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    NEWS RELEASE: Air Task Force and Canadian CF-188 aircraft headed to Romania for bilateral military training Approximately 100 Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, mainly from 2 and 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, and four CF-188 Hornet fighter aircraft will deploy starting next week to Constanta, Romania, for approximately a month to conduct bilateral training with the Romanian Air Force. Exercise RESILIENT RESOLVE will build on our relationship with Romania, an important NATO ally, strengthening mutual confidence in using common NATO procedures. The Air Task Force is scheduled to depart CFB Bagotville for Romania on March 1. The CF-188 aircraft will deploy from Kuwait, where they were based during their employment on Operation IMPACT. “I am proud of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s collaborative efforts with the Romanian Air Force. This bilateral training exercise is another example of Canada’s commitment to our NATO Allies and international partners.” The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Defence Minister “The Royal Canadian Air Force is honoured to participate in this training with our Romanian counterparts. Our CF-18 pilots and support crews continue to demonstrate their dedication to our nation. Whether defending the skies over North America, participating in coalition operations or training with our Allies abroad, these airmen and airwomen have a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to exchange with our Allies.” Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force Backgrounder: Exercise Resilient Resolve: http://bit.ly/1S4kUKz Royal Canadian Air Force: http://bit.ly/1vdZf30 Image: The CF-188 was acquired in 1982. Photo: ISC86-571, DND Archives Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces CMN Canadian Military News CBC News CTV Ottawa Citizen The Globe and Mail CRFM Bagotville MFRC Defense News Canadian Defence Review Esprit de Corps Connect2Canada / Lien Canada Canada’s Foreign Policy—Global Affairs Canada NATO AeroTime, Aviation News Harjit Sajjan
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    #TBT CAF CF-188 Hornet fighters led by a CC-137 aircraft transporting ground crew and support personnel carry out a flyover in Ottawa, in February 1991, to mark their successful participation in #OpFRICTION. The CAF is proud to mark the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait in a number of ceremonies between February 24 to 29, 2016, to recognize Operation FRICTION, Canada’s contribution to the First Gulf War, and the service provided by veterans of the conflict: http://ow.ly/YKQ4s #RememberThem Shared from the Facebook page of Canadian Armed Forces
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    25 years ago: Combat and Cold Lake Read the story, view all nine photos and their captions here: http://bit.ly/1Oy0cMv In August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. In early autumn, Canada sent three ships to the Persian Gulf along with 409 Squadron. In December, the “Desert Cats”, from 416 Squadron and 439 Squadron, replaced 409 Squadron just before the aerial bombing campaign began. (Keep reading...http://bit.ly/1Oy0cMv) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC Connect2Canada / Lien Canada Canada Remembers Canadian Army Canadian Cadet Organizations - Organisations de cadets du Canada Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canadian War Museum RAF Brize Norton Royal Canadian Navy Trident News 4 Wing MFRC - Cold Lake Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre Winnipeg Military Family Resource Centre Edmonton International Airport Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) Canada’s Foreign Policy—Global Affairs Canada Canada and the world Harjit Sajjan CMN Canadian Military News
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    Thanks to the Toronto Maple Leafs for their recognition of Canadian Armed Forces members - including, today, Sergeant Duane Markle, an Aviation Technician currently serving as a Leadership instructor at the Royal Canadian Air Force Academy. Sgt Markle has 22 years of service. Shared, with our appreciation, from the Facebook page of Joffrey Lupul.
