Vintage Photos: The Winter Olympics Through the Ages
The Winter Olympics in Sochi are on everyone's mind right now, but we're taking a trip back through Winter Olympics of years past, thanks to these charming vintage photos.
The Famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Explore #122 My first picture for a while to make explore. I think someone has a sense of humour as this one has not had much activity! Two of Canada's famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police on patrol at the Tulip Festival in Ottawa last weekend. Or as my daughter just quipped Royal Cardboard Mounted Police!
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the Skill, Professionalism and Teamwork inherent in the women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Canadian Armed Forces.
425 Tactical Fighter Squadron | 3 Wing | Royal Canadian Air Force
425 Squadron formed up on 25 June 1942 in Yorkshire, England. Its designation as the "First French Canadian Squadron" and its lark emblem, "Les Alouettes", made it a special squadron and it accordingly adopted the motto "Je te plumerai" ("I shall pluck you").
407 Long Range Patrol Squadron | 19 Wing | Royal Canadian Air Force
407 Long Range Patrol Squadron is responsible for the surveillance of Canadian coastal waters. Traditionally, this has meant watching for foreign submarines off our coasts. Today, this is only one part of their surveillance role with threats to Canadian security being no longer strictly military.