Good to see Canucks being Canucks on the nation's holiday even when doing a very tough job:
More than 1,000 soldiers from the Princess Patricia's Battle Group defied the Taliban Saturday by celebrating Canada Day near where a rocket attack critically wounded one of their comrades on Friday night. The troops feted each other and the national day with a barbecue and a special ration of two beers each that made them the envy of troops from the seven other countries with whom they share this normally dry base.I note they were tallboy cans as well. Nice touch, DND. More in this good story on the day from canada.com. No word on how the Taliban took the news that there was both Keith's (and Tim Horton's coffee) in Kandahar.
Those enjoying the party the most may have been combat units. They'd been given special leave to return to headquarters to celebrate the national holiday after weeks of action in the deserts and mountains that surround Kandahar. But even as these deeply tanned warriors enjoyed a shower, a beer and a hamburger, other combat formations quietly slipped back "outside the wire" to continue Canada's deadly war against the Taliban.