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Major Catherine Blais, the first and only military female test pilot to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces

Cpl Donnie McDonald, AETE

AETE’s Maj Catherine Blais is Canada’s first female military test pilot

March 13, 2018 at 11:06 am

Capt Marie-Michèle Siu Maj Catherine Blais of AETE is the first, and only, military female test pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Maj Blais is one of more than a hundred pilots hand-picked to work at AETE over the past 50 years. She has flown more than 2,700 hours on 30 different military and civilian aircraft, both fixed wing and rotary wing. These include the CT-114 Tutor, CT-156 Harvard II, CH-146 Griffon, CH-149 CormorantRead More

God give me patience

God give me patience

March 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

Someone has reminded me recently of a saying “God give me patience, but please hurry up”. It sounds like a joke, but is it really so trivial? Let’s start with a question: what is patience? Dr Tanveer Hussain quoting Doctor JJ and CM Messina explains patience as “the ability to: endure hardship, difficulty, or inconvenience without being negatively reaction; show calmness, self-control, and willingness to tolerate delay; sit back and wait for an expected outcome withoutRead More

CAF amends criteria for Special Service Medal

CAF amends criteria for Special Service Medal

March 13, 2018 at 10:56 am

From The Maple Leaf The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has amended the criteria for two bars to the Special Service Medal (SSM), making it easier for CAF members to receive recognition for their contributions. Canada’s new defence policy modernizes the overseas recognition framework to make service medals more accessible, ensuring the appropriate and timely recognition of military personnel who participate in or provide direct support to operations. The amendment was brought about in part asRead More