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RCAF working toward new sniper pod placement on CF-188 Hornet

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May 18, 2018    
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RCAF working toward new sniper pod placement on CF-188 Hornet Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Skies 
In a two-by-three metre wind tunnel at the National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) aerospace research centre in Ottawa, aerospace engineers are gathering data for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to validate the placement of the sniper pod on the centreline station of the CF-188 Hornet. READ MORE

Canadians and the legendary Dambusters Raid Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
2018 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Chastise, the legendary Dambusters Raid, which occurred on the night of 16/17 May, 1943. Seventy-five years ago, 19 Avro Lancaster bombers, with British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand crews, departed from England on a daring nighttime bombing mission code named “Operation Chastise.” Their goal was to strike river dams, with the result of disrupting water supplies and industrial production and diverting resources from other aspects of the German war effort.  READ MORE

Les Canadiens et le légendaire raid des Briseurs de barrages Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
L’année 2018 marque le 75e anniversaire de l’opération Chastise, le légendaire raid des Briseurs de barrages, qui a eu lieu pendant la nuit du 16 au 17 mai 1943. Il y a soixante-quinze ans, 19 bombardiers Avro Lancaster et leurs équipages constitués d’aviateurs britanniques, canadiens, australiens et néo-zélandais décollaient d’Angleterre pour mener une audacieuse mission de bombardement nocturne baptisée « opération Chastise ». La mission visait à endommager des barrages afin de nuire à l’approvisionnement en eau et à la production industrielle allemande, de même qu’à détourner des ressources d’autres pans de l’effort de guerre allemand.LIRE PLUS

UN Command names Canadian to key post in South Korea for the first time Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Globe and Mail 
A Canadian soldier has been appointed deputy commander at the United Nations Command in South Korea, a post that will place Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre at the centre of deliberations over the future of the Asian Peninsula. The United Nations Command is the multinational force that was created in response to North Korean aggression more than half a century ago and which defended South Korea during the Korean War.  READ MORE

‘People, Policy, Program and Posture’ will be the RCAF’s anchor points Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Skies 
On May 4, 2018, LGen Al Meinzinger assumed command of the Royal Canadian Air Force from LGen Mike Hood, who has retired from the Canadian Armed Forces. Following are Meinzinger’s remarks from the change of command ceremony, held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.  READ MORE

NORAD’s struggle for relevance on its 60th birthday Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

iPolitics 
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. On May 12, 1958, the United States and Canada, recognizing that it made more sense to defend the airspace of North America together rather than separately, signed the first NORAD agreement.  READ MORE

Aircraft used by Snowbirds aerobatic team, on the go since 1963, will be kept flying until 2030 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

National Post 
The 55-year-old planes used by the Canadian military’s iconic Snowbirds aerobatic team will be kept flying until 2030. Aircraft avionics will be modernized on the CT-114 Tutors to comply with upcoming aviation regulations and the life of the aircraft extended for another 12 years, according to April 2018 Royal Canadian Air Force documents obtained by Postmedia. The avionics upgrade is required if the planes are to continue flying in North American airspace. It is unclear at this point what other work will also be needed to be done on the aging aircraft. READ MORE

 UPCOMING EVENTS

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RCAF
Notice is hereby given, as required by the Constitution and By-Laws, that the 2nd Biennial General Meeting of the RCAF Association will be held in Calgary, Alberta, 12 to 14 October 2018, with convention headquarters located at the Hotel Arts as described below.  READ MORE

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force now includes a third airshow — the Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘military pageant’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ian Allan Travel 
On Aug. 17, 1917, South African General Jan Smuts presented a report to the British government’s War Council setting out his ideas on the future of air power. The report was duly approved and led to the formation of the world’s first air force being born on the April 1, 1918. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed by the amalgamation of the squadrons and military personnel of the British Army’s “Royal Flying Corps” (RFC) with the Royal Navy’s “Royal Naval Air Service” (RNAS).  READ MORE

Air Cadet League 2018 Campaign Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF 
Envisioned as Canada’s premier and world class youth development movement, the Air Cadet program seeks to encourage and enhance the development of well-adjusted, civic minded youth in undertaking leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world. The Air Cadet League of Canada’s mission is to promote Canadian youth to develop an interest in aviation and aerospace and to provide opportunities to engage in enriching program elements such as physical education, music and public speaking. Since 1941, the Air Cadet League of Canada has supported the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, both financially and through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, to ensure that Canada’s Supporting Air Cadets makes a difference in the lives of young people. Let’s work together to make sure that every Cadet has the opportunities — donate today!  READ MORE

‘I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been an Air Cadet’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Air Cadet League of Canada 
Were you an Air Cadet? The Air Cadet League wants to know where being an Air Cadet has taken you; join the Air Cadet Alumni and share your “Cadet Story” with us.  READ MORE

