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Auditor's report spurs Canadian efforts to speed SAR aircraft bid
Defense News
Canadian government procurement specialists are scrambling to release a bid package to industry for a multibillion-dollar military search-and-rescue aircraft after a scathing report from the auditor general warned the nation's search capability is at a breaking point. The CAN $3.3 billion project to buy a new fleet of fixed-wing search-and-rescue aircraft has been stalled for more than a decade.
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Barack Obama's discarded helicopters could fly in Canada's air force
Toronto Star
Some helicopters from U.S. President Barack Obama's cast-off fleet may yet find their way into the service of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Canadian Press has learned Defence Minister Peter MacKay recently ordered National Defence to take another look at whether some of the nine VH-71 aircraft purchased for spare parts to keep this country's search-and-rescue choppers flying can be made fully operational.
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Canada's search-and-rescue system is struggling to find its way
Toronto Star
Decrepit planes. Iffy helicopters. Overtaxed rescuers. Computer glitches. And no guiding policy. Canada's national search-and-rescue system is struggling to keep itself afloat, according to Auditor General Michael Ferguson's latest report. The Canadian Forces and Coast Guard may be responding dequately to search-and-rescue calls, but part of the system is at the breaking point and much of it is stressed, the report warns.
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X-51 Waverider unmanned hypersonic vehicle reaches mach 5.1
Ottawa Citizen
A Boeing X-51A WaveRider unmanned hypersonic vehicle achieved the longest air-breathing, scramjet-powered hypersonic flight in history May 1, flying for three and a half minutes on scramjet power at a top speed of Mach 5.1. The vehicle flew for a total time of more than six minutes.
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Air show to honour Korean War vets
The StarPhoenix
For the third year in a row planes, not cars, will be the object of attention at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. The Canada Remembers Our Heroes Air Show is back for another soar past ACMS on July 6 and 7. Organizing body of the event, 602 Lynx Wing Association, who saved the air show from cancellation in 2012, attracted around 11,000 people for their first event at ACMS in August 2012. They posted a small profit, which ensured a repeat performance for at least one more year.
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Cadets mark Battle of the Atlantic
Timmins Press
The officers and crewmen of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Tiger and Navy League Cadet Corps Timmins marched through the streets of the city, their banners flapping in the wind at the head of the column. Their destination was the cenotaph in Hollinger Park, where the sailors would commemorate those who served in the longest single campaign of the Second World War.
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United Kingdom cities from space photographed by astronaut Chris Hadfield
Metro
Amazing images from space are nothing new, but there is something mesmerising about these latest shots sent from the International Space Station. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, the current commander of the ISS, snapped these images of U.K. cities from above. The Canadian Space Agency astronaut who has also worked for Nasa has been a regular tweeter from space sending followers regular snaps of the breathtaking views.
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Auditor's report spurs Canadian efforts to speed SAR aircraft bid
Defense News
Canadian government procurement specialists are scrambling to release a bid package to industry for a multibillion-dollar military search-and-rescue aircraft after a scathing report from the auditor general warned the nation’s search capability is at a breaking point.

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RCN and RCAF personnel join U.S. Coast Guard and USAF
Ottawa Citizen
Personnel from the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Coast Guard will join members of the United States Coast Guard and United States Air Force in Prince Rupert, B.C. for a Search and Rescue Exercise.

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Ladies and gentlemen aviators
Vintage Wings
The "Clasp", as tiny and seemingly insignificant as it looks, is a deeply powerful symbol of respect and gratitude to a fast disappearing group of Canadian men who undertook a complex task with appallingly mortal risk.

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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
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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