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TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
Volume 57, # 05
At the 19 Wing Comox
Honours and Awards ceremony last Tuesday, Flight
Lt (Ret’d) Doug Yeo received a certificate of recognition and a commemorative pin for service during
the Second World War. The
certificate is awarded on
behalf of a grateful nation,
and as a tribute to selfless
acts of service and sacrifice
during the Second World
War, in defense of Canada
and our shared values of
freedom, democracy and
the rule of law. The certificate is awarded on behalf
of The Right Honourable
Stephen Harper, Prime
Minister of Canada, and
The Honourable Julian
Faustino, Minister of Veterans Affairs.
Doug Yeo was born in
Gravelbourg Saskatchewan in 1924. He grew up
in Lumsden Saskatchewan
in a family of six brothers
and sisters. At the age of
17 Doug volunteered to
join the Royal Canadian
Air Force. He crossed the
Atlantic in 1943 and joined
squadron 410 as a navigator in a Mosquito fighter
bomber. Squadron 410,
known as the Cougars, flew
intruder and night fighter missions. In two tours
Doug flew over 96 missions, crash landing on two
occasions. Doug flew on
D Day providing cover for
Flt Lt (Ret’d) Doug Yeo
receives Certificate of Recognition
19 Wing CO Col Tom Dunne presents Flight Lt (Ret’d) Doug Yeo with the Certificate of Recognition and a commemorative
pin for service during the Second World War at the Honours and Awards ceremony held at the Officers Mess on March 10.
Photo by Cpl Nathan Spence.
paratroopers and after the
invasion flew from several
airfields in both France and
Switzerland. Doug flew until Victory in Europe Day,
and then returned to Sas-
katchewan, got married and
started a family. He attended the University of Toronto, graduating in Dentistry
in 1951. He went on and
achieved a master’s in Pub-
lic Health at the University
of Michigan. After several years in Public Health
working for the Province
of British Columbia, Doug
co-founded the University
of British Columbia Dental
School. For 25 years, Doug
was a professor, associate
Dean and Dean of the Dental School.
At 91 he remains active
in his retirement. An avid
hockey player and bicycle
rider, he joined the Boomer’s Legacy bike ride at age
87 and plans to continue his
involvement.
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19 Wing Comander Col Tom Dunne presents LCdr (ret’d) Kirk Allen Sundby with the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) Commendation at the Honours and Awards ceremony held on March 10. The CDS Commendation is awarded by the Chief of the
Defence Staff to recognize deeds or activities beyond the demand of normal duty. Photo by Cpl Nathan Spence.
Dr Sundby receives CDS Commendation
LCdr (ret) Kirk Allen Sundby received the
Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) Commendation at the 19 Wing Comox Honours and Awards
ceremony on March 10. The CDS Commendation is awarded to recognize deeds or activities
beyond the demand of normal duty, and was
presented by Wing Commander Col Dunne on
behalf of the Chief of the Defence Staff during
the ceremony.
While deployed to Afghanistan from February
to May 2012, LCdr Sundby delivered an exceptional performance as the senior surgical advisor
within Regional Military Hospital – North. Focusing on developing sustainable local solutions
to clinical challenges, he contributed directly to
the improved proficiency of Afghan surgeons and
enhanced overall clinical competency. LCdr Sundby set an outstanding leadership example that
inspired both other coalition advisors and Afghans
clinicians and greatly enhanced the reputation of
the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). An orthopedic
surgeon in the Comox Valley, Dr. Sundby took a
leave of absence from his local practice to work
with the CAF in Afghanistan.
New colours for the gliding school fleet
Regional Cadet Air Operations
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A new colour scheme for
the gliders operated by Regional Cadet Air Operations
at the Comox Cadet Flying Training Centre made
its flying debut earlier this
month. While most have
seen the brilliant yellow and
blue paint scheme on the
fleet of Cessna 182 tow aircraft, March 3 marked the
first flight of the new paint
scheme on a Pacific Region
glider.
