Apr 26th

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    Veterans Affairs CanadaShared from the page of Lost Ottawa: September 25, 1956 - The day the world's biggest bomber, the B-36, visited Ottawa. #RCAF Aviation royale canadienne Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum National Air Force Museum of Canada United States Air Force Royal Air Force RAF Brize Norton Royal New Zealand Air Force Royal Australian Air Force Canadian War Museum Armée de l'air The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command Royal British Legion US Air Force Academy (Official) U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds U.S. Air Force Recruiting National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Ottawa Tourism CFB Uplands Military Family Resource Centre- National Capital Region (MFRC-NCR) The Royal Air Force Museum, London RAF Bomber Command Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) Convair Comox Air Force Museum Trenton Air Force Museum Alberta Aviation Museum Rockcliffe Flying Club Connect2Canada / Lien Canada Library and Archives Canada Canada and the world Canada Remembers
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaPartagé de la page de Lost Ottawa: Le 25 septembre 1956 - Le jour où le plus grand bombardier au monde, le B-36, a rendu visite à Ottawa. #RCAF Ce contenu est disponible en anglais seulement. Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Armed Forces Armée de l'air Gatineau, Quebec Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) Alberta Aviation Museum Musée de l'aviation et de l'espace du Canada Bytown Museum | Musée Bytown Connect2Canada / Lien Canada Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Musée canadien de la guerre Gatineau Park City of Ottawa Ville de Gatineau City of Ottawa / Ville d'Ottawa Library and Archives Canada RAF Brize Norton Canada and the world Canada Remembers
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaThe Newfoundland Regiment joined the Gallipoli Campaign when its soldiers landed in Turkey on September 19-20, 1915 #RememberThem The First World War’s Gallipoli Campaign would be the Newfoundland Regiment’s first experience of battle. The Newfoundlanders came ashore on the Gallipoli Peninsula on September 19-20, 1915 as reinforcements for the British, French, Australian and New Zealand troops who had been fighting in Turkey since April 25. The Newfoundlanders would serve bravely there, earning their first battle honour at ‘Caribou Hill’ that November and remaining in Gallipoli until the Allies finally pulled out in January 1916. Photo: Public Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador VA37-1-3 More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/fact_sheets/gallipoli
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaWe remember Private Joseph Marcel Leo Lessard who died on April 25, 1951. His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Learn more about him on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial #TributeTuesday Joseph Marcel Leo Lessard was born in Temiskaming, Québec in 1928 and was the son of Louis and Louise Lessard. He enlisted with the Canadian Army in Toronto on August 17, 1950 during the Korean War. The 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry soldier lost his life on April 25, 1951 during the fierce Battle of Kapyong. Private Lessard was 23 years old at the time of his death and is buried in the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, South Korea. Pictured is a of colour sketch of Lessard. More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80000252?Joseph%20Marcel%20Leo%20Lessard
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Apr 25th

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    Veterans Affairs CanadaApril 25, 1915-British, Australian & New Zealand soldiers came ashore at Gallipoli during First World War #RememberThem The Gallipoli Campaign was the baptism of fire for the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) forces in the First World War. These brave soldiers landed alongside other Allied troops on the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey on the first day of the eight-and-a-half month battle on April 25, 1915. April 25th is now solemnly observed each year in Australia and New Zealand to honour all those who have served their two countries in the cause of peace and freedom over the years. Pictured are soldiers coming ashore at ANZAC Cove more than a hundred years ago. Photo: Public domain More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/fact_sheets/gallipoli
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaSt. Julien Canadian Memorial near Ypres, Belgium honours our soldiers who fought in the 2nd Battle of Ypres #MemorialMonday One of the most striking First World War monuments in Europe is the St. Julien Canadian Memorial near Ypres, Belgium. Sometimes called the “brooding soldier”, it is a towering 11-metre-high column topped with the bowed head and shoulders of a Canadian soldier with folded hands resting on the butt of his rifle. The inscription on the Memorial recalls the Canadian participation in the 2nd Battle of Ypres: “This column marks the battlefield where 18,000 Canadians on the British left withstood the first German gas attacks the 22nd - 24th of April 1915. 2,000 fell and here lie buried.” More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/overseas/first-world-war/belgium/stjulien
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    Veterans Affairs Canada“Canada sent one of the largest contingents to Korea. It is a way for me to give back.” Logistics Officer Captain Suhan Kwon joined the Canadian Army to give back for its contributions to the Korean War. Click below for his story. Some of the heaviest fighting our soldiers experienced in the Korean War took place during the Battle of Kapyong in April 1951. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the battle. #RememberThem 31 Canadian Brigade Group Canada Remembers
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaApril 25, Anzac Day, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Australians recognize April 25 as a day of national remembrance. Commemorative services are held across the nation at dawn – the time of the original landing – while later in the day, former servicemen and servicewomen meet to take part in marches. #AnzacDay #RememberThem #AlliedStrong Canada Remembers Australia in Canada Canada Down Under New Zealand Army

