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Tag: Veterans – Veterans

Soldier On: Soldiers find healing with the Ottawa Senators

– Since 2016, the Ottawa Senators have supported Soldier On participants in rediscovering their passion for the game. Each winter, in the nation’s capital, members of the Ottawa Senators Alumni lace up their skates to train and play with a team of Soldier On participants.

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Second World War Navy veteran recalls wartime service

– Hedley Whitfield Lake grew up in Fortune, Newfoundland. After the war broke out, he was recruited as part of the 10th contingent of Newfoundlanders destined for service in the Royal Navy (RN). He signed up on July 28, 1940. Lake sailed for 21 days in a convoy to England where he landed in South Hampton, and was assigned to HMS Ganges for training…

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Windsor reservists celebrate Hockey Day in Canada with their community

– The second annual Army vs Navy hockey game saw the Royal Canadian Navy take home the win 9-5. The real action though, was happening in the stands where over 600 members of the community turned out to watch local soldiers and sailors take to the ice…

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Operation TRANSITION: BGen Misener speaks at Valcartier conference

– “In coordinating its efforts with its partners, the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group will deliver personalized, professional and standardized casualty support and transition services to CAF members and their families with special attention provided to ill and injured personnel, their families and the families of the deceased,” said Brigadier-General Mark Misener.

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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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Commemorating 100 years of Canadian military in the Rhine Valley

– On December 12, 2018, precisely 100 years to the day after Canadian military forces first crossed the Rhine, an exhibition was unveiled at the Wahn Kaserne Museum in Germany, commemorating the anniversary.

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RCAF airwomen’s reunion to be held in June

– RCAF airwomen, former and currently serving, are invited to attend a reunion in Ottawa June 7-9, 2019.

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Farewell to Canada’s last Dambuster

– Canada’s last living Dambuster, Fred Sutherland, died on January 21, 2019. Now only one person who participated in the daring raid to destroy German dams nearly 76 years ago is left alive: Great Britain’s George “Johnny” Johnson.

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Rejoin the RCAF team!

– The Air Force Team is seeking former members who can make an immediate contribution, based on their previous RCAF training and experience, to Canada’s air and space capabilities.

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Bagpipes unite past and present

– “My grandfather was a quiet man and didn’t say much about the war or anything else for that matter, but our bond was through the bagpipes,” says Stanfield.

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