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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 54, No. 2 – Second Quarter 2022

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 54, No. 2 – Second Quarter 2022 is available in portable document format (.PDF) Contents President’s Message RUSI NS – Security Affairs Committee Synopsis Ukraine war highlights the Canadian military’s urgent need for a lifeline Three Ways … Continue reading

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Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Sciences (ROPOS) ROV – Doug Bancroft

From Global Science to Recovering Helicopters in the Arctic Doug is currently President and CEO of the Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility (CSSF). The CSSF operates state-of-the-art Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). It has supported Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Natural … Continue reading

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Fighting BC Wildfires – John Flanagan

John Flanagan is a retired senior fire specialist with 40+ years in the BC Forest Service. John has worked in emergency management response operations during some of the most severe wildfires in BC’s history. His experience includes prevention, preparedness, suppression, … Continue reading

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Terrible Victory: First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Campaign, 1944 – RUSI-VI Webinar 2022-01-12

On September 13, 1944, First Canadian Army’s most horrific battle of the Second World War began in the Belgian and Dutch lowlands near Antwerp. The sixty-mile Scheldt waterway linking Europe’s greatest port to the North Sea was crucial to support … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 54, No. 1 – First Quarter 2022

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 54, No. 1 – First Quarter 2022 is available in portable document format (.PDF) President’s Message Op Lentus Operation LENTUS – Canada.ca Here’s How the Military Helped BC During Its Flooding Emergency The Politics of China’s Vaccine … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Canadian Strategic Lessons Identified and Not Learned – RUSI-VI Webinar 2021-11-10

This presentation examines the evolution of Canada’s unique whole-of-government (WoG) approach, in the context of international cooperation, in Afghanistan. Although that effort resulted in great gains when the Canadian Forces were actively involved in a combat role, the Canadian Government … Continue reading

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Canadians in the Spanish Civil War

Speaker: Dr. James Kempling The first Canadian volunteers arrived in Spain in early 1937 to fight Fascism, and by the time the Spanish Civil war ended, 1600+ Canadians had served. They were assigned initially to the American, Abraham Lincoln Battalion. … Continue reading

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Britain’s Shield: The Failure to Stop the Night-Time Blitz

Speaker: Dr. David Zimmerman, UVic This is the second presentation drawn from David’s book, Britain’s Shield: Radar and the Defeat of the Luftwaffe. The first presentation covered the British development of radar, which was only one part of a highly … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 53, No. 4 – Fourth Quarter 2021

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 53, No. 4 – Fourth Quarter 2021 is available in portable document format (.PDF) President’s Message Canadian Armed Forces Air Support to B.C. Wildfire Situation RCN: Your Navy today Monthly Update Tokyo ties Japan’s Security to Stability … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 53, No. 3 – Third Quarter 2021

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 53, No. 3 – Third Quarter 2021 is available in portable document format (.PDF) President’s Message US Air Force’s biggest planes need to do more than carry things in the next war, air-mobility general says Trial Haida … Continue reading

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