RCAF Association News
Mar. 22, 2013

Astronaut's spaceship life films become internet sensation
The Guardian
Colonel Chris Hadfield has made a series of videos that provide a glimpse into life aboard a spacecraft. The International Space Station astronaut can be seen playing guitar, having a haircut and making a sandwich in the films. The Canadian says he wants viewers to appreciate their habitat as one bubble of air that keeps us all alive, that we're responsible forMore

Medals at last for war heroes
News Letter
Prime Minister David Cameron ended nearly 70 years of waiting for two groups of Second World War veterans, as he presented the first Arctic Star medals and Bomber Command clasps. In two separate ceremonies at Number 10 Downing Street, Mr Cameron praised the veterans, and apologised for their long wait for recognition.More

Military has no fat left to cut, top soldier says ahead of austerity budget
Canada's top soldier says the armed forces have no fat left to cut ahead of austerity budget. But Thomas Lawson told the Senate security and defence committee he understands that militaries around the world are being forced to operate with less money. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's budget is widely expected to make substantial cuts across government, and the Defence Department and Canadian Forces won't escape unscathed.More

Walter Peters was Canada's first black jet fighter pilot
The Globe and Mail
Canada's first black jet fighter pilot and an air force flying instructor, Walter Peters helped in the development of the Snowbirds and counted the two years he later spent flying with the military's aerobatic team as the highlight of his long aviation career.More

ASD Events
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Astronaut spaceship life films become internet sensation
The Guardian
Colonel Chris Hadfield has made a series of videos that provide a glimpse into life aboard a spacecraft.More

Air Transport Conference
There are just days left to the opening of Pre-conference Symposium and the ICAO 6th Worldwide Air Transport Conference. More

MacKay says defence department not to blame in plane delay
CBC News
After more than a decade of waiting for a new search-and-rescue plane, More

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. More

The Bomber Command Memorial Book
Please join our campaign to remember the fallen, inform Canadians of the sacrifices made by bomber command veterans. To date our partnership with Fighting High Publishing has contributed to the raising of £31,617. The 55,573 aircrew of Bomber Command lost their lives during the Second World War, yet no campaign medal was awarded and their bravery and sacrifice went largely unrecognized. On 28 June 2012 this was corrected with the dedication and unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in The Green Park, London. The journey from the initial idea to the unveiling of the memorial was a long and complex one and 'The Bomber Command Memorial - We Will Remember Them' book tells the story of the campaign. The mission of the Air Force Association of Canada is to inform new generations of Canadians about the history of their country’s air force. This would suggest we should try and put a copy of this invaluable book in every library. If you would like to purchase one for your library, call Rose (866-351-2322 ext 223) or e-mail Kitshop@airforce.ca today. More

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. More

National Volunteer Week 2013
Volunteer Canada
At Volunteer Canada, we understand that National Volunteer Week campaign planning takes a lot of hard work. We want to support individuals, voluntary organizations and volunteer centres nationwide in their efforts to thank volunteers. That's why this page is full of free, downloadable tools to assist you. Scroll down to access resources for each component of your NVW 2013 campaign. More