RCAF Association News
Sep. 6, 2013

CFB Petawawa to get name change in latest government rebranding
Ottawa Citizen
Canadian Forces Base Petawawa will soon be no more. The military installation in the Ottawa Valley is in line for a name change as part of the Conservative government's rebranding of the military. It will be called 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa, although that new name has yet to be officially announced and a date for the renaming is still undecided, say army officers.More

Aviation history at the Yorkton Airport
Yorkton This Week
The Yorkton Municipal Airport hosted an event this weekend to provide visitors the opportunity to learn the history of their local airport, as well as a chance to see several vintage planes on display. One of the highlights of the weekend event was the display and demonstration of the B17 bomber plane.More

Boeing demonstrates advanced super hornet
Canadian Skies
Boeing reported that during three weeks of testing in August, it successfully demonstrated that its F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet — fitted with new conformal fuel tanks (CFT) and an enclosed weapons pod (EWP) — will be able to outperform perceived threats well beyond 2030 in the anti-access, aerial denial environment. The advancement in capability is thanks to a suite of low-cost modifications, including enhanced stealth capabilities.More

Veterans Day to honour those who fought for peace
County Live
The message for this year's Veterans Day ceremony at Glenwood Cemetery will be "Honouring Those Who Fought For Peace". Glenwood Cemetery, in partnership with Branch 78 The Royal Canadian Legion, 415 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association and 851 Prince Edward Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will host the annual Veterans’ Day at Glenwood Cemetery on Sept. 21.More

Bomber Command veterans reunited after 68 years
Toronto Star
The last time Nathan Isaacs and John Mulholland saw each other, they were dropping mines out of a plane into the waters off Heligoland, an island northwest of Germany. It was 1945. The war was nearing its close and the pair flew their 35th and final mission together, with Isaacs navigating and Mulholland piloting the craft. Shortly afterward they would part ways as their respective tours of duty ended.More

CFB Petawawa to get name change in latest government rebranding
Ottawa Citizen
Canadian Forces Base Petawawa will soon be no more. The military installation in the Ottawa Valley is in line for a name change as part of the Conservative government’s rebranding of the military.More

About face on the cuts to the 5 wing goose bay weather station
Ottawa Citizen
Four of the six employees at the CFB Goose Bay/5 Wing weather station were told they were being laid off.More

Sweet 16 and flying high
Sooke News Mirror
What do you do when you're 16 and can't get beyond the Learner's stage with a driver's licence? According to one young Sooke resident, the answer is quite easy: Learn to fly, of course!More

RCAF St-Hubert Reunion
The bi-annual Junior Ranks Reunion is held for those who were stationed at RCAF Station St. Hubert - including but not limited to those who worked with the 401 & 438 Reserve Sqn’s, 104 KU, 426 Sqn, ADCHQ, and all other units. Today St. Hubert has so much less activity that we hold our reunion at RCAF Base Trenton. Our 9th bi-annual reunion will be held in the WOs’ & SGTs’ Mess at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario between June 20th – 22nd, 2014More

CCTT National Technology Conference
Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) invites you to the National Technology Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 26-28, 2013. The National Technology Conference will bring together business leaders, educators and skilled technicians from across all sectors in order to ensure that the workforce of the future is ready for the challenges that lie ahead. More details can be found at cctt.ca or by contacting CCTT at 1-800-891-1140 ext 224.

EVENT NAME: CCTT National Technology Conference
DATES: September 26-28, 2013
LOCATION: Winnipeg, Manitoba
WEBSITE: http://www.cctt.ca
CONTACT: Issy LeBlond
EMAIL: ileblond@cctt.ca
TEL: 1-800-891-1140 ext 224 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