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Gratitude of the Netherlands Government

If you know of someone who qualifies, please reach out to the folks at the RCAF Association.


The RCAF Association in co-operation with the Department of National Defence/Canadian Forces (DND/CF) has offered to help the government of the Netherlands send flowers to our ageing veterans of the Second World War campaign to liberate the Netherlands.

If you are caring for one of our eligible veterans, or if you know of a veteran who participated in the campaign or a family caring for a loved one who happened to be involved in the liberation of the Netherlands, please consider reaching out to us and let us know of the street address to which the flowers can be sent.

Please reply to director@airforce.ca with the information needed.

Thank you for your very kind consideration and co-operation.

 

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

The Battle of Britain (15 September 2002)

One of the services that was regularly organized by the Golden Bear RCAF Wing of the Air Force Association of Canada was the annual Battle of Britain service.  In 2002 it was held on 15 September at the Main Post Chapel at the Presido in San Francisco.  The program from that service is below.

To download a PDF of the complete program, click here.

 

Bear Facts – February 2005 (Golden Bear RCAF Wing)

The Golden Bear RCAF Wing was the Bay Area branch of the Air Force Association of Canada.  While it has since ceased to exist, when it was in operation many of the members and leadership were also members of one of the Bay Area branches of the Royal Canadian Legion.  Below is their newsletter from February 2005, which features several former and current members of Branch 25.

To access the complete six-page newsletter, click the image above.

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.