This particular aircraft, CGCLK, was heavily damaged
in a severe windstorm several
years ago. The repair process
included a complete Structural Repair and Inspection
Program (SIRP), which has
brought the aircraft to better
than new condition. Mr. Marc
Lemay was the lead Aircraft
Maintenance Engineer on the
project, and with the support
of K&L Soaring, the original
manufacturer, and the rest of
the RCA Ops Maintenance
Team, the aircraft was rebuilt
to current specifications. Mr.
Lemay commented “it was a
long process, but C-GCLK is
now the best equipped, modern, and good looking aircraft
in the fleet.”
The new specs include a
stunning new paint scheme,
which was imagineered by
Capt Gianni Grando. A particular challenge was colour
matching the paint on the
metal wings with the paint
on the fabric covered fuselage. Due to the different
processes used, getting the
right match meant facilitating cooperation between two
paint manufacturers. In the
end, there is now an official
Cadet Yellow paint colour at
one manufacturer, and Cadet
Blue at another.
The entire Pacific Region
glider fleet will transition
to the new scheme at an approximate rate of one aircraft
per year, as the aircraft cycle
through the regularly scheduled SIRP process. With a
total of thirteen aircraft on
the go, you’ll still see the
white gliders for some time
to come.
LCol Keith Stewart, the
Regional Cadet Air Operations Officer, spoke briefly
about the Maintenance Team.
“Led by Capt Jim Lowdon,
Cadets will soon be flying the skies over the Comox Valley in newly painted yellow and blue gliders, thanks to a new paint scheme being applied
as the gliders undergo their regular maintenance.
our maintainers are well
known for the excellent quality of their work. C-GCLK,
in her new colours, is yet
another example of the very
high quality of craftsmanship
consistently demonstrated by
this crew.”
BRAVO ZULU to the entire RCA Ops (Pac) Aircraft
Maintenance team for yet another job so very well done!
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President of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association Col (ret’d) Terry Chester along with WComd Col
Tom Dunne present members of 442 Sqn with plaques for winning the Mynarski Memorial Trophy on
March 10. Left to Right: Col (ret’d) Terry Chester, Capt William Livingston, Sgt Christopher Lamothe,
Sgt Robert Hardie, Sgt Michael Baker and WComd Col Tom Dunne. Photo by Cpl Nathan Spence.
442 Squadron receives
Mynarski Memorial Trophy
Members of 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, referred to as Rescue
906 Cormorant helicopter
crew, received Mynarski
Memorial Trophy plaques
at the 19 Wing Comox
Honours and Awards ceremony last Tuesday. The
Mynarski Memorial Trophy is awarded annually
by the Royal Canadian Air
Force Association (RCAFA) for notable contributions to aviation search
and rescue, and the trophy
was awarded at the RCAFA awards banquet held in
Ottawa in October.
Rescue 906 helicopter
crew included Capt Jonathan Hall, aircraft commander; Capt William Livingston, first officer; MWO
Philippe Robin, flight engineer; Sgt Michael Baker,
flight engineer; Sgt Robert
Hardie, search and rescue
technician team leader;
Sgt Christopher Lamothe,
search and rescue technician team member and
MCpl Nathan King, search
and rescue technician team
member.
On 16 August 2013,
Rescue 906 was tasked
to search for a missing
Beaver aircraft on West
Commander of the RCAF LGen Yvan Blondin presents the Mynarski Memorial Trophy to MWO Philippe Robin, MCpl Nathan King and Sgt Christopher
Lamothe during the RCAFA awards banquet in October 2014.
Vancouver Island. Faced
with deteriorating weather conditions that forced
slow and perilous navigation amid unforgiving
terrain, they persevered
and showed great skill in
locating the crash site and
rescuing the survivors.
The crew of Rescue 906
demonstrated remarkable
proficiency, tenacity, dedication, and courage in the
performance of their duty,
which directly contributed
to the safeguarding of lives
and reduction of human
suffering.
