regiments)
33 Field Engineer Squadron (Canadian Military Engineers) (NE Armouries)
The Calgary Highlanders (Mewata Armouries)
Regimental Pipes and Drums of The Calgary Highlanders (Mewata Armouries)
14 (Calgary) Service Battalion (NE Armouries)
Calgary Detachment, 15 Field Ambulance (Canadian Forces Medical Service) (Mewata Armouries)
Militia Training Detachment Calgary (Mewata Armouries)
Additionally, there are several squadrons of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Navy League Cadets, Royal Canadian Army Cadets, and Royal Canadian Air Cadets who train at various facilities.


the two armoury sites spring to mind as locations whoes inbound / outbound convoys would need escort

ans that is just a quick google from >4000 miles away ,

i do not mean to be rude , but your opening line of " there are no military establishments near calgary struck me as utterly implausuble

i was previously aware of the closure of the CFB calgary camps , and major defence restructure you had in th 90s .

but there is still a lot of CAF activity .



posted on Dec, 14 2006 @ 10:30 AM
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My family and I were on our way back home from saskatchewan and we decided to drive by cfb suffield. I noticed as we got close enough to the base I saw some JTF-2 commandos with their weapons at the ready. We were watched extremely closely as we drove by. I managed to get a couple of pictures of some of the buildings. Ill try and upload them so you can take a look.




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