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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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Just in time for Christmas, the CAHS is offering the sale of two books about Air Marshal Gus Edwards. Suzanne Edwards wrote about her father's life, from a self-educated trapper boy to becoming one of the most senior officers in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second...

source: Canadian Aviation Historical Society

Firefighters, police and soldiers don't have many good options when they want to breach a door: Blowtorches and lock picks are usually slow, while battering rams, explosives and guns aren't exactly subtle. The U.S. Air Force and EMPI...

source: Engadget

The two tanks at the bottom of the hill were the first to be taken out. They were the biggest threat to the two fighter bombers flying overhead. After that it was the causeway, then a dock on Navy Bay. The skies over Kingston were a little busier recently as training...

source: Kingston Whig

One of the questions that Defence Watch readers have asked has to do with Christmas leave for Canadian Forces personnel. Rumours have been circulating that Christmas leaves are being cancelled across the board. That...

source: Ottawa Citizen

Media reports out of the United Kingdom indicated that a RCAF CP-140 was recently sent to take part in a hunt for a Russian sub. But the Canadian Forces is not saying much except to indicate a plane was sent to a RAF base as part of a routine operation. Here is the statement...

source: Ottawa Citizen

A veteran who died in 1943 while on leave from the army will finally have the correct dates on his headstone. Up until now, the headstone of Aircraftman 1st Class Gerald Ward Bradford had read that he had died in 1945, however he had died in 1943. Larry Miller and Bob Muir,...

source: Cranbrook Daily Townsman


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