RCAF Association News
Nov. 22, 2013

Canadian aid to Philippines continues
Net News Ledger
Support for the Philippines is continuing to arrive from Canada. Aid from Canada is now over $16 million and climbing. Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will deploy three CH-146 Griffon helicopters and aircrew to further support the Government of Canada's humanitarian assistance and relief efforts in the Philippines. More

RCAF to send scarce search and rescue aircraft to Peru for exercises
Ottawa Citizen
The air force is planning to send two Cormorant search-and-rescue helicopters to Peru to take part in exercises next year but some observers wonder whether that makes sense because of the limited availability of such aircraft in Canada. The Cormorants, one from each coast, would be dismantled and transported on board Royal Canadian Air Force C-17 planes to Peru in April, according to sources.More

Flying veterinarian and historian will be missed
The Williams Lake Tribune
The Cariboo lost a great link to the past with the passing of Dr. John Roberts on Nov. 6, 2013. He died quietly at home sitting in his favourite chair, 10 days after celebrating his 91st birthday. John was born in Melbourne, Australia on Oct. 27, 1922. He left high school with a Grade 10 education to join the Australian Armed Forces when the Second World War erupted.More

Canadian aid to Philippines continues
Net News Ledger
Support for the Philippines is continuing to arrive from Canada. Aid from Canada is now over $16 million and climbing. Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will deploy three CH-146 Griffon helicopters and aircrew to further support the Government of Canada's humanitarian assistance and relief efforts in the Philippines.More

How to find the military heroes in your family
Huffington Post Canada
I'm always proud to pin my poppy onto my jacket every November. Remembrance Day is when we really get to say thank you to the Canadians, past and present, who have served in the armed forces for all they have given up for us.More

Injured Canadian Forces members could be front of the line for other public service jobs
National Post
Veterans injured in the line of duty could soon find themselves at the front of the line when it comes to federal job openings thanks to a proposal unveiled by the Conservative government.More

Poppy fund gets Springs boost
Delta Optimist
Tsawwassen Springs golf course raised over $2,000 for the Royal Canadian Legion's Poppy Fund. The golf course donated $10 from every green fee it collected from Nov. 8, 2013, to Remembrance Day. "It turned out to be pretty successful," said general manager Chris Hood, noting the weather was very good on Remembrance Day. A total of $2,030 was raised this year. The golf course raised about $1,400 last year with the fundraiser, he said. More

Local men receive Alberta Order of Excellence
High River Times
Two local citizens have been awarded the highest honour a resident of Alberta can receive. Honorary Captain (N) William H. Wilson, OMM, CStJ, CD of High River, AB, and Captain Douglas Eaglesham, CD of Cayley, have received the Alberta Order of Excellence. They received the honours at The Museum of The Highwood.More

Notice of special meeting for members of the Canadian Air & Space Museum
Canadian Air & Space Museum
An in-camera meeting of the members (only) is being called to discuss new developments that will lead to a reopening of the Museum. Please note: No photography will be permitted in the hangar. All cell phones & devices are to be turned off before entering the hangar. Memberships valid at the last meeting will be extended to include this meeting. New memberships will be required there after. Memberships will be available for renewal after the meeting.

When: Wednesday November 27, 2013 at 19:00 sharp

Where: Flight Solutions & Services (FSS) Inc. 2450 Derry Road East, Hangar 9, Suite 104 Mississauga, On Canada L5S 1B. More

Agenda now ready for Geospatial Advancement Canada 2014
Geospatial Canada
Gearing up to the upcoming Geospatial Advancement Canada, March, 3-5 2014 in Ottawa, I wanted to give you some quick updates on the program. Firstly, the venue is now confirmed. The conference will take place at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Secondly, the agenda is now complete. You can download your own copy here to see what will be discussed and by whom. Over 40 leaders in Canadian geomatics and the Canadian Armed Forces will be giving you their first hand experiences and take-ways.More

Less than 3 weeks until the Innovation Forum 2013!
AIAC
Your registration for the Aerospace Innovation forum includes your participation to the third day. Choose between three high-end programs. Discover the tools available to ensure the continuous training of skilled workers, technicians, engineers, and professionals within the aerospace industry. More

RCAF St-Hubert Reunion
RCAF
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, 2014. More