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Battle of Britain remembered throughout Canada

– Throughout the country, RCAF personnel, veterans, air cadets and the Canadian public paused on September 15, 2019, to mark the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Britain—a pivotal battle that thwarted Hitler’s plan to invade Great Britain.

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Canadian Armed Forces members released prior to February 2016 can now request a Veteran’s Service Card

– The Veteran’s Service Card is now available upon request to all eligible former and releasing Canadian Armed Forces members. Veterans who have completed basic training and have been honourably released can now apply for the new Veteran’s Service Card at the following website.

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CAF speakers needed for Veterans’ Week!

– The National Veterans’ Week Speakers Program needs CAF members to volunteer as speakers during Veterans’ Week (Nov 5-11)

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“The Polish-Canadian brotherhood in arms”

– During the Battle of Britain, Poland’s 303 Squadron, commanded by a Canadian, scored the highest number of victories. The strong friendship between Poland and Canada, forged during the war, endures to this day, as the Polish defence attaché explains.

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RCAF remembers the valour of “The Few”

– On September 15, 2019, the RCAF marked the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a parade at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.

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Volunteer as a CAF speaker and share your story!

– CAF members are encouraged to give presentations at schools and other community organizations during Veterans’ Week 2019 (Nov 5-11) to highlight the important work they do on behalf of Canadians and as a tribute to all veterans, past and present, who have served their country.

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West Shore physiotherapy clinic geared to help injured veterans

– A former sailor says a one-of-a-kind physiotherapy clinic now operating on the West Shore has been the perfect medicine for him, and others like him.
Petty Officer Second Class (Retired) Sean Wieler had a 23-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

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Check Six! The Battle of Britain in hindsight

– More than 100 Canadians are deemed to have participated in the Battle of Britain, and 23 lost their lives. A Royal Canadian Air Force squadron fought during the Battle; No. 1 (RCAF) Squadron, whose pilots were from both a regular force unit and an auxiliary unit, became operational on August 17, 1940.

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Market Garden Profile of Courage: Flying Officer Otto Hjalmar Antoft

– Otto Hjalmar Antoft’s path took him from Denmark to Nova Scotia to the skies over Arnhem during Operation Market Garden. He died when the Short Stirling aircraft on which he was a crew member was shot down during the struggle to secure “a bridge too far”.

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The Deputy Minister’s Vlog – NDWCC with Champion ADM(PA) Chris Henderson

– As we mark the launch of the National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign, it’s useful to reflect on why we give, and how our contributions can make a difference.

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