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Tag: History – The story of the CAF

Operation DISTINCTION – The 75th Anniversary of the Italian Campaign commemorates the significant sacrifices and achievements made by those who served.

– In the past few days, more than 180 Canadian Armed Forces members travelled to Italy to remember the 96,000 Canadians who served in the Italian Campaign of World War II.

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Wing Commander William Barker remembered

– On November 11, 2019, the Royal Canadian Air Force participated in an annual Remembrance Day ceremony held in front of the mausoleum in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, where Wing Commander William Barker, VC, is interred. Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, spoke during the solemn commemoration of Wing Commander Barker and all our war dead. Here are his remarks

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Warships bedazzle in Second World War paint pattern

– For the next year, it will be easy to distinguish HMCS Regina from the other West Coast frigates as it has a new paint job. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) decided to paint Regina in a Second World War Admiralty commemorative paint scheme to honour the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of …

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75 anniversary of 407 Squadron aircraft forced landing in Norway

– Six Canadians crash-landed their Second World War bomber in Nazi-occupied Norway in 1944. Since the mid-1980s, their descendants and the descendants of the Norwegians who helped them escape the Nazis, gather yearly to remember and give thanks.

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Our Canadian Armed Forces: Through children’s eyes

– For the Deputy Minister and Chief of the Defence Staff’s 2018 Holiday Card Contest, children were asked to submit drawings for the chance to have their artwork featured on the cover of the DM and CDS’ holiday cards.
Many children composed images of what the Canadian Armed Forces meant to them.

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Profile of Courage: Jack Watts passes away at age of 98

– Jack Watts, whose war-time exploits included helping destroy the Tirpitz battle ship and surviving a crash in the Mediterranean, died in 2019 at the age of 98.

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Veterans’ Week 2019

– Veterans’ Week, from November 5 to 11, honours the Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members who have served Canada and remembers those who died in its service.

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Junius Lyman Edward Hokan: An extraordinary RCAF officer

– Pilot Officer Hokan was 20 when he died, but during his service he broke the race barrier barring Black-Canadians from serving in the RCAF, was an accomplished fighter pilot and invented a navigation device that drew the attention of Great Britain’s air ministry.

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Canadian honoured in Holland

– With his family and Governor General Julie Payette by his side, WWII veteran and Royal Canadian Dragoon, Tpr (Ret’d) Don White received a bouquet of the tulips named in his honour – the ‘Don White Tulip’, from the Prime Minister of The Netherlands.

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Delta 673’s lost airmen commemorated

– Eighty years after they mysteriously vanished, the aircrew of Northrop Delta 673 were commemorated and a granite monument unveiled in their honour on September 14, 2019, deep in the New Brunswick woods.

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