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As you know, the RCAF Association delivers RCAF Association News direct to your inbox each Friday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed last month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the RCAF Association News portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Second-hand store find recalls famous squadron
Cowichan Valley Citizen
I know a keeper when I see one. It was hanging on a wall, almost lost among the flotsam and jetsam of a local second-hand store. Looking very much like a small life-ring, it's six inches across, of brass surrounded by dark brown plastic, and it bears the legend, "Bison Squadron." I knew that it had to be Royal Canadian Air Force, likely Second World War vintage. As it quickly proved to be, thanks to Google.
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Some events of 1941
Gander Beacon
The RCAF Station Diary of Gander Military Airport was classified as top secret for many years after the war. Following are some interesting Diary entries.
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Canadair F-86 Sabre returns to Air Force Museum
Inside Belleville
After undergoing months of repair and beautification offsite, the National Air Force Museum of Canada's F-86 Sabre was brought home sporting her brand new colours. Aircraft 23257, Canadair designation CL-13, was delivered to RCAF Station Chatham, N.B., in November 1954. A Mk. V version, the aircraft continued to fly with the Sabre Transition Unit until its retirement in 1968.
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RCAF receives 5th CC-177 Globemaster
Shephard Media
The new C-17, or CC-177 in Canadian service, will augment the current fleet of Globemasters operated by 429 Squadron and based at 8 Wing Trenton and extend the fleet's life expectancy by around seven and a half years. According to the air force, the aircraft increases its flexibility to support various missions, including combat, peace support and humanitarian assistance. It allows the RCAF to have at least three CC-177 aircraft available more than 90 per cent of the time to respond to international or domestic crises.
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CVED seeks support to help 19 Wing land fixed-wing training centre
Comox Valley Echo
Now that the Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement Project is up for tenders, the Comox Valley Economic Development Society is drumming up support in a big way as they bid for the training component of this major program. The air force is looking to replace six C-115 Buffalo transports, which are more than 50 years old, and 13 older C-130 Hercules. This project that has been delayed for years also requires details of where the planes should be based, meaning potential contractors can propose where to situate them.
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