Col (ret’d) Terry Chester, the national president
of the Royal Canadian Air
Force Association, and
LGen Yvan Blondin, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force awarded
the Andrew Mynarski, VC
Memorial Trophy to three
representing members of
Rescue 906 Cormorant helicopter crew at the awards
banquet in Ottawa, and Mr.
Chester presented individual plaques to the remaining crew members at the
March 10 event, including
Sgt Michael Baker, Sgt
Robert Hardie, Sgt Christopher Lamothe and Capt
William Livingston.
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The search and rescue crew aboard a 442 Sqn CH-149 Cormorant land on the shore along Buckley Bay
south of Courtenay, BC, in response to a medical distress on March 11. Photo by Capt Pete Wright.
442 Sqn participates in emergency
response at Buckley Bay
Maj Mary Lee, 19 Wing Public Affairs
Residents of Buckley
Bay were treated to a full
emergency response show
on Wednesday, March 11
at approximately 3:30 p.m.
when 442 Transport and
Rescue Squadron, Canadian Coast Guard (CCG),
Emergency Health Services (EHS), and the local
fire department descended
on the shore in the small
community just south of
Courtenay, BC.
The exhibit was not a
practice, nor was it for
training. All assets arrived
on scene at the Fanny Bay
dock within minutes of one
another in response to a
medical distress of an elderly man aboard a 20 foot
aluminum vessel.
The exact location of
the vessel was pointed out
by a 442 Sqn C-115 Buffalo circling overhead and
was able to relay information back to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre
(JRCC) Victoria who received the 911 call initially
from the second passenger
onboard the vessel.
A CH-149 Cormorant
from 442 Sqn touched
down along the shore and
two search and rescue
technicians (SAR Techs)
immediately disembarked
and headed toward the
dock to meet EHS personnel and offer necessary
medical assistance to the
patient aboard the small
vessel that was heading
inland.
The efforts required
by all responding agencies may very well have
been straight forward
and uneventful, yet to the
residents who gathered
along the beach to catch
a glimpse and snap a few
pictures, the scene was
anything but ordinary.
The mission played out
textbook perfect in that
responding agencies arrived on scene swiftly and
were prepared to assist one
another as needed to complete the medical emergency, much like the training
442 Sqn just completed in
Port Hardy the previous
week during their annual
SAREX.
“All assets arrived
within 15 to 20 minutes
from the initial call from
JRCC,” remarked Capt
Pete Wright, Cormorant
aircraft commander. “The
rapid response time and
multiple agencies that arrived on scene demonstrate Canada’s west coast
SAR capabilities and is
testament to our interagency training and to the close
relationships established
among our organizations
to ensure the best response
is provided on all SAR
missions.”
JRCC Victoria is operated by a team of SAR
experts from both the Canadian Armed Forces and
the Canadian Coast Guard.
Their role is to task military SAR aircraft and CCG
SAR vessels to respond to
maritime and aeronautical incidents anywhere in
British Columbia, the Yukon, and nearly 600 miles
into the Pacific Ocean.
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No Sno Fest 2015 at 19 Wing
Members of 19 Wing
spent March 6 braving the cold Pacific
Ocean, dressing up
as video game characters, partaking in
challenging games,
and celebrating, all
in the name of No
Sno Fest 2015. No
Sno Fest is an annual
event at 19 Wing that
gives members the
chance to work together and have fun
as a team. Photos by
Cpl Nathan Spence.
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19 Wing Honours and Awards Ceremony
WComd Col Tom Dunne presents MCpl Allan Bent
with the RIMPAC Commander’s Commendation.
Photos by Cpl Nathan Spence.
WComd Col Tom Dunne presents MCpl (ret’d)
Robert Brimacombe with the Wing Commander’s
Commendation. The Wing Commander’s Commendation recognizes achievements of personnel who have individually, or as part of a group,
contributed to 19 Wing Comox by personal effort and example.
WComd Col Tom Dunne presents CWO John Rowley with his Chief Warrant Officer Scroll.