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    Focus on: the CC-138 Twin Otter from 440 "Vampire" Transport Squadron during Exercise ARCTIC RAM. 440 Transport Squadron, from 17 Wing Winnipeg, provided support to the Canadian Army during Exercise ARCTIC RAM 16 in Resolute, Nunavut in February 2016. Exercise ARCTIC RAM is a Canadian military high arctic training exercise conducted in Resolute, Nunavut from 11-22 February, 2016. To learn more about Arctic Readiness - Canadian Armed Forces training in Canada's North: http://bit.ly/21jJQUa More info on the CC-138 Twin Otter: http://bit.ly/21jLzJk Learn about 440 "Vampire" Transport Squadron here: http://bit.ly/21jLtRY All photos by MCpl Cameron Skrypnyk of 38 Canadian Brigade Group/ 38e Groupe-brigade du Canada Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Army 3rd Canadian Division / 3e Division du Canada Viking Air 38 Canadian Brigade Group/ 38e Groupe-brigade du Canada Ice Pilots NWT Government of Nunavut Northern Journal Nunatsiaq News First Air, The Airline of the North CBC North CBC Nunavut Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg Richardson International Airport
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    A CC-138 Twin Otter from 440 "Vampire" Transport Squadron at 17 Wing Winnipeg provides support to the Canadian Army during Exercise ARCTIC RAM 16 in Resolute, Nunavut in February 2016. Exercise ARCTIC RAM is a Canadian military high arctic training exercise conducted in Resolute, Nunavut from 11-22 February, 2016. To learn more about Arctic Readiness - Canadian Armed Forces training in Canada's North: http://bit.ly/21jJQUa More info on the CC-138 Twin Otter: http://bit.ly/21jLzJk Learn about 440 "Vampire" Transport Squadron here: http://bit.ly/21jLtRY All photos by MCpl Cameron Skrypnyk of 38 Canadian Brigade Group/ 38e Groupe-brigade du Canada Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Army Canadian Armed Forces 3rd Canadian Division / 3e Division du Canada Viking Air Ice Pilots NWT CBC North CBC Nunavut Northern Journal Government of Nunavut Nunatsiaq News First Air, The Airline of the North
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    On This Day in History: Army Cooperation Squadrons #OTDH #RCAFHistory February 25, 1940 – The first RCAF unit (No. 110 Army Cooperation “City of Toronto” Squadron) arrives in Liverpool, England. It is the first Canadian air force squadron to reach Great Britain. In this photo, airmen are onboard ship, enroute to Great Britain. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Army Canadian Armed Forces Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canadian War Museum Royal Canadian Air Force The Royal Air Force Museum, London Imperial War Museum Duxford High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom Lest We Forget - UK National Air Force Museum of Canada Canada Remembers Veterans Affairs Canada Photo: DND
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    RCAF Flyers make olympic hockey history! #ThrowbackThursday #StanleyCup #RCAFProud Read the complete 2014 article: http://bit.ly/1B2xrmN The Air Force won gold in February 1948 when the RCAF Flyers hockey team triumphed at the Olympic Winter Games held in St. Moritz, Switzerland. They had not been expected to win anything and in fact were a bit of an embarrassment to some. (Keep reading...http://bit.ly/1B2xrmN) Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian Armed Forces Lord Stanley's Cup Stanley Cup Finals The Olympic Games Hockey Canada Canadian War Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canada Aviation and Space Museum
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    Check out this Search and Rescue exercise near Kamloops BC! #SAR #442 SQN Photo: Cpl Spence, 19 Wing Imaging (Shared from the Facebook page of CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC)
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    A shout out to the history of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron for this week's helicopter Wednesday! #RCAFHistory #TacHel #Helicopter #AIRPower 450 Heavy Transport Helicopter Squadron was formed at RCAF Station St. Hubert, Quebec, on March 29, 1968. The squadron moved to Canadian Forces Base Ottawa (Uplands) in May, 1970, and the squadron received Royal Assent for the designation 450 Transport Helicopter Squadron on May 20, 1970. On August 1, 1991, the squadron became 450 Composite Helicopter Squadron and then 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron on April 1, 1993. The squadron moved back to RCAF Station St. Hubert in August, 1994. The CH-147 Chinook helicopter was withdrawn from service in the autumn of 1991. 