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    Veterans Affairs Canada#DYK The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest action of the Second World War, lasting from September 1939 to May 1945? #RememberThem The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous action of the Second World War, lasting from the first day of the conflict in September 1939 until the last day of the fighting in Europe in May 1945. The perils of this long struggle at sea were not only those related to enemy attack. The North Atlantic Ocean itself was a constant challenge as well, especially in the frigid winters when storms often blew hard and ice built up on exposed ship surfaces. Pictured is HMCS Brantford coated with ice during the war. Photo: Library and Archives Canada More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/second-world-war/battle-atlantic
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaApril 22, 1915 – Germans released poison gas during the 2nd Battle of Ypres but Canadians helped hold the line #WorldWarWednesday The First World War was only nine months old when a terrible new weapon appeared on the battlefields of Europe. The Germans first released poison gas on April 22, 1915 during the 2nd Battle of Ypres in Belgium and it drifted to a section of the Allied front lines that was manned by French colonial troops. The deadly gas created a large gap in the defences but the Canadian soldiers helped hold the line there and prevented a larger German breakthrough. Pictured are British soldiers on the Western Front wearing primitive gas masks in the spring of 1915. Photo: Public domain More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/canada/Canada4

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    Veterans Affairs CanadaLearn what it was like to fight in the Korean War’s Battle of Kapyong from Canadian Veteran Ray Nickerson #RememberThem Mr. Ray Nickerson enlisted in the Canadian Army at age 16 and served with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry during the Korean War. In November 1950, his unit shipped out to Korea to be part of the United Nations forces fighting there. Mr. Nickerson saw action near Pusan, Seoul and at Kapyong. He was wounded by a landmine in Korea but returned to the front after nine weeks in hospital. Mr. Nickerson remained in the Canadian military until his retirement in 1968. In this clip, he describes his experiences during the bitter Battle of Kapyong in April 1951. More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/video-gallery/video/8218 For more Heroes Remember videos, check out our YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPr7sRa8DLEHfF2ZZPRoUHg3Fq7eqigsC
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaThe Canadian Korean War Memorial Garden near Kapyong, South Korea honours Canadians who fought in the conflict #MemorialMonday The Canadian Korean War Memorial Garden is located in Naechon, South Korea, just below the hills which were defended by our soldiers during the Battle of Kapyong in April 1951. Three monuments to Canadians who served in the Korean War can be found here: a stone cairn commemorating the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, a stone tablet listing the Canadian units which took part in the conflict, and a larger memorial honouring the more than 26,000 Canadian who served in the Korean War. More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/overseas/korean-war/cdnmem_gapyong
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaRCAF’s oldest Hercules aircraft finds new home in Ottawa museum #RCAF #Hercules #AIRPower Read the complete article: http://bit.ly/1QiaSQ6 The RCAF’s longest-flying CC-130 Hercules has been donated to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa where it will showcase the RCAF’s air mobility role for years to come. Read more about it and see more photos: http://bit.ly/1QiaSQ6 Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Army Canadian Armed Forces Canadian War Museum Canadian Museum of History Canadian Museum of Nature - Musée canadien de la nature City of Ottawa Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) Canada Science and Technology Museum Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Toronto Pearson International Airport Canada Remembers The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command RCAF Then And Now CMN Canadian Military News

