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Tag: History – The story of the CAF

Brunssum Canada Delegation Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Scheldt

– The members of the Canadian Delegation at Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Scheldt Estuary during the Second World War from November 1st to 3rd, 2019.

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Aviation community says goodbye to Fern Villeneuve

– The founder of the RCAF’s legendary “Golden Hawks” aerobatic team died December 25, 2019, at the age of 92.

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Remembering aviation legend Russell Bannock

– Canada’s second highest scoring Second World War ace, and a legend in Canadian civil aviation, Russ Bannock, died on January 4, 2020, at the age of 100.

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December 1944: An “Alouette” Christmas story

– On Christmas Eve, 1944, Flight Sergeant Jean Cauchy and his crew, flying a Halifax bomber back from a raid in Germany, were in trouble—they’d lost an engine and there was still a bomb in their bomb bay that they hadn’t been able to drop.

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Holiday traditions in the Royal Canadian Air Force

– The RCAF treasures and maintains a number of special traditions associated with the holiday period – ranging from Christmas dinners to “sticky floors” to New Year’s levees.

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Korea War Veteran Remembers Comrades killed at Canoe River

– Former Bombardier Leslie Mercer attends 2RCHA Commemoration of train crash.

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RCAF personnel participate in commemoration of Italian Campaign

– Sergeant Terry Gibbins, of 22 Wing/CFB North Bay, was one of several RCAF participants who travelled to Italy to take part in ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign.

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Santa takes a tiger by the tail

– Santa Claus had the opportunity for a different type of flight from his normal sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer when he went on a familiarization flight with 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron.

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Royal Military College of Canada participates in national vigil for Polytechnique victims

– On the evening of December 6, 2019, the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Ont. joined with 13 other Canadian universities in a nationwide vigil to commemorate the 14 women murdered on that date in 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.

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DT News: the 75th anniversary of the Second World War’s Italian Campaign

– We’re here in Agira at the Canadian War Cemetery where there are 490 Commonwealth soldiers buried. 484 are Canadian.

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