RCAF Association News
Jul. 5, 2013

Japanese defence force visits Canadian Forces base in Nanoose
Nanaimo Bulletin
Naval aviators from Japan's Maritime Self Defence Force paid a visit to Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges for a first-hand look at where Canadian and U.S. military forces train to seek and destroy potential underwater threats. The skies and waters of the torpedo test range off Nanoose known as Military Exercise Area Whisky Gulf was a busy patch of the Georgia Straight as five aircraft operating from CFB Comox and at least as many surface vessels from CFMETR worked together.More

Canada gets first of 15 new Chinook helicopters
Defense News
The Royal Canadian Air Force received its first of 15 new Chinook helicopters. The aircraft's features include a modernized airframe with a long-range fuel system, upgraded electrical system, fully integrated Common Avionics Architecture System cockpit, and Digital Automatic Flight Control System. The aircraft also has improved survivability features including a Directional Infrared Countermeasures system.More

Sikorsky in clear over choppers
The Chronicle Herald
Sikorsky has not made any payments to Canada despite being hit with $85.7 million in penalties for its failure to deliver new maritime helicopters. That's because the contract to replace the Sea King helicopters does not seem to allow the Canadian government to level fines directly against Sikorsky. Instead, the government is building up liquidated damages that it will deduct from future payments to Sikorsky. Canada can declare up to $88.6 million in damages.More

Sponsorship opportunities at the 2013 Canadian Aerospace Summit
Sponsorship at the Summit offers your organization an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen brand awareness and reach hundreds of aerospace leaders, primarily C-suite executives and government officials. With opportunities designed to meet every budget and marketing objective, our team will work with you to ensure your sponsorship investment accomplishes your goals and delivers maximum value. Co-sponsorships are available.More

CF appreciation July 2013
CF Appreciation
You are officially invited to join Government Vacation Rewards, the fastest growing government and military discount travel program! More than 500,000 people have registered for their free subscriptions and are now taking advantage of this program. Your subscription is 100 per cent free and takes less than 30 seconds to complete. More

Japanese defence force visits Canadian Forces base in Nanoose
Nanaimo Bulletin
Naval aviators from Japan's Maritime Self Defence Force paid a visit to Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges.More

Grand Valley air cadets shine at annual ceremonial review
Twenty-one years ago 85 Tornado Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets of Grand Valley was started by Captain Cliff Johnson. During the years, many area young people between the ages of 12 and 18 have grown into fine young adults while participating in this wonderful organization. More

Canadian Armed Forces helping Albertans respond to floods
Canadian Skies
The Canadian Department of National Defence, in support of Public Safety Canada, has been providing assistance to Canadians affected by the flooding in Alberta. "The Province of Alberta has asked the Government of Canada for help, and our specialized skills.More

CCTT National Technology Conference
Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) invites you to the National Technology Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 26-28, 2013. The National Technology Conference will bring together business leaders, educators and skilled technicians from across all sectors in order to ensure that the workforce of the future is ready for the challenges that lie ahead. More details can be found at cctt.ca or by contacting CCTT at 1-800-891-1140 ext 224.

EVENT NAME: CCTT National Technology Conference
DATES: September 26-28, 2013
LOCATION: Winnipeg, Manitoba
WEBSITE: http://www.cctt.ca
CONTACT: Issy LeBlond
EMAIL: ileblond@cctt.ca
TEL: 1-800-891-1140 ext 224 More

On July 10th 1943, Canadian soldiers landed at Pachino, Sicily, marking the beginning of the Sicilian Campaign. While this campaign is little known, "Operation Husky" represented the first independent role for Canadian soldiers in the Second World War. They fought with courage and knocked the pins out of the German defences in Sicily. Their success came at a cost of over 560 men in honour of those who fought and those who fell. We are organizing a memorial capaign for the operation's 70th anniversary. Our campaign begins on the beaches of Pachino on July 10th, 2013 and features two main ceremonies. More

The Goldfish Club
The Goldfish Club
The 2013 reunion of The Goldfish Club will be held 13-14 September 2013, at the Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay, Devon, U.K. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast are included for the Friday events, and Bed & Breakfast are included for the Saturday events, within the total registration cost which organizers sincerely hope should not exceed £400. Please note the amount is in british pounds sterling. The reunion dinner and dance will be held at the Britannia Naval College, in Dartmouth. The committee continues to work actively to secure corporate sponsors, thus seeking to lower the cost for everyone. More