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Tag: <span>GTKYF</span> – Get to Know Your Forces

Pilot Wilfred ‘Leigh’ Brintnell is in the Spotlight during Veteran’s Week

– Wilfred Leigh Brintnell, better known as Leigh, was born in Belleville Ontario in 1895. He joined the Royal Flying Corps, part of the Canadian Air Force in 1917 as a pilot. Leigh eventually became a flight instructor and worked in Borden, Fort Worth, Texas and with the Royal Air Force in Upavon, England. After his …

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A well rounded career gives perspective to Captain Carl Homer

– Growing up in Scarborough, Ontario, Captain Carl Homer’s military exposure was limited to what he saw in Hollywood blockbuster films. He did not consider the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as a career option until his friends looked into joining the local part-time Reserve unit. He was intrigued by the communications field because he was “always …

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Signals Officer

– Captain Savio Fernandes joined the Reserve Force in September, 2001. Initially looking for a way to support his university education, he felt compelled to contribute to his country after the devastating attacks that took place on September 11th in the United States. He was initially intimidated by the thought of joining, having little awareness of …

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The Rise of Women’s Hockey in the Forces

– Women of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) took to the ice in the 2017 Quebec Region Hockey Tournament held at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier from 16 to 20 January. Teams from Bagotville, Valcartier, Montreal and the National Capital Region (NCR) took part in the tournament to determine which team will represent the Quebec region …

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PO2 Derrick Siska followed his father’s footsteps into the Navy

– Petty Officer, 2nd Class Derrick Siska’s Navy career began 13 years ago when his father, who came from a military background, explained to him the benefits of joining the Navy. He became an electrical technician in order to gain experience in a trade that might teach him valuable skills to use in life after the …

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