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

RCAF marks the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

– The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) marked the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on September 16 with a ceremony held at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport in Gatineau, Quebec.

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In praise of the Hurricane

– By Norm Blondel The Battle of Britain, which took place during the summer and autumn of 1940, is commemorated in Canada on the third Sunday of September. In the epic battle of summer 1940 over British skies, much praise was heaped on the “Few”—deservedly so—and the sleek, all-metal Spitfire fighter which was credited with defeating …

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Battle of Britain: Canadians in the Royal Air Force

– By Hugh Halliday The Royal Air Force celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018. It’s therefore fitting, as we approach our commemoration of the Battle of Britain, to revisit Hugh Halliday’s examination of Canadians serving in the RAF during the Battle of Britain. On September 3, 1939, only hours after Britain declared war on Germany, a …

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RCAF to mark 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

– Ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Britain will be held across the country on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Members of the public in the National Capital Region are invited to attend the national ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport. Who: Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, veterans and …

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Check Six! The Battle of Britain in hindsight

– The 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain  will be observed on Sunday, September 16, 2018. A national Ceremony will be held at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport in Gatineau, Québec, and local ceremonies will take place across Canada. By Major Bill March “Check Six” alludes to the 12 positions on a clock face that aircrew use to readily …

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RCAF traffic tech perseveres through injury to carry Logistics Branch 50th Anniversary Flag

– By Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Martin A Royal Canadian Air Force traffic technician, based in Wainwright, Alberta, was injured during the during the physically demanding and aptly named “Canadian Death Race” in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains on August, 4, 2018. But Corporal Kane Edmonstone refused to quit because he was carrying a truly valued possession of the Logistics …

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Air-Sea Rescue saved airmen shot down during the Raid on Dieppe

– The Raid on Dieppe, France, on August 19, 1942, was a pivotal moment in the Second World War. With virtually all of continental Europe under German occupation, the Allied forces faced a well-entrenched enemy.

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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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22 Wing personnel proud to carry out Public Duties in U.K.

– By Captain Leah Pierce Since June 25, 2018, Sergeant Michael Jaworski, a member of 21 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron, Corporal Karey Barr, from 51 Aerospace Control and Warning (Operational Training) Squadron, Corporal Phuong Hutchings, of 22 Wing’s traffic section, and Corporal Asitha Jayasundera, also from 21 Squadron, and all from 22 Wing North Bay, …

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RCAF makes history in London

– The Royal Canadian Air Force Queen’s Guard took over from the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the heels of RAF’s 100th anniversary celebrations on July 10, which saw a wonderfully executed parade and flypast near Buckingham Palace.

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