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Majors Wally Sweetman and Bob Henderson: “Shining examples of strength and courage”

– 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron members mark the 25th anniversary of a crash that claimed the lives of two of their own.

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RCAF’s Cyclone helicopter undertakes third operational deployment with HMCS Regina

– HMCS Regina departed its home port of Esquimalt on February 6, 2019, for a deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. It is accompanied by an RCAF CH-148 Cyclone helicopter representing the third operational deployment for the new maritime helicopter.

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Final farewell to the Sea King

– The Canadian Armed Forces gave a final salute to the CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter, marking its more than five decades of service, in a parade held yesterday in Victoria, British Columbia. The Sea King will officially retire from service by December 31, 2018 as the RCAF completes its transition to the new CH-148 Cyclone maritime …

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RCAF responds to state of emergency in British Columbia

– The RCAF provided aircraft and personnel to assist in firefighting efforts in August 2018, in British Columbia during the province’s worst fire season in its history.

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Shearwater celebrates 100 years of maritime aviation

– By Ryan Melanson The air station now known as 12 Wing Shearwater has existed under many different names, and has been under the control of many different organizations, since the first operational patrols took off from the site in 1918. From its early years playing host to US Navy airmen during the First World War …

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