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Vintage photo of a young man wearing a military uniform, including “wedge” cap, tunic and tie.

Dieppe profile of courage: Stirling David Banks

Stirling David Banks was born on April 7, 1923, in Popular Grove, Prince Edward Island. His life would end 19 short years later, lost when his Hurricane aircraft went down during Operation Jubilee, the disastrous raid on Dieppe.
August 14, 2019

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Sea Kings to fly again

Rotor Maxx Support Limited, a Canadian-based company, has purchased the remaining fifteen Sea King helicopters and associated spare parts. The company intends on refurbishing the aircraft and remarketing them to eligible customers.
August 14, 2019

A man, who is wearing a military uniform and has a white bandage wrapped around his head, stands beside a damaged aircraft.

In the skies above: Dieppe, August 19, 1942

It was August 19, 1942, and Operation Jubilee was about to begin. The target was the French port of Dieppe. 
August 13, 2019

A young man wearing dark blue coveralls works on the tail of an aircraft in a large building.

Comox cadet spends summer working on aircraft

Cadet Warrant Officer Second Class Mitchell Mansfield from Comox, British Columbia, is spending the summer of 2019 working alongside specialised aircraft maintenance engineers at the Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre.
August 12, 2019

A black and white composite image of the faces of nine men in military uniforms

Remembering the “Buffalo Nine”

On August 9, 1974, nine Canadian peacekeepers were killed when their Buffalo aircraft was shot down over Syria. Today, August 9 is commemorated as National Peacekeepers’ Day.
August 9, 2019

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RCAF welcomes ten newly-winged pilots

On July 26. 2019, ten Royal Canadian Air Force pilots successfully completed the third phase of their pilot course at 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training school in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, and received their official pilot wings.
August 8, 2019

A large propeller-driven military aircraft lands on a tarmac, with mountains in the background.

RCN’s HMCS Ottawa and an RCAF Aurora deploying to Asia-Pacific region

On August 6, 2019, HMCS Ottawa departed for a four-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region for Operations Projection and Neon. The ship will be joined in October by an RCAF CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft, operating under Op Neon.
August 7, 2019

A large group of people, one wearing an orange flightsuit and the rest in olive green, with some in black leather jackets, gather beside a small yellow twin-engine ai\rcraft.

Honorary Colonels in Canada’s Air Force

“What is an honorary colonel?” “How do you become one?” “What is the job description?” These are just a few of the questions that instantly popped into my head.
August 6, 2019

A woman wearing a military disruptive pattern uniform sits beside a chocolate-coloured Labrador dog. She has her right arm wrapped around the animal.

How a service dog can change your life

Here’s how a two-year-old Texan named Dodger changed the life of a Canadian Armed Forces member.
August 1, 2019

A woman wearing a disruptive pattern uniform lies in a white and grey tube with a large clear window beside her head. A pair of boots stands on the floor beside the tube.

Waking up with a fresh perspective

Personnel working long shifts at 22 Wing North Bay, Ontario, now have a place to relax, stretch and nap during those shifts thanks to recently installed sleep pods.
July 31, 2019

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