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Ice fishing tales of a gun plumber

I was a poor munitions and weapons technician on the strength of CEPE/AAED at RCAF Station Cold Lake. I say "poor" because I had purchased a new mobile home and financed it through the only institution an airman in those days could get credit: the Industrial Acceptance...

source: Donald Norrie
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10th Biennial Junior Ranks Reunion for: AC’s, LAC’s, AW’s, LAW’s & Cpl’s From: RCAF Stn. St. Hubert, 401 & 438 Reserve Sqn’s, 104 KU, 426 Sqn, ADCHQ plus all other units. For all Junior Ranks stationed at St. Hubert mostly...


The federal government is offering support with air power and Canadian Armed Forces troops in British Columbia as nearly 600 wildfires burn across the province, displacing thousands of people and forcing scores more to be prepared to...

source: CTV News

For someone who had boyhood daydreams of chasing down MiGs over the Yalu River, the very thought of taking flight in a Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star seems like sheer fantasy. I mean, who even has one of these Korean War–era...

source: Straight

Canadian Forces Base Shearwater started out as an American facility and events earlier this month marked the 100th anniversary of its establishment as United States Naval Air Station Halifax on Aug. 19, 1918. On Aug. 8 that year, the Canadian Corps broke through the German...

source: The Chronicle Herald

Just after 2 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday, Sept. 29, 1962, a two-stage Thor-Agena rocket launched Alouette-I, Canada’s first satellite and the first built by a country other than the United States or the U.S.S.R., into a near perfect 1,000-kilometre orbit around Earth....

source: Skies

More than 75 years after his death, Flight Sgt. Dana Anthony Nelson finally has a proper headstone. Nelson, a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force, was at the controls during an ill-fated training exercise near London in 1943. Three...

source: London Free Press


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