For those that don't know, I am the Commanding Officer of "C" Company, Canadian Scottish Regiment (Can-Scots), and XO of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles (RWR).
While I do not know the Future of the RWR for 2008, I am 100% certain of the future of the Can-Scots. the Can-Scots WILL be back in 2008 at OK DDay. And I am hopeful, much larger in which we may be given our own regiment in 08!
There were only 6 of us in the parade simply because of logistical issues.. The majority of the Can-Scots are part of
US-SOCOM paintball which finished 4th at the DDay Qualifyer, becase of which, SOCOM didn't get off of the field until 15 minutes before the parade, hense only 6 in the parade. During the Big Game on Saturday, the Can-Scots were larger than any other individual Commonwealth Unit, with 28 participants on Sword beach ... (Once the rest of the guys finally made it from the hotel 15 minutes late that is
I currently have confirmation that US-SOCOM will be back in its entirety with the Can-Scots for 08'. That automaticly fills all of the required slots for the Can-Scots as a Company. As far as a regiment, I have not been given confirmation with a "go-ahead" as of yet, but I already have verbal committments from several individual players, and the "Irregulators" from Eastern Washington State which has a total of 30+ players (Im sure that not all of them will be attending in 08' but it would be nice
).. all which already wear Kilts during paintball play.
I whole heartedly welcome and encourage all of you that are interested in participating in the Can-Scots for 08'. If you would like more information concerning the unit, and the uniform requirements, please PM me here, or you can PM me on the DDayCommonwealth.com forums as well.
I have not started taking confirmations for the Can-Scots yet, as the Oklahoma DDay registration for 08' has not yet opened. Once that opens, and I recieve word from the DDay Staff as to unit allotments, I will begin filling slots. If the Can-Scots fills up quickly (which I expect may possibly happen) I will then refer all other players to fill up units throughout the rest of the Commonwealth..
Although I cannot divulge much in the way and words of Camping accomodations for the Commonwealth for 08', I will say that the accomodations, if finalized, will be much more "hardened" and much more comfortable than this years so thats just a bone to throw out there for those that are sitting on the fence. If you would like even more information concerning the camping arrangements or the Units in the Commonwealth, feel free to PM me.