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A day to honour the Battle of the Atlantic99th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy RidgeThe RCAF tartan: The world’s first air force tartanRCAF to commemorate Second World War air training planOperation Friction: A shift for the Canadian Armed Forces

A day to honour the Battle of the Atlantic

Every year the first Sunday in May is recognized by Canadians as a day to honour the sacrifices made by thousands of Canadian soldiers during the Battle of the Atlantic. In honour of this vital Second World War Battle, a national ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 1 at Parliament Hill and communities across...
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99th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Flags will fly at half-staff and wreaths will be laid across the country on April 9 as Canada commemorates the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. “Remembering this battle is particularly important to the Legion and its nearly 300,000 members. It is important because Canadians were able to do what no other Allied force...
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The RCAF tartan: The world’s first air force tartan

Canada is home to more than four million people who share Scottish ancestry and to recognize the achievements of these citizens, every year on April 6 the country celebrates National Tartan Day. Coincidentally, the RCAF has a special connection to Scotland dating back to 1942 when it unveiled the world’s first air force tartan. The RCAF...
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RCAF to commemorate Second World War air training plan

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) recently announced its plans to commemorate the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), a massive Canadian undertaking during the Second World War. The RCAF has chosen 2016 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of BCATP. “The historian of the Second World War may, with some justification, record that the air battle...
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Operation Friction: A shift for the Canadian Armed Forces

This past weekend Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) bases and wings marked Operation Friction in varies ways. The operation was Canada’s contribution to the liberation of Kuwait and the Gulf War. At the ceremony held at Garrison Petawawa 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Commander Colonel Conrad Mialkowski explained how the operation contributed to a shift in missions...
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