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Canada to update defence strategy
Toronto Sun
Canada's overall defence strategy will get a major overhaul soon, but not before federal number-crunchers do their work and the Conservative government delivers its 2013 budget. "Obviously, this will happen post-budget and there's a lot of work being done right now to update or make ever-fresh the Canada First Defence Strategy," Defence Minister Peter MacKay said.
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Medal and clasp for Arctic convoy and bomber veterans
BBC News
Veterans who served on Arctic convoys and in Bomber Command during World War II are to be recognised for their bravery and service with a new medal and award. The Ministry of Defence said it had agreed on a design for the new Arctic Star medal and Bomber Command clasp.
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Canadian military may slash overseas spending
CBC News
"There's no place like home" could become the battle cry of the Canadian military as spending on overseas operations is forecast to take a steep dive. Internal Defence Department reports show total spending on foreign deployments could to drop to just $5 million in the 2014 to 2015 fiscal year from the current anticipated level of $476 million.
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Honour for forgotten WWII veterans 'In Weeks'
Sky News
The Government has announced that the newly designed Arctic Star and Bomber Command gold clasp will be available to almost a quarter of a million veterans or their families. The Arctic Star will be based on the World War Two Stars and the Bomber Command clasp, to be worn on the ribbon of the 1939 to 1945 Star, which will follow the design of the Battle of Britain clasp.
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Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame
CAHF
Every year since its founding in 1973, Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame has held its Annual Induction Dinner and Gala at different locations across Canada. The annual induction ceremonies and gala dinner will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Canada’s Aviation and Space Museum, on Rockliffe Airport, Ottawa.

The new members this year are: Victor R. Bennett, former Innotech Aviation chief executive; James "Stocky" Edwards, WWII Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and command leader; Joseph Fernand "Frank" Henley, former executive of Maritime Central Airways, Nordair and Hydro Quebec; and, John Sandford, former president of de Havilland Canada.Canadian Pacific Air Lines will be presented with the Belt of Orion award.

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Canada to update defence strategy
Toronto Sun
Canada's overall defence strategy will get a major overhaul soon, but not before federal number-crunchers do their work and the Conservative government delivers its 2013 budget. "Obviously, this will happen post-budget and there's a lot of work being done right now to update or make ever-fresh the Canada First Defence Strategy," Defence Minister Peter MacKay said.

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F-35: The most expensive weapon ever built
Ottawa Citizen
Marine Major Aric Walleye Liberman was uncharacteristically modest for a Navy SEAL turned fighter pilot. He had just landed an F-35 – one of the 2,457 jets the Pentagon plans to buy for $400 billion.

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Ladies and gentlemen aviators
Vintage Wings
This summer, we are on the hunt for the brightest, the most motivated and the most accomplished young cadets in the country.

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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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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 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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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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