Airborne Social Club (Edmonton)

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Effective as at: 07-Jul-20

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds; through us, they live on.




 
  Veterans Voices of Canada-Flags of Remembrance (Flags of Unity)

Greetings everyone! I hope this letter finds you all well and in good spirits.

As we all know through recent events across Canada as well as globally, we must modify the way we live our daily lives, and the way we conduct our businesses. This is an unfortunate but necessary reality.

In 2020 and because of the Covid-19(Corona Virus)crisis, it has become more apparent than ever that we have another group of warrior heroes that through warring and peaceful times are again in the front lines, standing up and putting themselves in harms way by fighting the kind of fight we never thought we would have to.

Therefore, and for the year 2020, we will for this year be referring to our Flags of Remembrance as,” Flags of Unity”. We will be offering the opportunity for you to also give honour to your front-line medical hero professional, who is there each day, guarding us against and treating us for this terrible enemy of our national community health and welfare.

Contact us at ac@vetvoicecan.org for more information on how to sponsor your military, Fist Responder or front-line medical personnel hero at one of our cross Canada tribute sites communities.

Al Cameron
CEO-Founder-Veterans Voices of Canada

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EASC SPECIAL NEWSLETTER JUN 2020

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FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE - CALGARY REUNION 2020

For anyone who may have had plans of attending the FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE - CALGARY REUNION 2020 this summer; as with the majority of major events planned for the next couple of months, COVID-19 has altered all planning. Thus, 1FSSU has announced the Calgary Reunion this summer is cancelled until 2021.

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EASC DUES NEW AND RENEWAL

Those wishing to renew dues can do so via mail to:

Airborne Social Club (Edmonton)
Northtown PO, Box 71034
9308 - 137 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5E 6J8

If not sure of your renewal, check the your current membership card, it has your expiry date.

Dave
dr.paris@shaw.ca
 
  Commemoration of 50th Anniversary Cyprus 1974 War

(Communiqué #1)

 

Planning has started to commemorate the Cyprus mission, by returning in 2024 for battlefield visits, presentations and personal accounts…with an optional Mediterranean cruise.  This trip will complement the 55th Airborne Reunion 2023 and D-Day 80th Anniversary 2024.

 

For older travellers, and at reasonable cost, the tour is aimed at all Airborne veterans – especially those serving or attached with the Regiment (rear party or deployed) in 1974 – plus families, friends and serving jumpers.  The goal is to share memories and capture stories to augment the official history.

The Committee is doing initial checks, but needs your ‘thumbs up’, any suggestions and help in planning!

 

Join ‘Cyprus2024’ Facebook Group, share your ideas and memories, spread the word, it’s...’Green light…GO!’

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Commémoration du 50e anniversaire de la guerre de Chypre 1974

(Communiqué #1)

 

La planification a débuté pour commémorer la mission de Chypre, en y revenant en 2024 pour des visites du champ de bataille, des présentations et des mémoires personnelles…avec en option une croisière en Méditerranée.  Ce voyage complétera la 55e réunion du Régiment aéroporté 2023 et le 80e anniversaire du Jour-J 2024.

 

Pour les voyageurs plus âgés, et à un coût raisonnable, la visite s'adresse à tous les anciens combattants aéroportés - en particulier ceux qui servaient ou étaient attachés au Régiment (arrière-groupe ou déployés) en 1974 - ainsi que les familles, amis et parachutistes en service.  L'objectif est de partager des souvenirs et de capter des histoires pour enrichir l'histoire officielle.

 

Le comité procède à des vérifications initiales, mais a besoin de votre ‘pouce en l'air’, de vos suggestions et de votre aide pour planifier!

 

Rejoignez le groupe Facebook ‘Cyprus2024’, partagez vos idées et vos souvenirs, faites passer le mot, c'est…‘Feu vert…GO!’

 

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AGM 2019 MINUTES

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  AIRBORNE SOCIAL CLUB 2019 ACTIVITIES

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The Pete Spencer Award
 

Some members of the Airborne Reunion 2018 committee received the “the Pete Spencer Award”, which is awarded annually to a member or members for their outstanding contribution and support to the Airborne Brotherhood. The committee was nominated and received this award for their hard work and dedication in carrying out 2018 reunion. Not all committee members were available at time of photo.

