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Gnomon #1 Posted Jun 29 2018 - 17:09

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Hey, everyone! 

 

Happy early Canada Day! 

 

We’d like to celebrate our northern brethren’s holiday with a contest. Basically, we want to see the most ridiculous patriotic photo you can create! The more Canada you can add in, the better.

 

These photos can be all digital, real-life, a mix of the two, whatever works best for you! If it shows your outstanding and over-the-top patriotism, we’re all for it! However, please keep it clean and appropriate for the forums or you will be disqualified from the contest.  

 

So, what do you get for winning? Well, our NA team here in the office will vote on the top five ridiculous photos and announce them here on the forums. The winners will each receive a Sherman VC Firefly, Garage Slot, and 100% Crew for the tank! 

 

Also, here is a bit of history about the VC: "The British Sherman VC Firefly (A Squadron of the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry) was named after the Soviet town of Velikiye Luki. On August 8, 1944, the British organized an ambush at the edge of the wood near Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil and Sento. Joe Ekins, the Sherman gunner, laid fire on moving Tigers and destroyed all three German vehicles within 12 minutes. As it turned out, one of the tanks under No. 007 was commanded by the most successful German tank ace, Michael Wittmann, also known as "The Black Baron". However, it still remains unclear who destroyed Wittmann's tank as several British vehicles were engaged in that battle."

 

The contest runs from today until July 2nd at 23:59 PST. To enter, just reply to this post with your photo before the end of the contest. We will announce the winners on July 3rd. 

 

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Thanks, everyone! We can’t wait to see what you send in!  


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Nudnick #2 Posted Jun 29 2018 - 17:27

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I've never been able to post a picture here. Oh well.

Gnomon #3 Posted Jun 29 2018 - 17:36

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View PostNudnick, on Jun 29 2018 - 10:27, said:

I've never been able to post a picture here. Oh well.

 

I'm sorry about that! If you can upload to imgur or something similar and post a link, that will work too :)

Scryer117 #4 Posted Jun 29 2018 - 17:42

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Was hoping for a tank design(creative) contest... :sceptic:

Nudnick #5 Posted Jun 29 2018 - 17:43

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View PostGnomon, on Jun 29 2018 - 17:36, said:

 

I'm sorry about that! If you can upload to imgur or something similar and post a link, that will work too :)

 

 

 


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View PostGnomon, on Jun 29 2018 - 11:09, said:

 Joe Ekins, part of the Canadian Regimen, ended up being the gunner in a Firefly under the command of Sergeant Gordon. Famously, he destroyed three Tigers in 12 minutes, with one of the Tigers being commanded by Michael Wittmann. Since 

 

I'd actually read somewhere that Ekins wasn't responsible for Wittmann's death; He was too far away. In actuality, it was a member of the Canadian Sherbrooke Fusiliers who killed Wittmann, but it's unknown just who fired the killing shot. For all we know, it could have been Sydney Radley-Walters, another Canadian tank ace and a part of the regiment.



nuclearguy931 #7 Posted Jun 29 2018 - 18:24

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A true Canadian Christmas tree

 

 



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View PostNudnick, on Jun 29 2018 - 08:43, said:

 

 Thanks. A lot of forums have a little camera icon right in the comment window to post images. I guess that's too high tech for WG.

 

They have an image icon you can use to post photos.  It.is just left of the YouTube icon which is used to post YouTube hosted videos.  Why the photo image icon uses url links rather than a direct upload is probably because Wargaming doesn't want to host images which in turn may be linked to from other websites which drives up the bandwidth usage.  This is a common technique on website forums that aren't themselves an image hosting site.

 

No need to be so feisty if you've not figured that out yourself.  You can do a search on the forums using imgur as a keyword for directions on how to post an image on this forum.



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View PostScryer117, on Jun 29 2018 - 06:42, said:

Was hoping for a tank design(creative) contest... :sceptic:

 

haha .... me too.

FrozenKemp #10 Posted Jun 29 2018 - 21:47

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Joe Ekins was not Canadian.  He was British.

 

I don't think there was any Canadian unit just called "The Canadian Regiment".

 

Please try to research us Canadians a bit more... :(



Gnomon #11 Posted Jun 29 2018 - 22:00

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View PostFrozenKemp, on Jun 29 2018 - 14:47, said:

Joe Ekins was not Canadian.  He was British.

 

I don't think there was any Canadian unit just called "The Canadian Regiment".

