Royal Canadian Air Force to Conduct Remembrance Day Flybys Across Canada

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Credit: RCAF

Remembrance Day services will look much different this year as restrictions due to the pandemic force many changes but Canada’s Air Force hopes its efforts will help honour war veterans.

The Royal Canadian Air Force says it will conduct flybys in several locations across Canada.

 

A statement from National Defence says the RCAF encourages Canadians to mark Remembrance Day from their homes to the greatest extent possible, while watching the aircraft in accordance with public health guidelines.

The RCAF says all its aircraft will pass at minimum altitudes over each community, although weather and flying conditions will affect each of the flights.

Flybys will take place in the following communities:

  • Alberta – Edmonton (three CH-146 Griffons) and Calgary (CC-130H Hercules).
  • British Columbia – Campbell River (CC-115 Buffalo); Courtenay (CH-149 Cormorant); Cumberland (CH-149 Cormorant); Sidney (CH-148 Cyclone); Port Moody (CP-140 Aurora); and Vancouver (CP-140 Aurora).
  • Ontario – Bancroft (CC-130H Hercules); Barrie (CC-130H Hercules and CC-130J Hercules); Belleville (four CF-18 Hornets and one CC-150T Polaris); Canadian Forces Base Borden (CC-130H Hercules and CC-130J Hercules); Campbellford (two CH-146 Griffons); Clinton (CC-130J Hercules); Deep River (three CH-147F Chinooks); Foxboro (two CH-146 Griffons); Frankford (two CH-146 Griffons); Hamilton (CC-130H Hercules and CC-130J Hercules); Havelock (two CH-146 Griffons); Highway of Heroes (three CC-130J Hercules); Kitchener-Waterloo (CC-130J Hercules); London (CC-130J Hercules); Madoc (CC-130H Hercules); Marmora (two CH-146 Griffons); Oshawa (three CH-147F Chinooks); Ottawa (four CF-18 Hornets); Pembroke (three CH-147F Chinooks); Pickering (two CC-130J Hercules); Renfrew (three CH-147F Chinooks); Stirling (two CH-146 Griffons); St. Catherines (CC-130J Hercules); Strathroy (CC-130J Hercules); Toronto (three CH-147F Chinooks and a CC-130H Hercules); Trenton (two CH-146 Griffons, two CC-130J Hercules, four CF-18 Hornets and CC-150T Polaris) and Wooler (two CH-146 Griffons).
  • New Brunswick – McAdam (four CH-146 Griffons).
  • Newfoundland and Labrador – St. John’s (CH-149 Cormorant).
  • Northwest Territories – Yellowknife (CC-138 Twin Otter).
  • Nova Scotia – Bridgewater (CP-140 Aurora); Chelsea (CP-140 Aurora); Cole Harbour (CH-148 Cyclone); Eastern Passage (CH-148 Cyclone); Lunenburg (CP-140 Aurora); Mahone Bay (CP-140 Aurora); New Germany (CP-140 Aurora); Parkdale (CP-140 Aurora); 12 Wing Shearwater (CH-148 Cyclone) and Sullivan’s Pond (CH-148 Cyclone).
  • Québec – Alma (two CH-146 Griffons); Dolbeau-Mistassini (two CH-146 Griffons); Mont-Joli (two CH-146 Griffons); Normandin (two CH-146 Griffons); Québec City (two CH-146 Griffons); Rimouski (two CH-146 Griffons); Rivière-du-Loup (two CH-146 Griffons); Roberval (two CH-146 Griffons); Saguenay (two CH-146 Griffons); Saint-Fabien (two CH-146 Griffons); Saint-Félicien (two CH-146 Griffons); and Canadian Forces Base Valcartier (two CH-146 Griffons).

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