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Catalina to visit Scotland to honour VC pilots

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of two Catalina pilots being awarded the Victoria Cross in 1944, PBY-5A Catalina, G-PBYA, is to visit a number of locations in Scotland.

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Canada awards contract for RCAF training

The Government of Canada has awarded a large contract valued at $11.2bn for the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program to SkyAlyne, a joint venture between CAE and KF Aerospace.

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REVEALED: RCAF Hornet demo scheme which will be seen at RIAT

This year the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) celebrates the centennial of its formation as an independent military service and to mark the occasion its CF-18 demo jet will appear in a commemorative paint scheme.

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First Royal Canadian Air Force CE-145C Vigilance arrives

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) No 8 Wing celebrated the arrival of the first of three new King Air 350ER manned airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (MAISR) aircraft to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton in Ontario on February 23, writes Tom Kaminski.

Vast RCAF gallery on show as book launch beckons

An art exhibition has been launched as a special book celebrating the centenary of the RCAF is due for publication by CANAV books later this year

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Canada axes CT-155 Hawk fleet as it reevaluates pilot training programme

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is making major changes to its flight training programme in preparation for the frontline fighter force’s upcoming transition from the CF-188A/B Hornet to the F-35A Lightning II

Canada formalises MQ-9B SkyGuardian purchase

Canada became the latest customer to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian UCAV from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) on December 19, when it agreed to purchase 11 MQ-9Bs, six ground control stations and related support equipment and services for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at a cost of $1.87bn

Canada finalises deal to buy up to 16 P-8A Poseidons

Canada has confirmed that it will buy up to 16 P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

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Canadian Hornet fleet deemed ‘not credible’ as it suffers instructor shortage

A report by the UK-based RUSI – commissioned by the Canadian Department of National Defence – was leaked to The Globe and Mail newspaper, revealing that its author, Professor Justin Bronk, had assessed that Canada’s CF-188A/B Hornet fighter fleet may be unable to meet its commitments, judging that it was “not credible in a NATO context against many of the higher-end mission sets”

WATCH: Canada’s debut in Exercise Cobra Warrior

Maple leaves are taking to the air now we are in autumn, however other ‘maple leaves’ are being seen airborne in the UK – namely those worn by Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188A Hornets and a CC-150T Polaris taking part in Exercise Cobra Warrior 23-2