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As you know, RCAF 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 this 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.


Hold on, young man
Eric Mold
While I was doing my ground job at Cold Lake, Alberta, I had a wonderful boss for a while. Unfortunately, he was about to retire after many years of service. Somehow, he had been able to arrange one last swing through the Canadian bases in Europe, just a few days before he was finally released from the service. This was back in the days when the RCAF operated a couple of DeHaviland Comet jet transports on their longer runs. Ed had managed to wrangle a flight on one of these from Ottawa to Europe and back. All he had to do was to get to and from Cold Lake to Ottawa. I stepped into the breach and offered to fly him in a T-33 two-seat jet trainer. The flight to Ottawa was uneventful, and I saw him safely aboard the Comet.
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Boeing delivers 5th Canadian CH-147F Chinook helicopter
Indian Defence Review
Boeing has delivered the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fifth CH-147F Chinook helicopter one month ahead of schedule and only three months after the arrival of the first in June, expanding Canada’s military cargo capability while continuing the Chinook program’s history of excellence.
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World War II bomber fighting for its survival in New Brunswick woods
The Province
It survived 14 combat missions over Nazis Germany, but can it survive another winter standing unprotected in the New Brunswick wilderness? That's what keeps Troy Kirkby awake at night. He was still eight years away from being born when Lancaster Bomber KB882 rolled to a stop for the final time in 1964 to retire at a small rural airport beside the TransCanada Highway just east of Edmundston. Yet Kirby has become this bomber's most loyal protector.
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Search-and-rescue plane soars over city
Oshawa Express
A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130H Hercules took flight over the city recently, performing a search-and-rescue (SAR) training mission. The Canadian Forces' SAR branch often practice drills and stage operations out of Oshawa Municipal Airport. The Hercules originated from CFB Trenton.
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As National Defence looks to cut costs, it faces tough decisions on the future of the Canadian Forces
Canada.com
An auditor general’s report to be released this fall on the federal government's vaunted national shipbuilding plan is expected to blow last year's F-35 stealth fighter controversy out of the water. The Conservative government has held up the $35 billion plan as a glowing success story that will re-energize Canada's Navy and Coast Guard, while simultaneously creating thousands of jobs on both coasts and transforming Canada into a world-class shipbuilding nation.
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  CANEX - What's In It For You?
CANEX, Established in 1968, is a retail operation made up of a number of stores and services, designed specifically to meet the needs of the military community. In many ways, CANEX goes beyond the normal retail requirements in order to ensure the military community reaps extra benefit from the operation.
 


 

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