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GRUMMAN CS2F / CP-121 Tracker

Power Plant: Two 1,525 HP. Wright R-1820 82 WA nine-cylinder air cooled radial engines driving three-blade constant speed metal propellers. Wing Span: 72ft. 7in. Width Folded: 27 ft. 4in. Length: 43 ft. 6 in. Height: 17 ft 6 in. Wheel … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial

A visit to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial at night, when there are few people, and the shadows and light change the feeling of the memorial. In the distant background perimeter and air field lights at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton fill the … Continue reading

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We stand on guard for thee

The men and women of the Canadian Forces… and their families… and their communities… and those who won’t forget. Images by Katherine © 2012 CKB

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RCAF dog

Yes – Royal Canadian Air Force dog wearing his 8 Wing tartan. Images by Katherine © 2012 CKB

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Oh Canada

Images by Katherine © 2012 CKB

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HMCS Haida

Haida is the last remaining example of the 27 Tribal Class destroyers built for the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy between 1937 and 1945. It has been said that The Tribals were "magnificent in … Continue reading

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From Stem to Stern

The stem is the very most forward part of a boat or ship’s bow and is an extension of the keel itself and curves up to the wale of the boat. The stem is more often found on wooden boats … Continue reading

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Any port in a storm

In this case it’s actually a port hole, and a special port hole as they are on HMCS Haida – the last of the Canadian Tribal class destroyers. Looking out through the port holes you can see HMCS Montreal, a … Continue reading

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The Afghanistan Memorial Project

An ongoing project that I am working on involves an searchable online collection of images for each of the plaques on the Afghanistan Memorial – there are a lot of plaques, too many plaques, one for each of these people: … Continue reading

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