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New commander for RCAF

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May 11, 2018    
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New commander for RCAF Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
Command of the Royal Canadian Air Force changed hands at a ceremony held May 4, 2018, in Ottawa. The new commander of the RCAF, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, assumed command from Lieutenant-General Mike Hood at a ceremony held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa and presided over by General Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff.  READ MORE

L’ARC accueille un nouveau commandant Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Lors d’une cérémonie tenue le 4 mai 2018, à Ottawa, on a procédé à la passation du commandement de l’Aviation royale canadienne. Le lieutenant-général Al Meinzinger a relevé le lieutenant-général Mike Hood à titre de commandant de l’ARC lors d’une cérémonie au Musée de l’aviation et de l’espace du Canada, à Ottawa, présidée par le général Jonathan Vance, chef d’état-major de la défense. LIRE PLUS

17 Wing Winnipeg welcomes new Honorary Colonel Murray Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
Four generations of the Murray family, along with some 70 other people, were present at the ceremony welcoming Honorary Colonel Stuart Murray, the newly appointed honorary colonel of 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba, held on March 21, 2018, at the officers’ mess. “I’m very honoured to welcome Honorary Colonel Murray to the 17 Wing family,” said wing commander Colonel Andy Cook. “His breadth of political and corporate experience will serve us very well in years to come.”  READ MORE

La 17e Escadre Winnipeg accueille un nouveau colonel honoraire Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Quatre générations de membres de la famille Murray, ainsi qu’environ soixante-dix autres invités, ont assisté à la cérémonie de nomination de Stuart Murray à titre de nouveau colonel honoraire de la 17e Escadre Winnipeg, au Manitoba. La cérémonie a eu lieu le 21 mars 2018 au mess des officiers.« J’ai le grand honneur d’accueillir le colonel honoraire Murray dans la famille de la 17e Escadre », a dit le colonel Andy Cook. « Sa vaste expérience politique et ministérielle nous sera très utile au cours des prochaines années. » LIRE PLUS

CAE and KF Aerospace join forces in SkyAlyne Canada Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Canadian Defence Review
CAE and KF Aerospace, two Canadian military pilot and aircrew training leaders, have announced that they have aligned to form SkyAlyne Canada Inc., a 50/50 joint venture that will focus on developing and delivering world-class military pilot and aircrew training in Canada. By establishing the SkyAlyne joint venture, CAE and KF Aerospace are bringing together two Canadian companies with unmatched experience and capabilities in the delivery of pilot and aircrew training in Canada.  READ MORE

Top Aces achieves 70,000 hours of air combat training excellence worldwide Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Top Aces
Top Aces recently announced that it reached 70,000 hours of air combat training excellence worldwide. The event occurred during a training mission for the Canadian Armed Forces near Victoria, British Columbia. Training provided by Top Aces preserves valuable fleet life of military front line fighters and enhances military operational effectiveness.  READ MORE

Magellan Aerospace secures multiple Boeing contracts Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Magellan
Magellan Aerospace (“Magellan”) announced that a number of major contract extensions and new awards have been made by The Boeing Company to Magellan. Multi-year contract renewals were agreed to for the manufacture of titanium wing fittings for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the detail manufacture and assembly of the tanker door for the Boeing 767-2C aircraft. In addition, Magellan was also awarded a new multi-year contract to manufacture winglet components for the Boeing 737 MAX. The components and assemblies associated with these multiple contracts will be delivered from Magellan’s facilities in New York, New York and Middletown, Ohio. READ MORE

 UPCOMING EVENTS

Biennial General Meeting Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF
Notice is hereby given, as required by the Constitution and By-Laws, that the 2nd Biennial General Meeting of the RCAF Association will be held in Calgary, Alberta, 12 to 14 October 2018, with convention headquarters located at the Hotel Arts as described below.  READ MORE

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force now includes a third airshow — the Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘military pageant’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ian Allan Travel 
On Aug. 17, 1917, South African General Jan Smuts presented a report to the British government’s War Council setting out his ideas on the future of air power. The report was duly approved and led to the formation of the world’s first air force being born on the April 1, 1918. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed by the amalgamation of the squadrons and military personnel of the British Army’s “Royal Flying Corps” (RFC) with the Royal Navy’s “Royal Naval Air Service” (RNAS).  READ MORE

Air Cadet League 2018 Campaign Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF 
Envisioned as Canada’s premier and world class youth development movement, the Air Cadet program seeks to encourage and enhance the development of well-adjusted, civic minded youth in undertaking leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world. The Air Cadet League of Canada’s mission is to promote Canadian youth to develop an interest in aviation and aerospace and to provide opportunities to engage in enriching program elements such as physical education, music and public speaking. Since 1941, the Air Cadet League of Canada has supported the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, both financially and through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, to ensure that Canada’s Supporting Air Cadets makes a difference in the lives of young people. Let’s work together to make sure that every Cadet has the opportunities — donate today!  READ MORE

‘I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been an Air Cadet’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Air Cadet League of Canada 
Were you an Air Cadet? The Air Cadet League wants to know where being an Air Cadet has taken you; join the Air Cadet Alumni and share your “Cadet Story” with us.  READ MORE

