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RCAF personnel arrive in Brazil for start of multinational exercise

– Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and two CC-130J Hercules aircraft are in Brazil to participate in a South American, multi-national exercise.

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The hero around the corner

– The famed Dambusters Raid took place 75 years ago. Lewis Johnstone Burpee, one of those who died on the raid, was from a neighbourhood called the Glebe in Ottawa and a graduate of nearby Lisgar Collegiate Institute. Author Dave O’Malley, who lives and works in the same neighbourhood, ponders Lewis’ life and death.

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Governor General to invested 69 recipients into the Order of Military Merit

– The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada invests 69 recipients into the Order of Military, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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William Barker and the end of the First World War: a century ago

– On November 11, 2018, the RCAF held its annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, where Wing Commander William Barker, VC, is interred. Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the RCAF, presided over the solemn commemoration of our war dead, of William Barker and of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Here are his remarks.

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Logisticians celebrate their 50th anniversary

– The Canadian Forces Logistics Branch is now the Royal Canadian Logistics Service. It received the new designation from the governor general during the 50th anniversary parade held on Parliament Hill.

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Family’s search finds answers in Second World War airman’s sacrifice

– A Canadian family finds the gravesite of one of their own who served and died in the RCAF in England during the Second World War.

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Brothers honoured for their service as “RCAF Americans”

– American twin brothers have been honoured for their service with the RCAF during the Second World War

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An ace and a fighter

– Wing Commander James “Stocky” Edwards, 97, has been a take-charge kind of guy since he served in the Desert Air Force during the Second World War.

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Profile of Courage: Remembering a soft-spoken farm boy from Alberta

– We remember Flight Lieutenant Harlo “Terry” Taerum, a Lancaster navigator during the famous Dambusters Raid of May 16/17, 1943.

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RCAF CC-177 Globemaster III reaches impressive milestone

– The RCAF’s first CC-177 Globemaster, which was delivered to the RCAF in 2007, has surpassed a major milestone: 10,000 accumulated flying hours.

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