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The Birth of a Swift Death: 401 Squadron at its 100th anniversary

– 401 Squadron, known as the “Rams,” has reached a milestone: it is the first Canadian squadron to celebrate its centennial, which officially occurs this month, November 2018.

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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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A Centre for Bomber Command

– By Dr. Richard Mayne As an historian, it is rare that I write in the first person. However, after attending the ceremony for the opening of the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) in Lincolnshire, England, in April 2018, I can think of no better way to relate that experience, since it was indeed a moving …

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