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Royal Air Force celebrates 100th anniversary

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April 20, 2018    
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Royal Air Force celebrates 100th anniversary Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
The Royal Air Force came into being on April 1, 1918, with the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. The RAF is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout this year, and the Royal Canadian Air Force will be celebrating its shared history of training, warfighting and mutual respect with the RAF.  READ MORE

La Royal Air Force célèbre son centenaire Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
La Royal Air Force, née de la fusion du Royal Flying Corps et du Royal Naval Air Service, a vu le jour le 1er avril 1918. La RAF souligne donc cette année son centenaire et l’Aviation royale canadienne célèbre l’histoire qu’elle partage avec la RAF, tant sur le plan de l’entraînement que du combat et du respect. LIRE PLUS

16 Wing supports Humboldt Broncos Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
As a result of the tragic and fatal bus crash on April 6, 2018, that robbed a nation of fifteen lives while injuring fourteen others, Canadian Armed Forces members at 16 Wing, located in Borden, ON, wanted to support the countless families across Canada and within this small Saskatchewan community in mourning their loss. Together as one team, the staff and students from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s largest training establishment donned their favourite hockey jerseys over their CADPAT [camouflage pattern] uniforms and held a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on April 10, 2018, for those touched by the Humboldt Broncos’ tragedy.  READ MORE

La 16e Escadre témoigne son soutien aux Broncos de Humboldt Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
À la suite de la collision tragique du 6 avril 2018, qui a privé quinze jeunes de leur avenir et fait quatorze blessés, les militaires des Forces armées canadiennes à la 16e Escadre, située à Borden, en Ontario, souhaitaient aider les innombrables familles en deuil partout au Canada et dans la petite collectivité en Saskatchewan. Le personnel et les stagiaires du plus grand établissement d’instruction de l’Aviation royale canadienne ont tous revêtu leur chandail de hockey préféré par-dessus leur uniforme à camouflage, et ont observé un moment de silence à 11 h, le 10 avril 2018, afin de témoigner leur soutien à toutes les personnes touchées par la tragédie que vivent les Broncos de Humboldt. LIRE PLUS

51 Squadron welcomes new Honorary Colonel Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
On April 11, 2018, Honorary Colonel Thomas Hedican, of 51 Aerospace Control & Warning (Operational Training) Squadron, relinquished his appointment to Honorary Colonel Jacques Lacourse. “It is with heartfelt gratitude that the members of 51 AC&W (OT) Sqn thank Honorary Colonel Thomas Hedican for the years he spent as an integral member of the unit, and we extend an equally hearty welcome to Honorary Colonel Lacourse,” said Squadron Commanding Officer Major Brenda Tinsley, who presided over the ceremony, held in the Ayr Mess, Blue Room, at 22 Wing North Bay, ON.  READ MORE

Le 51e Escadron accueille un nouveau colonel honoraire Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Le 11 avril 2018, Thomas Hedican, colonel honoraire du 51e Escadron d’entraînement opérationnel de contrôle et d’alerte (Aérospatiale), a cédé son titre honorifique à Jacques Lacourse. « C’est en lui témoignant leur plus sincère gratitude que les militaires de l’escadron remercient le colonel honoraire Thomas Hedican des années qu’il a passées en tant que membre à part entière du personnel de l’unité, et ils accueillent tout aussi chaleureusement le colonel honoraire Lacourse », a dit la major Brenda Tinsley, commandante du 51e Escadron, qui a présidé la cérémonie tenue au salon bleu du mess Ayr de la 22e Escadre North Bay, en Ontario. LIRE PLUS

NATO Flying Training in Canada Program makes history Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
The NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) Program celebrated the largest graduating class of student pilots in its 18-year history on March 29, 2018, at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, SK. “I am extremely proud of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (2 CFFTS) for its continued and whole-hearted commitment to training future pilots,” said Colonel Denis O’Reilly, Commander, 15 Wing. “This hallmark achievement was made possible by the dedication and professionalism of 2 CFFTS instructors, supported by 15 Wing and our industry partner, CAE.”  READ MORE

Le Programme d’entraînement en vol de l’OTAN franchit une étape historique Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Le 29 mars 2018, à la 15e Escadre Moose Jaw, en Saskatchewan, les responsables du Programme d’entraînement en vol de l’OTAN au Canada ont procédé à la collation des grades de la promotion la plus nombreuse des 18 ans d’existence du programme. « Je tire une immense fierté de la 2e École de pilotage des Forces canadiennes [2 EPFC] en raison de son dévouement complet et soutenu à la formation des futurs pilotes », a dit le colonel Denis O’Reilly, commandant de la 15e Escadre. « Cette réussite marquante est attribuable à la détermination et au professionnalisme des instructeurs de la 2 EPFC, qui ont l’appui de la 15e Escadre et de CAE, partenaire de l’Aviation royale canadienne dans le secteur privé. »  READ MORE

