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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.


Long lost Avro Anson discovered after 71 years
Forces.tv
The British families of a World War II air crew who were missing, presumed dead, say they are relieved they have finally been able to lay their bodies to rest. The wreck of their Avro Anson Mk. 1 lay undiscovered in a Canadian forest for 71 years. The aircraft disappeared without trace in 1942, taking the lives of her four-man crew: RCAF Sgt. William Baird and RAF Pilot Officer Charles Fox, Pilot Officer Anthony Lawrence, and Sgt. Robert Luckock. Now a new documentary reveals the mission to recover the remains and give the men a military burial.
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Murray Bowen: RCAF veteran survived years as a prisoner of war
Ottawa Citizen
It was Steve McQueen who helped Murray Bowen open up about his war experiences. Bowen was a 20-year-old rear gunner and already a combat veteran when his RAF Wellington bomber took off with nearly 400 others on a bombing raid to Berlin in 1941. But bad weather and bad planning turned the raid into a disaster. Nearly 40 aircraft, including Bowen's, were lost to the storms and freezing rain.
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The mystery of the Canadian soldier who helped a Dutch family
Toronto Star
For the last 70 years, Eva Walters-Constant has kept a picture of a Canadian soldier in a special album where she keeps wedding photos of her relatives. Now 85, the Dutch woman remembers the man they called Bill as someone who worried about her family and gave them chocolate. She and her siblings would each savour a small piece before they carefully wrapped up the rest to save it. "It was very, very special," says Eva's niece, Jeanine Bult Borgers, translating for her aunt from Holland. "She's still smiling now."
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Hamilton warplane museum lands second Tiger Moth
Flamborough Review
It was the aircraft that enabled thousands of Canadian and Commonwealth pilots to earn their wings during the Second World War. The de Havilland Tiger Moth was a key aircraft used to train pilots and wireless radio operators under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, one of Canada's most important contributions to the war effort.
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U.S. Air Force fighter jets to have lasers by 2022: New weaponry to be used in combat
International Business Times
A scene from your favorite science fiction film may just become the new normal for the United States Air Force over the next seven years. By 2022, the Air Force's entire fleet of fighter jets could be equipped with new laser weaponry technology designed to be used in combat, according to multiple news reports. A laser boasting more than 100 kilowatts of fire power would significantly enhance a fighter jet's ability to render its target all but useless, but all the positives of this technological advance do come with some negatives.
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