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Air-Sea Rescue saved airmen shot down during the Raid on Dieppe

– The Raid on Dieppe, France, on August 19, 1942, was a pivotal moment in the Second World War. With virtually all of continental Europe under German occupation, the Allied forces faced a well-entrenched enemy.

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RCAF supports NATO enhanced Air Policing in Romania

– The Canadian Armed Forces is sending approximately 135 personnel and five Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-188 Hornets to Constanta, Romania, to participate in NATO Enhanced Air Policing from September to December 2018.

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Ready for MINUSMA: Operation Presence-Mali reaches full operating capability

– Operation PRESENCE-Mali has reached full operating capability and deployed personnel are ready to do what is asked of them by the United Nations. Read how their deployment has been so far.

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Shearwater celebrates 100 years of maritime aviation

– By Ryan Melanson The air station now known as 12 Wing Shearwater has existed under many different names, and has been under the control of many different organizations, since the first operational patrols took off from the site in 1918. From its early years playing host to US Navy airmen during the First World War …

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RCAF shows off the CH-148 Cyclone ahead of its first deployment

– After nearly three years of training, testing and evaluation, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s new state-of-the-art maritime helicopter, the CH-148 Cyclone, has left for its first operational deployment.

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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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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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Profession of Arms: Where Leadership Begins!

– By Master Warrant Officer Douglas Hennessey As a non-commissioned member, I have often wondered where I stood within the military, trying to determine what it means to be in the “profession of arms”. Recently, I read an article in the “Royal Canadian Air Force Journal”, written by Chief Warrant Officer Necole Belanger, about being a …

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New deputy commander appointed to NORAD

– Lieutenant-General Christopher Coates assumed the duties of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) deputy commander from Lieutenant-General Pierre St-Amand during a ceremony held at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 20, 2018.

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Canadians key in enhanced international collaboration in the Space domain

– By Second Lieutenant Kathleen Soucy A new Combined Space Operations Centre (CSpOC) was stood up at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on July 18, 2018, acknowledging and advancing decades-long cooperation in space among the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Lieutenant-Colonel Alain Dallaire, a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, …

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