3 generations mark RCAF service at annual mess dinner Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
When 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, held its annual Royal Canadian Air Force mess dinner on March 28, 2018, the event was a very special occasion for a multi-generation service family. Warrant Officer (retired) Erle Dolsen, 95, was a special guest at the dinner. Warrant Officer Dolsen was the bandmaster at the base for 10 years, and played an integral role in the early years of the base’s Lake Pleasant Campground. He served for 32 years, retiring in 1975, and continues to be known as a musician, playing “The Last Post” at hundreds of school and community services and memorials every year since 1962.  READ MORE

3 générations célèbrent leur service dans l’ARC lors d’un dîner militaire annuel Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Lorsque la 14e Escadre Greenwood, en Nouvelle-Écosse, a tenu son dîner militaire annuel de l’Aviation royale canadienne le 28 mars 2018, une famille de militaires depuis des générations y a vécu un moment très spécial. L’adjudant (à la retraite) Erle Dolsen, âgé de 95 ans, était l’invité d’honneur de ce dîner. L’adjudant Dolsen, chef de musique de la base pendant 10 ans, a joué un rôle essentiel au cours des premières années du camping de la base à Lake Pleasant. Militaire pendant 32 ans, il a pris sa retraite en 1975, mais est resté musicien, jouant la « Dernière sonnerie » dans des centaines d’écoles et de services communautaires et commémoratifs tous les ans depuis 1962. LIRE PLUS

RCAF school renamed in honour of Wing Commander William Barker, VC Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
In a ceremony held April 12, 2018, at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) renamed the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies after the most decorated war hero in the history of Canada, the British Empire and the Commonwealth of Nations: Wing Commander William G. Barker, VC, DSO and Bar, MC and two Bars.  READ MORE

Une école de l’ARC rebaptisée en l’honneur du lieutenant-colonel d’aviation William Barker, VC Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Le 12 avril 2018, à l’occasion d’une cérémonie au Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, à Winnipeg, l’Aviation royale canadienne a rebaptisé l’École d’études aérospatiales des Forces canadiennes en l’honneur du héros de guerre le plus décoré de l’histoire du Canada, de l’Empire britannique et du Commonwealth britannique des nations, à savoir le lieutenant-colonel William G. Barker, VC, DSO assortie d’une barrette et MC assortie de deux barrettes. LIRE PLUS

Companies to meet with federal officials on new RCAF aircrew training project Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ottawa Citizen
Public Services and Procurement Canada will hold a Future Aircrew Training industry day on May 2 in Ottawa. Companies are required to sign up for the meeting by April 27. The government will eventually renew its existing aircrew training services. Future aircrew training services will include classroom instruction, simulator and flight training, as well as numerous on-site support activities. The future program will include delivery of pilot training, as well as aircrew training for air combat systems officers and airborne electronic sensor operators currently being performed in-house by the Royal Canadian Air Force.  READ MORE

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Biennial General Meeting Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF
Notice is hereby given, as required by the Constitution and By-Laws, that the 2nd Biennial General Meeting of the RCAF Association will be held in Calgary, Alberta, 12 to 14 October 2018, with convention headquarters located at the Hotel Arts as described below.  READ MORE

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force now includes a third airshow — the Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘military pageant’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ian Allan Travel 
On Aug. 17, 1917, South African General Jan Smuts presented a report to the British government’s War Council setting out his ideas on the future of air power. The report was duly approved and led to the formation of the world’s first air force being born on the April 1, 1918. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed by the amalgamation of the squadrons and military personnel of the British Army’s “Royal Flying Corps” (RFC) with the Royal Navy’s “Royal Naval Air Service” (RNAS).  READ MORE

Air Cadet League 2018 Campaign Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF 
Envisioned as Canada’s premier and world class youth development movement, the Air Cadet program seeks to encourage and enhance the development of well-adjusted, civic minded youth in undertaking leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world. The Air Cadet League of Canada’s mission is to promote Canadian youth to develop an interest in aviation and aerospace and to provide opportunities to engage in enriching program elements such as physical education, music and public speaking. Since 1941, the Air Cadet League of Canada has supported the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, both financially and through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, to ensure that Canada’s Supporting Air Cadets makes a difference in the lives of young people. Let’s work together to make sure that every Cadet has the opportunities — donate today!  READ MORE

‘I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been an Air Cadet’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Air Cadet League of Canada 
Were you an Air Cadet? The Air Cadet League wants to know where being an Air Cadet has taken you; join the Air Cadet Alumni and share your “Cadet Story” with us.  READ MORE

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Interviews – Second World War Aircrew Veterans Needed

If anyone knows of any RCAF veterans of World War II, please reach out to Bob Barrett.


