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450 Squadron celebrates 50 years of tactical aviation

– First formed as the Canadian 450 Heavy Transport Squadron in 1968, the squadron was Canada’s venture into logistic air support using Canadian CH-113A Voyageur helicopters.

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442 Squadron conducts SAREX 18

– 442 Squadron conducts an annual Search and Rescue Exercise to practice deploying the squadron quickly and effectively to a severe operating location, as would happen during a major search.

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RCAF member deploys as gender advisor

– Major Rhea MacLean has been selected as the gender advisor overseeing all gender-related training and advising on all gender-related issues for Canadians on deployment.

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FPC 59 honours the memory of Capt Thomas McQueen

– With individual donations and contributions from private businesses, Captain McQueen now has a special plaque in his honour at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

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Eight new fighter pilots graduate from FPC 59

– The Fighter Pilot Course takes pilots who have graduated from Fighter Lead-In Training at 419 Squadron, and trains them to fly the CF-18 Hornet in fighter operations.

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Air Force runs Improvised Explosive Device Disposal exercise

– Exercise TAZ RUNNER, an annual Improvised Explosive Device Disposal exercise for 1 Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force, was held at 19 Wing Comox in February.

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98-year-old veteran gets surprise visit

– Members of 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron met George Sweanor, one of the founding members of the squadron that stood up in 1941 in the United Kingdom as the third RCAF bomber squadron overseas.

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CAF Firsts: Military female test pilot

– In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment is proud to highlight Major Catherine Blais – the first and only military female test pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Lost Canadian Banshee pilot remembered at U.S. naval base

– Sixty years and one day after Lieutenant Troy vanished, representatives of Royal Canadian Air Force took custody of the historic items at a brief ceremony held at Mayport.

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Vancouver Canucks honour military

– Necks were craned in Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on January 30 to watch as four search and rescue technicians rappelled from the rafters to centre ice.

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