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 Post subject: RCAF Will be 100 in 2024
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:30 pm 
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and they have recently announced their new centennial logo....

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I love it.... and I hope we see lots of it in 2024....

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:11 am 
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Ever watch the movie about the Avro aero?
Not sure if it was the RCAF but it was Canadian.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:57 pm 
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I'm an avid Arrow fan, had several books about it, watched all the movies and documentaries.... My brother sat in one when in the Air Force.... 8)

If you would like a flight of fantasy about the Arrow, here are a few of videos you may enjoy....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epV-SKFnVv4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUe5iyl4q1Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niXiutL70XE

and 10 Episodes you won't want to miss, by Virtualenvirons.... one leads to the next.... 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjuL9IM-1T0

If you are a boomer and remember Black Friday.... you won't be able to stop smiling at "what might have been".... :(

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:07 pm 
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My Father-in-law is a retired Airforce. He ran the CFB Chatham air base as well as another in Germany. My wife is a military brat lol.

He was responsible for the de-commissioning of the older fighter jets and had them shipped to various locations in Canada to have them displayed. He also has parts from the jets that were removed for display. He proudly displays them in his man cave lol

Here is a picture of him in his earlier days, and a picture of my wife in front of one of the de-commissioned jets.


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My dad was an armourer for the RCAF and worked with the RAF in England from 1941-1945. My older brother has all the paraphernalia. I have the small lapel pin he had and I wore his wool winter coat for all my teenage years. That thing was warm.

I remember he use to hate old war movies that showed hundreds of rounds being shot, non stop, from wing guns.

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It will be a big, and very proud celebration. When I first joined DND they mistakenly entered me with a rank of Capt, so I elected to be in the Navy - but to be clear I'm a civilian so military rank doesn't apply to me and I support all 3 branches equally (with a glass of port, passed on the left of course). :drinkers:

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Not a boomer, no. The only black Friday I recall was some tornado destroyed part of Edmonton in 87. I know a direct survivor of the event. She would have been 4 or 5 at the time.

I do like fighter jets. All I know about the arrow is that it was extremely advanced for its time. I watched the movie probably when it was new.

Went to an air show when I was a kid. Fell in love :lol: they had an f-18 hornet and an a-10 warthog... Just insanely powerful machines.


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