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron continued to operate CH-135 Twin Huey helicopters in support of the RCMP and Joint Task Force 2 after the Chinook’s retirement. In 1996, 450 Squadron was deactivated after almost three decades of uniquely tactical aviation (helicopter) service to the Canadian Armed Forces and was formally disbanded on January 1, 1998. On May 2, 2012, the squadron was re-established as 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron to fly the RCAF’s new CH-147F Chinook helicopters. The squadron is based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, and reports to 1 Wing Headquarters in Kingston, Ontario. The squadron’s motto is “BY AIR TO BATTLE”. (Full captions and today's story: http://bit.ly/1T7Ac2O) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Army Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canadian War Museum Rotor & Wing HeliOps Magazine National Air Force Museum of Canada Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence Helis.com The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command
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    Aircrew ready to lift off in CH-147F Chinooks Story and photos: http://bit.ly/1T7Ac2O #AIRPower #Agility #Integrated #Reach Ten RCAF members have graduated from a course conducted by operational training flight 0 in anticipation of their posts with 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ontario. (Keep reading...http://bit.ly/1T7Ac2O) 450 Squadron motto: “BY AIR TO BATTLE” Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Skies Magazine Vertical Magazine Canadian Defence Review Helicopter Magazine Helicopter Life magazine CAE Inc. Canadian Aviator Boeing Company Canadian Army Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) Classic Wings Magazine 2e Division du Canada / 2nd Canadian Division 3rd Canadian Division / 3e Division du Canada 4th Canadian Division - 4e Division du Canada 5th Canadian Division/ 5e Division du Canada 5e Groupe-brigade mécanisé du Canada (5 GBMC)
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    On This Day in History #OTDH #RCAFHistory February 24, 1940 – The prototype Hawker Typhoon makes its first flight. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum National Air Force Museum of Canada Photo: DND
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    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt today after a successful eight-and-a-half month deployment which included participation in Operations REASSURANCE and CARIBBE. A CH-124 Sea King helicopter and air detachment were embarked on HMCS Winnipeg. Read more: http://ow.ly/YFkBu Shared from the Canadian Armed Forces Facebook page.
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    WOW! Precision drops by our amazing Search and Rescue Technicians over the Davis Strait from mission start to finish! #RCAF #SARPartners #ThatOthersMayLive Tweeted by Joint Task Force Atlantic on February 22, 2016: 1. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax confirms fishing vessel (F/V) taking on water 280 nautical miles (NM) east of Iqaluit. CC-130 Hercules out of 413 Squadron & Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis St. Laurent are tasked. 2. JRCC Halifax is working in close collaboration with JRCC Greenland to coordinate ongoing #SAR involving a F/V 220NM of Nuuk 3. JRCC Halifax JRCC Greenland have coordinated delivery of 4 pumps to F/V in distress & crew have confirmed that pumps are working 4. JRCC Halifax confirms Danish Warship Knud Rasmussen is on scene providing support to F/V in distress 150NM of coast of Nuuk, Greenland 5. JRCC Halifax & JRCC Greenland report HMCD Knud Rasmussen placed 2 technicians onboard with 3 electric pumps & additional gas pump For more information on Search and Rescue, check out: http://bit.ly/11kpGMm Camerawork and Editing: MCpl Johanie Maheu, 14 Wing Greenwood Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Greenland Canadian Army Veterans Affairs Canada Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canadian War Museum CBC News CBC Nova Scotia CTV Atlantic News Global News The Chronicle Herald Royal Canadian Air Cadets Canada Aviation and Space Museum The Telegram Cape Breton Post Yarmouth, Nova Scotia 14 Wing Fitness & Sports Centre 14 Wing Greenwood Greenwood Military Aviation Museum 14 Wing Library Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre Greenwood, Nova Scotia Joint Task Force (North) Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC RCAF Then And Now CBC Newfoundland and Labrador Global Halifax CBC North Forsvaret Denmark
