Following a well-established Borden tradition, commemorative pins were produced once again this year to mark the anniversary of the birth of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) on 1 April 1924. The tradition of producing these lapel pins featuring a different theme aircraft each year goes back 28 years in Borden, “Birthplace of the RCAF.”
As this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the entry into RCAF service of the CC-130 Hercules transport aircraft, the legendary "Herc" has been chosen as this year's theme aircraft and is featured on the anniversary pin. Canada's Hercules have flown in support of virtually every major RCAF and Canadian Forces operations at home and abroad since they entered service in 1960. Today, the Hercules continues to be the workhorse of CF operations in Afghanistan and around the world.
RCAF 86th Anniversary pins are now for sale at $3.00 each at the CFB Borden CANEX, at the Orderly Rooms of 16 Wing and the Air Command Academy, and at the students and staff canteens of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering. For more information, contact Master Warrant Officer Normand Marion at 705-424-1200, local 2815, email: firstname.lastname@example.org