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Victory in Europe 75th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Fundraiser

Note this fundraising item from the Royal Canadian Air Force.


We hope to help mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe – remembering those who never came home, and those who did but forever injured. This limited edition coin won’t last long – and a portion of funds raised can help individual members and Wings whose members work in support of Air Cadets and other youth organizations across the country. Please visit the VE-Day Commemorative Coin promotion page at this link here, to learn more.

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Royal Canadian Air Force Association,405-222 Somerset St. West Ottawa ON K2P 2G3 CANADA, Phone Number:(613) 232-4281, Fax Number: (613) 232-2156, Email Address: director@airforce.ca, Website : http://rcafassociation.ca

Birthday Wishes for Carolyn Mowery – 100 years old

An item from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


The Volunteer Services Coordinator at the Minnesota Veterans Home, Ms. Erin Betlock, recently shared the following news with the RCAF Association. As a result of learning this news, and in keeping with our (Wing-sourced) function of “Camaraderie-Social Support,” the RCAF Association will bestow an Honorary Lifetime Membership on Carolyn Mowery, on the occasion of her 100th birthday, on August 26th. The purpose of this e-mail is to share this wonderful story with all of our members, and to encourage any and all members to join in, and send a birthday card to Carolyn Mowery, care of the Volunteer Services Coordinator at the Minnesota Veterans Home (Ms. Erin Betlock). The story below says it all:

Erin writes: Carolyn (Mowery) is a weekly volunteer at the Minnesota Veterans Home, Minneapolis and has been volunteering here since 2005.  We are celebrating her 100th birthday with a party on August 26th.  Here’s a bit of Carolyn’s background, as told to me (Erin) by Carolyn herself: Canada entered World War II in September of 1939.  By late 1941 England had suffered great aircrew losses in their Royal Air Force, thus England came to Canada to recruit replacements. Subsequently, the Royal Canadian Air Force was faced with needing replacements of their own and turned to recruiting women. The RCAF came to the University of Manitoba, where I was a student and I joined the RCAF WD or the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division. The WD was later dropped. I was the 158th girl to join the Royal Canadian Air Force from the province.

I began my active service in January 1941 and was discharged in November 1945. I first served as an Airwoman 2nd Class and was stationed at an Elementary Flying Training School where the students were pilot-trainees. Among other duties, I served on Medical Emergency Teams. My chief duty was hand-holding, bandaging, and cleaning up crash sites. As this was a training school the pilots were novices and in addition to skirmishes there were also crashes every day. I graduated to visiting in hospital the pilots who were injured. I had no previous experience. During my years of active service I was stationed at about 15 different posts all around Canada.

As the years progressed, with constant education, training, and promotions in the field, my assignment had a very special interest – planning for our Prisoners of War returning from Europe (mostly from Germany). I traveled to London for a 6 month period in 1945. As Canadian soldiers were released from POW camps, I helped process them from hospitals in London to go to medical facilities in Ottawa, Canada for whatever follow up was needed.

Most of the young ladies in the RCAF were just out of school and most of the pilots were a little older and more mature, I remember fondly how they looked after the young female recruits, treating them as if they were their younger sisters, wanting to make sure they were protected and didn’t get into any trouble.

I was discharged in November 1945.  After my discharge, I returned to the University of Manitoba but remained in the Active Reserve Units during my studies.  I graduated with a degree in biochemistry and eventually studied Psychology.  For my graduate work, I moved to the University of Chicago, where I met my husband, John, a licensed clinical psychologist.  He had served in the USAF, Pacific Theater, as a pilot throughout WWII.

After I graduated, John and I were married, lived and worked for several years in Indianapolis, Toronto, and finally Minneapolis.  After many happy years together, John suffered a fatal heart attack on April 12, 2005. And, then the Minnesota Veterans Home of Minneapolis came into the picture!  Chaplain Neil Hering invited me to join the Chaplaincy Unit as a volunteer and I did just that in July 2005.

Carolyn Mowery

Should any of our members wish to send greetings to Carolyn Mowery, you may write to: Erin Betlock, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Minnesota Veterans Home- Minneapolis, 5101 Minnehaha Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN  55417

https://mn.gov/mdva/homes/minneapolis/

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Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute Awards Nominations Open

An item from the RCAF Association.


Dear Dr. Michael Barbour, Nominations for the prestigious Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute Awards are open until 31 December 2019. Please visit this link here, if you wish to learn more, and possibly nominate someone or some organization with whom you are familiar. Thank you for your kind support to the Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute

 

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RCAF Association 2019 Christmas Holiday Sales

This item we received seemed appropriate for post on Black Friday.


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The RCAF Association Christmas Holiday gift specials are here at this link. Some items limited quantity. The next issue of Airforce magazine will go into the mail on 2 December. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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Battle of Britain National Commemoration 2019

An item from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


  

Canada’s national commemoration of the Battle of Britain will take place on Sunday 15 September 2019 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. For those unable to participate in the Ottawa ceremony, please consult your fellow Wing or community members to learn of a ceremony near you. The national ceremony will begin at 10:20 am, at which time all guests are encouraged to be seated. “Markers” will be called at that time, followed by “Mounting of the Sentries” precisely at 10:23 am, and the “Fall In” command issued at 10:27 am. A vintage aircraft flypast will be done three times (weather permitting) at 10:45 am, 11:09 am, and 11:47 am. The parade formation is expected to be formally dismissed at 12:00 pm, at which time everyone will be invited to a reception inside the museum. Dress for RCAF Association members will be association regalia with medals. In an effort to contribute to the reduction of single-use plastics, guests are encouraged to bring a personal reusable water bottle. Cold and filtered water stations will be available on site.