WComd Col Tom Dunne presents Sgt Yan Sénéchal with the Wing Commander’s Commendation. The Wing Commander’s Commendation
recognizes achievements of personnel who have
individually, or as part of a group, contributed to
19 Wing Comox by personal effort and example.
MCpl Jason Fink receives the Special
Service Medal Expedition Bar.
M C p l F ra n k E d g a r
Hamill receives the
Operational Service
Medal with Humanitas
ribbon.
MCpl Christine Scalabrini receives the
General Campaign
Star Medal with SouthWest Asia ribbon.
WComd Col Tom Dunne presents CWO Christopher Bailey with the second clasp for his Canadian Forces’ Decoration (CD2).
WO Michael Patey receives the Operational Service Medal with
Humanitas ribbon.
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Cpl Simon Bigos receives his CD2.
Sgt Brian Costello receives his CD2.
WO Marion Crapp receives her CD2.
Maj Graham William
Denniston receives
his CD2.
MCpl Brian Hewitt receives his CD2.
Sgt Sylvain Houde receives his CD2.
WO Luc Lapointe receives his CD2.
MWO Brock MacDonald receives his CD2.
Cpl Marcel Martineau
receives his CD2.
Sgt Michael O’Rourke
receives his CD2.
Capt Christopher Smith
receives his CD2.
MCpl Timothy Steel
receives his CD2.
MCpl Nina Usherwood
receives her CD2.
MCpl George Betteay
receives his Canadian Forces Decoration
First Clasp (CD1).
Maj Filip Bohac receives his CD1.
MCpl Dave Gallant receives his CD1.
Sgt William Kelland
receives his CD1.
WO Shawn Taylor receives his CD2.
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442 Squadron trains in Port Hardy
Maj Mary Lee, 19 Wing Public Affairs, and Cpl Nathan Spence, 19 Wing Imaging
Two responding SAR Techs and the Flight Surgeon, Maj Andrew McLeren, on scene of a mock
plane crash with other responding agencies including Port Hardy Firefighters and paramedics
in a simulated mass casualty scenario during
442 T&R Sqn SAREX training from March 2-5.
One of the key elements to this annual training
is to test the coordination and interoperability
with first responders who are likely to be called
upon during a real SAR mission.
Sgt Christian Morrissette and MCpl Cameron Hillier, two Search and Rescue Technicians from 442
T&R Sqn, respond to a casualty with multiple injuries during a simulated plane crash as part of
the annual squadron SAREX Training in Port Hardy, on March 3.
A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter and two CC-115 Buffalo aircraft, along with approximately 70 members
from 19 Wing, participated in the SAREX training exercise. Crews honed their skills in various facets
of a major search scenario and a mock plane crash including tracing a locator beacon, parachuting to
crash scenes, administering emergency first aid, and evacuating several casualties from a remote area.
SAR crews carry a casualty on a stretcher to an
awaiting CH-149 Cormorant and will simulate
an evacuation from the scene of a mock plane
crash to the closest medical authorities during
the 442 Sqn SAREX in Port Hardy on March 3.
MARCH 17, 2015
LCol Thériault receives
a birthday surprise
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19 Wing DVMAG hosts
documentary showing
Totem Times Staff
The Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group (DVMAG) at 19 Wing is showing
the poignant and award winning documentary If I Should
Fall on Wednesday, March
18 in the Wing Theatre. If I
Should Fall is a true story of
the Afghan war experience,
as told from the perspective of Trooper Marc Diab,
a Canadian soldier of Lebanese origin who served in
Afghanistan with the Royal
Canadian Dragoons, based
in Petawawa, Ontario.
Trooper Diab was killed
on March 8, 2009, when his
vehicle struck an Improvised
Explosive Device (IED). He
was the 112th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan,
Members of WLE surprised their Commanding Officer, LCol Pierre
Thériault with a funny cake and gathering to celebrate his birthday
(a day late) on March 2.
