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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

This e-mail was sent from Royal Canadian Air Force Association (rcaf_list@airforce.ca) .

2 Wing contingent departs for Operation Reassurance

A newsletter from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


August 23, 2019    
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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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Canadian, U.S. military leaders agree on framework to retool Norad

An item from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


August 16, 2019    
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Canadian, U.S. military leaders agree on framework to retool Norad Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

CBC News 
Military leaders from the U.S. and Canada have come to an agreement on the nuts and bolts retooling of Norad, CBC News has learned. It is a milestone that could end up pitting the next government in Ottawa against both the Trump administration and perhaps even northern Indigenous communities at home.  READ MORE

Most grounded C-130s OK’d to fly again Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Air Force Times 
The Air Force has inspected, and cleared to fly again, most of the 123 C-130 Hercules that were grounded last week due to concerns about potential cracking in a crucial wing joint. Air Mobility Command has returned 74 C-130s to service as of Aug. 9, AMC spokeswoman Alexandra Soika said on Monday. Just one of those grounded C-130s has been found to have a defect so far, she said.  READ MORE

The Sea King to fly again Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
You can’t keep a good aircraft down! Following the retirement of the Sea King helicopter last December 2018, the Department of National Defence and Public Services and Procurement Canada have been working on the divestment of the venerable aircraft. While nine will be displayed publicly and one will be kept as a training aid, some of the aircraft were identified for future sale.  READ MORE

Le Sea King volera à nouveau Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Vous ne pouvez pas garder un bon appareil cloué au sol ! À la suite du retrait de l’hélicoptère Sea King en décembre 2018, le ministère de la Défense nationale et le ministère des Services publics et Approvisionnements Canada ont travaillé au dessaisissement de cet appareil vénérable. Bien que neuf appareils seront exposés publiquement et qu’un servira à des fins de formation, certains appareils avaient été identifiés en vue d’une vente future. LIRE PLUS

Dieppe profile of courage: Stirling David Banks Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
Stirling David Banks was born on April 7, 1923, in Popular Grove, Prince Edward Island. His life would end 19 short years later, lost during Operation Jubilee, the disastrous raid on Dieppe in France. The third of eight children, David began his education in the one-room local schoolhouse before he moved on to Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown. A few days after his 18th birthday, on April 10, 1941, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).  READ MORE

Profil du courage—Dieppe : Stirling David Banks Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Stirling David Banks est né le 7 avril 1923, à Popular Grove (Île-du‑Prince‑Édouard). Sa vie allait prendre fin 19 courtes années plus tard, au cours de l’opération Jubilee, le désastreux raid de Dieppe en France. David est le troisième d’une famille de huit enfants. Il commence ses études dans la petite école locale d’une seule pièce avant d’aller fréquenter le Collège Prince of Wales à Charlottetown. Quelques jours après son 18e anniversaire, soit le 10 avril 1941, il s’enrôle dans l’Aviation royale de Canada (ARC). LIRE PLUS

In the skies above: Dieppe, August 19, 1942 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
Some had slept. Probably the veterans — those fighter pilots and bomber crews who knew what it was like the night before a “big show.” Others, new to the idea of going into combat, likely tossed and turned, thinking of the thousand and one details that had been briefed the day before — or trying not to think at all, lest their thoughts stray to the unthinkable.  READ MORE

Un combat dans le ciel : Dieppe, le 19 août 1942 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Certains ont dormi, probablement ces pilotes de chasse et ces membres d’équipages de bombardiers aguerris qui savent à quoi s’attendre la veille d’un « grand déploiement ». Ceux qui vont faire leurs premières armes n’ont probablement pas réussi à fermer l’œil de la nuit, repensant aux mille et un détails dont il a été question la veille ou essayant d’éviter d’avoir des pensées, de peur qu’elles ne les amènent vers l’impensable. LIRE PLUS

US and Canadian military aircraft intercept 2 Russian bombers north of Alaska coast Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