This is a message from Mr. Bob Barrett. I am a director, my recent film series was A Nation Soars, a trilogy of 1 hr films celebrating Canadian Pilots of the First World War. I worked with a great cast of RCAF alumni, and the experience was powerful. I would now like to feature the RCAF in a film of its own. This documentary would cover the history and role of the RCAF in Canadian culture. Mapping our country, flying commercial aircraft, leading in our communities, these are the contributions I wish to document. To this end, I’m trying to collect first-hand stories of Canadian Aviators, beginning with those who served during the Second World War. Can you help us find some of these veterans? Sincerely, Robert Barrett, 416 518 3238 or write to bobbarrett@rogers.com

P.S. The RCAF Association supports Mr. Barrett and his project to document the experiences and contributions of Canadian air force veterans during the Second World War. If you know of any such veterans or family members in your community, please write or call Mr. Barrett.

75 years of conquering the skies

From the RCAF Association.


November 24, 2017    
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75 years of conquering the skies Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
As Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, took to the podium to address the Bisons — members of 429 Transport Squadron — on parade, aircraft engines roared outside the hangar. “Great timing on the aircraft start up!” he observed with a laugh. That’s the nature of the business at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario. On Nov. 7, 2017, 429 Squadron, one of the wing’s busiest squadrons celebrated its 75th birthday — 75 years of being a global leader in aviation and embodying the most important Canadian values. The squadron celebrated with a variety of events to mark the anniversary, to which current and former Bisons were invited.  READ MORE

À la conquête du ciel depuis 75 ans Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
Lorsque le lieutenant-général Michael Hood, commandant de l’Aviation royale canadienne, est monté sur le podium pour s’adresser aux Bisons, soit les militaires du 429e Escadron de transport, des moteurs d’aéronef ont commencé à rugir à l’extérieur du hangar. « C’est un excellent moment pour lancer les moteurs! » a dit le commandant en riant. C’est ainsi que va la vie à la 8e Escadre Trenton, en Ontario. Le 7 novembre 2017, le 429e Escadron, une des unités les plus occupées de l’escadre, a célébré son 75e anniversaire : 75 ans passés à titre de chef de file mondial dans le secteur de l’aviation en incarnant les valeurs primordiales du Canada. L’escadron a souligné l’événement en tenant toute une gamme d’activités auxquelles ont pu participer les Bisons d’aujourd’hui et d’hier. LIRE PLUS

RCAF and RAF Americans inducted into Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
Last month I travelled to Denver, Colorado, for the induction into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame of 10 Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Air Force airmen from Colorado. I represented the Bomber Command Museum of Canada (BCMC), located in Nanton, Alberta, because we were one of the main sponsors of the induction ceremony, held on Oct. 14, 2017. John Stemple of Florida, a member of the BCMC, and the Colorado Aviation Historical Society, directed by Lance Barber and his staff, were the other main sponsors.  READ MORE

Des Américains de l’ARC et de la RAF font leur entrée au Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
Le mois dernier, je me suis rendu à Denver, au Colorado, pour assister à l’intronisation au Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame (temple de la renommée de l’aviation du Colorado) de dix aviateurs de cet État qui ont fait partie de l’Aviation royale du Canada et de la Royal Air Force. Je représentais le Musée canadien du Bomber Command, qui se trouve à Nanton, en Alberta, parce que le musée était l’un des principaux commanditaires de la cérémonie d’intronisation qui s’est déroulée le 14 octobre 2017. John Stemple, de Floride, membre du Musée canadien du Bomber Command, et la Colorado Aviation Historical Society, dirigée par Lance Barber et son personnel, étaient les autres commanditaires importants. LIRE PLUS

Veterans Ombudsman 2016-2017 Annual Report tabled Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
The Veterans Ombudsman’s 2016-2017 Annual Report was recently tabled in the House of Commons by the Minister of Veterans Affairs. The Report covers all activities of the Veterans Ombudsman from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 demonstrating the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman’s influence in effecting change and informing policy for Veterans and their families. Not only does it encapsulate 2016-2017 achievements, it is also a bridge to what lies ahead in 2017-2018.  READ MORE

Présentation du Rapport annuel 2016-2017 de l’ombudsman des vétérans Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Le ministre des Anciens Combattants a déposé hier le Rapport annuel 2016-2017 de l’ombudsman des vétérans à la Chambre des communes. Le Rapport porte sur l’ensemble des activités réalisées par l’ombudsman des vétérans du 1er avril 2016 au 31 mars 2017 qui démontrent l’influence qu’a le Bureau de l’ombudsman des vétérans sur l’apport de changements et l’élaboration de politiques pour les vétérans et leur famille. Non seulement on y retrouve les réalisations de 2016-2017, mais encore, on y fait le lien avec ce qui est à prévoir en 2017 2018. LIRE PLUS

Canada is forging a new peacekeeping path Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

CBC News 
In its newly announced commitment to UN peacekeeping, Canada has recognized that the nature of peacekeeping has changed and therefore new approaches are required beyond the traditional “boots on the ground.” As a nation, Canada has always led — not with the number of battalions that are in the field, but with innovative solutions to the problems presented by the conflicts of the day. From Canada’s creeping barrage that broke the intractable deadlock of trench warfare in World War I to the world’s first peacekeeping mission deployed at the onset of the Cold War era, Canada has always presented timely and innovative solutions.  READ MORE

