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Commander: RCAF has new expeditionary capability
Ottawa Citizen
Recognizing this, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has transformed itself into an effective, capable force that is mobile and can operate any where in Canada and across the globe. "With its new expeditionary capability, the RCAF has the versatility, flexibility and responsiveness needed to better meet the security challenges of the 21st century," says Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin, commander of the RCAF.
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Retired RCAF pilot helps keep Canada's military history alive
Lethbridge Herald
Canadian military history often doesn't get the kind of attention it deserves. John Melbourne, Honorary Colonel of 410 Tactical Fighter Operational Training Squadron, 4 Wing Cold Lake, knows that all too well. That's why the Royal Canadian Air Force veteran was speaking with the Lethbridge United Services Institute.
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RCAF to look to universities and industry to help with future air power needs
Ottawa Citizen
Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin, the commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, spoke to more than 100 members and friends of the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations. He spoke about creating the Air Force of the future by capitalizing on innovation.
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Commander: RCAF has new expeditionary capability
Ottawa Citizen
Recognizing this, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has transformed itself into an effective, capable force that is mobile and can operate any where in Canada and across the globe. "With its new expeditionary capability, the RCAF has the versatility, flexibility and responsiveness needed to better meet the security challenges of the 21st century," says Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin, commander of the RCAF.

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Canada to let private companies decide where search-and-rescue aircraft are based
Leader-Post
It will be up to aerospace firms vying to supply Canada with new search-and-rescue aircraft to decide where such planes are to be located — a process that raises questions about private companies deciding the country's defence policy and where military staff are located.

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Critics wonder what air force is giving up in new Cyclone deal
The Chronicle Herald
The New Democratic opposition and a defence expert say they want to know what sort of compromises the air force might have to swallow in order to accept its long-delayed maritime helicopters. A series of government and defence sources revealed that public works had struck an agreement with the U.S. manufacturer of the CH-148 Cyclone helicopters to amend the purchase contract.

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Free open house and air show celebrate RCAF's 90th
County Live
8 Wing/CFB Trenton, ON, will host an open house and air show in celebration of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) 90th anniversary. Admission is free to the 8 Wing/CFB Trenton RCAF 90th Anniversary Open House and Air display and will be open to the public. The family-oriented event will be conducted behind the National Air Force Museum of Canada (NAFMC) in the vicinity of the new hangars. The day will include static aircraft and military displays (20), a flying air display involving 11 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and RCAF historical aircraft.
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Sarnia Sabre Golden Hawk gets a paint job
EAA
The team has been making steady progress on restoring the F86 Sabre that has stood guard over the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Sarnia, ON, Germain Park for many years. When we last spoke, the new aluminum panels were being fabricated. The work is being done much like we do in the construction of our Van’s RV kits: cleco, drill, deburr, rivet.
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Air Force, Coast Guard and RCMP rescue two from Lake Winnipeg
CTV News
A search and rescue mission began when two men in a canoe failed to return from an afternoon outing on Lake Winnipeg. According to the RCMP, members from Gimli responded to the call near Grindstone Provincial Park and called in help from the Canadian Coast Guard. A spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Air Force said a Hercules CC-130 plane based at 17 Wing in Winnipeg was dispatched to assist from the air.
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RCAF St-Hubert Reunion
RCAF
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.
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75th anniversary of the Harvard in Canada
RCAF
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the Harvard in Canada. The Harvard Mark II saw service with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan from 1939 to 1945. The Harvard Mark IV saw service as an advanced trainer during the 1950s and 60s. The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association invites anyone who flew, trained with or serviced this magnificent aircraft to join us on the weekend of 20-22 June, 2014 as we celebrate 75 years of the Harvard with “The Gathering of Harvards and Heroes”. We have invited all currently flying Harvard aircraft to join us at the Tillsonburg airport, and we will have presentations, aircraft flying, contests and a banquet on the Saturday night. On Sunday we will attempt to put into the air the largest formation of Harvards since they were in service. More information for accommodations, program of events and participating aircraft can be found at our website and on Facebook. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see, touch and even fly in these historic aircraft. Please join us as we continue the legend.
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