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Tag: Anniversary Commemorations – Anniversaries of important events in CAF history

The hero around the corner

– The famed Dambusters Raid took place 75 years ago. Lewis Johnstone Burpee, one of those who died on the raid, was from a neighbourhood called the Glebe in Ottawa and a graduate of nearby Lisgar Collegiate Institute. Author Dave O’Malley, who lives and works in the same neighbourhood, ponders Lewis’ life and death.

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William Barker and the end of the First World War: a century ago

– On November 11, 2018, the RCAF held its annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, where Wing Commander William Barker, VC, is interred. Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the RCAF, presided over the solemn commemoration of our war dead, of William Barker and of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Here are his remarks.

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Logisticians celebrate their 50th anniversary

– The Canadian Forces Logistics Branch is now the Royal Canadian Logistics Service. It received the new designation from the governor general during the 50th anniversary parade held on Parliament Hill.

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RCAF CC-177 Globemaster III reaches impressive milestone

– The RCAF’s first CC-177 Globemaster, which was delivered to the RCAF in 2007, has surpassed a major milestone: 10,000 accumulated flying hours.

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RCAF family visits Montenegro’s Battle of Mojkovac sites

– During my summer holidays, I took my family of five to Northern Montenegro, where I spent my youth. I wanted my children to find out about their family history and spend some time with their grandparents.

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Visit the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

– The Canadian Virtual War Memorial website provides Canadians a place to learn more about those who gave their lives for freedom.

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“They damn nearly did it for me”: The story of William Barker, VC

– One hundred years ago, First World War pilot William Barker, Canada’s most decorated war hero, was terribly wounded in combat with the enemy and was awarded the Victoria Cross. But he said he would throw his decorations in the fire if he could be fit and healthy again.

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430 Squadron celebrates its 75th anniversary in style

– 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron celebrated its 75th anniversary in style with a series of activities and the launch of a book about the squadron.

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A bouncing bomb at Nanton, Alberta

– As part of the Bomber Command Museum of Canada’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid, the museum created a replica of the famed “bouncing bomb” and mounted it on their Lancaster, which is painted in the markings of a Dambusters Lancaster for the anniversary year

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Dambusters bomb sight replicated at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada

– As a fundraising initiative, the Bomber Command Museum of Canada has replicated the deceptively simple wooden bomb sight used during the Dambusters raid to ensure the famous bouncing bombs were dropped at the right distance from the dams in the Ruhr Valley in May 1943

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