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Hockey Night in Oman

– It was April 27, a Saturday night, when HMCS Regina was alongside in Muscat, Oman for a port visit during Operation ARTEMIS.

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DT News: The inaugural Grey Wolf Indigenous Summer Program and a heads-up on the upcoming NDWCC

– The Grey Wolf program is a 4th Canadian Division summer program which combines military training and Indigenous cultural teachings.

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Canada’s Indigenous soldiers wove unbreakable wartime code with native languages

– August 9 marks the 37th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The 2019 theme is Indigenous Peoples’ Languages. The clever use of Indigenous languages to create an unbreakable secret code played a vital role in the victory of the Allies in the Second World Wa

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401 Squadron provides air cover during Dieppe raid

– The RCAF’s 401 Squadron was one of nine Canadian squadrons that took part in Operation Jubilee—the raid on Dieppe, France—on August 19, 1942.

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1st Annual, 2019 Soldier On Motorcycle Ride & Classic Car Rally – September 2019

– The reason for this year’s event is to raise funds for equipping future Soldier On teams; the Warrior Games and Invictus Games 2020 teams specifically.

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Emotional moment at Juno Beach for 95-year-old Veteran and Battlefield cyclists

– When 95-year-old Second World War veteran Russell Kaye set foot on Juno Beach for his first time since D-Day, he wasn’t making his steps in its dark brown sand alone.

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Dropping meteorological buoys in the Arctic

– The second week of July, 2019, was an exciting one for some members of 413 Search and Rescue Squadron as they left 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, and headed north for the Arctic Buoy drop. This was the first time 14 Wing had been tasked with this annual mission.

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Simon Bolivar bicentenary commemoration

– The Ambassador of Colombia Federico Hoyos Salazar and Col William Cabrera from Colombia imposed a wreath at the Monument of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, located on Besserer Street and Dalhousie Street in Ottawa, on Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019 at 11 am.

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A medal-winning tour

– Vice-Admiral (VAdm) Haydn Edmundson, Acting Commander Military Personnel Command (A/CMPC), accepted an opportunity to put his own stamp on things at the Royal Canadian Mint.

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Dieppe profile of courage: John Edwin Gardiner

– Pilot Officer John Gardiner was born in Saskatchewan on July 8, 1919. He and his wingman died during Operation Jubilee when their Spitfires collided in the sky while being attacked by a German fighter. They are buried side by side in France.

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