Welcome to the Home Page of

441 (Huronia) Wing

Director's and General Meetings:

no meetings in July or August

Next Wing meeting is on

14 September

General Mtg via ZOOM Virtual at 1900h

Meetings will be Virtual Until Further Notice due to COVID-19

Click HERE for Agenda

What's New at 441 Wing?
Next 441 Wing Meeting:
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Fly-past for the RCAF's 97th
CLICK HERE for interesting news items, member's writings and other miscellaneous 'tidbits'
For latest Daily CF/DND and Other News,
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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

MP Doug Shipley
Conservative MP
441 (Huronia) Wing Chair Bill Sergeant presenting MP Doug Shipley with his RCAF Association Membership scroll as a newly inducted member of 441 Huronia Wing, 29 June 2021

Please Have A Look At These Items

For A List of Services Provided by Veterans Affaires Canada
For Process to Access Service Records of Canadian Personnel Who Served in the First World War, Please CLICK HERE
We need your help !!  We are hoping to build a memorial to our fallen in Cape Breton in honour of our Veterans who are buried overseas.
Click here for the link to the
Memorial website

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, norm.marion@amtelecom.net

Key Dates for the 441 (Huronia) Wing Calendar: 

Detailed info for events can be found under the calendar tab

July and August- no meetings

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
CLICK HERE for details
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
HCol Terry Kelly, CM 14 Wing Greenwood
Singing "No Sky Too High". 
Click Here for this great  video.
441 Wing Aircraft of the Month
(as flown or supported by one of its members)

The Avro Lancaster as Maintained by our 'Mac' MacDonald

with 429 Bomber Sqn RAF

For some of his thoughts...CLICK HERE

The Link for the Veterans Club of Barrie is HERE

For additional details on the

Avro Lancaster  Click Here and on the

Mynarski Lancaster still flying with the Canadian Warplane Heritage-CLICK HERE

For more CF104 Stories from Art Cameron, CLICK Here and CLICK Here

Mynarski Lancaster
CF104 Starfighter.jpeg
441 Wing Newsletters

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Other Wing Newsletters
Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation


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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:
   PART 1              PART 2               PART 3

102 (Barrie

Silver Fox)

Squadron RCAC

714 (Wasaga Beach) Squadron RCAC

8th Barrie

1st Holly

1st Mapleview

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words for squadron website.

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

 General Meeting at 1900 hrs

Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 147 410 St Vincent Street, Barrie - Banquet Room (Upstairs)

(See Calendar for further details)