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    It's National Aviation Day! Two thumbs up to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for this video featuring astronauts RCAF LCol Jeremy Jansen and Dr. David Saint-Jacques, explaining why piloting planes is an integral part of astronaut training. #AIRPower #SicIturAdAstra! Follow both astronauts on Twitter: @Astro_Jeremy ; and @Astro_DavidS Canadian Armed Forces
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    Canada’s pathway to the stars began with the Silver Dart Full story and high resolution photos with captions here: http://bit.ly/21o0tL2 #AIRPower #RCAFHistory The first successful powered, heavier-than-air, controlled airplane flight in Canada took place at Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, when the Silver Dart took to the air, piloted by J.A.D. McCurdy. (Keep reading...http://bit.ly/21o0tL2) Aviation royale canadienne Canada Remembers History (TV channel) Vintage Wings of CanadaCanadian Defence Review Skies Magazine Esprit de Corps The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command Legion Magazine Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada Canadian Colour Canadian Aviation Historical Society (National) Canadian Historical Aircraft Association Military History Flying Heritage Collection Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence Greenwood Military Aviation Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canada's History
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    On This Day in History: The Silver Dart! #OTDH #FirstFlight #AIRPower February 23, 1909 – The first powered flight in Canada, by J.A.D. McCurdy in the Silver Dart, takes place at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Silver Dart Lodge & MacNeil House Suites Baddeck Canada Remembers Photo: DND
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    Shared from the Facebook page of the Canadian Armed Forces:
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    Milestone flight for Cyclone helicopter #AIRPower #Agility Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/1PT7DBR Just off the coast of Nova Scotia recently, the sun shone on a milestone achievement for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CH-148 Cyclone helicopter project. The first Cyclone helicopter, fully manned by Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, successfully landed on a Canadian warship at sea on January 27, 2016. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Halifax, the ship on which the first Cyclone landing occurred, has been involved with CH-148 testing and training for the past year. (Keep reading...http://bit.ly/1PT7DBR) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Skies Magazine Vertical Magazine Canadian Defence Review Esprit de Corps Sikorsky Aircraft Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre Maritime Forces Pacific / Forces maritimes du Pacifique Maritime Forces Atlantic - Forces Maritimes de l'Atlantique Trident News CMN Canadian Military News
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    On This Day in History: The Gypsy Moth #OTDH #RCAFHistory February 22, 1925 – The first flight of the prototype de Havilland 60M Gipsy Moth takes place in Britain. The Gypsy Moth was in Canadian service from 1928 to 1948; the Gypsy Moth, Cirrus Moth and Genet Moth all have the same airframe but are named according to the engine installed in the aircraft. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian War Museum Canada Remembers @ Photo: DND, 1967.
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    Following Saturday's game, the Maple Leafs and Canadian Forces took a photo at centre ice followed by the players and Forces personnel posing for photos. #Community #Recognition (Shared from the Facebook page of the Toronto Maple Leafs)
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    On This Day in History: The Freedom Fighter #OTDH #RCAFHistory February 21, 1971 – CF-5 (also known as the CF-116) Freedom Fighter aircraft from433 and 434 Squadrons conduct operations in Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories (now Nunavut), and Whitehorse, Yukon, to test the aircraft’s winter weather capabilities. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canadian War Museum National Air Force Museum of Canada Iqaluit, Nunavut MacBride Museum of Yukon History Canada Remembers Photo: DND,1973.
