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Tag: History – The story of the CAF

CAF engineers repair Bonaventure Memorial

– The memorial is made up of the anchor and chain from Canada’s last aircraft carrier, serving as a monument to sailors who lost their lives during peacetime. Over the last decade, it became clear the memorial needed repairs.

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450 Squadron celebrates 50 years of tactical aviation

– First formed as the Canadian 450 Heavy Transport Squadron in 1968, the squadron was Canada’s venture into logistic air support using Canadian CH-113A Voyageur helicopters.

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Battle of the Atlantic sacrifices remembered

– Each year on the first Sunday in May, Canada and its naval community commemorate those lost at sea during the Second World War.

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Logisticians skydive with SkyHawks to mark branch jubilee

– Logisticians are the backbone of military operations, and the flag relay helps get the word out about the 50th Anniversary of the Logistics Branch.

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Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) return to Moreuil Wood for 100th Anniversary

– Moreuil, France — Current members of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) are returning to France to mark the centenary of a First World War battle in which one of their number earned a posthumous Victoria Cross (VC).

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98-year-old veteran gets surprise visit

– Members of 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron met George Sweanor, one of the founding members of the squadron that stood up in 1941 in the United Kingdom as the third RCAF bomber squadron overseas.

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Lost Canadian Banshee pilot remembered at U.S. naval base

– Sixty years and one day after Lieutenant Troy vanished, representatives of Royal Canadian Air Force took custody of the historic items at a brief ceremony held at Mayport.

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Artifacts belonging to Lieutenant Barry Troy returning to Canada

– Following hurricanes in the Florida area, a parachute and accompanying items were retrieved from a beach near Naval Station Mayport, near Jacksonville.

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One of the first black Canadian women soldiers tells her story

– Halifax, Nova Scotia — “You couldn’t get a job in a store or anywhere if you were black, so we joined the Reserves,” said Corporal (Retired) Marelene Clyke.

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Henry J. Langdon: An RCAF, industry and union pioneer

– Working in predominantly white environments in all three work places, Henry Langdon was highly respected not only for his abilities, but in his efforts towards improving race relations.

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