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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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When Chris Hadfield was five years old, his mother made him a space robot costume for Halloween. "I still remember how proud and excited I was," the retired Canadian astronaut says, recalling the cardboard boxes painted silver that he wore almost five decades ago. But...

source: CBC News

A historic fly-by was held in Owen Sound, ON, to honour two local airmen that were killed in the Second World War. All of The students at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute poured outside into the parking lot to do stand in a 4-2-4 formation as an Royal Canadian...

source: CTV News

If you hate airplane noise and live in Iqaluit, get ready to use your ear plugs. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, has launched a training exercise around Canada's North. Iqaluit is one of the deployment spots for Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft,...

source: Nunatisiaq Online

Hundreds of Canada's National Defence personnel will be tested to determine how well they're prepared to respond to a possible threat. 22 Wing Canadian Forces Base North Bay is participating in an operation exercise involving fighter aircraft, support aircraft and personnel...

source: The North Bay Nugget

An American navy drone wandered into Canadian-controlled airspace off the coast of Nova Scotia. It was over the ocean when it crossed into the Canadian zone about 230 kilometres southwest of Yarmouth. The U.S. navy's Global Hawk drones...

source: CBC News

The very old will reach out to the very young May 2, when World War II veterans share their memories with the community at a special tribute. The gathering is called "A Tribute to Our Veterans and the Royal Canadian Legion" and will be held at the Legion. It's the brainchild...

source: Lillooet News

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