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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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Tail gunner Lance "Lou" Benson still carries a painful reminder of the bombing mission which was almost his last. It was on a night raid over Emden, Germany, during the Second World War when his Royal Canadian Air Force Halifax aircraft,...

source: Penticton Western News

The 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron has a new commander and for the first time in its storied history, the reins have been handed over to a woman. Lt. Col. Jill Bishop took charge of the Canadian Forces Base Borden unit from Lt. Col. Dave Miller during an official change...

source: Simcoe.com

It's been hovering on Kijiji. But so far, demand has been underwhelming for an authentic steel model of the Avrocar flying saucer, built in 1959 for the U.S. air force and army by Avro in Malton, ON. Bruce Mitchell, a New Age composer...

source: Ottawa Citizen

They waged battle in the deadly skies over war-torn Europe, but first, they learned to fly in Windsor. Members of the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association held a flag raising ceremony recently to mark the 75th anniversary of Windsor's No. 7 Elementary Flying Training...

source: Windsor Star

It's a little-known story that 8,000 U.S. military planes flew over Alberta while travelling from Montana to Russia to be used by Russian pilots to help defeat the Nazis during the Second World War. On the 70th anniversary...

source: National Post

Henry Sprague was the scion of a prominent Hamilton family who served as a fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain and later helped plan the Great Escape after he was shot down over France and interned in a POW camp. It was quite the experience for a young Canadian...

source: Hamilton Spectator


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