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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.


A 360-degree tour of a fighter bomber in flight
CBC News
This is the closest you will likely ever get to flying a WWII P-51D Mustang fighter bomber. But if you can't fly a WWII fighter bomber in real life, this might be the next best thing. Maybe you've seen a 360-degree tour of a home for sale. How about a 360-degree tour of a fighter bomber in flight from close to the pilot's point of view?
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'Do their bit': Last pilot from iconic Second World War 'Dambusters' raid passes away
National Post
With the death of Les Munro, an icon of Royal Air Force history, and of aviation itself, has been lost. As I got to know him, I found that this last surviving pilot of the Dambusters raid was like most of the men of his wartime generation, a private man, and simply couldn't understand why people were interested in his life and career. This understated attitude is part of the reason that he deserved our unbending admiration. But there was more to it than that.
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German bomber overhead
Gander Beacon
The sky over Gander, NL, was black one night in 1941. No moon, not a star in sight. The guards on night duty struggled to keep themselves awake. The huge Gander Airport was quiet. The first aircraft scheduled to land would be just after daybreak. The sound of a telephone at the American guardhouse that had been quiet for hours jolted everyone to an upright position.
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The coming war with Russia
Ottawa Citizen
Before he retired, the head of Canada's air force provided a blunt assessment of what might emerge from the current military mission to Ukraine. "We pray that our ongoing NATO mission isn't accompanied by the escalation of deadly force and the shedding of blood," Lt.-Gen. Yvan Blondin wrote in the magazine RCAF Today. "We have everything to lose and nothing to gain through a showdown with our former Eastern Bloc foes."
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Free film will honour a bomber named Vera
Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton's Lancaster is the star of a new film that will be shown free at Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country on Remembrance Day. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum announced the deal recently, saying details about participating theatres will be released this fall.
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