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Padre Willis

OP Thank You

February 19, 2019 at 8:18 am

If I was the CDS I might give consideration to instituting OP THANK YOU. There is a unique flaw in the human psyche that many of us are plagued with that sees us forfeiting our victories. Sometimes when we have done a good job and are complimented on our success we sabotage the parade by converting a positive into a negative. This flaw sees us undervaluing our currency. Sometimes I do this when someone IRead More

A war-era photo of a very young Fred Sutherland; he was 18 when he enlisted and 20 when he was shot down and escaped from Europe via Spain and Gibraltar. 
Elinor Florence

Farewell to Canada’s last Dambuster

February 19, 2019 at 8:15 am

RCAF Public Affairs With files from Elinor Florence. Canada’s last Dambuster has slipped the surly bonds of earth. Sergeant (retired) Frederick Edwin Sutherland died Monday, January 21, 2019, at the age of 95. He was the last living Canadian who participated in the famed Dambusters Raid on the night of 16-17 May, 1943. The raid was carried out by the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron, formed specifically for the secret mission. Only one Dambuster isRead More

A Canadian Clearance Diver prepares to dive using the Canadian Clearance Diving Apparatus near Victoria, BC.
Lt(N) Zach Johnson

Candidates wanted for the Clearance Diver occupation

February 19, 2019 at 8:09 am

RCAF public affairs Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members interested in becoming Clearance Divers will be able to learn more during information sessions being held at bases and wings across Canada near the end of February and during the month of March 2019. Clearance Divers operate in a variety of environments both at home and abroad, from the Arctic to the deserts of Afghanistan. Their primary mission is to locate, identify and neutralize explosive ordnance andRead More