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A welcome sight

A Bell CH-146 Griffon from 424 (Tiger) Search and Rescue/Transport Squadron flying over Lake Ontario enroute to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. In service in Canada since 1995, the Griffon is used primarily to support Army training, and other tasks including search … Continue reading

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Grey days

A Royal Canadian Air Force Polaris flying circuits over the Bay of Quinte as it approaches CFB Trenton. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011

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The not an air show air show

The air show held by 8 wing at CFB Trenton was officially not an air show – okay. We had static displays, good, flying and a chance to see some awesome military equipment close up. Being the home of Canada’s … Continue reading

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RCAF Memorial Gates

Scenes from the 2009 rededication ceremony marking the 60th Anniversary of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Memorial Gates. In the early morning hours of 17 December 1939, the Agreement creating the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) was signed. … Continue reading

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Parachute eating tree

This SAR tech from 424 Search and Rescue Squadron at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton was ambushed by a tree – a vicious tree! I think that he looks like Ed Robertson of Ed’s Up and the Bare Naked Ladies? Lloyd Edward … Continue reading

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Mighty Argus

The Canadair CP-107 As early as 1952 the RCAF issued requirements for a new long-range patrol Aircraft to replace the wartime Lancaster. By 1958, less than three years from contract start, the first Argus was airborne and on 1 May … Continue reading

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And now you know – inside a Hercules

If you have ever wondered what it looks like to fly in a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules en route to Thule Greenland, well, now you know. Between take off and landing, there’s a lot of room to move … Continue reading

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How civilized

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is huge – so huge that I am posting two entries about it. Static displays, videos and live actors bring the museum to life – that being said there was a lot of life that … Continue reading

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Oh, it’s Canada

A series of stone plaques line the trailing looking down at the entrance to the Museum of Civilization in Hull Quebec. Laid out in order of entry into Confederation (and as required, date of inception) the plaques are a small … Continue reading

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Canadian Children’s Museum

Part of the Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Children’s Museum is a rather interesting experience for children and adults. Developed around a central theme of “The Great Adventure”,  the Canadian Children’s Museum gives younger visitors an opportunity to travel the … Continue reading

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