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Market Garden Profile of Courage: Flying Officer Otto Hjalmar Antoft

– Otto Hjalmar Antoft’s path took him from Denmark to Nova Scotia to the skies over Arnhem during Operation Market Garden. He died when the Short Stirling aircraft on which he was a crew member was shot down during the struggle to secure “a bridge too far”.

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Deployed to Latvia with hockey gear for cultural exchange events

– It was a hive of activity on a muggy Monday morning at the Kapyong Barracks on July 9, 2019 as about 130 soldiers began their six-month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE, with hockey gear and fishing rods packed along with their usual soldier gear.

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OP NANOOK-NUNAKPUT enhanced by personal connections

– The manuals were out and the information was flowing between the crew of the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) and members from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who sat down during Op NANOOK-NUNAKPUT on board the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

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Market Garden Profile of Courage: Flight Lieutenant Peter William Bickford

– Flight Lieutenant Peter Bickford died on the first night of Operation Market Garden, the struggle to secure “a bridge too far”. But not from enemy action—his Lancaster bomber collided with another Lancaster and the crews of both aircraft perished.

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Using insurgent tactics to keep CAF soldiers safe

– Preparing to deploy on operations around the world requires dedication and a rigorous training schedule for members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

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The RCAF and “A Bridge Too Far”

– Operation Market Garden was an epic gamble aimed at ending the Second World War by Christmas 1944. It failed, and the war lasted another seven months. RCAF personnel were in the thick of it, flying transport aircraft, fighters, fighter-bombers and reconnaissance aircraft.

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2 Wing contingent departs for Operation Reassurance

– On the morning of August 19, 2019, a contingent of approximately 60 members of 2 Air Expeditionary Wing departed Bagotville, Quebec, for Operation Reassurance in Romania.

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Tactical Airlift Detachment deploying to Uganda to support United Nations’ peace operations

– Canada will provide the United Nations with tactical airlift support out of Entebbe, in Uganda, during the next 12 months.

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In the skies above: Dieppe, August 19, 1942

– It was August 19, 1942, and Operation Jubilee was about to begin. The target was the French port of Dieppe.

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RCN’s HMCS Ottawa and an RCAF Aurora deploying to Asia-Pacific region

– On August 6, 2019, HMCS Ottawa departed for a four-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region for Operations Projection and Neon. The ship will be joined in October by an RCAF CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft, operating under Op Neon.

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