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RCAF Sports Achievement Awards

– Earlier this year, the recipients of the 2017 RCAF sports achievements awards were announced. The winners have also been nominated for the national Canadian Armed Forces Sports Awards, to be presented October 18, 2018.

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8 Wing Trenton welcomes new honorary colonel

– 8 Wing Trenton gave a warm welcome to their new honorary colonel, John Smylie, and said a fond farewell to their outgoing honorary colonel, John Williams, at a ceremony held September 20, 2018.

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New commander takes over Canada’s Formation Europe

– On September 7, Brigadier-General Darlene Quinn assumed command of Canada’s Formation Europe – an appointment that includes the accompanying duty of National Military Representative to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).

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Members of 424 Squadron rescue boater in St. Lawrence near Dorval

– Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron from 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, came to the aid of a boater, whose 25-foot sailboat had capsized two miles south of Dorval, Quebec, on September 17, 2018

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Farewell to the King!

– Over its 55 years of employment in Canada, the Sea King has served with multiple services and has changed significantly from its initial 1963 configuration.

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Welcome to the RCAF Library

– The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Library is a virtual library featuring a diverse collection of online resources including e-books and audiobooks, theses, technical reports, and conference papers.

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Full-time, Post Graduate Training Opportunities: Autumn deadline

– The Sponsored Post Graduate Training (PGT) program offers selected Regular Force officers the opportunity to complete post graduate studies, at universities in Canada or abroad, in specialized areas of knowledge. The graduates of these programs are needed to be employed in positions leading areas that leverage the skills and knowledge acquired from these studies. There …

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RCAF marks the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

– The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) marked the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on September 16 with a ceremony held at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport in Gatineau, Quebec.

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Woods hike not the ideal SAR


“If it’s got to be done, it’s got to be done,” Master Corporal Dylan Weller said. He and Sergeant André Hotton, both search and rescue technicians (SAR techs) with the RCAF’s 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, hoped the crackling conversation overheard on a firefighter’s radio, including the words “no” and “chopper” might have dropped a full sentence—perhaps it was, “No problem, we’ll send a chopper.”

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In praise of the Hurricane

– By Norm Blondel The Battle of Britain, which took place during the summer and autumn of 1940, is commemorated in Canada on the third Sunday of September. In the epic battle of summer 1940 over British skies, much praise was heaped on the “Few”—deservedly so—and the sleek, all-metal Spitfire fighter which was credited with defeating …

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