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Memorial designer Illarion Gallant places roses on Lt. Robert Gray’s memorial. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Memorial dedicated to Victoria Cross recipient at aviation museum in North Saanich

Ceremony for pilot Lt. Robert Gray attracts military top brass, high-level diplomats

 

The Snowbirds in flight on Monday, July 19. (File submitted/Michael Stanford)

PHOTOS: Snowbirds take to the skies over Greater Victoria

Black Press readers submit stunning photos of local air show

 

Jack Coles, a Second World War veteran with the Royal Canadian Air Force, turns 100 on Nov. 16. (Michael Briones photo)

Still up to par at 100: Jack Coles celebrates a century of active living

Qualicum Beach veteran keeps the body moving in the gym and on the golf course

 

A CH-149 Cormorant military search and rescue helicopter flies down the runway at 19 Wing Comox in March 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY MIKE KAEHLER, RCAF HISTORIAN)

Airforce search and rescue helicopter drops in at Cameron Lake for training

Distinctive yellow CH-149 Cormorant turns heads after using Island lake for impromptu hoist

A CH-149 Cormorant military search and rescue helicopter flies down the runway at 19 Wing Comox in March 2020. (PHOTO COURTESY MIKE KAEHLER, RCAF HISTORIAN)
Comox Mayor Russ Arnott is asking residents to keep in mind that many of the out-of-province licence plates in the Comox Valley belong to new families who are in the midst of transitioning to recent postings at 19 Wing. Adobe Stock image

Military relocation behind Island’s many foreign licence plates?

Comox mayor points out now is a time for transition for people in the armed forces

Comox Mayor Russ Arnott is asking residents to keep in mind that many of the out-of-province licence plates in the Comox Valley belong to new families who are in the midst of transitioning to recent postings at 19 Wing. Adobe Stock image
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds’ annual spring training in Comox will be cancelled in 2020. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK

Comox spring training cancelled for Snowbirds next month

The team announced that due to ongoing travel restrictions they will not be training in the Valley

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds’ annual spring training in Comox will be cancelled in 2020. PHOTO BY ERIN HALUSCHAK
“One-O-One” was the shorthand nickname for the McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo, a twin engined, two crew jet interceptor. Designed to carry fuel and weapons over long ranges, this escort fighter was a brute of an Aircraft. The RCAF acquired this Aircraft after the infamous cancellation of the Avro Arrow program in 1959. Photo courtecy DND

PHOTOS: Iconic aircraft at 19 Wing Comox entrance undergoes facelift

PHOTOS: Iconic aircraft at 19 Wing Comox entrance undergoes facelift

  • Feb 23, 2020
“One-O-One” was the shorthand nickname for the McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo, a twin engined, two crew jet interceptor. Designed to carry fuel and weapons over long ranges, this escort fighter was a brute of an Aircraft. The RCAF acquired this Aircraft after the infamous cancellation of the Avro Arrow program in 1959. Photo courtecy DND
An Avro Lancaster in flight. The BCAM intend to restore their FM 104 Lancaster to flight condition. (Pixabay file)

Ambitious B.C. Aviation Museum need $10M to get iconic Lancaster back in the air

Vancouver Island volunteers flock to work on bomber, restoration expected to take 10 years

An Avro Lancaster in flight. The BCAM intend to restore their FM 104 Lancaster to flight condition. (Pixabay file)