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    Video - 103 Squadron and the Icelandic Coast Guard in action: Training - So That Others May Live! #SARSunday #Rescue! #SARPartners Nine Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) personnel along with a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter took part in multiple exercise scenarios, including training with the Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Thor (or “Þór” in Icelandic). There were also inland and glacier search and rescue joint exercises with volunteers from local Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) teams. 103 Squadron’s CH-149 Cormorant and nine crew members participated in open water and boat scenarios with the crew of the Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Thor (or “Þór” in Icelandic). Specific elements of these exercises included: hoisting from a ship, hoisting from a life raft and hoisting from the sea. There were also inland and glacier rescue scenarios with a rescue team from the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue, known as ICE-SAR. In addition, there were visits to various local Icelandic Coast Guard locations and facilities as well as a NATO air station at Keflavík. Training occurred out of the Icelandic Coast Guard’s base at Reykjavik airport with several activities taking place across the Iceland territory. Read more: http://bit.ly/1Q6p3fO Video: Master Corporal Johanie Maheu, 14 Wing Imaging Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Embassy of Canada to Iceland Canada and the world Skies Magazine Vertical Magazine Esprit de Corps CTV Atlantic News CBC Newfoundland and Labrador Maritime Forces Pacific / Forces maritimes du Pacifique Maritime Forces Atlantic - Forces Maritimes de l'Atlantique CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard Foundation Air Iceland Landhelgisgæsla Íslands/Icelandic Coast Guard
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    February 20, 1959 – On “Black Friday” the Canadian government cancels the Avro Arrow aircraft program. #OnThisDayInHistory #RCAFHistory #OTDH Caption: Scan from print. Left side view of a CF-105 Jet Fighter Aircraft "Avro Arrow" in flight. Photo: CAF Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canadian War Museum CMN Canadian Military News
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    It's the 10th annual Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night for the Toronto Maple Leafs: #Community #Recognition (Shared from the Facebook page of the Toronto Maple Leafs)
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    “It’s a valuable asset.” General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, on the Polaris' support to the coalition campaign against #ISIL #OpIMPACT (Tweeted by Canadian Joint Operations Command: @CFOperations) Video: Air Task Force-Iraq members launch a CC-150T Polaris in Kuwait for a mission during Operation IMPACT. #AIRPower #Flying_in_formation Video produced by CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces
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    General Jonathan Vance, the Chief of the Defence Staff, delivered a keynote address as part of CDA Institute’s Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence, discussing the fight against ISIL, Canada’s upcoming defence policy review, #OpHONOUR and Canadian Armed Forces readiness for future operations. #Leadership #OurForces Shared from the Facebook page of the Canadian Armed Forces
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    Photo of the week from CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC: A member of the Immediate Response Unit heads toward the range as a CH-147F Chinook helicopter takes off outside the town of Kitchenuhmay Koosib, Ontario during Exercise TRILLIUM RESPONSE on February 14, 2016. Location: Pickle Lake and 13 remote First Nations communities in Northern Ontario Dates: February 13-21, 2016 Size: Approximately 900 soldiers Also participating: RCAF, including 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron More info on 450 Squadron: http://bit.ly/1oiJQMv Photo: Cpl Mark Schombs, 4th Canadian Division - 4e Division du Canada Petawawa Garrison Imaging
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    Parachute insertion into the arctic on Ex ARCTIC RAM 2016! More on arctic readiness and training in the north: http://bit.ly/1Qr1kZN Video: 3rd Canadian Division / 3e Division du Canada, with thanks Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Army CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC
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    Great timing for CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC to post photos of CF-188 Hornets on #FighterFriday! #AIRPower Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornets take off on their last mission in Kuwait during Operation IMPACT ROTO2 on February 14, 2016.
