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Tag: History – The story of the CAF

Farewell to the King!

– Over its 55 years of employment in Canada, the Sea King has served with multiple services and has changed significantly from its initial 1963 configuration.

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Jocko family honoured at Aboriginal Veteran medals ceremony

– Seven members of the Jocko family of Madawaska were honoured for their service and sacrifice during the national war effort from 1939 to 1945, at the 31st annual Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation Pow Wow in August.

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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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CFS Alert celebrates 60 years

– On September 1, 2018, station personnel celebrated the station’s 60th anniversary of service. The station was first established in the early 1950s as a weather station. On September 1, 1958, it began its operational role as a signals intelligence unit of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Continuing the Legacy

– In the middle of city soundtracks, there is a somber calm, a silence. Two sentries carry proud histories as they stand at the National War Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Shearwater celebrates 100 years of maritime aviation

– By Ryan Melanson As 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, officially celebrated its 100-year anniversary from August 1-3, 2018, members of the defence community gathered for a special 100th Anniversary Dedication Parade. Additionally, the anniversary weekend also included the grand opening of the new Shearwater Aviation Park, dedicated to the thousands who have contributed at the …

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