13 Feb 2011: Submitted by Art Kendall;
Comments: Hi to all retired Yukon FE\’s: I am not an X FE ,but was involved with Yukon maintenance from beginning to the end of their service in the RCAF/CAF. I have been looking for a Desk Model of the Yukon for many years. In my search for one I have been in contact with the Ottawa and Trenton Museums, always chiding them for their lack of recognition of the roll played by the Yukon in development of the Air Transport System of the Canadian Forces ,their response has always been, no one is interested in the Yukon.
This past Christmas, Santa brought me a Desk Model of Yukon 15923, it’s a 1/72 scale ,although,not perfect, it is very nice. I had been told all along that no models were ever made ,so, after receiving one, I traced the source of supply to a Dealer in Waterloo, Ontario .For anyone interested, the suppliers Web Site is : www.aeroartandmodels.com or phone Bob Montagano,1-866-202-1252. Strange as it may seem, the Gift Shop in the Trenton Museum are aware of the availability of this model, but refuse to stock it, always saying, there is no market for it.
I have spoken to Geoff Brogden about this and passed it on to you, in the event that others in the group are interested. I know the Museum will do nothing unless they are prodded by enough Yukon enthusiasts to stir them into action. Thanks for listening. Art Kendall, (retired Yukon maintainer) 780-458-3380, StAlbert.AB
19 Feb 2011: It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of George Diamond on the 17 Feb 20011. There will be a celebration of Georges life at 1:00 pm on the 24 February 2011 with visitation two hours prior to the service at Rushnell Funeral Home Division St Trenton. A Legion service will be held at 12:45, just prior to the regular service.
04 Mar 2011: It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Rick Bryson on Wednesday 02 march 2011 in Middleton Hospital. He battled pancreatic cancer for over 2 years and spent the last month in hospital. For more information click on the following link: Click here to view the announcement
01 Apr 2011: ANNUAL CMFEA MEMBERSHIP DRAW
On behalf of the CMFEA executive and all the members
I wish to thank JAMES STEWART for donating the $100.00 that he won in our annual draw.
THANK YOU JAMES!
The Flight Engineer trade became official on the 01 Apr 1959
For the past several years to celebrate the anniversary of the RCAF and the Flight Engineer trade, we gather at 413 RCAF Wing in Trenton.
To promote membership and encourage Flight Engineers to pay their membership dues ,we hold a membership draw on the anniversary of the RCAF and the Flight Engineer Trade. Only paid up members on or before 01 April are included in the draw. For members who pay annual dues – they receive a LIFE MEMBERSHIP.
Flight Engineers, who are already life members receive a cheque for $100.00. This year at 413 Wing Trenton COL D. COCHRANE, Wing Commander of 8 Wing Trenton, pulled a number that belonged to JAMES STEWART of Edmonton .
James is a life member of CMFEA and I had prepared a cheque to mail to him and just wanted to verify his mailing address. Unable to contact James via phone , I emailed John Scoffin. John answered back with all the info and also passed the news of the draw to James Stewart .
James immediately called me and stated he wanted to donate the $100.00 to the CMFEA .
So all members of the CMFEA owe James Stewart a vote of thanks.
Ray McIntosh Treasure CMFEA
07 May 11: It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of John Geoffrey Brogden, Past President of the CFMEA, early this morning at home.
Visitation will be at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE 60 Division Street, Trenton Ontario,
Wednesday 11 May 2011, 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Legion Service at 6:45 PM.
Funeral Service will be Thursday 12 May 2011 at 11:00 AM at RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE,
Padre Sid Horne Officiating.
Interment will be at St. Georges Anglican Cemetery, 2nd Dug Hill road, Trenton Ontario.
Reception will be at 413 Wing Trenton
For more information go to the following web site:
06 July 11: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Raymond Smith WO retd. For more information go to the following link;
or on line condolences can be made at: www.macleanfh.com
01 Aug 11: Just a friendly reminder from the Web Master to check your email address listed on the “Old Boys” on the net page to make sure it is current and up to date.
Also from the membership if you are not a life member and haven’t or can’t remember paying you dues recently please please contact Ray Macintosh or Mac MacGregor to get your membership dues up to date.
01 Aug 11: Please check out the Flight Engineer Reunion 2012 (Summerside PEI) page to get the latest info for this event next summer.
15 Aug 11: THE RCAF IS BACK!!!!
Subject: CANAIRGEN 015/11 CAS 022/11 REINSTATEMENT OF ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE/LE COMMANDEMENT AÉRIEN RENOMMÉ AVIATION ROYALE DU CANADA
01 01 151637Z AUG 11 RR UUUU CAS 022/11
NDHQ CAS OTTAWA
UNCLAS CAS 022/11
SUBJ: REINSTATEMENT OF ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
CANAIRGEN 015/11 CAS 022/11
BILINGUAL MESSAGE/MESSAGE BILINGUE
REINSTATEMENT OF ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
1. IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE I TELL YOU TODAY THAT THE HISTORICAL
DESIGNATION QUOTE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE (RCAF) UNQUOTE IS ONCE
AGAIN THE OFFICIAL NAME FOR CANADA’S AIR FORCE, REPLACING THE
DESIGNATION AIR COMMAND
2. THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE IS EXPECTED TO MAKE THE
ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW IN HALIFAX. THE NAMES ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
(RCN) AND CANADIAN ARMY (CA) ARE ALSO BEING REINTRODUCED FOR
MARITIME COMMAND AND LAND FORCE COMMAND, RESPECTIVELY
3. PLEASE JOIN ME IN CELEBRATION OF THIS HISTORIC EVENT, WHICH
RECOGNIZES AND HONOURS OUR MILITARY HISTORY AND HERITAGE, AND PAYS
TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US. ONCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS
MADE, YOU CAN PROUDLY SAY YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR
4. THE HISTORIC NAMES OF THE THREE SERVICES ARE THOSE UNDER WHICH
CANADIANS FOUGHT AND DIED DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THE KOREAN
CONFLICT, CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEFENCE OF EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA
DURING THE EARLY DAYS OF THE COLD WAR, AND PAVED THE WAY IN
INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS. THEY ALSO CONTINUE TO BE THE
COMMEMORATIVE NAMES BY WHICH MOST CANADIANS, AND INDEED MANY OF OUR
SERVICE PERSONNEL, IDENTIFY WITH THE THREE SERVICES
5. OUR AIR FORCE FIRST BECAME THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE ON 1
APRIL 1924, WHICH WE STILL CELEBRATE AS OUR OFFICIAL ANNIVERSARY.
