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Tag: History – The story of the CAF

Bagpipes unite past and present

– “My grandfather was a quiet man and didn’t say much about the war or anything else for that matter, but our bond was through the bagpipes,” says Stanfield.

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Five new members for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

– Five new members—including two Second World War-era members of the Royal Canadian Air Force—will be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in May 2019.

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Holiday traditions in the Royal Canadian Air Force

– As do all military organizations, the Royal Canadian Air Force treasures and maintains a number of special traditions associated with the holiday period. From Christmas dinners to “sticky floors” to New Year’s levees . . . Read the rest of the story . . .

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Christmas 1943: From No. 1 “Y” Depot in Halifax, Nova Scotia

– Christmas 1943, 75 years ago, was a somber time.The Second World War had been ongoing for more than four years, with the accompanying separations and losses of loved ones. However, the editorial staff of No. 1 “Y” Depot’s newsletter encouraged depot personnel to keep their spirits high during the Christmas season while serving up their regular selection of gossip, jokes and news.

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National Air Force Museum of Canada’s “senior squadron” a national treasure

– More than 120 volunteers, the majority retired military members, do everything from greeting visitors to working on aircraft restoration and education programs at the National Air Force Museum of Canada.

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Honouring the Sea King on “a day like no other”

– The Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force bid farewell to the Sea King helicopter during a ceremony held December 1, 2018, in Victoria, B.C. Here are the remarks from the reviewing officer, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the RCAF

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Canadian Army assisted with Halifax Explosion disaster relief 101 years ago

– Halifax, Nova Scotia — It’s been 101 years since thousands of Canadian soldiers, other military personnel and civilians rushed to save the city and its people.

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Second World War Veteran reflects on 100 years of War Amps

– On November 11, Second World War veteran Charlie Jefferson was not only thinking of all those who have served and continue to serve on behalf of Canada, he was also reflecting on the 100th anniversary of The War Amps, an organization which has supported him and generations of amputees.

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CFB Borden unveils Twin Bugler at Vimy

– Colonel Andrew Atherton, CFB Borden Commander, and Chief Warrant Officer Michael Charette, the Base Chief, travelled to France during Veterans’ Week to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice and to unveil a symbol of the bond between CFB Borden, the local community and Vimy on November 9, 2018.

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Final farewell to the Sea King

– The Canadian Armed Forces gave a final salute to the CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter, marking its more than five decades of service, in a parade held yesterday in Victoria, British Columbia. The Sea King will officially retire from service by December 31, 2018 as the RCAF completes its transition to the new CH-148 Cyclone maritime …

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