ABC News 
U.S. and Canadian fighter aircraft recently intercepted two Russian Tu-95 Bear H bombers over the Beaufort Sea north of the Alaskan and Canadian coast, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). The bombers had entered the Alaskan and Canadian Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ), which extends 200 miles off the coast, but they did not cross into U.S. or Canadian sovereign airspace. It’s believed to be the fifth Russian intercept by the U.S. this year.  READ MORE

   UPCOMING EVENTS

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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. 
 READ MORE

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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RCAF highlights historically low number of flight safety incidents

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July 5, 2019    
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Government of Canada
Hosted by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the 147th meeting of the Air Forces Flight Safety Committee (Europe) (AFFSC(E)) took place in Ottawa from June 23 to 28, 2019. The conference offered RCAF Director of Flight Safety, Colonel John Alexander, an opportunity to highlight the historically low number of flight safety incidents in which Canadian military aircraft have been involved.  READ MORE

L’ARC souligne le nombre d’accidents aériens liés à la sécurité le plus bas de son histoire Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
La 147e conférence du Air Forces Flight Safety Committee (Europe), organisée par l’Aviation royale canadienne (ARC), a eu lieu à Ottawa, du 23 au 28 juin 2019. La conférence a permis au colonel John Alexander, directeur – Sécurité des vols de l’ARC, de souligner le plus bas nombre jamais enregistré d’accidents aériens liés à la sécurité mettant en jeu des aéronefs militaires canadiens. LIRE PLUS

Air Force Day on Parliament Hill celebrates RCAF members, past and present Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Skies
Every day, there are many reasons to celebrate, honour and commemorate our military members. Recently, there was an opportunity to pay special recognition to those members who wear light blue as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).  READ MORE

Pilot seriously injured in emergency landing of vintage plane Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ottawa Sun
One of Canada’s most revered pilots was injured when his vintage aircraft was recently forced to make an emergency landing at Gatineau Executive Airport. John Aitken, a veteran fighter pilot of the RCAF and former head of the test flight program for the NRC, is in the hospital following the incident.  READ MORE

Canada spends more than double for special forces aircraft but the reason why is a mystery so far Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The Telegram 
Canadian special forces will receive three new surveillance aircraft from the U.S. with the planes expected to arrive in 2022. But the cost is substantially more than what the U.S. Air Force spends to buy the same or similar aircraft.  READ MORE

Defense contractor consolidation a security concern: U.S. Air Force acquisition head Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The Chronicle Herald
The number of major U.S. defense contractors has shrunk to the point of becoming a national security concern, according to the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition head, who said his service needed to have more frequent competitions to benefit smaller companies. The comment came after U.S. President Donald Trump this month expressed concern that United Technologies Corp’s plan to combine its aerospace business with that of Raytheon Co could harm competition and make it more difficult to negotiate defense contracts. The $121 billion deal would be the sector’s biggest-ever merger.  READ MORE

Refurbished military jet makes return to Winnipeg’s Woodhaven Park Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Global News
A bright red Canadian military plane is soaring over Woodhaven Park in St. James once again. The Royal Canadian Air Force T-33 jet was gifted to the city of St. James in 1967.  READ MORE

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Air Force Day: July 6 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

GR Newsletters
Meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground and learn the many roles performed by Canada’s air force. Visitors will have a chance to view 50+ military aircraft on the ground close up.  READ MORE

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We’ve extended the Call for Nominations deadline!

We know that people are especially busy at this time of year, and we want to make sure that everyone had an opportunity to submit a nomination. Following our previous reminder message about the coming end of the CVA Call for Nominations, we now have a revised date: the call will be open until July 31, 2019. There are now six additional weeks for interested nominators to assemble a nomination for consideration for a Canada’s Volunteer Award. Please take this time to consider the people and organisations around you doing amazing volunteer work that lifts up their communities.

Thank you for helping us support and recognize the significant contributions of individual volunteers, non-profit organizations, businesses and social enterprises across the country!

~the CVA team

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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

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Canada.ca
Canada’s Volunteer Awards recognizes the significant contributions of individual volunteers, non-profit organizations and businesses across the country in helping communities.  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. 
 READ MORE

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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Radek Meljon, MultiView Canada, Vice-President and General Manager, 289-695-5394 | Media kit
Oliver Kirby, Senior Content Editor, 289-695-5401 

Please submit all news and event listings to the RCAF Association’s Executive Director.

