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RCAF assures Canada’s sovereignty in the North

From July 22 to 31, 2019, a 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia-based CP-140 Aurora tactical crew and its ground support technicians played a vital role in Operation Limpid, maintaining Canada’s physical presence throughout the North.
September 6, 2019

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Check Six! The Battle of Britain in hindsight

More than 100 Canadians are deemed to have participated in the Battle of Britain, and 23 lost their lives. A Royal Canadian Air Force squadron fought during the Battle; No. 1 (RCAF) Squadron, whose pilots were from both a regular force unit and an auxiliary unit, became operational on August 17, 1940.
September 6, 2019

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National Defence to contribute funding for upgrades at Inuvik Airport

The Government of Canada will provide the Government of the Northwest Territories with up to $150 million over five years for the extension and modernization of the Inuvik Airport runway.
September 4, 2019

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Peacekeeping mission in Mali concludes

After more than a year of operations, the Canadian Air Task Force deployed to Gao, Mali, concluded its mission on August 31, 2019.
September 3, 2019

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New infrastructure for 2 Air Expeditionary Wing

New infrastructure for 2 Air Expeditionary Wing will enhance the wing’s ability to train personnel and support RCAF operations.
August 30, 2019

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Operation Market Garden: 437 Squadron’s baptism of fire

437 Squadron was formed on September 14, 1944. Three days later, the squadron received its baptism of fire, flying troops and supplies during Operation Market Garden, the Allied effort to put an early end to the war. The operation proved, however, to be “a bridge too far”.
August 30, 2019

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Market Garden Profile of Courage: Flight Lieutenant Peter William Bickford

Flight Lieutenant Peter Bickford died on the first night of Operation Market Garden, the struggle to secure “a bridge too far”. But not from enemy action—his Lancaster bomber collided with another Lancaster and the crews of both aircraft perished.
August 30, 2019

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Market Garden Profile of Courage: Flying Officer Otto Hjalmar Antoft

Otto Hjalmar Antoft’s path took him from Denmark to Nova Scotia to the skies over Arnhem during Operation Market Garden. He died when the Short Stirling aircraft on which he was a crew member was shot down during the struggle to secure “a bridge too far”.
August 29, 2019

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The RCAF and “A Bridge Too Far”

Operation Market Garden was an epic gamble aimed at ending the Second World War by Christmas 1944. It failed, and the war lasted another seven months. RCAF personnel were in the thick of it, flying transport aircraft, fighters, fighter-bombers and reconnaissance aircraft.
August 28, 2019

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RCAF technicians to compete in Toronto

Eight RCAF aircraft structures technicians from the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering will be in Toronto on the 2019 Labour Day weekend to compete in a regional Aircraft Structures Skills competition.
August 28, 2019

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