Canada’s peacekeeping commitment affects possible UN Security Council bid Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

National Newswatch
Canada’s new commitment to United Nations peacekeeping has left some international observers questioning whether it will be enough to accomplish another big foreign policy goal: eventually winning a seat on the UN Security Council. After promising a year ago to provide UN peace operations with up to 600 troops and 150 police officers, the Trudeau government announced this week plans for a rapid reaction force of just 200 soldiers, as well as the services of six helicopters and two transport aircraft, including necessary personnel. Where those soldiers would go remains an open question.  READ MORE

Defence spending as a share of economy set to shrink as economy booms Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

CBC News 
The red-hot Canadian economy is throwing many of the Liberal government’s carefully-crafted defence spending projections out the window, a recently-released Parliamentary Budget Office analysis shows. Prior to the release of the government’s defence policy last spring, Canada was under enormous pressure, notably by U.S. President Donald Trump, to meet the NATO benchmark of setting aside two per cent of the gross domestic product for spending in the military.  READ MORE

16 high-tech F-35B stealth fighters now deployed to Japan Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Stars and Stripes 
The Marine Corps finished deploying a squadron of state-of-the-art stealth fighters to Japan Wednesday with the arrival of three F-35B Lighting IIs at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, which began flying its F-35Bs to the air station in January, now has a full complement of 16 aircraft.  READ MORE

 

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100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force now includes a third airshow — the Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘military pageant’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ian Allan Travel 
On Aug. 17, 1917, South African General Jan Smuts presented a report to the British government’s War Council setting out his ideas on the future of air power. The report was duly approved and led to the formation of the world’s first air force being born on the April 1, 1918. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed by the amalgamation of the squadrons and military personnel of the British Army’s “Royal Flying Corps” (RFC) with the Royal Navy’s “Royal Naval Air Service” (RNAS).  READ MORE

Sea King Retirement Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Sea King Retirement Committee
After more than 50 years of service, the Sea King will be retired December 2018 at 443MH Victoria. Advance planning is underway. Visit www.skr18.ca for updates.

‘I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been an Air Cadet’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Air Cadet League of Canada 
Were you an Air Cadet? The Air Cadet League wants to know where being an Air Cadet has taken you; join the Air Cadet Alumni and share your “Cadet Story” with us.  READ MORE

 

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Why Canada misfired on ballistic missile defence

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October 6, 2017    
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Why Canada misfired on ballistic missile defence Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Globe and Mail 
“Most military advisers find it a very odd stance that Canadian politicians have taken, that we don’t get on board with ballistic missile defence [BMD],” asserted retired chief of defence staff Tom Lawson in a recent interview. But the Canadian decision to remain outside the U.S. BMD system — a position that has transcended four successive governments — is odd only if you think of BMD in a military, national security and foreign policy context.  READ MORE

RCAF Golden Hawks celebrated in Miramichi Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Skies 
At the 2017 induction dinner and ceremony for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame, held in June at the Vancouver International Airport, the legendary Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Golden Hawks aerobatic team received the Belt of Orion Award for Excellence. The award is given “to honour organizations, groups, societies or associations who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of aviation in Canada.”  READ MORE

Defence Minister: Canada looked at Kuwaiti F-18s but Australian aircraft the ones being considered Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ottawa Citizen
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canada has examined the potential that Kuwait could have surplus F-18s for sale to fill the capability gap the RCAF is dealing with. But the main drawback is that the aircraft are not available at this time, he told journalists.  READ MORE

Siemens & Alstom merge rail business in setback for Bombardier Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

CBC News
Bombardier’s shares briefly surged more than 13 per cent Tuesday even though the transportation giant was facing bad news affecting both its commercial aircraft and railway businesses. The Montreal-based company’s shares touched an intraday high of $2.43 before losing some steam to reach $2.27, up six per cent on the day after dipping in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange,  READ MORE

 

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100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force now includes a third airshow — the Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘military pageant’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ian Allan Travel 
On Aug. 17, 1917, South African General Jan Smuts presented a report to the British government’s War Council setting out his ideas on the future of air power. The report was duly approved and led to the formation of the world’s first air force being born on the April 1, 1918. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed by the amalgamation of the squadrons and military personnel of the British Army’s “Royal Flying Corps” (RFC) with the Royal Navy’s “Royal Naval Air Service” (RNAS).  READ MORE

Air Cadet League of Canada Online Auction Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Air Cadet League of Canada
RCAF Association members and especially those in support of Canada’s Air Cadet program, we encourage you to visit this website at this link, here, to view items and prizes that go up for auction beginning Sept. 23. Proceeds from the online auction will help fund the air cadet program. If you own a business, or know of a business, and would like to feature a product from the business, on the auction, please contact “Anthony” atcommunications@aircadetleague.com. Please help promote the online auction!

