RCAF Association News
Oct. 25, 2013

27 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets say thank you
London Free Press
On a wet and cold weekend this fall, many of you saw, met and spoke with the young uniformed members of 27 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Businesses across London, ON, a key role in the fund raising by allowing Cadets to stand outside their premises to promote the Air Cadet program. The thoughtful and generous donations of Londoners continue to help Cadets participate in a positive, active and valuable youth movement. More

Canada plans to mark 100th anniversary of First World War
Toronto Sun
Canada will be part of an international effort planning the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The anniversary — which begins in 2014 — will be marked with events in several of the countries most affected by the war. Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino joined counterparts from 22 other countries for an international ministerial seminar about the commemorations.More

Hold on, young man
Eric Mold
While I was doing my ground job at Cold Lake, Alberta, I had a wonderful boss for a while. Unfortunately, he was about to retire after many years of service. Somehow, he had been able to arrange one last swing through the Canadian bases in Europe, just a few days before he was finally released from the service. I stepped into the breach and offered to fly him to Ottawa in a T-33 two-seat jet trainer. This was where our adventure began.More

David Bly: Wartime air crew stories worth preserving
Time Colonist
A lot of stories get told at the monthly meetings of the Vancouver Island Aircrew Association and, as some wag will always point out, some of the stories are even true. But there's no need to embellish the stories, especially the ones told by former pilots, navigators, gunners and bomb-aimers who served during the Second World War.More

Canadian Armed Forces provides airlift support to the United Nations
Market Wire
At the request of the United Nations (UN), Canada provided military airlift to support the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), whose members are presently operating in Syria. The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) contributed a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CC-177 Globemaster III aircraft from 8 Wing Trenton, ON.More

27 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets say thank you
London Free Press
On a wet and cold weekend this fall, many of you saw, met and spoke with the young uniformed members of 27 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets. More

Canadian chopper makes emergency landing
Union Sun & Journal
A Canadian Royal Air Force search and rescue helicopter made an emergency landing in Wilson, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. Five crew members were on the chopper and no injuries were reported.More

World War II bomber fighting for its survival in New Brunswick woods
The Province
It survived 14 combat missions over Nazis Germany, but can it survive another winter standing unprotected in the New Brunswick wilderness?More

CAE completes upgrade to Chinook helicopter simulator
Ottawa Citizen
CAE announced it has completed a major upgrade to one of the Chinook dynamic mission simulators located at CAE's Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is now training its Chinook aircrews to both the CH-47D and CH-47F standards.More

War heats up between Lockheed Martin and Boeing in bid to replace Canada's fighter jets
The Globe and Mail
Boeing officials were in Ottawa to promote the Super Hornet fighter jet as the best choice to replace Canada's CF-18s, using the U.S. budget crisis to raise doubts about the long-term viability of the rival Lockheed Martin F-35 program.More

Canadian Aerospace Summit attended by over 800 industry representatives and government officials
Ottawa Citizen
The AIAC appears happy with its annual conference that has ended. Here is the news release from the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada: "The 2013 Canadian Aerospace Summit drew record attendance in a two-day event that hosted senior industry executives, government officials and stakeholders and highlighted the industry's achievements, economic contributions and potential for future growth."More

RCAF St-Hubert Reunion
The bi-annual Junior Ranks Reunion is held for those who were stationed at RCAF Station St. Hubert - including but not limited to those who worked with the 401 & 438 Reserve Sqn’s, 104 KU, 426 Sqn, ADCHQ, and all other units. Today St. Hubert has so much less activity that we hold our reunion at RCAF Base Trenton. Our 9th bi-annual reunion will be held in the WOs’ & SGTs’ Mess at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario between June 20th – 22nd, 2014. More