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    Command visit to 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron #RCAF #Recognition #Leadership On February 11, 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron hosted LGen Hood, Commander of the Air Force, and CWO Poitras, Chief Warrant Officer of the RCAF. The visit included a town hall with members of the squadron and several personnel being presented with Commander’s commendations including: Capt Martin Pelletier, Sgt Frédéric Sauvageau and MCpl Jean-Sébastien MacKay. Both LGen Hood and CWO Poitras were presented with a commemorative CD produced by the 438 THS band and CWO Poitras received a squadron coin from the Commanding Officer, LCol McCauley. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Defence Review Skies Magazine Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Army 2e Division du Canada / 2nd Canadian Division Ville de Montréal
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    On This Day in History #OTDH #RCAFHistory February 19, 1940 – The RCAF accepts the first of 4,413 Avro (Canada) Ansons. In this photo, taken in 1941, a student pilot looks over an Anson. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Avro Anson Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Canadian War Museum National Air Force Museum of Canada Canada Remembers AvGeek Canadian Heritage Photo: DND
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    Video: LAUNCH! Two RCAF Hornets, an Aurora, and a Polaris taking off in Kuwait. #AIRPower #RCAF Air Task Force-Iraq members launch two CF-188 Hornets, a CP-140 Aurora and a CC-150T Polaris in Kuwait for their respective mission during Operation IMPACT. As directed by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) ceased airstrike operations as part of Operation Impact on February 15, 2016. The CAF is refocusing its contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force – the multinational coalition to halt and degrade the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The refocused approach for Operation Impact will see the continuation of air-to-air refueling and aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in support of coalition air operations. It also intensifies CAF efforts to train Iraqi security forces and to support coalition and regional partners in the campaign against ISIL. Produced by: CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces NATO Skies Magazine Canadian Defence Review Esprit de Corps
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    The Bristol Beau Fighter in flight. #FighterFriday #RCAFHistory For this week's Fighter Friday feature, here's the Canadian Air Force Beaufighter aircraft flying over the English countryside in 1941 and 1942. This type of machine has been used to a great extent as a night fighter, carrying out attacks on the German bombers which ventured over the British Isles. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian War Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum History Royal Air Force Imperial War Museum Duxford Canada Remembers National Air Force Museum of Canada High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom The Royal Air Force Museum, London Images : DND
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    Training with the Royal Canadian Navy on the West Coast! #AIRPower #Flying_In_Formation #OurForces While training with the Royal Canadian Navy(RCN) a crew from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron onboard a CH-149 Cormorant from Canadian Forces Base Comox conducts a Vertical Transfer of Personnel (VERTREP) with Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) WHITEHORSE on February 10th, 2016, in the Strait of Georgia near Comox, British Columbia. Image by LS Ogle Henry, Maritime Forces Pacific / Forces maritimes du Pacifique Imaging Services Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Skies Magazine Vertical Magazine Royal Canadian Navy Trident News Comox Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) Comox Valley Record Newsroom Comox Valley Echo Comox Valley AirportCTV Vancouver Island News CHEK News: Official PageNEWS 1130 Victoria News Global BC Vancouver News and Entertainment The Vancouver Sun
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    It's 1979, in Prince Edward Island, with the Mighty Buffalo! #ThrowbackThursday This photograph was taken in 1979 when Buffalo's '459 in front and '455 in background flew together with '457 as part of 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron in CFB Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Photo: DND Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada Remembers Prince Edward Island Flying Association & COPA Flight 57 Downtown Summerside Downtown Charlottetown Inc. Charlottetown Airport Mighty Machines Discovery Canada Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island CTV Atlantic News Saltscapes Magazine CBC Prince Edward Island The Guardian
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    Shared from the Facebook page of Joffrey Lupul, player for the Toronto Maple Leafs - with our thanks! Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs are proud to welcome Sergeant Christopher Neilson. Sergeant Neilson is a 20 year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, currently posted with the Canadian Forces Logistics Training Centre, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden as an Air Logistics instructor. He has had one tour as a Canadian Forces Peacekeeper in Bosnia (Op Cavalier). He then served two more tours in Bosnia (Operations Alliance and Palladium). Sgt Neilson has also served on Operation Apollo, Operation Augural. His last deployment was Operation Athena with Task Force 3-09 in Kabul Afghanistan. Sgt Neilson is accompanied tonight by his wife Phae and is the proud father of Paige, Maiya and step father to Kennedy and Alex. Thank you Sergeant Neilson.
