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Canadian troops in Bahrain bust drug runners on the ‘hash highway’

– MANAMA, Bahrain — Zeroing in on a small fishing dhow loaded with heroin in 2 million square miles of ocean is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but a crew of mostly Canadian troops has helped find six in the past two months, hauling in nearly 16 tons of illicit drugs.

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Once a Chinthe, Always a Chinthe

– When Richard Earl joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at age 18 in 1942, he never imagined he would end up as a radio operator for one of two brand new Canadian transport squadrons in India.

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Canadian Forces Aeromedical Evacuation Flight celebrates a decade of innovation and hard work

– The Canadian Forces Aeromedical Evacuation Flight (CF AE) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In order to commemorate the milestone, members of the deployable medical team gathered at the Officers’ Mess at 8 Wing Trenton on February 21.

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The sky’s the limit: the RCAF`s Honorary Colonel Jim Kyte

– Former NHL star Jim Kyte has joined the ranks of another organization that reaches for the stars in his role as a Royal Canadian Air Force honorary colonel.

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Search for two people onboard missing helicopter concludes

– The search for two people onboard a helicopter that went missing between Sudbury and Kapuskasing, Ontario, ended with the discovery of their aircraft on March 11, 2019. Unfortunately, when RCAF SAR techs arrived at the crash site, Jody and Nicole Blais were found without vital signs.

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DC-3 Dakota with Polish war-time connections heading to Poland

– A Second World War-era DC-3 Dakota with strong connections to the Polish Air Force is being returned from 17 Wing Winnipeg to Poland.

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Willa Walker blazed the trail for RCAF airwomen

– A natural-born leader, Willa Walker was responsible for setting up training depots all over Canada and for the overall discipline and efficiency of the RCAF Women’s Division. Her enthusiasm and determination convinced many young women to follow in her footsteps.

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Op Driftnet: Demons in the South Pacific

– Aircrew, groundcrew and a CP-140 Aurora aircraft from 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron deployed to Fiji in January 2019 to carry out surveillance patrols to counter illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing.

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What I learned in church about aviation

– Author John Chalmers reflects on what he learned about aviation in church and the research he undertook that lead him to discover interesting books and history facts.

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Siblings visit grave of RCAF father 57 years after his death overseas

– Kerry Balcom and his sister, Anne Marie Pearle, recently visited the grave of their father, RCAF Sergeant Gordon R. Balcom, in France, for the first time in more than 50 years.

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