In the coming weeks, we ask that you pass this on to everyone in your network… it is all about getting lots of bidders to our site in order to achieve success! Email, Facebook, webpages…any avenue you have to help promote it to your network will be helpful!

We hope there might be a unique gift that fits your fancy. You can view the items now; if you see something you like, be sure to register as a bidder (it’s free to register). The bidding will start on Saturday Sept. 23 and run untilMonday Oct. 9. You will be notified throughout the auction if someone else has bid higher, but you can keep on bidding to make sure you win that special gift!

The RCAF Association mission is: “YOUTH-HERITAGE-ADVOCACY”

As you can see our kids are first in our thoughts! Help support the Air Cadet League Today!

427 Squadron Gathering of the Lions Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF
Tickets for the 75th Anniversary Gathering of the Lions Gala are now on sale! This all-ranks event will take placeSaturday, Oct. 14, 2017, to include a dinner catered by Ullrich’s on Main, live music from a selection of the Ottawa Valley’s best artists, and a chance for Lions, both current and former, to come together in celebration. READ MORE

426 Training and Transport Squadron 75th Anniversary Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF
Calling all Thunderbirds home to the nest! This year, we’re celebrating our 75th anniversary and are hoping to have the flock come home to help us remember our history and heritage. Please mark Oct. 20-22 in your calendar and join us for a huge party. If you have humorous stories or anecdotes to share, please send them to the following address:

MWO Christine Krueger
426 Sqn 8 Wing/CFB Trenton
PO Box 1000, Stn Forces
Astra, ON, Canada K0K 3W0
christine.krueger@forces.gc.ca

Birchall Leadership Awards Banquet Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

e-Veritas
On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in collaboration with the Royal Military College, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is honoured to present the Birchall Leadership Award to Colonel (Retired) Chris Hadfield, OC, OOnt, MSC, CD. Colonel Hadfield was the first Canadian to walk in space. A Royal Military College graduate, an engineer, and former Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fighter pilot, Colonel Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as Commander of the International Space Station.

For more information about the Birchall Leadership Awards Banquet: http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/birchall-leadership-award-dinner-28-oct/

AIAC Summit Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada event brings together Canadian and international companies of all sizes, government, and academia for two days in the nation’s capital. More than 1,200 participants — primarily C-suite executives and government officials — are expected to attend.  READ MORE

Sea King Retirement Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Sea King Retirement Committee
After more than 50 years of service, the Sea King will be retired December 2018 at 443MH Victoria. Advance planning is underway. Visit www.skr18.ca for updates.

‘I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been an Air Cadet’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Air Cadet League of Canada 
Were you an Air Cadet? The Air Cadet League wants to know where being an Air Cadet has taken you; join the Air Cadet Alumni and share your “Cadet Story” with us.  READ MORE

 

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RCAFA Wing 424 commemorates Battle of Britain in Cornwall

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September 29, 2017    
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RCAFA Wing 424 commemorates Battle of Britain in Cornwall Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Cornwall Standard-Freeholder
Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) recently stood at attention in full dress uniform, despite the sweltering heat, to honour the pilots who fought and died during the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain wasn’t so much a battle as it was a three-month onslaught, where British and Canadian pilots fought off an aerial invasion by the German air force, the “Luftwaffe,” beginning in the summer of 1940. The Royal Canadian Air Force Association Wing 424 has held an annual ceremony to honour the pilots who died trying to keep the Luftwaffe from crossing the English Channel 77 years ago.  READ MORE

CF-18 upgrade plan more critical as Bombardier-Boeing spat puts Super Hornet purchase in doubt Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The Vancouver Sun
As the showdown between Bombardier and Boeing threatens to scuttle any deal for Canada’s purchase of Super Hornet jets, the Canadian military expects to finalize by next year the details on how it will upgrade its existing fleet of fighters. The modernization plan for the CF-18s will become even more critical as the Liberal government now tries to figure out its next steps.  READ MORE

Bombardier faces prospect of bad news for aerospace, railway businesses Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

CBC News 
Bombardier faces the prospect of a double barrel of bad news today affecting its commercial aircraft and railway businesses. The first hit on the Canadian company could come from Europe with the announcement of a possible deal to merge Germany’s railway manufacturer Siemens with Alstom of France.  READ MORE

NORAD, Lt.-Gen. St-Amand appear at odds with Mattis, NATO Treaty Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ottawa Citizen 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has somewhat suggested he might be open to rethinking Canadian involvement in the U.S. ballistic missile defence system. Although he hasn’t at this point reversed the decision of previous Canadian governments not to become involved in the U.S. ground-based missile defence system, news media outlets point out he opened the door, albeit a little, when he acknowledged his government will look at how to deal the situation with North Korea’s missiles.  READ MORE

The hitch in Ukraine’s peacekeeping bid: Where and how to keep the peace Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

