Tag Archives: Royal Canadian Air Force

The Maple Leaf Forever

The Maple Leaf Forever is a Canadian song written by Alexander Muir (1830–1906) in 1867, the year of Canada’s Confederation. He wrote the work after serving with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Toronto in the Battle of Ridgeway against the … Continue reading

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Generations

A look around the air park at the National Air Force Museum Of Canada, located adjacent to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, in Quinte West, Ontario All images © 2012 CKB

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CH-113A Labrador

Of the four helicopters at the National Air Force Museum of Canada, one is a CH-135 Bell Twin Huey painted in white United Nations colours, one is a CH-135 Bell Kiowa painted to honour both the Kiowa and 408 Squadron’s … Continue reading

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Arrivals and departures

  Above and below, a CC-130 H model Hercules from 424 Squadron heading toward RCAF Road on final approach to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton.   Above, a 437 Squadron CC-150 Polaris preparing to depart from 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. All images © … Continue reading

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CIAS 2012

Just two images of the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds performing over Lake Ontario during the 2012 Canadian International Air Show in Toronto. All images © 2012 CKB

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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

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Royal Canadian Air Force Detachment Mohawk

Located near Deseronto, Ontario, Royal Canadian Air Force Detachment Mohawk originally opened in early 1917 on a 350 acre property by the Royal Flying Corps as as a training school. After WWI, the aerodrome remained in use as a civilian … Continue reading

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And there I was

A look back in my journal to September 27, 2008: I was providing support at the Ad Adstra ceremony this afternoon – a solemn occasion at best as thousands of people gather to dedicate granite bricks engraved with the name … Continue reading

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Landing and landed

The title of this entry says it all – except that the image of the CC-177 below is linked to a much larger version.  

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The refueling flight

Two of the five Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150 Polaris have been converted to air-to-air refueling tankers for the CF-18 fleet as CC-150Ts. Four of the five aircraft were converted to the Combi-Freighter standard with a reinforced floor and side … Continue reading

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