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Tag: History – The story of the CAF

430 Squadron celebrates 75 years

– The squadron was created as an army cooperation squadron in England during the Second World War.

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The Lion evolved: The story of 427 Squadron’s celebrated 75-year history

– With a distinguished history of aviation excellence, the squadron has evolved considerably since its inception, repeatedly adjusting to an ever-changing aviation environment for the better part of a century.

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Former Prisoner of War recalls the Fall of Hong Kong on Christmas Day, 1941

– Victoria, British Columbia — Seventy-six Remembrance Days have passed since Signaler (Retired) Horace “Gerry” Gerrard fought for Canada in the Battle of Hong Kong. But the memories remain.

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The Vimy Ridge Gun: Restoring a Part of Canada’s History

– St Catharines, Ontario — The Vimy Ridge Gun is a captured German howitzer. Volunteers and donors from the Lincoln and Welland Regiment Foundation have worked since 2009 to restore this piece of Canadian history.

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Bringing closure and a final resting place, a century later

– Ottawa, Ontario — From 2002 to 2011, it became a familiar sight to witness hundreds of people lining the overpasses along the Highway of Heroes, located between Trenton and Toronto.

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From the Olympics to Passchendaele: Alexander Decoteau’s exceptional journey

– Passchendaele, Belgium — On November 12, 2017, Canadians will participate in the Alex Decoteau Run, a 5K portion of the 16K Poppies’ Run taking place through the historic battlefield of Passchendaele in Belgium.

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The 2017 Remembrance Day Sentry Program

– Six CAF members and a member of the RCMP have been chosen to play important roles during this year’s national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa.

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Veterans’ Week marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele

– This year marks the 100th anniversary of the battle and sacrifices and achievements of those who gave so much will never be forgotten.

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Canadian ‘Devil’s Brigade’ members honoured

– Dawson Creek, British Columbia — It was a small force: just 1,800 men…

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‘Raise that barrel’: 1st Hussars inspect London, Ontario’s D-Day tank

– London, Ontario — Canadians will mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in 2019 and a group of Army Reserve Veterans in Ontario is working to preserve a valuable artifact from that important day.

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