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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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Maintaining small arms qualifications has always been challenging for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) due to the limited availability of live fire ranges and trained personnel as well as Canada's often inclement weather. It was clear...

source: Ottawa Citizen

The day before I departed on an extreme snorkelling expedition to Nunavut, I camped out in the living room, packing and repacking my gear. Triumphant, I succeeded in reducing my kit — it covered the entire living room floor...

source: Calgary Herald

The bi-annual Junior Ranks Reunion is held for those who were stationed at RCAF Station St. Hubert - including but not limited to those who worked with the 401 & 438 Reserve Sqn’s, 104 KU, 426 Sqn, ADCHQ, and all other units. Today St. Hubert has so much less activity...

source: RCAF

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the Harvard in Canada. The Harvard Mark II saw service with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan from 1939 to 1945. The Harvard Mark IV saw service as an advanced trainer during the 1950s and 60s. The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association...

source: RCAF

The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies and Wilfrid Laurier University are pleased to host this year's Military History Colloquium on 9-10 May 2014. The preliminary conference program is available to download...

source: The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies

The Ministry of Defence is considering using huge drones to patrol Britain's coastline to help replace the axed Nimrod surveillance aircraft. A military team will travel to America this summer to train for two months on the U.S. navy's Triton reconnaissance drone which...

source: The Telegraph

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