 

Please try to research us Canadians a bit more... :(

 

​I do apologize for that. I will update my forum post. No offense meant, 

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View PostGnomon, on Jun 29 2018 - 09:09, said:

 

I can hear you asking, why the Sherman VC Firefly? Well, the Firefly was distributed to Canadian forces. Joe Ekins, part of the Canadian Regimen, ended up being the gunner in a Firefly under the command of Sergeant Gordon. Famously, he destroyed three Tigers in 12 minutes, with one of the Tigers being commanded by Michael Wittmann. Since there is no Canadian line of tanks in-game, we thought the VC would be a cool reward!  

 

 

Like... I appreciate the contest... but this information is so unbelieveably wrong... just googling Joe Ekins' name would show it... the man was part of the British Army, born in Britain and was the gunner of a British Firefly. He had not relation to Canada.

 

Even whether or not he killed Whittman has been up for depate recently... so... like... Google. Use it. Please.

 

The relation to Canada comes from potential 

 



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View PostAvalon304, on Jun 29 2018 - 15:04, said:

 

Like... I appreciate the contest... but this information is so unbelieveably wrong... just googling Joe Ekins' name would show it... the man was part of the British Army, born in Britain and was the gunner of a British Firefly. He had not relation to Canada.

 

Even whether or not he killed Whittman has been up for depate recently... so... like... Google. Use it. Please.

 

The relation to Canada comes from potential 

 

 

Once again, I apologize and have updated it with correct information. I truly tried to get it correct and I read a lot of articles and pages over the VC Firefly this week, so I'm not sure how I missed that besides me just being dumb and not proof-reading. I promise I'll do better for all of you in the future, and I hope you can forgive me for putting that info up there.  

 

Now that I have that corrected, let's all please get back on track and post photos for the contest. 


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Thank you, Gnomon! I know how it is to have too much stuff in your head at once.

 

This has me wondering if Radley-Walters had a Firefly.



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View PostScryer117, on Jun 29 2018 - 16:42, said:

Was hoping for a tank design(creative) contest... :sceptic:

 

 

Hey Scryver117, we just started a camo design contest over on this thread: http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/581578-krzyboops-customs-contest/

 

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View PostFrozenKemp, on Jun 29 2018 - 15:47, said:

Joe Ekins was not Canadian.  He was British.

 

I don't think there was any Canadian unit just called "The Canadian Regiment".

 

Please try to research us Canadians a bit more... :(

 

The Royal Canadian Regiment

 

https://en.wikipedia...nadian_Regiment

 

Taken from above link:

 

The Second World War; 1939–1945[edit]

On 1 September 1939 the regiment was mobilized as part of the Canadian Active Service Force as Canada prepared for participation in the Second World War. When war was declared on September 10, the RCR had already been allocated to the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, a formation made up entirely of Ontario units. Moving to the United Kingdom in December 1939 as a component of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division, the RCR saw hard training for almost four years.

On 10 July 1943, the RCR landed at Pachino in the opening waves of the Allied invasion of Sicily – the last member of the regiment to participate in these original waves – George F. Burrows of Chatham Ontario – died on April 11, 2012, in Windsor, Ontario at the age of 88. The regiment and its sister units in the 1st Brigade, The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment and the 48th Highlanders of Canada fought in several battles as the division advanced north and then east towards Messina. After the 38-day campaign on the island was completed, the regiment was involved in another amphibious landing (codenamed Operation Baytown) at Reggio di Calabria, as part of Allied invasion of the Italian mainland in September.

The RCR fought in several battles of the Italian campaign, including key engagements in the Moro River valley near Ortona in December 1943. During 1944, the regiment took part the Battle of Monte Cassino in attacks on German defensive lines called the Hitler Line and later the Gothic Line.

The regiment was transferred to northwest Europe in February 1945 during Operation Goldflake and took part in the liberation the Dutch city of Apeldoorn. The regiment received 28 battle honours for its participation in the Second World War.[11] The regiment returned home to Canada in 1945.

 



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View PostRaxter54, on Jun 29 2018 - 16:22, said:

 

I miss those guys ...

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View PostBlackhorse_One_, on Jun 29 2018 - 20:14, said:

 

I miss those guys ...

 

Take off eh, you hoser, take off, to the Great White North, take off.

 

SCTV was the best show back in the 70's and 80's. Lots of those original cast members, minus the late John Candy & Harold Ramis, are still very active in movies and tv shows to this day, Schitts Creek, Ghostbusters, American Pie and the Home Alone Movies for instance.

Harold Ramis, not only was he one of the actors but he was a writer who wrote great movies like Animal House, Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters I & II, Back to School and Groundhog Day.

 



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View PostJambijon, on Jun 30 2018 - 04:49, said:

 

 

Hey Scryver117, we just started a camo design contest over on this thread: http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/581578-krzyboops-customs-contest/

 

:)

 

 

Thanks Jam, but I think I'll have to pass on it. Custom camo is not really my thing. :( 

I still do hope there'll be a tank design contest soon though. 






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