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The 13 C’s of Spiritual Resilience: Confidence

February 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Chaplain’s Corner Padre Christopher Willis Resilience requires confidence. Confidence is a sense of assurance in one’s own ability, or faith in the reliability of another. It can be a state of being certain, or a relation of intimate trust or secret communication. We are able to bounce back, or put everything on the line and suffer loss, when we believe another has our back. Confidence is essential to the military lifestyle. A pilot trusts theRead More

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Photo: Cpl Justin Roy, Wing Imaging

1 AMS promotions and presentations

February 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm

1 AMS Commanding Officer LCol Justin Armstrong and Acting Squadron Warrant Officer MWO Dennis Tobin made presentations to members during 1 AMS Ground Training Day on January 5.

The RCAF Flyers hockey team in action against Sweden’s national team at the 1948 Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland. 
Photo: LAC Mikan no. 4842046

The RCAF Flyers stunned the world by winning Olympic gold

February 20, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Joanna Calder It was September 8, 1947, and Squadron Leader Alexander “Sandy” Watson, the RCAF’s senior medical officer, was appalled. Earlier that year, the International Olympic Committee had announced that “amateur” status for Olympic athletes would be strictly enforced and that anyone who had received any kind of financial benefit from playing sports – even if it was a stipend rather than an actual salary – would not be eligible to compete. That meant thatRead More