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415 SQUADRON UPDATE MAY 2020
The Commanding Officer of 415 Squadron, Lieutenant-Colonel Ross Freeman, provides information concerning the first flight of the Block IV CP140.  He advises that despite COVID-19, test and evaluation efforts continue and aircrew are maintaining proficiency.
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THE ORIGIN OF WHITE KNUCKLE AIRLINES 
John Scott (Cyclops 01) writes that when he was on 415 Squadron, back in 1972-76, one of his primary secondary duties was Editor of the Summerside “Gulf Wings” Base newspaper. John happened to see the pullout calendar enclosed in the 1973 December edition of Canadian Aviation Magazine (CanAv).  The calendar depicted the infamous Down East International (DEI) Crew, created Capt Jack Desmarais (aka Ace McCool) of Air Canada. STORY

COMMEMORATING "Victory in Europe" 

On Friday 8 May 2020, to commemorate "Victory in Europe" and acknowledge the contributions of the RCAF members who served at RAF East Moor, the Sutton-on-the-Forest Village Council laid a wreath at the "Sun Dial" Cairn.  Working within the COVID-19 limitations set in Yorkshire, the wreath was placed with little fanfare due to the current "lock-down".  Nevertheless it is good to know that an Act of Remembrance has been made despite the cancellation of the 2020 East Moor Memorial Ceremony.  Happily the event coordinator, Alan Dodling, has confirmed that planning for 2021 is already underway.  His wife, Helen, prepared and laid the wreath. THEY ARE REMEMBERED   

Operation BARGOLD


A UNIQUE ASW INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED DURING OPERATION BARGOLD 1963 - NATO'S ANNUAL MONITORING OF SOVIET NORTHERN FLEET EXERCISES.  The article was written by Rick Stojack,PhD, retired Flying Officer, RCAF 1957-1964. ARTICLE
 

"B" Flight 415 Squadron August 1942 

Neil Simon of Manchester, UK recently provided this photograph, which was not previously held, in the 415 Squadron photo collection.  His father, the late Micheal Simon, served as a member of 415 Squadron B Flight Ground Crew and is located fourth to the right in the second from the top row in this picture. The photograph was taken at RAF Tain, Scotland in August 1942
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THE ORIGIN OF THE CHAMPAGNE CREW

Did you ever wonder why Crew 6 of 415 Squadron was known as the Champagne Crew?  This short story written by Alumni member John Scott provides the facts.
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