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Military Operation brings holiday cheer to young patients at KGH

A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-146 Griffon helicopter landed at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s Kingston General Hospital helipad today, Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, as part of Operation HOHOHO, an annual event designed to bring holiday cheer to the hospital’s young patients and their families. Kingston Health Sciences Centre and

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RCAF Operation HOHOHO to bring holiday cheer to KGH

Tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, will see Operation HOHOHO land a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) helicopter full of cheer at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site helipad at approximately 10 a.m. The CH-146 Griffon helicopter will fly from Canadian Forces Base Kingston as part of Operation HOHOHO, an annual

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Helicopter training taking place over Kingston and PEC

Residents of Kingston and Prince Edward County may notice a CH-146 Griffon helicopter flying in the area from Friday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.  This increased flying activity is linked to pilot proficiency training for members of 1 Wing, based out of Canadian Forces Base Kingston, according to

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Intimate ceremony marks 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Members and veterans of the Royal Canadian Air Force marked the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Sunday, September 20, 2020, in Kingston’s City Park. “Today, we honour the sacrifices of those brave Canadians and allies who risked their lives 80 years ago,” Chief Warrant Officer Andy Sargent,

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Change of command for Canada’s Tactical Helicopter Wing

In a live-streamed ceremony which took place Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2020, Colonel Chris McKenna took over command of 1 Wing from outgoing Commander Colonel Travis Morehen in Kingston, Ontario. The ceremony was presided by Major-General Eric Kenny, Commander 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region, and the live stream on the

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Search efforts transition to recovery mission following helicopter accident

The Ministry of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have announced that the search and rescue efforts following the helicopter accident off the coast of Greece have now transitioned into search and recovery efforts. The announcement was made just after 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020, two

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Four RMC graduates among those in Canadian military helicopter crash

Four of the six members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) aboard the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-148 Cyclone helicopter that crashed off the coast of Greece graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) here in Kingston. As was reported earlier, Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough of Nova Scotia

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RCAF aviator identified as casualty in Kingston 401 pileup

As a result of the pileup collision on Highway 401, Aviator Matthew Jamieson, 33, tragically lost his life on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. According to a press release from 14 Wing Greenwood in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Jamieson passed away as a result of the accident. At the time of

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RMC advises of increased air traffic over Kingston this Sunday

Kingstonians may notice some not-so-common aircraft flying over the city this coming Sunday, but it’s nothing to be alarmed at, according to the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). On Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, there will be a “brief increase in Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircraft traffic over Kingston”

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