No Logical Reason

During the long and endless months of the Second World War, Canadian skies from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Vancouver Island resounded with the bellow and drone of aircraft engines and, for those who lived in the flatter parts of the land, there was the daily sight of yellow trainers of all types. Farmers everywhere gazed skyward, hand held to shade the sun to see the frisky flight of a Tiger Moth challenging a novice pilot on a hot day; oily yellow Harvards with their trans-sonic snarl looping and winging in cerulean heights;…

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Finely crafted coins recall Canada’s finest military moments in the Royal Canadian Mint’s latest numismatic offering

In keeping with an honored tradition of commemorating the bravery and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers on coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to have issued the 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin – A Nation’s Mettle: The Dieppe Raid, among many other memorable keepsakes this month. Illustrated by accomplished coin designer Laurie McGaw, this outstanding collectible depicts the reflection of a contemporary veteran saluting the fallen, reflected in the water receding from the beach at Dieppe, France. The coin serves as a reminder of the many Canadian soldiers lost or…

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HMCS Ville de Quebec in Barcelona

Google Translation By Antoni Casinos On August 6, 2018, the frigate of the Royal Navy of Canada HMCS Ville de Quebec with a numeral FFH-332 made its entrance to the port of Barcelona, ​​on a courtesy visit. Practically without the assistance of the tugboats, the Canadian frigate with a displacement of about 5,000 tons, made alone the entrance to the port and berthing operations to the Barcelona Wharf east facing, next to the World Trade Center building, place where It will remain until August 10. The frigate HMCS Ville de…

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Lost RCN Banshee Pilot Remembered in Ottawa

By Joanna Calder More than 25 members of Lieutenant Barry Troy’s family gathered in Ottawa recently to honor his memory and view artifacts related to the pilot’s fatal crash, which occurred in Florida more than 60 years ago. The loss On February 25, 1958, Lieutenant Troy, a pilot with the Royal Canadian Navy’s VF-871 Squadron, was part of a group of four RCN F2H-3 Banshees flying along the Florida coast from United States Naval Station Mayport. They were en route to a point south of Jacksonville Beach, where they would…

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Japan Announces Canadian Assistance in North Korea Monitoring

Google Translation Ministry of Defense April 28, 2018 1. With regard to illegal maritime activities including North Korea-registered vessels prohibited by the UN Security Council resolution, in addition to the United States, related countries, based on the US Army Kadena Air Base in Japan, We decided to conduct watch surveillance activities by aircraft. At the moment, Australia and Canada will dispatch patrol aircraft and are planning to engage in that activity based on the UN military status agreement. 2. Also, on April 10 this year, the British frigate ship “Sutherland”…

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NATO phonetic alphabet, codes and signals

The ability to communicate and make yourself understood can make a difference in life-threatening situations – imagine for example that you are trying to alert a search and rescue helicopter of the position of a downed pilot. To ensure clear communication, NATO uses a number of well-known formats which are in general use. NATO standardization agreements enable forces from many nations to communicate in a way that is understood by all. If you have ever said “Bravo” to mean “B” when speaking on the phone for instance, then you have…

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