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DND and VAC introduce new Veteran’s Service Card

– The new Veteran’s Service Card will provide a tangible symbol of recognition for former members, encourage an enduring affiliation with the Canadian Armed Forces, and ensure linkages to Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) support programs as members transition to post-service life.

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Battle of Britain: Canadians in the Royal Air Force

– By Hugh Halliday The Royal Air Force celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018. It’s therefore fitting, as we approach our commemoration of the Battle of Britain, to revisit Hugh Halliday’s examination of Canadians serving in the RAF during the Battle of Britain. On September 3, 1939, only hours after Britain declared war on Germany, a …

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RCAF to mark 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

– Ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Britain will be held across the country on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Members of the public in the National Capital Region are invited to attend the national ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport. Who: Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, veterans and …

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Check Six! The Battle of Britain in hindsight

– The 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain  will be observed on Sunday, September 16, 2018. A national Ceremony will be held at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport in Gatineau, Québec, and local ceremonies will take place across Canada. By Major Bill March “Check Six” alludes to the 12 positions on a clock face that aircrew use to readily …

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402 Squadron honours Dieppe veteran

– By Martin Zeilig For Clarizza Cole, watching her grandfather Elmer Cole, a Second World War veteran, being honoured in Winnipeg by 402 Squadron on August 17, 2018, was an “awesome” experience. “He is our number one role model with his optimism,” she said. Mr. Cole was invited to 17 Wing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for a …

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Prisoner of war diary available online

– RCAF Public Affairs with files from the Comox Air Force Museum A true Canadian military treasure has been digitized and is now available for everyone to see on the website of the Comox Air Force Museum. Flight Lieutenant John Colwell was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III—site of the famous “Great Escape”. He …

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MWO raises funds for the Perley Rideau Veterans Home

– Master Warrant Officer Anthony Cobden participated in Ottawa Race Weekend in late May as part of Team Perley Rideau, which supports World War II, Korean War, and other qualified Veterans at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre.

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A Centre for Bomber Command

– By Dr. Richard Mayne As an historian, it is rare that I write in the first person. However, after attending the ceremony for the opening of the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) in Lincolnshire, England, in April 2018, I can think of no better way to relate that experience, since it was indeed a moving …

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VAC supports Veterans’ transition into federal public service

– The Veterans in the Public Service Unit works with the Public Service Commission to promote the skills and experiences that Canadian Veterans offer to public service hiring managers and human resources professionals across the country.

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Read the spring edition of Salute! published by Veterans Affairs Canada

– The special Spring 2018 issue of Salute! highlights the six new and two enhanced benefits that became available on April 1, 2018, as well as the recently announced Pension for Life.

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