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Tag: Regional Round Up – News from coast to coast

CFB Petawawa: Over $5000 raised during Cadet Paint Night

– About 300 people, over two separate sessions, put paint to canvas raising funds for Petawawa’s 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps during their inaugural Paint Night. Once expenses were cleared, the November 4- 5 events brought in more than $5000 to help enrich the cadets’ programming. According to the cadets’ Commanding Officer Captain Destiny Genoe, …

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CFB Borden: Retired sergeant a fixture of the Borden community

–   Sergeant (Ret) Anthony Beresford, our bugler, is an integral part of our community.He is present at countless events and ceremonies at CFB Borden and the surrounding communities: annually for Peacekeeper’s Day and Remembrance Day, at various flag raisings, and at many Centennial events. —The Citizen

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CFB Esquimalt: Afghanistan war to be remembered in memorial

–   Efforts by a local citizens’ group to erect a highly visible downtown memorial honouring those Canadians that served in Afghanistan is moving forward. The Greater Victoria Afghanistan Memorial Project was formed two years ago in an effort to recognize the 40 000 Canadians who served in Afghanistan between September 2001 and March 2014, and …

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RCN cook-off challenge puts top Navy chefs to the test

– CFB Esquimalt In a contest reminiscent of Chopped and Iron Chef, four navy cooks battled each other, in the RCN Cooks Skills Challenge. Two cooks to a team, they were given a few minutes to select ingredients from the Chiefs’ and Petty Officers’ Mess pantry. Then each team was handed a black box filled with …

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Retired master Bombadier ready to tackle Nijmegen

– CFB Halifax When Master Bombadier (Ret) Jeremy Blackburn’s boots hit the ground this July at the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen, it will be his 20th time participating in the gruelling test of endurance. And while the 160 km march is a daunting task on its own, MBR Blackburn has always brought his pipes along, …

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Reservists prepare to tackle mountain of mud

– 17 Wing Winnipeg Reservists from the 5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment are gearing up for a full-on mud treatment in the resort town of Whistler. But the mud they seek isn’t found in the spas or health clubs. Instead the reservists will be getting down and dirty in the Tough Mudder event at Whistler Olympic …

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SAR Tech Canopy Control Course held in Canada

– 17 Wing Winnipeg A total of 20 Search and Rescue technicians from 435 Squadron and other CAF bases took part in the first-ever SAR Canopy Control Course at Gimli Industrial park airfield —70 km north of Winnipeg. “Normally we do these types of courses in the US with private companies,” said Master Corporal Steve Delage, …

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Ace pilot encourages air cadets

– CFB Esquimalt Former Snowbird and RACF pilot Robert Mitchell inspected a squadron of Westshore air cadets recently, and encouraged them to seize the moment in their journey thought life. After inspecting the youth the Victoria native took to the microphone and recalled some exhilarating moments of his career, including piloting CF-18s and commanding Canada’s famed …

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Projects large, small keep base engineers busy

– CFB Shilo Between basic maintenance and new infrastructure, Real Property Operations Unit (West—Detachment Shilo remains extremely busy. Under the watchful eyes of Officer Commanding Major Andrew Wall, his unit has a long running list of projects, including renovations to barrack blocks, upgrades on the ranges; interior and exterior office spaces, as well as a lengthy …

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CFB Esquimalt: Navy replaces veteran’s stolen coin

– A 91-year-old naval veteran who had a treasured coin stolen from his car during a recent move in Cornwall, Ont., received an unexpected visit from the Deputy-Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy. Six years ago, Edgar Hughes received the coin from the commanding officer of HMCS Fredericton in honour of his service on D-Day. On …

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