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Old 07-05-2016, 02:05 PM
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flyboy1963 flyboy1963 is offline
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Default 419 'Moose' Squadron reunion

Some cousins and friends in the RCAF are attending the 75th anniversary re-union of the 419 Squadron, which operated Lancasters, Halifax and Wellingtons in the big one. The squadrons first commander was from Kamloops BC, & for the anniversary, they decided to paint up some Hawk jet trainers ( now at the reformed 419 group at Cold Lake AB) in the original colours and insignia. Sadly the Mynarski Lanc is based at the CWH in Ontario, and it's a bit of a stretch to bring it here.
Originally I though I'd just do some serious drinkin' in honour of our boys, but the more we talked (always dangerous!) the family pilots decided that it would be cool to do up the RV in homage to the squadron. Permission was obtained, and a spot on the ramp may be available should the current scummy weather permit a cross-country to YKA. ( sorry guys, didn't have time to do the full camo!)

Perry Y.
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Lake Country, BC
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:15 PM
Canadian_JOY Canadian_JOY is offline
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Roundels look good on your 9, Perry! Just remember, the weather will clear at the last minute, so keep your bags packed and the flightplan ready to file!
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:48 AM
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Dad flew Clunks in 419 in North Bay. Best years of his life. Sadly the ranks are thinning.
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