WLE promotion
WLEO LCol Pierre Thériault presents the WLE Chief Clerk, MCpl Dak Ban,
with his promotion to Sergeant along with CWO Adrien Lemieux.
and only weeks away from
coming home. Marc’s story
is just one of 183 who fell in
Afghanistan, and sharing his
story is a powerful way of
honouring all of our soldiers.
Founding editor of the Toronto Sun, Peter Worthington, succinctly depicts the
film as one that “captures the
closeness of soldiers for one
another, the agony and pride
of those who lose a loved
one to war, and the universal
pride of the nation and her
soldiers.”
Attendees can expect to
see the personal and intimate
details behind the honour
and sacrifice of soldiers, and
realize the heavy price our
soldier and their families pay
for their nation. In the closing
minutes of the film, the family emphasizes that the public
funeral for Trooper Diab was
truly a funeral for one family: the collective Canadian
family.
Producer Paul Culliton will
be in attendance at the special
19 Wing showing, beginning
at 10:00 a.m., to introduce the
film. Tickets are free and can
be obtained from DVMAG
co-chairs, Rama Narsing or
Maj Lucas. If I Should Fall
features music by Canadian
artist and honorary colonel of
the RCAF, Loreena McKennitt. It eloquently portrays the
story of Trooper Diab, and
in doing so, tells the story of
many. Lest we forget.
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Calling all Military Triathletes!
The CAF National Triathlon is set to be held from July 2-5, in Gatineau, Quebec.
Olympic: 1.5km swim, 40 km bike, 10km run
Sprint: 750m swim, 20 km bike, 5km run
Military personnel wishing to compete must meet the qualifying times
IAW the CAF National Triathlon Rules, and must have participated in
a sanctioned triathlon event within the last 14 months.
To register, please contact A/Sport Coord Natasha Cusson NLT April 30.
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a member of the Legion is a meaningful
way to serve your community?
Supporting the Legion helps the following:
 Cadets  Scouts  Comox Valley Child Development  RCMP Youth Camp  Soldier on Sports  Comox
Valley Therapeutic Riders (now assisting veterans with
PTSD)  YANA  MP Blind Fund  Food Banks
 Hospitals  Salvation Army 
The Comox Valley has three Legions to
choose from – drop in and check them out:
Comox Br 160, e-mail [email protected]
(website www.comoxlegion.ca); Courtenay Br 17,
e-mail [email protected] and Cumberland Br 28,
(250-336-2361)
THE LEGION MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission
is to serve Veterans, which includes serving Military
and RCMP members and their families, to promote
Remembrance and to serve our communities and
our country.
St. Michael and
All Angels
Protestant Chapel
Sunday Worship: 1000 hrs
Sunday Worship: 1000 hrs
Weekday Mass: 1130 hrs Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday
Protestant Communion: celebrated on the first
Sunday of each month.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: upon request.
Bible Study: please contact Chaplain for the
dates and times.
Marriage Preparation: please contact the Chaplain at least six months prior to
planned date of wedding.
Baptisms: please make an appointment with the Chaplain.
For information contact the chaplains’ office at 250-339-8211, ext 8389.
Branch 17 Courtenay
(250-334-4322)
Tuesdays:
Thursdays:
Fridays:
Saturdays:
Fun Euchre, 1:30 p.m.
Crib, 6:30 p.m.
Gucci, 6:30 p.m.
Meat Draw, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Jam Session, 2 - 6 p.m.
Meat Draw, 2 - 5 p.m.
All Members and Bona Fide Guests
Welcome!
THE LEGION HALL IS OPEN FOR DAYTIME,
EVENING, AND WEEKEND BOOKINGS!
Contact the Legion office and they will be
pleased to help you with all your arrangements.
Office: 250 334-4322, Lounge: 250 334-4911,
[email protected]
Lounge Hours of Operation: Tues - Sat opens
at 12 p.m., Closed Sunday and Monday.
Branch 160 Comox
(250-339-2022)
BINGO in support of local charities,
every Monday, Comox Legion Upper Hall.
Doors open 6 p.m. Bingo 7-10 p.m.
