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Second World War veteran revisits the Halifax bomber

More than 70 years after Flight Lieutenant (retired) Stuart Vallières flew in Halifax heavy bombers during the Second World War, he again entered the “belly of the beast” during a visit to the Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ontario.
June 3, 2019

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Billy Bishop – Canada’s first Air Force Victoria Cross recipient

June 2 is celebrated as “Billy Bishop Day” in honour of the famous First World War ace.
May 31, 2019

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One new commander—three changes of command

Major-General Alain Pelletier assumed command of 1 Canadian Air Division, Canadian NORAD Region, and the Joint Force Air Component from Major-General Christian Drouin at a parade and ceremony held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on May 16, 2019.
May 31, 2019

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Canada concludes maritime security and counter-terrorism mission

Canada has concluded Operation Artemis, the Canadian Armed Forces’ contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in Middle Eastern and East African waters. The successful deployment involved HMCS Regina, along with its embarked RCAF CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, NRU Asterix, and an RCAF CP-140 Aurora.
May 30, 2019

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D-Day: The RCAF and Coastal Command

Five RCAF squadrons assigned to the RAF’s Coastal command earned the battle honour ‘Normandy’ on D-day, June 6, 1944.
May 29, 2019

A helicopter painted in yellow and red search and rescue colours rests on the tarmac with people wearing military uniforms working on or near it.

Chinthex 2019 – SAR operations exercise

Chinthex 2019 honed 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron members’ search and rescue skills, and those of a diverse group of units and partners.
May 28, 2019

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Adapting to new surroundings and a unique role on Operation Artemis

An RCAF officer recounts his experiences serving with Operation Artemis, Canada’s contribution to the multinational force promoting maritime security in the Gulfs of Oman and Aden, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean. 
May 28, 2019

Smoke rises from the French countryside after Halifax bombers from No. 6 (RCAF) Bomber Group struck German “flying bomb” installations.

D-Day: The RCAF and Bomber Command

RCAF bomber crews were in the thick of things on the night before and the night of the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.
May 27, 2019

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RCAF member races in WMA Championships in Poland

The RCAF’s Major Serge Faucher travelled to Poland recently for his final turn in the 45-49 age group in World Masters Athletics.
May 24, 2019

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D-Day Profile of Courage: Flying Officer Leonard Ralph Allman

Leonard Allman, originally of Toronto, joined the RCAF in 1939. On D-Day, he was flying a Typhoon when he volunteered to escort a damaged Typhoon back to base. The damaged Typhoon made it back safely, but Flying Officer Allman was not so fortunate.
May 23, 2019

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