Fulmar Patrols Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

April 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – Based in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, the Fulmar and its eleven crew members are used to conducting missions in the sometimes difficult weather conditions of the Northwest Atlantic. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the isolation of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon was almost complete after the stopping of air and sea passenger connections with Canada, a compulsory…

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds launch cross-Canada tour

April 29, 2020 – The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will cross the country to salute Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19. This unique mission is being aptly dubbed Operation INSPIRATION. The team’s signature nine-jet formation, with trailing white smoke, will fly over cities across the country starting in Nova Scotia this weekend and working west throughout the…

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UMS SKELDAR selects 360iSR to provide innovative ISR training

April 21, 2020 – Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, has selected end-to-end Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) provider 360iSR to deliver specialist operational support from Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development to mission specific training for ISR operators, sensor operators and intelligence analysts.   “ISR is the future of modern warfare and of decision…

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The Memory that Would Not Die

By Dave O’Malley It was raining heavily with high gusting winds at RAF St. Eval, late in the morning of June 20, 1943 when two aging, white-painted Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk VII bombers laboured into the sky, climbed out over the choppy, wind-slashed Celtic Sea and turned southeast across the thick neck of the Cornish peninsula towards the Bay of Biscay. It wasn’t a…

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Halifax Port Days 2020 Suspended

April 15, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in national and global travel restrictions, self-isolation and quarantine measures, significant manufacturing disruptions, impacts on supply chains and considerable economic upheaval including mass global layoffs. The situation is expected to last for several months. Out of consideration to our delegates and sponsors, Halifax Port Days will be suspended until 2021. The…

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Only Two Combatant Ships in West Coast Task Group Exercise

HMC Ships Regina and Calgary were the only combatant ships during Task Group Exercise (TGEX) 20-1 off the coast of Vancouver Island. At one time in the Pacific, the two squadrons of escort ships would face off in combat training scenarios. Foreign ships would also take part periodically, cruiser HMS Blake and other Royal Navy ships took part in MARCOT…

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