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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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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.

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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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A fine day for flying

Some people get used to the sight and sound of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules flying around – I suppose I might fall into that category, however, I appreciate the beauty of these marvellous aircraft and never take … Continue reading

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The field

A beautiful field of corn, images from a fall day, and images that will soon be lost as a way of life comes to an end for the farmers who are being displaced to make way for the new Joint … 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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Wet, grey and yellow

A wet day as a CC-130 Hercules and a CH-146 Griffon helicopter from 424 (Tiger) Squadron wait to be called out to perform search and rescue tasks.

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