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During the Second World War Edmonton relied on women on the work force to meet the high technology demands of supporting the aircraft of the North West Staging Route and the RCAF and BCATP training schools.

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The Cold Lake Air Force Museum, located at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta., has received the original painting and first print of “Me and My Shadow,” donated July 27 by acclaimed aviation artist, Charles Kadin.

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Small Plane Crashes in Kelowna BC

Reports are being received of a small aircraft crash which has occurred this evening near Kelowna, B.C. The aircraft has been confirmed as a PA 30 Twin Comanche which was located in the area of Brenda Mines.

The site of the aircraft was discovered by a RCAF team from Comox who received the aircraft's emergency beacon locator signal.

At this time the identities and condition of those aboard the aircraft remain unconfirmed.

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442 Squadron Evacuates Two Downed Fliers

The crew of an RCAF Cormorant helicopter successfully evacuated two men who were forced to make an emergency landing along the shoreline of Pitt River, near Pitt Lake, Thursday evening, August 9th.

 

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The recent trip by Royal Canadian Air Force veterans to London, England to attend the Bomber Command Memorial unveiling involved a quiet gesture that speaks volumes about how much the veterans appreciated the experience.

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The crew of an RCAF Cormorant search and rescue (SAR) helicopter had a busy Thursday afternoon rescuing two people in separate incidents on Vancouver Island.

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An historic move by 408 Tac Hel Squadron

On June 8, 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, located at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, but belonging to 1 Wing Kingston, Ont., played a unique part in seeing that a part of Royal Canadian Air Force history is preserved.

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A Cessna 185 departed Taltheilei Narrows, N.W.T., on Friday, July 13, but was overdue at Great Bear Lake. On Saturday, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) at 8 Wing Trenton, Ont., declared the search “major,” meaning the initial search was unsuccessful. Search masters at 435 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron, 17 Wing Winnipeg, Man., began planning their deployment to Yellowknife, NWT.

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