The RCAF Association extends sincere gratitude to the Commander Royal Canadian Air Force – Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, CMM, MSM, CD, and the Battle of Britain Commemoration Team responsible for organizing this very special event – led by Major Roderick Short, CD

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2 Wing contingent departs for Operation Reassurance

A newsletter from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


August 23, 2019    
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2 Wing contingent departs for Operation Reassurance Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
On the morning of August 19, 2019, a contingent of approximately 60 members of 2 Air Expeditionary Wing departed Bagotville, Quebec, for Operation Reassurance in Romania. 2 Wing is sending an Air Force Activation Surge Team (AFAST) to Romania to prepare for the arrival of the Air Task Force (ATF). ATF-Romania is the air component of Operation Reassurance, Canada’s contribution to NATO’s assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe.  READ MORE

Départ d’un contingent de la 2e Escadre expéditionnaire aérienne dans le cadre de l’opération Reassurance Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
Le 19 août 2019 en matinée, un contingent d’environ 60 membres de la 2e Escadre expéditionnaire aérienne de l’Aviation royale canadienne a quitté Bagotville (Québec) afin de se rendre en Roumanie, dans le cadre de l’opération Reassurance. La 2e Escadre envoie une équipe de préparation d’aérodrome, ou AFAST (de l’anglais Air Force Activation Surge Team), en Roumanie afin de préparer l’arrivée de la Force opérationnelle aérienne (FOA). La FOA -Roumanie est la composante aérienne de l’opération Reassurance, la participation canadienne aux mesures d’apaisement et de dissuasion de l’OTAN en Europe centrale et en Europe de l’Est.LIRE PLUS

401 Squadron provides air cover during Dieppe raid Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
By the time Operation Jubilee began in August 1942, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 401 “Ram” Squadron was an established fighter squadron although, as with most RCAF units, it was a mix of experienced pilots and men fresh from the training mill. Their day-to-day life would have focused on learning the intricacies of their deadly craft, both as individuals and part of a flight, punctuated by fighter sweeps and escort duties. Fighter Command was very much in an offensive frame of mind and carried the fight to the Luftwaffe at every opportunity.  READ MORE

Le 401e Escadron assure la couverture aérienne lors du raid sur Dieppe Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
Au début de l’opération Jubilee en août 1942, le 401e Escadron « Ram » de l’Aviation royale canadienne était un escadron de chasseurs bien établi, même si, comme dans la plupart des unités de l’ARC, il réunissait des pilotes expérimentés et des hommes ayant tout juste terminé leur entraînement. Leur vie quotidienne portait essentiellement sur l’apprentissage des subtilités de leur métier meurtrier, à la fois en tant que personnes et que dans le cadre d’un vol, ponctuées de sweeps de chasseurs et de tâches d’escorte. Le commandant des chasseurs était dans un état d’esprit offensif et menait la lutte à la Luftwaffe à chaque occasion. LIRE PLUS

Systems experts: 75th anniversary of RCAF flight engineers Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Skies
Flight engineers (FEs) may be a vanishing breed in civil aviation, but not so in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), where a generally more complex operational environment with evolving systems requires more hands on the flight deck or back in the cabin. In fact, the military’s annual intake of FE candidates has been increased to 30 from 25, and there’s likely going to be a similar increase in the not-too-distant future to offset attrition mainly due to an aging demographic.  READ MORE

Marine Corps captain makes history by becoming first female F-35B jet pilot Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

National Post
Almost 25 years after having their first female aviator, the Marines have their first female F-35B jet pilot. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz, 29, from Boise, Idaho, has become the first female F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jet pilot.  READ MORE

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MultiBriefs
At MultiBriefs, we’re always looking for ways to improve the content of publications like Western Equipment Dealer News. As a member of WEDA, you can provide invaluable insights to your peers based on years of expertise. Haven’t written for a brief like this before? No problem. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you’re interested in submitting an article, please contact Ross Lancaster to discuss logistics. READ MORE

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RAFBF

Dear Friend,

The RAF Benevolent Fund has today launched a major new campaign in its centenary year. We are urging the public to help us repay the debt we all owe to our RAF veterans and their families who are in need of help. In particular, we need to reach out to the National Service and World War Two veterans, before it’s too late. They put on the uniform of our country when we needed them to, the least we can do is be there for them when they themselves need our help.  READ MORE

50th Anniversary Updates Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Snowbirds Alumni Association 
Dear Alumni – Honoraries – Associates.
We are pleased to pass along that the 50th Anniversary planning is proceeding nicely on many fronts. Still a lot of work to be done! At this time we are happy to send along some of the local hotels that will be offering blocked rooms and/or discounts for the Reunion — scheduled for 15-18 October 2020. More hotels/motels to follow as we proceed. 
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CANSEC 2019 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

CADSI 
CANSEC is North America’s largest tri-lateral defence event. As the event has evolved over its 20 year history, CANSEC has been established as the platform for defence and security companies operating in Canada to come together with key decision-makers from military and government, both national and international. Held annually in Ottawa since 1998, CANSEC 2019 will once again showcase leading-edge technology, products and services for land-based, naval, aerospace and joint forces military units.  READ MORE

Air Cadet League 2019 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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