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Mustering for Grog



Submitted by Eric Daniel

Way back a long time ago, while I was tanking with the Washington National Guard, my unit had a Dining In following our annual training.  What made this event memorable was the fact that there was a representative from our "sister" armoured recce unit from Canada, and he brought with him something I'd never seen before -  1.5 liters of government issue 151 proof ration rum.  As the Sergeant explained, the Canadian government authorized the issuance of a rum ration to soldiers in the field for a period of 30 days or more.  Now, I know the Royal Navy used to issue rum to its sailors up through 1970, and I know there's at least one German fallschirmj

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