Apr 17th

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    Veterans Affairs CanadaApril 17, 1945 – Brave Canadian soldiers liberated the Dutch town of Apeldoorn during the Second World War #RememberThem The Dutch town of Apeldoorn was one of the first Allied objectives in the advance to the North Sea in the spring of 1945 during the Second World War. The 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade was set to make a decisive strike on April 16, 1945 but as our soldiers neared, the Germans retreated. After the town was liberated, there were huge celebrations with Dutch colours flying from every house and shop. Pictured are members of the Royal Canadian Regiment band parading through the newly liberated Apeldoorn. Photo: Library and Archives Canada More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/second-world-war/canada-netherlands

Apr 16th

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    Veterans Affairs CanadaApril 16, 1945 - HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed near Halifax with the loss of 44 men; it was the last Royal Canadian Navy ship sunk in the Second World War #RememberThem The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest struggle of the Second World War, lasting from the first day of the conflict in September 1939 until the end of the fighting in Europe in May 1945. The threat of German attack extended all the way to Canada’s waters, with some of our ships being torpedoed and sunk within sight of our shores. HMCS Esquimalt was the last Royal Canadian Navy ship to be lost in the war when it was torpedoed and sunk near Halifax on April 16, 1945. Sadly, 44 sailors would lose their lives. Photo: Department of National Defence More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/second-world-war/battle-atlantic

Apr 15th

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    Veterans Affairs CanadaApril 19, 1997 – Flood-ravaged Manitoba requested help from the Canadian Armed Forces and a large support mission ensued #FactFriday The Canadian Armed Forces plays a variety of roles for our country. When natural disasters like floods, storms or forest fires strike, its members are often called on for help. In the spring of 1997, the Red River saw heavy flooding that threatened to cause great destruction. On April 19, the province of Manitoba requested military assistance and a large-scale relief mission was soon organized. Pictured are Canadian Armed Forces members stacking sandbags to help protect against rising waters there. Photo: Department of National Defence More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/canadian-armed-forces/cf-post-war-years

Apr 14th

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    Veterans Affairs CanadaApril 15, 1953 - HMCS Crusader bombarded and destroyed three enemy trains in two days during the Korean War #ThrowBackThursday A total of eight Royal Canadian Navy destroyers played a variety of roles with the United Nations fleet during the Korean War. They helped blockade the coast, prevent amphibious landings, screen aircraft carriers from attack and bombard coastal areas. One of the most interesting things our warships did was to shell enemy trains on the east coast of the Korean peninsula, where the rugged terrain forced the railroads to skirt the shore in many places. In April 1953, HMCS Crusader destroyed three trains in two days. Pictured is the ship a few years before the Korean War. Photo: Public domain More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/korean-war/valour-remembered/airnaval
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaIt's National Volunteer Week! #volunteers #RCAF #ABigThankYou A shout-out from the Royal Canadian Air Force to museum volunteers everywhere, with an extra-special thanks to all those that volunteer at all the aviation museums across the country! Also a big thanks to the kind folks at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, National Air Force Museum of Canada and Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for the use of photos of their volunteers! Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canadian War Museum Canadian Museum of History The Museum of Flight National Gallery of Canada Canada and the world Canadian Museum of Nature - Musée canadien de la nature Canadian Space Agency Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Canada Science and Technology Museum Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum Bytown Museum | Musée Bytown Hockey Hall of Fame National Museum of the U.S. Air Force RAF Brize Norton Royal New Zealand Air Force Greenwood Military Aviation Museum Cold Lake Air Force Museum RCAF Then And Now PlaneTalking Canada Remembers High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom Royal Ontario Museum Royal New Zealand Air Force CMN Canadian Military News Canadian Military Heritage Museum Wright Brothers National Memorial Comox Air Force Museum Canadian Military Family Magazine Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association Royal Canadian Legion Royal British Legion Vintage Wings of Canada 1 Membership—3 Museums Shearwater Aviation Museum Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame HISTORY Esprit de Corps Museum of Anthropology Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaIn praise of the squadron dog #dogs #service #loyalty #heart Read the complete, heart-warming story and view all photos: http://bit.ly/1RW5eZo While canines have roamed the planet for eons and shared the company and shelter of man over millennia, one powerful latter-day assignment is but a century old – the squadron or hangar dog. It is perhaps the highest calling any dog can have, for he or she will provide anchorage and embrace for those in peril in the air. (Keep reading ... http://bit.ly/1RW5eZo) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces National Service Dogs Canadian Veteran Service Dog Unit Canadian Service Dog Foundation VETERANS WITH DOGS Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Dogs for Veterans Veterans & Shelter Dogs Vintage Wings of Canada Veterans Affairs Canada Canada Remembers Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canadian War Museum Animals in War Memorial, Ottawa Animals in War Memorial HISTORY Man's Best Friend Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dog Association Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund

Apr 13th

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    Veterans Affairs CanadaWe remember the some 3,600 Canadians who died and more than 7,000 who were wounded in the Battle of Vimy Ridge #RememberThem The Battle of Vimy Ridge is rightly thought of as a great Canadian battlefield success during the First World War. April 9, 1917—the battle’s opening day—was also the bloodiest single day in our army’s history, however. A total of some 3,600 Canadian soldiers would lose their lives during the four days the fighting raged at Vimy and over 7,000 more would be wounded. Pictured is the evocative 1929 painting Ghosts of Vimy Ridge by Australian war artist William Longstaff. Image: Canadian House of Commons Collection More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/overseas/first-world-war/france/vimy
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaApril 14, 1917- Soldiers of the Newfoundland Regiment suffered heavy losses at Monchy-le-Preux, France #WorldWarWednesday One of the Newfoundland Regiment’s best-known actions of the First World War came in the French village of Monchy-le-Preux in April 1917. The Newfoundlanders took heavy losses in an Allied advance during the Battle of Arras but stood strong in the face of repeated German counterattacks and held their position. Sadly, 460 members of the regiment became casualties. Pictured is the beautiful memorial that today marks the site of these soldiers’ brave actions at Monchy-le-Preux. The caribou is the Royal Newfoundland Regiment's emblem. More Information: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/overseas/first-world-war/france/Monchy
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    Veterans Affairs CanadaRCAF unveils the 2016 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet #RCAF #BCATP #AIRPower #RCAFHistory Read the article: http://bit.ly/1S6uBV3 The Royal Canadian Air Force recently unveiled the CF-18 Demonstration Jet for its 2016 season. The unveiling ceremony took place on April 5, 2016, at 4 Wing Cold, Alberta, where the jet was painted over the past few weeks. The wing commander, officials from the City of Cold Lake and the Town of Bonnyville, and Captain Ryan Kean, who will fly the jet, attended. It gave everyone in attendance a chance to see, for the first time, the CF-18 Hornet design, which commemorates this year’s theme: the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). (Read more and see more photos here: http://bit.ly/1S6uBV3) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces National Air Force Museum of Canada Canada Aviation and Space Museum CMN Canadian Military News Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum RCAF Then And Now City of Cold Lake Edmonton International Airport Skies Magazine Canadian Defence Review Veterans Affairs Canada Canada Remembers Royal Air Force Royal Australian Air Force Royal New Zealand Air Force Canadian War Museum PlaneTalking Canadian Army Commons Aviation Canadian Forces CF18 Demo Team Quinte International Air Show 2016 Snowbirds Edmonton Airshow U.S. Navy Blue Angels Great British Air Shows & Great British Air Displays RAF Red Arrows RAF Brize Norton Lisa Bettany Ontario South Coast Airshow Imperial War Museum London High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom

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