WITH THE UNIFICATION OF THE FORCES IN 1968, THE NAVY BECAME MARITIME
COMMAND AND THE ARMY BECAME MOBILE COMMAND (LATER LAND FORCE
COMMAND). HOWEVER, FUNCTIONAL CONTROL OF AIR ASSETS WAS ALLOCATED TO
VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS UNTIL THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AIR COMMAND IN
1975, WHICH AGAIN BROUGHT CF AIR ASSETS UNDER A SINGLE COMMAND
6. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS DOES NOT REPRESENT A DIVERGENCE
FROM THE UNIFICATION OF OUR CANADIAN FORCES. WE CONTINUE TO BE A
TRI-SERVICE, UNIFIED FORCE WITH NO CHANGE TO OUR ORGANIZATION
7. ALL CURRENT AIR COMMAND ORDERS (ACOS), DIRECTIVES, RULES,
INSTRUCTIONS OR SIMILAR INSTRUMENTS REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT
UNTIL AMENDED TO REFLECT THE NAME CHANGE OF THE COMMAND. ALL
REFERENCES TO AIRCOM SHALL BE READ AS READING ROYAL CANADIAN AIR
FORCE EFFECTIVE UPON RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGE
8. THE REINTRODUCTION OF THE RCAF AS OUR OFFICIAL NAME WILL BE
CARRIED OUT IN A PHASED APPROACH, AND WILL HAVE NO IMPACT ON OUR
CAPABILITIES, RANK STRUCTURES OR RANK INSIGNIA, COMMAND RELATIONS,
ORGANIZATION OR OPERATIONS. OVER THE COMING MONTHS, WE WILL,
HOWEVER, MAKE NECESSARY CHANGES TO DOCUMENTATION AND STAFF TITLES,
AS WELL AS BRANDING AND WEBSITES, AND ADJUST THE CURRENT INSIGNIA,
MOTTO AND COLOURS (WHICH WERE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR AIR COMMAND)
9. AS WE MOVE FORWARD, I WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OF FURTHER
10. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.P.A. DESCHAMPS, COMMANDER ROYAL CANADIAN
AIR FORCE, SENDS END OF ENGLISH TEXT/DEBUT DE TEXTE FRANCAIS
18 Aug 11: We are looking for assistance in locating Glen Richard Mackay. Glen did his basic Flight Engineer course from Sept. to Dec 1985, course serial 8503. Any one with inforation about Glen please contact Mac MacGregor via telphone or email posted on the executive page on this website.
7 Aug 11:
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of William “Bing” Crosby a long time actice member of the CMFEA, peacefully at home on the 26 August 2011.
Visitation will be on 03 Sep. 2011 from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm at the Weaver family funeral Home West Chaple.
Funeral Service will be on 04 Sep 2011 3:00 pm at Grace Unted Church Dundas St East Trenton, Rev Tim Hayward officiating.
For more infomation click on the following link:
On behalf of the CMFEA our sympathy goes out to Joy and her family in their time of great loss.
25 Sep 11: It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of ARMAND MAHEUX,
ARMAND – passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25th, 2011 at the age of 75. Retired RCAF Flight Engineer and ExxonMobil Chemical of Belleville. He will be remembered by his beloved wife Marie and children Marion, Michel, Susanne and Diane; sons-in-law Earl and Graham; grandchildren Carrie (Brad), Blair, Aaron, Lindsey (Aaron), Kevin and great-grandchildren Mason, Chloe, Nixon and Ronin; brother and sister-in-law Volker and Monika. Predeceased by parents Joseph and Rose A. (Perreault) Maheux and brother Jacques Maheux. The family will receive friends at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street Trenton (613-392-2111) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. with a Legion Service at 6:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peter’s Church on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Father Christian Ifezue officiating. Interment at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Donations to the KGH/Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences www.rushnellfamilyservices.com.
19 Oct 11:
Robert “Bob“ Ashwood
ASHWOOD, Robert “Bob“ – of Trenton passed away quietly on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 with his family by his side. Bob leaves behind his loving wife, Mary and is survived by his five children, Samantha, Rob, Nicole, Helen and Catherine. Loved by his five grandchildren, Megan, Natalie, Chloe, Leah and Jane. Bob was an important member of the community. He served his country in the Air Force for 27 years. Upon retirement Bob continued to teach and help people as a driving instructor or working with cadets on the air base. Bob always put the needs of others first. He will be deeply missed by all of those he touched. Friends are invited to call at the BURKE FUNERAL HOME (613- 968-6968) 150 Church St. Belleville for visitation from 12-2 pm prior to the service. A celebration of his life will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, October 26th at 3 pm. A reception to follow at the Elks Lodge # 486 in Trenton (18092 Telephone Road). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s name to the The Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children. Online condolences
28 Oct 11:
HANNAM, Walter A.D., CWO, CD — Windsor, Hants Co., passed away …