Royal Canadian Air Force Association
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Five-Year Countdown to RCAF100

An item from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


Dear Michael Barbour,

  • With the 1st of April, 2019 officially behind us, our RCAF Association’s “Five-Year-Countdown to RCAF100” is very much underway;
  • Five years from now, when the time arrives on 1 April 2024, we hope to be a force front-and-centre, leading the country’s air force-focused commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the creation in 1924 of Canada’s air force;
  • Between now and then, we also hope to learn how you might like to become involved;
  • We need RCAF Association Community Leaders to join our team:
    • If you belong to a Wing, and you are willing to be your Wing’s RCAF100 “Navigator”, please send us your contact information – we need “Navigators” throughout the association, and especially in each of the Wings;
    • We also need RCAF Association “RCAF100 Navigators” in communities across the country, so if you are a member-at-large, and you are willing to be your community’s “Navigator”, please send us your contact information soonest;
    • If you have fun “blogging”, or you are active with social media tools, and you would like to help us with our RCAF Association CMS (Blog-based) website and social media activities, please let us know;
  • A national committee is forming as we speak – members of the National Executive Council have participated in two recent RCAF100 idea-sharing meetings – watch for a report in a future issue of Airforce magazine;
  • We would like to hear from all of our members, about ideas they believe are worthy of consideration, to commemorate this very auspicious anniversary;
  • We also need to hear from our RCAF Association Wing and MAL members who reside in communities wherein an RCAF memorial may be located – part of our commemorations will involve seeking support to have memorials refurbished and renewed, where needed. If you have a memorial in your community, please send us a story and status update about your memorial;
  • Finally, over 200,000 aviators saw service during the Second World War, and tens of thousands have served in Canada’s air force over the past seven decades – help us reach out to surviving families and loved ones, so that we might include them as part of our efforts to remember all of the men and women who defined Canada’s air force, since 1924;
  • We have commissioned a special RCAF Anniversary Membership commemorative coin, and a special membership certificate for any member wishing a multi-year (5-year) membership meaning their membership will be active at the time we commemorate the RCAF Anniversary in 2024. Selling now, the five-year membership is currently discounted from $270 down to $228. You won’t want to miss this special discount offer – every Regular member is eligible – Wing or MAL!
  • If you are already a life-member (Honorary or otherwise) but you would like to receive the coin and certificate, please call or write to Dianne in the kitshop, and we will send you the coin and certificate ($10 + taxes shipping & handling charge applies);
  • If you have already renewed, but you would now like to take advantage of this new and significant discount, give us a call and we will be pleased to include you, and credit what you have already paid toward your membership beyond 1 July 2019;
  • Phone Dianne today 1-866-351-2322 or write to: kitshop@airforce.ca to learn more.

This e-mail was sent from Royal Canadian Air Force Association (rcaf_list@airforce.ca)

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RCAF Association D-Day Commemorative Lapel Pin – 75th Anniversary Commemoration

From the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


On 6 June 2019 Canada will mark the 75th Anniversary since the Normandy Invasion. The RCAF Association members and RCAF supporters are invited to commemorate this auspicious event, wearing a lapel pin suitable for the occasion.

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

Update National Defence – Research & Development Canada – Aircrew Survey

We encourage any members of the Royal Canadian Legion that are eligible for this research to participate.


Comrades,

The researchers behind the recent survey on the signs and symptoms of mild hypoxia are extremely grateful for your high response rate to their survey. In fact, having initially expected to collect data from only 150 responders, the online tool automatically stopped collecting data after 200 surveys had been completed (by generating an error message). They have now rectified this problem, and can collect data from an additional 350 responders until 31 March 2019 at which point the link will be closed permanently. Please feel free to complete the survey at your convenience. The researchers are truly grateful for your support, and apologize for any inconvenience. The link to the survey appears below (two spaces have been added after the https: in the first link to help avoid it being stripped by the DWAN (military-government) servers; copy and paste into your browser and delete the two spaces to make it work):

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