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Five new members for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

– Five new members—including two Second World War-era members of the Royal Canadian Air Force—will be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in May 2019.

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Holiday traditions in the Royal Canadian Air Force

– As do all military organizations, the Royal Canadian Air Force treasures and maintains a number of special traditions associated with the holiday period. From Christmas dinners to “sticky floors” to New Year’s levees . . . Read the rest of the story . . .

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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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National Air Force Museum of Canada’s “senior squadron” a national treasure

– More than 120 volunteers, the majority retired military members, do everything from greeting visitors to working on aircraft restoration and education programs at the National Air Force Museum of Canada.

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Honouring the Sea King on “a day like no other”

– The Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force bid farewell to the Sea King helicopter during a ceremony held December 1, 2018, in Victoria, B.C. Here are the remarks from the reviewing officer, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the RCAF

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Final farewell to the Sea King

– The Canadian Armed Forces gave a final salute to the CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter, marking its more than five decades of service, in a parade held yesterday in Victoria, British Columbia. The Sea King will officially retire from service by December 31, 2018 as the RCAF completes its transition to the new CH-148 Cyclone maritime …

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Sea King No. 405 arrives at new home in Trenton

– As the Sea Kings’ 55 years of service draw to a close, the first Canadian-made Sea King made its final flight from British Columbia to its new home at the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ontario.

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So close to peace: The untimely deaths of Second Lieutenant MacHardy and Lieutenant Rodger

– Second Lieutenant Alexander William MacHardy, who was likely the last Canadian airman to die during the First World War, was honoured on November 10, 2018, at the site in Belgium where his aircraft was shot down exactly 100 years before.

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Ottawa high school honours alumnus shot down during the Dambusters Raid

– During their annual Remembrance Day Ceremony, students and staff of an Ottawa high school honoured a 1937 graduate who joined the RCAF and died during the famous Dambusters Raid of May 1943.

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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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