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441 (Huronia) Wing
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8 February- Zoom
General Mtg will be via Zoom at 1900
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Fly-past for the RCAF's 97th
441 (Huronia) Wing Remembrance Day Ceremony 11 November 2021
441 Huronia Wing Wreath Laying Ceremony with 441 Wing Honour Guard
present were: Art Cameron, Gerry Peppler, Mark, Sherry, Bill, Monika, Andy Galton, Les Ball, Murray Conley, Wally Capsticks, Barrie Memorial Square, 11 Nov 2021
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OUR NEWEST WING MEMBER
Scott Maclagan being welcomed to 441 Huronia Wing by Chair Bill Sergeant after he was inducted in to the RCAFA by Les Ball, Barrie, 9 Nov 2021
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RCAFA 441 (Huronia) Wing Honours Royal Canadian Air Cadet Air Craftsman 1st Class Stanley Peacock
13 October 2021-for further details, please CLICK HERE
Dr. Garry Lee Willard, has written a book, "Into the Dragon's Jaws", about his experiences as a Canadian Red Cross Combat Casualty Surgeon who was seconded to the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War in 1968. It is a worthy read and would be of interest to many RMC Alumni, especially those who lived through that era or for those who participated in the War in Afghanistan. Of special note, Dr. Willard has earmarked some of the royalties for PTSD Research and Treatment.
The Tellwell Backgrounder details why Dr. Willard wanted to write a book about this forgotten war and his role in saving the lives of many of its front-line participants. Capt (ret’d) Monika Sergeant, RN, read the book from cover to cover and found it so fascinating that she could not put it down. Many of the RMC Alumni have close connections to the medical community and they would find it equally as captivating. The book is available on the websites of Amazon, Chapters, and Barnes & Noble in e-book format as well as soft and hard cover print.
For more info on the author, click HERE
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
11 Jan 22- General Meeting on Zoom at 1900 hrs.
Canadian Military & Veteran Discount Guide: The Ultimate List
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441 (Huronia) Wing 2022
$100 Monthly Draw Winner:
January: Michael O'Shae
441 Wing Aircraft of the Month
(as flown or supported by one of its members)
For additional details on the
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:
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Please note: RCAF 441 (Huronia) Wing General Meetings now start at 1900 hrs
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Future Meetings will be virtual - Executive and General - until further notice
Directors Meeting at 1800 hrs