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Canada’s Indigenous soldiers wove unbreakable wartime code with native languages

– August 9 marks the 37th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The 2019 theme is Indigenous Peoples’ Languages. The clever use of Indigenous languages to create an unbreakable secret code played a vital role in the victory of the Allies in the Second World Wa

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Emotional moment at Juno Beach for 95-year-old Veteran and Battlefield cyclists

– When 95-year-old Second World War veteran Russell Kaye set foot on Juno Beach for his first time since D-Day, he wasn’t making his steps in its dark brown sand alone.

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The Long Road Home for the Kandahar Cenotaph

– It has travelled across a desert, an ocean, all the way across Canada and to the United States en route to its permanent home. The Kandahar Cenotaph, built by soldiers honouring their fallen comrades, is now housed in the Afghanistan Memorial Hall in Ottawa.

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Military historian candidate is first recipient of Air Vice Marshal Keith Hodson Scholarship

– A student of Canadian military history is the first to receive the Air Vice Marshal Hodson Scholarship. Hodson was an RCAF Spitfire pilot who flew 120 missions with RAF Fighter Command in 1941, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses.

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Former Air Force commander passes away

– Lieutenant-General Don McNaughton, who had a long and distinguished career in Canada’s Air Force, passed away on June 26, 2019. He commanded Air Command from 1985 to 1986.

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An experience to remember at the Warrior Games

– On Friday, June 21st, competition officially began at the U.S. Department of Defense 2019 Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida. As a group of six Team Canada members headed out in the early morning to Eagles Golf Course, Marcel Moreau was getting ready to do something he’d never done before.

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Air Force Day on Parliament Hill celebrates RCAF members, past and present

– Every day, there are many reasons to celebrate, honour and commemorate our military members. Recently, there was an opportunity to pay special recognition to those members who wear light blue as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

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Veteran celebrates 100th birthday and receives French Legion of Honour

– An RCAF veteran living in Winnipeg received France’s Legion of Honour, the nation’s highest decoration for merit, two days before his 100th birthday.

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Quilts’ stitching details care, support for service personnel

– The national Quilts of Valour program pairs Canadian Armed Forces veterans with handmade quilts from groups throughout Canada.

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DT News: the 101st anniversary of the Memorial Cup and another special upcoming commemoration

– This year marks the 101st anniversary of the Memorial Cup, a Canadian Hockey League trophy dedicated to the memory of all fallen Canadian Armed Forces members.

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