RCAF Association News
Sep. 4, 2013

Unique piece of Canadian aviation history unveiled at Alberta Aviation Museum
Global News
A unique and important part of Canada's aviation history has been unveiled at the Alberta Aviation Museum. The F-104 Starfighter — known as the fastest fighter the Royal Canadian Air Force ever had- was unveiled to an adoring crowd at the museum.More

Veterans are not just regular retirees
The Globe and Mail
Should Canada's military veterans be treated any differently from other workers? In at least one context, the federal government says, No. Six former service members hurt in Afghanistan sued to overturn Ottawa's new rules for compensating injured veterans. Justice Department lawyers in British Columbia want their class-action suit dismissed as frivolous and an abuse of process. Moreover, they reject their view that Ottawa has any special moral and social obligation to veterans. More

The government's defence strategy is sound
Ottawa Citizen
A recent article in the Ottawa Citizen drew on comments from Steven Staples of the Rideau Institute suggesting that Canadians should be worried about the government's policy agenda regarding the domestic defence industry. On the contrary, Canadians should be applauding the Conservative government on this file. More

Meet the RCAF's newest search and rescue technicians
Royal Canadian Air Foce
Carrying on a proud and unique tradition among graduation ceremonies in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Air Force's six newest search and rescue (SAR) technicians parachuted into 19 Wing Comox, B.C., for their graduation ceremony. The graduation ceremony marked the end of 11 months of intense training.More

Sea King choppers could retire sooner under U.S. aircraft-maker's proposal
CTV News
The Harper government has been asked to accept the air force's long-delayed CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters as they are currently configured and gradually phase them into service using regular software upgrades intended to make the aircraft fully operational. The proposal is being floated publicly by Sikorsky aircraft in the wake of a federal cabinet shuffle that has left both National Defence and Public Works with seasoned but not yet fully acclimatized ministers. More