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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.


Ice fishing tales of a gun plumber
Donald Norrie
I was a poor munitions and weapons technician on the strength of CEPE/AAED at RCAF Station Cold Lake. I say "poor" because I had purchased a new mobile home and financed it through the only institution an airman in those days could get credit: the Industrial Acceptance Corporation. The monthly payments turned out to be higher than contracted, and I was in a financial pickle. I could sell the unit or get a part-time job. I chose the latter and became a bartender in the officers' mess at 50 cents an hour.
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Cold War memento returned to family of fallen RCAF navigator
Ottawa Citizen
A long lost family heirloom created in memory of Cold War navigator Flight Lieutenant Leon Rodrique "Denny" Fillion has been returned to members of his family — 46 years after his death. The heirloom's return to Canada marked the final leg of a journey that has brought a sense of closure to a family that never got to say goodbye.
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Snowbirds to keep flying, future training being studied
Leader-Post
The air force plans to keep the Snowbirds' Tutor jets flying while it figures out how to train pilots in the future, Canada's top general says. General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, said replacing the team's CT-114A jets, which were delivered in the mid-1960s as trainers, is tied to how the air force will train pilots in the future.
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Pamela Wallin steps down as RCAF Honorary Colonel
Ottawa Citizen
Senator Pamela Wallin has stepped down from her role as the Honorary Colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force, a job that required her to be a mentor and role model for military personnel at Ottawa headquarters. Then-Defence Minister Peter MacKay appointed Wallin to the position Aug. 1, 2009. Her letter of resignation was received and accepted on by the RCAF commander, Lt.-Gen. Yvan Blondin, the RCAF stated in an email.
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Remembrance Day: Too little too late for Canada's Korean War veterans?
CBC News
Romeo Daley's most vivid memories from Canada's "Forgotten War" still haunt him, whether they are of the exploding hand grenade that almost tore off his right ear or the faces of Korean children left as orphans by the carnage he saw six decades ago. Daley, now 81 and living in Fort Erie, ON, was one of more than 26,000 Canadians who volunteered to serve with UN forces during the Korean War, a brutal, bloody conflict that saw an armistice — but no peace treaty — signed on July 27, 1953.
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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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