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Probe: Air force knew to vary search times
Chronicle Herald
The Canadian air force was told well over a year before being rapped on the knuckles by the auditor general that varying its hours of search-and-rescue operations would mean significantly improved response times for people in distress. The Defence Research and Development Canada analysis, obtained by The Canadian Press, examined in detail the impact of the way rescue squadrons do business throughout the country.
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Veterans group: Time for veterans affairs minister Blaney to make good on government promises
Ottawa Citizen
last year in Ottawa the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced that the Government of Canada will not appeal the Federal Court's May 1, 2012 decision regarding the offset of Pension Act disability benefits from the Service Income Security Insurance Plan (SISIP). "The men and women who serve and sacrifice in Canada's name need to know that their Government will stand behind them and provide the benefits they need when their service is complete," said Minister MacKay.
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Air force base opens doors to the public
The Digby County Courier
Static displays and aerial displays will demonstrate Royal Canadian Air Force capabilities in the areas of air mobility, long range patrol and search and rescue. Additionally, the Air Force's aerobatic capabilities will be displayed as the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds precision aerobatic team take to the skies in the Annapolis Valley.
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Altering Canadian flag a low move in vet's eyes
London Free Press
The Canadian flag is not supposed to be turned sideways, upside down, inside out or whatever somebody thinks looks cool. There is a standard for the standard. "The National Flag of Canada should be displayed only in a manner befitting this important national symbol," says the protocol laid out by Heritage Canada. "It should not be subjected to indignity or displayed in a position inferior to any other flag or ensign."
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Unmanned aerial system center of excellence in Quebec welcomes U.S. firm as its latest member
Ottawa Citizen
The Unmanned Aerial System Center of Excellence (UAS CE) authorities are very pleased to welcome the American company Flyterra as new private member. Flyterra is becoming a key partner in providing precise high resolution imagery for applications such as open sky quarries mapping.
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Air force base opens doors to the public
The Digby County Courier
Static displays and aerial displays will demonstrate Royal Canadian Air Force capabilities in the areas of air mobility, long range patrol and search and rescue.

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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.

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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.

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Pilot completes first F-35 vertical landing for Royal Air Force
Canadian Skies
Squadron Leader Jim Schofield recently became the first Royal Air Force pilot to complete a vertical landing of a Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) Lightning II. Following the flight, Schofield commented on the F-35B's handling capabilities.
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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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