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    Airstrike operations cease in Iraq and Syria Article: http://bit.ly/1KYcdjf #OurForces #AIRPower As directed by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) ceased airstrike operations as part of Operation Impact on February 15, 2016. The CAF is refocusing its contribution to the Middle East Stabilization Force – the multinational coalition to halt and degrade the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). (Keep reading...http://bit.ly/1KYcdjf) Image caption: Air Task Force-Iraq members perform a pre-flight check on a CF-188 Hornet aircraft in Kuwait during Operation Impact. (This photo has been altered for reasons of operational security.) Photo: Operation Impact, DND (CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces U.S. Mission to NATO NATO
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    Shared from the Facebook page of the Canadian War Museum: When her husband was incarcerated in a German Prisoner of War camp, Wilhelmina Walker sent him escape maps hidden in the soles of shoes that were part of Red Cross packages. She joined the Canadian Air Force (Women’s Division) in 1941, finished first in her officer training class, and quickly became senior staff officer for the Air Force’s 17,000 servicewomen. Learn more at the special exhibition World War Women http://www.warmuseum.ca/women/ #RCAFHistory
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    On This Day in History #OTDH #RCAFHistory #Borden February 18, 1920 – The Canadian Air Force is formed in Canada, with Borden, Ontario, as the training site. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Borden, Ontario Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum National Air Force Museum of Canada Borden & District Museum Canadian War Museum Canada Remembers AvGeek Canadian Heritage Photo: A Fairchild FC-2 Razorback at Camp Borden, Ontario, in 1927. The Razorback was in service with the RCAF from 1927 to 1938 and was initially designed for aerial photography. Camp Borden – now Canadian Forces Base Borden – in Ontario was the birthplace of military aviation in Canada. PHOTO: DND
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    Shared from the Facebook page of 5e Groupe-brigade mécanisé du Canada (5 GBMC) #AIRPower #Flying_In_Formation with the Canadian Army A CH-147F transports military attachés between Canadian Forces Base Valcartier and the Québec Citadel on February 12, 2016. Approximately 20 attachés, from countries such as Chili, Tunisia, Germany and Mexico had the opportunity to observe the Canadian military at work. To learn more about the CH-147F Chinook: http://bit.ly/1LIXAdL Photo : Caporal Sébastien Cayer, 2e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Skies Magazine Vertical Magazine Boeing Company Helicopter Magazine Canadian Defence Review Esprit de Corps Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Fairmont Château Laurier
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    Recruits of quality Read the story: http://bit.ly/1KWvlOL #BlackHistoryMonth #BHM February is Black History Month. Canadians take this time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today. (Keep reading...http://bit.ly/1KWvlOL) Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canada Remembers Veterans Affairs Canada Black Canada Network Canadian Black Network Military Family Services Canadian Military Family Magazine Military Family Resource Centre- National Capital Region (MFRC-NCR)
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    On This Day in History: a 'Mad' Shootout in the Yukon! #OTDH #RCAFHistory February 17, 1932 – “The Mad Trapper of Rat River”, Albert Johnson, is killed in a shootout with RCMP following a 240-kilometre, 48-day manhunt in the Yukon. Captain Wilfrid “Wop” May, who had served in the Royal Air Force’s 209 Squadron during the First World War, provides air support to the hunt for 16 days and guides the RCMP to their final showdown with Johnson. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Royal Canadian Mounted Police MacBride Museum of Yukon History Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum No. 209 Squadron RAF National Air Force Museum of Canada Photo: DND
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    Shared from Canada Remembers: We remember Sergeant James Davis of Ontario who died on February 15, 1942. Learn more about him and his service to Canada on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial #TributeTuesday James Albert Davis was born in Merrickville, Ontario, in 1920, the son of Charles and Mabel Davis. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in December 1940 and received his pilot wings in September 1941 after training at facilities in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Sergeant Davis lost his life on February 15, 1942 alongside a fellow airman when their Lysander airplane crashed at an airbase in Scotland. He was 21 and is buried at the Kiltearn Parish Churchyard in Scotland. #WeRemember
