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Tag: History – The story of the CAF

Celebrating a Century of Canadian Military Legal Services

– Canada’s Military Legal Branch exists to enable the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to operate effectively in accordance with domestic and international law, while ensuring that the Department of National Defence and the CAF can manage and mitigate legal risks.

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CFS Leitrim pays a visit to Morewood Memorial

– The Morewood War Memorial is recognized as being one of the most prominent in all of rural Eastern Ontario. To celebrate its upcoming 100th anniversary, the Chesterville & District Historical Society unveiled a commemorative painting.

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Battle of the Atlantic sacrifices remembered

– Each year on the first Sunday in May, Canada and its naval community commemorate those lost at sea during the Second World War.

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419 “Moose” Squadron honours WWII volunteer

– Royal Canadian Air Force volunteer Vince Elmer’s collection of World War II photographs and mementoes became his wartime diary, and they are now part of a significant historical library.

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CAF engineers repair Bonaventure Memorial

– The memorial is made up of the anchor and chain from Canada’s last aircraft carrier, serving as a monument to sailors who lost their lives during peacetime. Over the last decade, it became clear the memorial needed repairs.

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450 Squadron celebrates 50 years of tactical aviation

– First formed as the Canadian 450 Heavy Transport Squadron in 1968, the squadron was Canada’s venture into logistic air support using Canadian CH-113A Voyageur helicopters.

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Battle of the Atlantic sacrifices remembered

– Each year on the first Sunday in May, Canada and its naval community commemorate those lost at sea during the Second World War.

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Logisticians skydive with SkyHawks to mark branch jubilee

– Logisticians are the backbone of military operations, and the flag relay helps get the word out about the 50th Anniversary of the Logistics Branch.

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Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) return to Moreuil Wood for 100th Anniversary

– Moreuil, France — Current members of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) are returning to France to mark the centenary of a First World War battle in which one of their number earned a posthumous Victoria Cross (VC).

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98-year-old veteran gets surprise visit

– Members of 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron met George Sweanor, one of the founding members of the squadron that stood up in 1941 in the United Kingdom as the third RCAF bomber squadron overseas.

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