Tag Archives: RCAF Association

Passing of Former RCAF Association National President George McMahon, Sr.

We mark this sad passing from a fellow Canadian veterans organization.


We acknowledge the sterling service of Squadron Leader (Ret) George Arthur McMahon, Sr, former National President of the RCAF Association, who passed away 13 January 2021.

https://www.familiesfirst.ca/memorials/george-mcmahon/4492562/index.php

 

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

RCAF Association Member Harold Verner Soderlund Turning 100

An item from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association that we would encourage you to participate in.


Your fellow RCAF Association member Harold Verner Soderlund will turn 100 on 21 April 2021.

His fellow 432 (Algoma) Wing members in Sault Ste Marie are inviting all of you to send a birthday card and/or birthday wishes in time for Harold’s celebrations.

Harold is a Second World War RCAF veteran and former Prisoner-of-War, having flown with the 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron out of Libya. Soderlund survived being shot down by an enemy aircraft, floating for two days in the sea after a hospital ship passed him by, eventually captured by the enemy and transported by plane, rail and truck from one detention area to another, poorly fed and always under the watchful eye of his captors before finally being liberated and returning home to Canada.

Please send correspondence to:

John Hooper, 133 Finn’s Bay Rd. N., Echo Bay, ON, P0S 1C0 or e-mail hooperjc52 “at” gmail.com with your birthday cards/wishes for Harold Soderlund.

Christmas 2020 RCAF Association Kitshop Specials

A holiday item from the RCAF Association.


The Holiday Season is almost upon us; and, on-line shopping is expected to be busy, during the COVID-19 pandemic, this time ’round. Looking for Christmas Gifts from the Air Force Kitshop? Check out our Christmas Specials here, at this website today. Thank you for supporting the RCAF Association!

Please call in your order (1-866-351-2322), or write to accounts@airforce.ca with your order details.

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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

Remembrance Day (on-line) Commemoration with 783 Wing and Special Guest

Another virtual Remembrance Day service that folks may be interested in.


All members of the RCAF Association, but especially those in time zone “UTC-7 or Mountain Standard Time (MST)” in which Calgary is located, are invited to join on-line a virtual Remembrance Day commemoration with special guest Commodore M.T.J. Josée Kurtz, Commander Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers. The website to explore on 11 November 2020 at 10:45 AM (MST) is https://783afacwingcalgary.ca/ and you can learn more at the RCAF Association website events notice found here:

https://www.rcafassociation.ca/events/remembrance-day-783-wing/

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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

Passing of Lieutenant-General William Keir Carr

Sad news from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


The RCAF Association and all its members mourn the passing of the Father of the Modern (post-war) (Royal) Canadian Air Force and First Commander Air Command (1975) – Lieutenant-General William Keir Carr

We offer sincere gratitude to Dave O’Malley ( https://www.aerographics.ca/ ) for the tribute to General Carr, which you can view here, at this link.

Funeral details are still pending; more to follow at a later date, but preparations are underway for the service and inurnment to be live-streamed beginning at 11:00 am EITHER 30 October or 31 October, TBC.

If you have a story about your service with General Carr, please consider sending it to editor@airforce.ca for publishing consideration.

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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