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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Canadian Armed Forces Day
Prime Minister of Canada
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement to mark Canadian Armed Forces Day: "Today, let us pay tribute to those brave men and women of Canada's Armed Forces who put their lives on the line every day both at home and around the world to defend our sovereignty and the freedom our citizens enjoy today."
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Ladies and gentlemen aviators
Vintage Wings
He still shakes your hand with an iron grip, looks at you with fire in his eyes and carries himself with a backbone of steel. He is 92-year-old fighter ace, Stocky Edwards, a living Canadian legend. Please click the read more button for further information.
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Open competition best way to find Canada's next warplane, defence companies say
Ottawa Citizen
Defence companies whose fighter jets are competing against the F-35 stealth fighter have raised concerns about the new way bureaucrats are evaluating options for Canada's next warplane. There are worries F-35 manufacturer Lockheed Martin continues to enjoy a distinct advantage despite the Conservative government's promise to push the reset button, with some saying the best solution is an open competition.
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Night helicopter rescue plucks hunter off remote inlet
CBC News
The crew of a Royal Canadian Air Force Cormorant helicopter made a daring rescue in a snowstorm on northern Vancouver Island. A hunting party at a remote inlet on the Brooks Peninsula made a radio distress call when one of their members fell ill. Flying through snow-showers and with limited visibility, the Cormorant crew arrived on-scene shortly after midnight.
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2013 Canadian Aerospace Summit
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
To meet the increasingly complex competitive challenges of growth and globalization, leading aerospace companies around the world are investing massively in doing things differently. They engage in change. Doing business as usual won't cut it. As an industry, we must innovate and transform the way we see and do things. In this highly competitive environment, our collective goal is to grow and support companies and aerospace workers who excel at what they do.
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Ladies and gentlemen aviators
Vintage Wings
He still shakes your hand with an iron grip, looks at you with fire in his eyes and carries himself with a backbone of steel. He is 92-year-old fighter ace, Stocky Edwards, a living Canadian legend. Please click the read more button for further information.

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Air Cadet glider issue continues
Ottawa Citizen
The Cadet Program is facing major cuts, this year alone the projected cuts will exceed 10 million dollars and they will likely exceed this amount next year.

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More photos of the future of aviation warfare
Ottawa Citizen
As Defence Watch readers know, for the first time in history, the U.S Navy launched a jet-powered, fighter-sized unmanned combat aerial vehicle from the deck of an aircraft carrier earlier in the week.

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North may be cut off - airports unusable?
Ottawa Citizen
Pilots say Canada's Arctic airports are getting so old they are forcing air carriers to downgrade what are often the only links northern communities have to the outside world. At a conference in Ottawa of the world's largest pilots union, the Air Line Pilots Association, delegates heard that proposed new federal regulations could make that situation even worse.
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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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