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Op Driftnet: Demons in the South Pacific

– Aircrew, groundcrew and a CP-140 Aurora aircraft from 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron deployed to Fiji in January 2019 to carry out surveillance patrols to counter illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing.

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What I learned in church about aviation

– Author John Chalmers reflects on what he learned about aviation in church and the research he undertook that lead him to discover interesting books and history facts.

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Siblings visit grave of RCAF father 57 years after his death overseas

– Kerry Balcom and his sister, Anne Marie Pearle, recently visited the grave of their father, RCAF Sergeant Gordon R. Balcom, in France, for the first time in more than 50 years.

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Gallant four remembered 40 years on

– Three American, one Canadian aircrew gave their lives in a rescue 40 years ago.

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Mark your calendars for the 2019 RCAF Run

– The 2019 RCAF Run will take place on May 26, 2019.

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Canada–US relationship summits

– Canadian Armed Forces Lieutenant-General Christopher Coates, deputy commander of NORAD, joined members of the AdAmAn Club for their annual year-end ascent of Pikes Peak, in Colorado.

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Henry J. Langdon: An RCAF, industry and union pioneer

– Henry Langdon enlisted in the RCAF in 1939, even though regulations did not permit the enlistment of Blacks. Working in predominantly white environments in the RCAF, Air Canada and in his union, he was highly respected for his abilities his efforts to improve race relations.

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First Interim Fighter Jets Arrive in Cold Lake

– On February 17, the Royal Canadian Air Force marked the arrival of the first two interim fighter aircraft from Australia, an important milestone and investment in sustaining our current CF-18 Hornet fleet.

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Once a Chinthe, always a Chinthe

– 435 Squadron hosts Second World War squadron member Richard Earl for a tour and conversation.

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Lieutenant-Governor Lincoln Alexander was one of first blacks to serve in RCAF

– In celebration of Black History Month, we look at the life of Lincoln Alexander – Ontario’s first black lieutenant governor and one of the first blacks to serve in the RCAF.

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