Free Coffee! Support local charities!
L.A. Bingo, 7 p.m.
Men’s Darts, 7:30 p.m.
Mixed Dart League, 7 p.m.
Tuesdays:
Ladies Crib, 7 p.m.
Wednesdays: Beer & Burgers, 5 p.m.
Ladies Darts, 7 p.m.
Meat Draws, 3 p.m.
Fridays:
Drop-in Darts, 7:30 p.m.
Meat Draws, 3 p.m.
Saturdays:
Mondays:
Events & Entertainment
April 1 – Pulled Pork & Beer for $10 in lower
lounge for Members and signed in guests. New
members welcome.
April 3 – Dine on ham & scalloped potatoes,
then dance to Georgia Straight Jazz Band, all
for $15 per person. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Open to members and signed in guests. New
members welcome.
Lounge Hours of Operation: Opens every day at
11 a.m., 250-339-2112.
Branch 28 Cumberland
(250-336-2361)
[email protected]
Open Thursday - Sunday
Saturday: Meat Draw, 3 - 5:30 p.m.
The Legion provides lots of entertainment
(cards, dinners, dances and more).
It is worth coming in and checking out!
12 | TOTEM TIMES
MARCH 17, 2015
Participants in the 19 Wing Bring Your Daughter to Work Tour try on gear
at the Fire Hall. Visitors also had the opportunity to test fire hoses, and
tour both the Aurora and Buffalo aircraft.
Cpl Valerie Gunnell, MCpl Nina Usherwood, Capt Amanda Lauder, and Cpl
Laura Coles take part in the Girls Fly Too event in Abbotsford on March 8
to celebrate International Women’s Day.
19 Wing commemorates International Women’s Day
Maj Krystle Connerty, DWAO
A future aviator enjoys some time touring the
aircraft at the Sky’s No Limit - Girls Fly Too event
on March 8 in Abbotsford, BC.
LET US BRING YOU BACK IN TIME
AT THE COMOX AIR FORCE MUSEUM
Open Tuesday thru Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm (Admission by donation)
250-339-8162 | comoxairforcemuseum.ca
complete with lights, sirens,
and spraying of fire hoses.
The 19 Wing DWAO
hosted a group of approximately 50 CAF members
and their daughters for an
escorted tour that included
stops at the air traffic control tower, the fire hall, and
hanger 7 where personnel
from 407 and 442 Squadrons discussed aircrew careers, tech and trade careers,
and provided tours of static
Aurora and Buffalo aircraft.
Through these events the
19 Wing Comox Defence
Team encouraged young
girls to be the change in the
world by ensuring “like a
girl” is a positive phrase,
to consider careers in aviation, aerospace and space
industries, and to continue
the advancements that Canadian women have made in
society and in the military.
1466 Ryan Rd E. 250.339.6330
Open Every Day from 7am - 3pm
Fresh Baked Bread,
Sandwiches and More
Come celebrate our West Coast aviation
heritage in a welcoming and friendly museum:
z WW1 to present day exhibits;
zExcellent aviation reference library;
zLocated at entrance to 19 Wing;
zHeritage Air Park near-by (Numerous Aircraft plus Heritage Stone Display)
Organic, Fair Trade,
Locally Roasted Coffee
PO2 Shawn Beckett and his daughters participated in the 19 Wing Bring Your Daughter to
Work tour on March 11.
Members of the 19 Wing
Comox Defence Team participated in two events held
to commemorate International Women’s Day that
aimed to demonstrate what
the phrase “like a girl” means
to young women. The Sky’s
No Limit Girls Fly Too event
was held in Abbotsford earlier this month, and the Defence Women’s Advisory
Organization (DWAO) Bring
your Daughter to Work Tour
was held at 19 Wing on
March 11.
The focus was to provide young girls with the
opportunity to learn more
about women in aviationrelated careers and women
in the military. Highlights
included free flights on civilian helicopters for female
first-time flyers in Abbotsford, and passenger rides
on fire trucks at 19 Wing,