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    VIDEO - From Op NANOOK 2012: Assembly of a CH-146 Griffon Helicopter #RCAF #AIRPower #Arctic Produced by Joint Task Force (North), with our thanks. Very cool video from Operation NANOOK 2012 on the arrival, assembly and deployment of a CH-146 Griffon helicopter. There were three Griffons in Inuvik, NT taking part in Op NANOOK 2012. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Skies Magazine Helicopter Magazine HeliOps Magazine Rotor & Wing Esprit de Corps Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada - INAC Whirly-Girls International Bell Helicopter
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    Straight out of Resolute! Here are some more great pictures of Exercise ARCTIC RAM 2016 #OurCountry #OurForces #JointOperations Exercise ARCTIC RAM is a Canadian military high arctic training exercise conducted in Resolute, Nunavut from 11-22 February, 2016. To learn more about the Canadian Rangers: http://bit.ly/1FUIsuh All photos are from 3rd Canadian Division / 3e Division du Canada: check out their FlickR site for many more! http://bit.ly/1QFIZT2 For more information about the CC-177 Globemaster, please visit the RCAF web site at: http://bit.ly/1LIXcvR For more information about the CC-138 Twin Otter, please visit: http://bit.ly/1SvMKAj Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Army Canadian Armed Forces 3rd Canadian Division / 3e Division du Canada Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Harjit Sajjan
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    Taking a tour of a CC-144 Challenger with Royal Canadian Mounted Police - National Division! #Community #RCAF #RCMP Background, from Make-A-Wish Canada yesterday (February 15) on Facebook: Today we'll be welcoming wish kid Prabjote, or ‘PJ’ as his friends call him, to Canada's capital. PJ is a teenager from Toronto who didn't let his battle with Hodgkin lymphoma stop him from dreaming big. His wish is to be Canada's prime minister, and we've planned a week of VIP experiences in Ottawa to give PJ a taste of what being the nation's leader would be like. We'll be posting live updates all week so stay tuned and follow #pjspmwish to watch his exciting wish unfold! Thanks Make-A-Wish, Toronto and Central Ontario and Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario for working to make PJ's wish come true. Follow Make-A-Wish Canada on Twitter to watch PJ's wish unfold: @MakeAWishCA #pjspmwish Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Military Family Magazine CFMWS Personnel Support Programs - SBMFC Programmes de soutien du personnel Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre Military Family Resource Centre- National Capital Region (MFRC-NCR) Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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    Posted yesterday on February 15, 2016, by the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum: On [February 15] in history 1923: King George V grants the prefix "Royal" to the Canadian Air Force. One of the aircraft used around this time was the Avro 504K Canadian Armed Forces Canada Remembers Canada Down Under High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom Connect2Canada / Lien Canada
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    Exercise ARCTIC RAM 2016: Training with the Canadian Army in Resolute, Nunavut! #OurCountry #OurForces #JointOperations Exercise ARCTIC RAM is a Canadian military high arctic training exercise conducted in Resolute, Nunavut from 11-22 February, 2016. Standby, we'll have more photos of people and aircraft to share - but thought these photos really capture the beauty - and challenge - of training in our North. To learn more about the Canadian Rangers: http://bit.ly/1FUIsuh All photos are from 3rd Canadian Division / 3e Division du Canada: check out their FlickR site for many more! http://bit.ly/1QFIZT2 Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Armed Forces Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Esprit de Corps Canadian Defence Review 38 Canadian Brigade Group/ 38e Groupe-brigade du Canada CMN Canadian Military News CBC North CBC Nunavut CTV News Canada Keep Exploring
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    On This Day in History: Army Cooperation Squadrons #OTDH #ProudHistory February 16, 1940 – No.110 (Army Cooperation) “City of Toronto” Squadron augmented by personnel from No. 2 (Army Cooperation Squadron) sails from Halifax for Britain. It arrives on February 24 – the first Canadian air force squadron to reach Great Britain. In this photo, the airmen wait to board a train in Canada. Aviation royale canadienne Canadian Army Canadian Armed Forces Canada Aviation and Space Museum Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Toronto, Ontario Canadian War Museum National Air Force Museum of Canada Royal Air Force Air Cadets The Royal Air Force Museum, London Imperial War Museum Duxford High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom Veterans Affairs Canada Canada Remembers Photo: DND

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