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441 (Huronia) Wing
Director's Meeting: 8 June 2021
Virtual via Zoom: 1800 hrs
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Fly-past for the RCAF's 97th
441 Wing Certificate of Appreciation
On the 31st May 2021, the Honours and Awards Committee met to present Jim Purchase with a Certificate of Appreciation. Jim, a past President and long time member of 441 Wing, will be leaving the Barrie area for the green forests of the Ottawa Valley. Jim has been an active member standing as President of the Wing for three years, 2010 to 2013, a Director and finally in the demanding and very important role as the Sick and Visiting Representative. While Jim’s compassion and humour will be missed at the monthly meetings, we wish him and Marion well on this next leg of their journey. Per Ardua ad Astra!
L – R Wally Capsticks, Peter Levedag, Jim Purchase,
441 (Huronia) Wing Chairman Bill Sergeant, H&A Chair Andrew Galton
THANK YOU, JIM PURCHASE
AND ALL THE BEST!!
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RCAF 97th Anniversary Lapel Pins
Following a well-established Borden tradition, commemorative pins were produced again this year to mark the anniversary of the birth of the Royal Canadian Air Force on April 1st, 1924. The tradition of producing buttons or pins featuring a different theme aircraft each year goes back more than three decades in Borden, “Birthplace of the RCAF.” Today, the tradition is kept alive through the efforts of 441 (Huronia) Wing, RCAF Association - Barrie.
As this year marked the 75th anniversary of the Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boat being retired from service with the Canadian Armed Forces, we are paying tribute to those who flew, maintained, and served on-board this aircraft. Between 1941 and 1945, the Catalina flying boat and its amphibious version, the Canso, were used extensively in maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare roles. Flight Lieutenant David Hornell (RCAF) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions involving a Canso aircraft in the North Atlantic, and Squadron Leader Leonard Birchall gained fame while flying a Catalina in the Pacific theatre when he spotted and reported the Japanese carrier fleet approaching Ceylon. The Catalina was retired from Canadian service in 1946, but its Canso version continued to serve in a Search & Rescue role until 1962.
RCAF 97th Anniversary pins are now for sale at $5.00 each (+ shipping) through 441 Wing RCAFA. Note that a small selection of previous years' pins is also available.
Contact Norm Marion, (705) 686-3941, firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Dates for the 441 (Huronia) Wing Calendar:
Detailed info for events can be found under the calendar tab
08 June – 1900 hrs Wing Meeting – Guest Speaker MGen (ret’d) Duff Sullivan re Selecting Canada’s Next Fighter Aircraft
14 Sept – Wing Meeting (TBC)
5-7 Nov – RCAF Association National AGM 2021 at 447 Wing in Mount Hope.
Canadian Military & Veteran Discount Guide: The Ultimate List
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441 (Huronia) Wing 2021
$100 Monthly Draw Winner:
January: Kosten Hebb #163
February: Les Ball #200
March: Sherry Tobin-Green #76
April: Andy Dockerill
May: Dave Wismer #241
June: Dave Wismer #240
441 Wing Aircraft of the Month
(as flown or supported by one of its members)
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Avro Lancaster Click Here and on the
Mynarski Lancaster still flying with the Canadian Warplane Heritage-CLICK HERE
441 Wing Newsletters
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Other Wing Newsletters
Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation
Click here for article by Norm Marion entitled RUSTY ENGINES & KIDDIE PLANES: RCAF ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEERS HELP OUT
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News from 441 (Huronia) Wing Sponsored Units
The First 40 Years- A History of RCAF 441 (Huronia) Wing Air Force Association of Canada in 3 parts. Click each part to read the whole book:
714 (Wasaga Beach) Squadron RCAC
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