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Indigenous People in Canada’s Second World War:

Narratives of Remembrance in an Era of Reconciliation R. Scott Sheffield, PhD. Dr. R. Scott Sheffield is an Associate Professor of History at the University of the Fraser Valley who has spent the bulk of his career researching Indigenous military … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter, Vol. 55, Number 4, December 2023

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 55, No. 4 – Fourth Quarter (December) 2023 is available in portable document format (.PDF) Contents

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Failed to Return – edited by Keith C. Ogilvie

A compelling look at sixteen stories of Canadians killed and missing in the line of duty while serving in RAF Bomber Command, one of the most dangerous assignments in the Second World War. Despite the risks, the opportunity to fly … Continue reading

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ORTONA: Canada’s Epic WWII Battle

Mark Zuehlke On one blood-soaked week of fighting, December 20 to December 27 1943, 1st Canadian Infantry Division took Ortona Italy, from elite German paratroopers ordered to hold this medieval port town at all costs. The Loyal Edmonton Regiment and … Continue reading

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In Our Youth

The Lives, Adventures, and Sacrifices of Early Canadian Flyers – Angus Scully In Our Youth explores the lives of 32 young Canadian flyers, viewed through the medium of archival photography. All these young men were pilots in the First World … Continue reading

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Inside Fighter Jet Procurement

Systemic Intervention-based Inefficiency, Ineffectiveness & Opportunity Costs Brigadier-General (Retired) Gregory Matte BGen (Ret’d) Gregory Matte is a former CF-18 fighter pilot and a Fighter Weapons Instructor “Top Gun” graduate with extensive operational experience. He has held multiple command positions during … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter, Vol. 55, September 2023

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 55, No. 3 – Third Quarter 2023 is available in portable document format (.PDF)

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The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie – by Keith C. Ogilvie

When the RCAF wouldn’t accept him as a pilot in the summer of 1939, Keith ‘Skeets’ Ogilvie, the author’s father, walked across the street in Ottawa and joined the RAF. A week later he was on a boat to England … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 55, No. 3 – Third Quarter 2023 (May 2023)

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 55, No. 3 – Third Quarter 2023 is available in portable document format (.PDF) President’s Message Editor’s Comment Tech Leaders Urge a Pause in the ‘Out-of-Control’ Artificial Intelligence Race The West Needs a New Strategy in Ukraine … Continue reading

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RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 55, No. 2 – Second Quarter 2023 (Mar 2023)

RUSI-VI Newsletter Volume 55, No. 2 – Second Quarter 2023 is available in portable document format (.PDF) President’s Message Editor’s Comment Canada Yet to Receive Same Missiles U.S. Used to Shoot Down Airborne Objects How to Fix a Howitzer: US … Continue reading

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