In addition to this award, the committee received a decorative plate created by Bonnie Saunders in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Canadian Airborne Regiment. This plate, in addition to her many other treasured pieces comes with a certificate of authenticity and are available for sale through her website at: www.glasstreasures.com

PHOTOS: Members of the 2018 Reunion Committee receive “The Pete Spencer Award” and displays commemorative 50th anniversary plate

L-R: Ed Haines, Paul Riopel, Mike Bludd, Ben Murdock, Sharon Skwarchuk, Bill Dickson, Bob Copeland, Fred Goldring, Mike Frail (Club President)

  

SECOND WORLD WAR BRITISH AIRBORNE FORCES BATTLEFIELD MOBILITY
By Claude VILLENEUVE
 
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AIRBORNE SOCIAL CLUB DUES RENEWAL

Airborne Social Club (Edmonton) membership runs January to December yearly with renewal requirements by end-June following the expiry date.

If you have already forwarded a renewal or feel the club records are not accurate please let me know so that I can make corrections and provide an updated membership card.

Yearly dues remain at $10 per year. Memberships can be paid for or renewed in multiple years if you wish to do so. 

When responding I ask that you include the following information, so that current contact information is held on file: 
• Name goes by
• Spouse/Partner
• Current Address
• Telephone Number
• Email Address
Dues are to be made payable to “Airborne Social Club (Edmonton) and can be mailed to the following address:

Airborne Social Club
Northtown PO, Box 71034
9308 - 137 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5E 6J8

Dave R. Paris
Secretary/Membership
780-478-9172

 

Canadian Army Parachutist Coin
 

Dave, may I suggest that the info be disseminated to the members of the Airborne Social Club (Edmonton)?  This is a piece of history. Please, note I will be away in France 7-29 October visiting WW1 and WW2 battlefield ...

Kind Regards, Claude

Major / major Claude Villeneuve, CD, A de C, CHE 

Coordinator - Formation Civilian Personnel Management, 3rd Canadian Division Support Group

Canadian Armed Forces

Claude.Villeneuve@forces.gc.ca / Tel: 780-973-4011 Ext 4828 / CSN: 528-4828 / Fax: 780-973-4006 

Coordinateur – Gestion du personnel civil de la formation, Groupe de soutien de la 3e Division du Canada

Forces armées canadiennes

Claude.Villeneuve@forces.gc.ca / Tél: 780-973-4011 poste 4828 / RCCC: 528-4828 / Fax : 780-973-4006

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Gentlemen, Madame,

Good morning all.  For your info the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Center (CAAWC) has established a kit shop.  One of the products offered is the only “true” Canadian Army Paratrooper's Coin.  It is offer to ALL Canadian qualified military parachutists from 1942 to now!|  It is centrally serialised, and will be issued only once upon proof of eligibility.  As you can appreciate it is NOT for collectors like, sadly, the coin from the defunct Canadian Airborne Regiment where replica can be bought on eBay (which blow my mind but anyway…)!  The cost for the coin is 25 CDN plus S&H and it can be bought online at https://thekitshop.ca .  From the website:

The Paratrooper's Coin

T-Shirts wear out, stickers peel off, and beer glasses break.

Though there have been excellent efforts from the various serving and post service Airborne/Parachute Operations institutions to produce and issue their own coins to perpetuate the tradition of the "Airborne Coin", not since disbandment in 1995 has there been a coin wholly representative of Paratroopers in the Canadian Armed Forces.

This is the first centrally issued, serialized, and recorded coin available to those who have completed the Canadian Armed Forces "Basic Parachutist's Course".

The coin displays the image of a Paratrooper in a CT-1 Parachute under canopy, superimposed on a maple leaf. Turning the coin, the image of our Parachutist Specialty Skill Badge, superimposed on the Pegasus and Bellerophon; the historical icon representing commonwealth airborne forces. The piece measures 38mm in diameter, 3mm in depth and is die struck of cartridge brass, with antique bronze patina and 24 Karat gold detailing. In discussion with the manufacturer, they have informed us this is the nicest coin they have ever produced.

Jumpers graduating in 1955 in Rivers, Manitoba; Members of the Canadian Airborne Regiment and the Canadian Army 2nd (Bde) Special Service Force; Para Company Groups; Sgt "Airborne" himself; and many others who have passed through the exacting standards of the Parachute Instructors cadre, are holders of this coin.

This coin, is unifying generations of Jumpers.

*To maintain the credibility and preserve the symbolism of the coin, only the Canadian Paratrooper may be able to be registered and receive it. Only one coin will be issued to an individual. Upon purchase and receipt of the contact information, additional communication with the purchaser may be requested to complete the sale.

There is also a coin for the Patrol Pathfinders…

The Patrol Pathfinder's Coin

and the Mountain Operations Instructor

The Mountain Operations Instructor's Coin

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