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History comes full circle: historic airmail flight from Moose Jaw

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On the morning of Monday, February 23, 2009, a CT-156 Harvard II from 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Sask., touched down at Regina International Airport for an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada. The pilot, Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Goddard, Commandant of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School in Moose Jaw, brought with him a mail satchel holding commemorative stamps of the centennial issued by Canada Post.

The flight from Moose Jaw to Regina had a historical significance. In 1919, Roland J. Groome began one of the first continuous airmail routes in the country, delivering mail between Moose Jaw and Regina. "Ninety years later, to be able to jump into a military aircraft and come ‘full circle' to deliver the mail to Regina is certainly an honour," said LCol Goddard.

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