All About Blanco’s Blog
Why the guns and guys? What’s the agenda here? Good question. Guess I’ve got to admit I was talked into it. I’m a 85 year old guy; been around a lot of years, involved in many careers; had a lot of laughs, seen a lot of weird and wonderful things and experienced a lot of terror-type moments. We thought you might be interested.
I don’t know a lot about blogging, so I welcome help when you think I need some direction (or approval – ego you know). Just tap in and I’ll take note. I’ll even try to get back to you.
Oh yes, I’m a surviving war veteran; fought those nasty Nazis in WW2 and with millions of others helped preserve our freedoms – to the extent they still exist. So you see, I am political too as well as extremely controversial.
The photo above is one I took of some of my mates in Germany in 1945, just after we had fired a big barrage. The crew on the gun is still firing at targets of opportunity but are relaxing for a few moments awaiting orders. The handsome man on the left is Slim Perry and on the right is smiling Bob Currie. The three men on the gun crew are Gunners Cox (on the trigger), Wilcox (holding a ramrod – not visible) and Anderson (holding the next shell to be loaded).
I doubt if I will ever remove my clothes or blow my nose on the blog but I will try to let you see some interesting photos and film clips as I become smart enbough to manipulate this website. I’ll be linked to the Canada Free Press website and others as time goes on. The link to CFP button is here on this page (bottom right) and will take you there. Tap on it and you’ll learn a lot more about me and my thoughts on Canada and the World today. The rest even CFP don’t know or even suspect. Enjoy!
Note: Who is Blanco? Blanco is me, your story teller, journalist, writer, editor or whatever designation best suits my blogging efforts. Why Blanco when my real name is Dick Field?
I chose the pen name Blanco from the name of the water based paste that all British Commonwealth and Canadian soldiers used to keep their web straps, belt and back packs clean. This chore was usually done along with brass polishing, boot shining, rifle and weapons cleaning. It was a natural time for soldiers to chit-chat, tell stories and keep up with the news of the day. Story telling, chit chat etc. is the exact purpose of any blog and that is how my pen name Blanco came about.