2020 News 

CH-148s Cleared for Usage

June 16, 2020 – The Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division has lifted the operational pause on the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter fleet. With the revelation this week that, after four years, the study on replacing or repairing ejection seats on the Snowbirds’ Tudors is still “in the early stages” makes this an impressive accomplishment. The return to flying operations follows a thorough risk assessment that outlined mitigation measures to ensure aircrews understand the conditions that led to the crash and how to avoid or resolve them. While the Directorate…

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2020 News 

Statement from the family of Master Corporal Matthew Cousins

May 29, 2020 – On April 29, 2020 Matthew Cousins was tragically taken from us during a NATO exercise in the Ionian sea while serving aboard the H.M.C.S Fredericton. Matthew’s career in the Canadian Armed Forces spanned 26 years. His interests took him from being a reserve Infantryman, to a regular force RMS Clerk, and eventually an Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator. As a loving father and family man these career decisions were influenced by his need to provide more stability for his family. As his children grew, the adventure of…

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2020 News 

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 week. The team will release anticipated locations, routes, and times on their social media platforms each day. Flyovers will occur at an elevation no lower than 500 feet above all…

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2020 News 

Which Service is Best

A Soldier a Sailor and an Aviator got into an argument about which branch of the service was The Best. The arguing became so heated the three service members failed to see an oncoming truck as they crossed the street. They were hit by the truck and killed instantly. Soon, the three service members found themselves at the Pearly Gates. They met Saint Peter and decided that only he could be the ultimate source of truth and honesty….. So, the three servicemen asked him, “Saint Peter, which branch of the…

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