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Work is progressing on the Airborne Cairn Project in Edmonton and they are planning on a simple unveiling ceremony at approximately 1215 hrs on 10 August to dovetail with the end ceremony at the PPCLI Plaza in Griesbach that same morning. Their plan is to just have a simple, yet significant, dedication/ unveiling ceremony supported […]

If you are in the Ottawa area, please come on out to support the Festival’s generosity in showing this ground-breaking documentary. Dale Stevens did a great job showing Canadians the depth of the problems encountered by veterans in seeking help from the country they sacrificed for. Broken Soldiers is a one hour documentary that explores […]

The producers of the Paratroopers movie project have commissioned a limited edition print by the world famous aviation artist Robert Bailey to support the movie. Prints are available for $149 from http://www.paratroopers.ca or directly from Dixon Christie at dixon@paratroopers.ca. For those who have not heard about the project, Paratroopers is the history of Canada’s military […]

Print for Sale

I noticed this print for sale online today and thought that one of you might like it. I am not selling this, nor do I know the seller. Make sure you do due diligence before purchasing. He is asking $100 and the print is in Gatineau. Click here to view the sale.

Capt. Richard Leary of the PPCLI was killed today in the Panjwaii district of Afghanistan when his patrol came under fire. Our thoughts go out to another fallen brother and to his family.

Mike Starker

Mike Starker returned to Canada yesterday. Mike became the 83rd Canadian Soldier to die in Afghanistan when he died last Tuesday in southern Afghanistan when his patrol was ambushed. His family issued a statement saying: “Mike loved being a paramedic with Calgary EMS and loved being a soldier in the Canadian Forces, especially his time […]

40th Anniversary Airborne Coin

To celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of the creation of the Canadian Airborne Regiment on the 8th of April 1968, the Airborne Association has released a special commemorative challenge coin. Each coin has a registration number with the Canadian Airborne Regiment hat badge on one side and the ExCoelis on the other. Click on the […]

The Airborne Regiment Association is offering a special commemorative jump knife to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Canadian Airborne Regiment on the 8th of April 1968. Each knife has a registration number with a Pegasus symbol on one side of the blade and the Canadian parachute wings on the other. You will have […]

Six Fallen Brothers

Today, our thoughts and our prayers go out to the families, friends and comrades of six more of our brothers who died in combat in Afghanistan yesterday. They, along with their interpreter, were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Panjwaii district about 20km southwest of Kandahar. The explosion happened as the […]

The Canadian Airborne Forces Association (CAFA) / Association des Forces Aéroportées du Canada (AFAC) has launched new website at http://www.canadianairborneforces.ca/ CAFA is the umbrella organization for all airborne associations within the Canadian Airborne Brotherhood. Head over to their website for information on joining, events and links to other Airborne sites.

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