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Eric Watts, a natural leader

When Eric Victor Watts enlisted in the RCAF on May 10, 1939, technically, he should not have been allowed to join. Nevertheless, he proved to be a natural leader.
February 11, 2021

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Track and field for Masters Athletes 9: Sports nutrition, part 1

This is the ninth in a series of articles covering all aspects of Masters athletes’ training and nutrition for track and field events. In this article, we examine sports nutrition.
February 5, 2021

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Track and field for Masters athletes 9: Sports nutrition, part 1

This is the ninth in a series of articles covering all aspects of Masters athletes’ training and nutrition for track and field events. In this article, we examine sports nutrition.
February 5, 2021

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Regulation? What regulation?

During the early years of the Second World War, Black Canadians were, for the most part, barred from joining the Royal Canadian Air Force. But it’s clear that some recruiting officers deliberately ignored the regulation.
February 4, 2021

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Enhanced air policing in a COVID world

Master Corporal Bryan Christie, an Air Traffic Controller, talks about his recent deployment on Operation Reassurance supporting NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing mission in Romania.
February 3, 2021

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RCAF implements new bio-containment capability to transport infectious patients

The RCAF is procuring Aeromedical Single Isolation Bio-containment Units, a new capability that allows safe isolation of patients thought to be contagious and direct treatment.
February 1, 2021

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Recruits of Quality

The quality of Black Canadians recruited to the RCAF during and after the Second World War – even before Blacks were officially allowed to join the Air Force – is reflected in their achievements during and following their military service.
February 1, 2021

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Members of RCAF’s 407 Squadron take prize at Exercise Sea Dragon in Guam

407 Squadron’s participation in Ex Sea Dragon was very successful, culminating in their receiving the award given to the top performing crew on exercise with the most efficient tactics.
January 29, 2021

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Mental Health: The Journey Forward Is Rarely a Straight Line

Captain Bettina McCulloch-Drake talks about the road to recovery while battling mental health issues and how to avoid the main pitfalls along the way.
January 28, 2021

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Captain Paige Campbell, RCAF Female Athlete of the Year, goes far taking part in CAF sports

Captain Paige Campbell, an Air Combat Systems Officer with 442 Squadron, at 19 Wing Comox, was nominated RCAF Female Athlete of the Year.
January 15, 2021

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