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CC-150 Polaris returns to Canada after participating in Operation Impact

– An RCAF CC-150 Polaris air-to-air refuelling aircraft, crew, and support personnel from 437 Transport Squadron returned to Canada from Operation Impact on January 28, 2019.

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HMCS Ville de Québec and RCAF helicopter air detachment complete NATO deployment

– HMCS Ville de Québec and its RCAF CH-146 Cyclone helicopter air detachment have wrapped up their six-month NATO deployment and the ship returned home on January 21, 2019. This was the first operational deployment for the RCAF’s new Cyclone maritime helicopter.

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Christmas 1943: From No. 1 “Y” Depot in Halifax, Nova Scotia

– Christmas 1943, 75 years ago, was a somber time.The Second World War had been ongoing for more than four years, with the accompanying separations and losses of loved ones. However, the editorial staff of No. 1 “Y” Depot’s newsletter encouraged depot personnel to keep their spirits high during the Christmas season while serving up their regular selection of gossip, jokes and news.

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8 Wing and 5 Wing help RCMP spread holiday cheer to the north

– On December 10, 2018, the RCAF again assisted the RCMP in their “Toys for the North” campaign to deliver toys to children in some of Canada’s most remote, northerly locations.

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RCAF concludes participation in CRUZEX 2018

– RCAF members participate in CRUZEX 2018 in Brazil, strengthening a nine-year bilateral relationship.

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NORAD Tracks Santa program kicks off for 2018

– The NORAD Tracks Santa website will be live as of December 1 at www.noradsanta.org. On December 24, users may call or text 1-877-HiNORAD for Santa’s up-to-date location.

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The Sea King – A fond farewell

– This year, the CH-124 Sea King closes out 55 years of service to Canada. A Sea King pilot reminisces about the venerable maritime helicopter and the time he spent flying it.

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‘Anchor station’ provides all ops support from, basically, a tent

– 14 Wing Greenwood’s deployable mission support centre provides a high-tech office and communications hub in a tent for Canadian Armed Forces members on deployed operations.

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The Birth of a Swift Death: 401 Squadron at its 100th anniversary

– 401 Squadron, known as the “Rams,” has reached a milestone: it is the first Canadian squadron to celebrate its centennial, which officially occurs this month, November 2018.

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RCAF personnel arrive in Brazil for start of multinational exercise

– Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and two CC-130J Hercules aircraft are in Brazil to participate in a South American, multi-national exercise.

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