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Somewhat tarnished

It’s quite sad to see historical pieces of the military fade into a rusted and tarnished state – years of exposure to the elements with no care or maintenance betray the labours of the men and women who worked on … Continue reading

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Soon to be gone

Another section of empty land – a common sight in Ontario, especially in areas where the the land looks like it’s probably not good for much other than trying to find a lost dog or abandoning an old pick up … Continue reading

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Refuelling flight

A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 from the CF-18 Demo Team approaches a CC-130 Hercules configured for refuelling. All images © 2012 CKB Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012

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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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Nav Canada Flight Inspection De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102

I heard and saw this Dash 8 flying patterns and being me, I had to check out what it was all about. It’s a Nav Canada Flight Operations (NCFO) Flight Inspection De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8. According to Nav … Continue reading

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