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Canadian War Trophies is an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored weapons and equipment of former adversaries on display in Canada. The war prize items described include 18 Russian cannon taken during the Crimean War and gifted to Canada by Queen Victoria, captured artillery from the Fenian Raids, the Second Boer War, German small arms, guns and aircraft from the Great War, Axis weapons from the Second World War, including tanks, artillery, aircraft, rockets and submarines and a few of the weapons from the Korean War and those representing the forces of former Warsaw Pact nations of the Cold War, the Yugoslav Wars and Afghanistan.

These War Prizes represent some of the difficulties Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen have had to face in order to protect our nation from the threats posed by numerous adversaries back to the days before Canada’s Confederation.  It has been an honour for those of us who have served in the Canadian Forces, but the task of keeping our nation safe is unlikely to ever be complete.  These weapons of war are preserved to remind us of what may come when opposition to our freedom and way of life stands unopposed.  We must choose to be well prepared to meet potential threats with vigilance, proper training and equipment, sound alliances and an understanding of what the cost may be.

The author shown with a German Second World War 17-ton 17-cm Kanone 18 (K18) Field Artillery Gun which was transported from Valcartier, Quebec to 5 Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, New Brunswick on 4 December 2012.  This gun was collected in Northwest Europe in 1944 and shipped to the USA.  It came to Canada in March 1945 from Aberdeen, and was tested at Valcartier.  The author, Vice President of the Friends of the New Brunswick Military History Museum, is happy to see here as it arrived at the museum.  

The Canadair Sabre was a jet fighter aircraft built by Canadair under licence from North American Aviation . A variant of the North American F-86 Sabre , it was produced until 1958 and used primarily by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) until replaced with the Canadair CF-104 in 1962. Several other air forces also operated the aircraft.

In 1948, the Canadian government decided to re-equip the RCAF with the F-86 Sabre with Canadair contracted to produce them in Montreal , Quebec , Canada . An initial batch of 10 aircraft was ordered for tool verification. The Korean War changed this to a production batch of 100 aircraft. Canadair slowly built up its production facility to make all components with related equipment obtained from other Canadian suppliers. Canadair gave the Sabre the project number CL-13.

The last Sabre to be manufactured by Canadair (Sabre # 1815 ), after being donated by the Pakistan Air Force , is now part of the permanent collection in the Western Canada Aviation Museum (WCAM) in Winnipeg, Manitoba . [ citation needed ] From 1950 to 1958, a total of 1,815 CL-13 Sabres were built at the Canadair plant in Montreal.

FlightAware founder and CEO Daniel Baker talks about flight tracking technology. In the news, we look at the Dubai Airshow, aviation cybersecurity, the proposed Women in Aerospace Education Act, the GE Additive 3D metal printer, and a report from the Senate Republican Policy Committee on ATC privatization.

Daniel Baker is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of FlightAware , the flight tracking data company that provides over 10,000 aircraft operators and service companies as well as over 12,000,000 passengers with global flight tracking solutions.

Daniel was one of the principal developers of the FlightAware technology, and he now works directly with partners and customers in both industry (e.g., airline, cargo, business aviation) and government (e.g., air traffic management).

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