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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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In many ways, it was the forgotten front in the Second World War. But for a pair of Calgary veterans who served in the Italian Campaign, a special delegation set to honour their wartime efforts is recognition that...

source: Calgary Sun

Retired naval veteran John Brennan from North Sydney, was vividly recalling that cloudy afternoon back in May 1945, less than one week after German forces had officially surrendered to bring the European theatre of war to a close. Three days earlier, U-889 had been spotted...

source: Cape Breton Post

Some very old hockey players and some very, very young ones were included in the Battle of Quinte West at the Duncan McDonald arena recently. Celebrity hockey players, alumni all stars from the 1950s strolled out on the carpet at centre ice just before the game started,...

source: Inside Belleville

During the week of Remembrance Day, an exclusive preview of the Andrew Mynarski bronze monument was revealed at the Frame Arts Warehouse. The bronze sculpture was created by local artist Charles Johnston in commemoration of the valour of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Pilot...

source: The Manitoban

I've had a number of references on Defence Watch to the CF-18 modernization, which the Conservative government says will keep the fighter aircraft flying until 2025. But a knowledgeable Defence Watch reader and former fighter pilot...

source: Ottawa CItizen

John Williams is about to become a real top gun. The outgoing Mayor of Quinte West will be appointed as Honourary Colonel of 8 Wing/CFB Trenton early next month, earning the torch carried by Armin Quickert since December 2011. Base Commander, Col. Dave Lowthian made the...

source: Belleville Intelligencer


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