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CC-115 Buffalo Dedication and 116 ATU Reunion PosterDeHavilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo Aircraft Peacekeepers’ Dedication – 9 August 2009 – Mount Hope, ON. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is holding a dedication ceremony for its restored DeHavilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo transport aircraft. The aircraft is being refinished to represent a Canadian Forces Buffalo serial 115461 in a United Nations paint scheme.  Buffalo 461 was assigned to 116 Air Transport Unit based in Ismalia, Egypt.  On the 9th of August, 1974  it was flying on a UN mission over Syria.  While descending to land at Damascus the aircraft was struck by two Syrian surface to air missiles.  As a result 14 Canadian peacekeepers lost their lives in what has become the greatest loss of life of Canadian peacekeepers on a single day.  Thirty five years later the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will dedicate its Buffalo to all Canadians who have lost their lives while on peacekeeping duties.  An accompanying .pdf file highlights planned activities for the weekend of August 9, 2009.  There is also a reunion planned for 116 ATU on the same weekend. Should anyone wish further information they can check the CWH website  www.warplane.com or contact Mr Keith Urbasik, the team leader for
The CWH Buffalo Restoration Crew  kurbasik@liburdi.com or
, Keith Clifford  keithclifford@mountaincable.net CWH Volunteer, On behalf of the CWH Buffalo Restoration Crew


President/CEO of CAE on the Centenary of Flight and Canada’s Aerospace Industry


Air Force Journal November 2008 – Centenary of Flight


The Silver Dart replica, manufactured by our friends in 434 Wing (Welland) has flown successfully in anticipation of its launch on 23 February to commemorate the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada. See the URL (link) below for further details. The Air Force Association of Canada extends heartfelt thanks to our 434 Wing members, and all those involved in the construction of the replica.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/02/06/silverdart-hamilton.html