CBC NEws 
A United Nations peacekeeping force populated with Canadians may, in the estimation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, be the “shortest way” to end fighting in his troubled land, but his determination to exclude Russia could make for a long, uncertain road. Contributing to a UN-led intervention in Ukraine’s troubled, breakaway eastern districts would, on the surface, be appealing to the Liberal government.  READ MORE

Lancaster ownership changes hands Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Belleville Intelligencer
Recently, the ownership of Lancaster bomber KB882 officially changed hands from from the City of Edmundston, N.B. to the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton. The Royal Canadian Air Force has started to dismantle the aircraft to prepare for its transport to its new home in Quinte West. In a media release, the RCAF indicated KB882 symbolizes the more than 50,000 Canadians who served in Bomber Command during the Second World War and nearly 10,000 who died.  READ MORE

Body recently found in India believed to be Peterborough airman who went missing in 1944 during the Second World War Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Peterborough Examiner
A body found in a Second World War plane that crashed in India could be a Peterborough man who went missing in 1944. The late Clare Pymer McWilliams was a wireless operator and air gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). He was declared missing on June 1, 1944, when his RAF 117 Squadron Dakota aircraft didn’t return to India after a supply-dropping operation over Burma. He was 23.  READ MORE

 UPCOMING EVENTS

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force now includes a third airshow — the Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘military pageant’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ian Allan Travel 
On Aug. 17, 1917, South African General Jan Smuts presented a report to the British government’s War Council setting out his ideas on the future of air power. The report was duly approved and led to the formation of the world’s first air force being born on the April 1, 1918. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed by the amalgamation of the squadrons and military personnel of the British Army’s “Royal Flying Corps” (RFC) with the Royal Navy’s “Royal Naval Air Service” (RNAS).  READ MORE

Air Cadet League of Canada Online Auction Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Air Cadet League of Canada
RCAF Association members and especially those in support of Canada’s Air Cadet program, we encourage you to visit this website at this link, here, to view items and prizes that go up for auction beginning Sept. 23. Proceeds from the online auction will help fund the air cadet program. If you own a business, or know of a business, and would like to feature a product from the business, on the auction, please contact “Anthony” atcommunications@aircadetleague.com. Please help promote the online auction!

In the coming weeks, we ask that you pass this on to everyone in your network… it is all about getting lots of bidders to our site in order to achieve success! Email, Facebook, webpages…any avenue you have to help promote it to your network will be helpful!

We hope there might be a unique gift that fits your fancy. You can view the items now; if you see something you like, be sure to register as a bidder (it’s free to register). The bidding will start on Saturday Sept. 23 and run untilMonday Oct. 9. You will be notified throughout the auction if someone else has bid higher, but you can keep on bidding to make sure you win that special gift!

The RCAF Association mission is: “YOUTH-HERITAGE-ADVOCACY”

As you can see our kids are first in our thoughts! Help support the Air Cadet League Today! 

427 Squadron Gathering of the Lions Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF
Tickets for the 75th Anniversary Gathering of the Lions Gala are now on sale! This all-ranks event will take placeSaturday, Oct. 14, 2017, to include a dinner catered by Ullrich’s on Main, live music from a selection of the Ottawa Valley’s best artists, and a chance for Lions, both current and former, to come together in celebration. READ MORE

426 Training and Transport Squadron 75th Anniversary Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF
Calling all Thunderbirds home to the nest! This year, we’re celebrating our 75th anniversary and are hoping to have the flock come home to help us remember our history and heritage. Please mark Oct. 20-22 in your calendar and join us for a huge party. If you have humorous stories or anecdotes to share, please send them to the following address:

MWO Christine Krueger
426 Sqn 8 Wing/CFB Trenton
PO Box 1000, Stn Forces
Astra, ON, Canada K0K 3W0
christine.krueger@forces.gc.ca

Birchall Leadership Awards Banquet Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

e-Veritas
On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in collaboration with the Royal Military College, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is honoured to present the Birchall Leadership Award to Colonel (Retired) Chris Hadfield, OC, OOnt, MSC, CD. Colonel Hadfield was the first Canadian to walk in space. A Royal Military College graduate, an engineer, and former Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fighter pilot, Colonel Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as Commander of the International Space Station.

For more information about the Birchall Leadership Awards Banquet: http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/birchall-leadership-award-dinner-28-oct/

AIAC Summit Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada event brings together Canadian and international companies of all sizes, government, and academia for two days in the nation’s capital. More than 1,200 participants — primarily C-suite executives and government officials — are expected to attend.  READ MORE

Sea King Retirement Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Sea King Retirement Committee
After more than 50 years of service, the Sea King will be retired December 2018 at 443MH Victoria. Advance planning is underway. Visit www.skr18.ca for updates.

‘I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been an Air Cadet’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Air Cadet League of Canada 
Were you an Air Cadet? The Air Cadet League wants to know where being an Air Cadet has taken you; join the Air Cadet Alumni and share your “Cadet Story” with us.  READ MORE

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