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The RCAF's Sea King helicopter
Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch received an email from John Orr, a self-described sea king bloke who took issue with the opening paragraph in a recent piece by Michael Byers and Stewart Webb examining the procurement of a replacement for the Sea King helicopter.
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Helicopter deal on shaky ground
The Chronicle Herald
Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose wouldn't rule out cancelling the disastrous CH-148 Cyclone helicopter purchase, during a media event. Though the procurement is years late and millions over budget, the government still has not accepted a single working replacement for the aging Sea King helicopters.
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New federal procurement plan comes $490 billion after the fact
National Post
The latest attempt to make sense of Canada's Kafkaesque military procurement system that's a worthy, weighty and earnest tome from a panel of industry experts headed by software executive Tom Jenkins sounds some sensible notes. It is an effort, at least, to bring order from chaos.
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OP HUSKY AND THE RCAF
RCAF
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.
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The Bomber Command Memorial Book
RCAF
Please join our campaign to remember the fallen, inform Canadians of the sacrifices made by bomber command veterans. To date our partnership with Fighting High Publishing has contributed to the raising of £31,617. The 55,573 aircrew of Bomber Command lost their lives during the Second World War, yet no campaign medal was awarded and their bravery and sacrifice went largely unrecognized. On 28 June 2012 this was corrected with the dedication and unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in The Green Park, London. The journey from the initial idea to the unveiling of the memorial was a long and complex one and 'The Bomber Command Memorial - We Will Remember Them' book tells the story of the campaign. The mission of the Air Force Association of Canada is to inform new generations of Canadians about the history of their country’s air force. This would suggest we should try and put a copy of this invaluable book in every library. If you would like to purchase one for your library, call Rose (866-351-2322 ext 223) or e-mail Kitshop@airforce.ca today.
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National Volunteer Week 2013
Volunteer Canada
At Volunteer Canada, we understand that National Volunteer Week campaign planning takes a lot of hard work. We want to support individuals, voluntary organizations and volunteer centres nationwide in their efforts to thank volunteers. That's why this page is full of free, downloadable tools to assist you. Scroll down to access resources for each component of your NVW 2013 campaign.
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2013 Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security
CDA Institute
February 21-22 2013
Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel
Ottawa, Canada
The Conference of Defence Associations Institute and the CDA are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2013 Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security.

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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.
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