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Could Canada lease P-8 maritime patrol aircraft?
Ottawa Citizen
The Conservative government has delayed the purchase of a new maritime patrol aircraft to replace the current Aurora fleet. It won't be until 2027-2030 until that replacement gets underway. Lack of money was the culprit. The RCAF had its eye on the P-8 patrol aircraft but had deemed it too expensive. Is Britain on the road to a solution to buy the aircraft?
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8 Wing air crews get training boost
Belleville Intelligencer
Not only a fleet of 17 C-130J Hercules fly here, but also funds to support and better prepare those who will operate them. Thanks to amendments to the Operational Training Systems Provider worth more than $32.5 million over the next five to 10 years, a new generation of Royal Canadian Air Force crews will be better prepared as the C-130J training systems and aircraft themselves get upgraded.
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Alberta unveils new Canadian Armed Forces licence plate
CTV News
Officials with the provincial government unveiled their design for the Canadian Armed Forces new licence plate, which will be available soon. The new plates, that complement existing veterans' licence plates featuring a poppy in honour of former and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces, bear artwork called "Fallen Comrades of the PPCLI."
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Helen Mirren follows 12-minute Royal Canadian Air Force exercise regime
Irish Examiner
Helen Mirren follows a military-style fitness regime. The Calendar Girls actress has revealed the secret to keeping in shape at age 68 is sticking to the Royal Canadian Air Force's exercise plan which was devised by a doctor in the 1950s.

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Upgrades to Aurora aircraft puts RCAF on cutting edge of anti-submarine warfare
The StarPhoenix
Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean — Gotcha! The silhouette of a nuclear-powered U.S. navy Los Angeles class attack submarine, its periscope slashing through the surface, was quickly spotted by the crew of a Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft during a five-hour mission south of the Hawaiian Islands recently.

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Why a single failing grounded the F-35
The Globe and Mail
The F-35 and its powerful single engine were supposed to be the highlight of the recent Farnborough International Airshow, the world's coming out party for new models of aircraft. Instead, the aprons at this executive airport near London are occupied by the F-35's twin-engine competitors, all of them proven and ready to fly.

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Photos: U.S. fighter jets gas up courtesy of RCAF Polaris refueller
Ottawa Citizen
Two United States Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets are shown in these photos during refuelling by a 437 Transport Squadron CC-150T Polaris strategic air-to-air refueller from CFB Trenton, ON. This was taking place during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.
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Historian tracks down story of Ontario soldier killed in action at 22
Sun News Network
It was a story historian Peter McConkey knew had to be told, one that he first heard after corresponding with a United Church minister in Winnipeg. "Here was an intelligent man who had his life snuffed out at 22, and I felt I wanted to give his story," said McConkey.
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British museum houses world's largest collection of flying WWI aircraft
Canada.com
Of the 55,000 planes that were manufactured by the Royal Army Corps (RAC) during the First World War, only 20 or so remain in airworthy condition. Six of these belong to The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England. It is the most complete collection of original airworthy First World War aircraft in the world.
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The Great War's Shadow: New Perspectives on the First World War
University of Calgary
The Department of History and Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary invite academics and graduate students from around the world to share new analyses of the First World War. The conference is titled: The Great War's Shadow: New Perspectives on the First World War. The conference takes place in Calgary and Lake Louise, AB, from September 25-28, 2014. For more information please visit www.np2014.ca.

RCAF Association members have graciously donated $1,500 through the RCAF Association Trust Fund toward helping to defray some of the travel costs for participants.

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Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) — August 7-8, 2014 in Abbotsford, B.C.
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has taken the lead in organizing this year's Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) in Abbotsford. This high profile industry event has been in operation for three years and has developed a stellar reputation as a world class aerospace expo. It is the only event of its kind in western Canada and is scheduled for August 7-8, 2014, immediately ahead of the Abbotsford International Airshow that takes place on August 8-10.
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70th anniversary of the founding of the RCAF's first three squadrons dedicated to air transport operations
RCAF
The National Air Force Museum of Canada's Ad Astra stone program has proven very successful both at raising funds for the museum and providing a modest but poignant means of recognizing those who have served, or are serving, with Canada's Air Force. As the program was implemented in 1995, five decades after the end of the Second World War, it is unsurprising that those most deserving of recognition — those who gave their lives during the war... are least represented amongst the over 10,500 stones in the RCAF Memorial Air Park.
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