As reported by Esprit de Corps contributor David Pugliese on his Defence Watch blog, Dave Curtis has been elected as Chair of the Board of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada for 2014-2015.
In an AIAC new release, Mr. Curtis said, "“I am touched by the vote of confidence from my colleagues and happy to honour this commitment...Canadian aerospace is a model of innovation in our economy, and in this globalized and ultra-competitive industry we must continue to stand apart and demonstrate value. We are truly all in this together."
For more information on the naming of the new chair, and for background on the association, take a look at the Defence Watch post here.
This is an incredibly touching and well-done advertisement for UK supermarket giant Sainsbury's, made in partnership with the British legion. The Christmas ad depicts the true story of the 'Christmas Truce' in the trenches of WWI in 1914.
Do yourself a favour and watch the video. For more historical background on this momentous display of compassion and holiday spirit, visit this site by the History Channel.
The Canadian government has awarded US Company the Harris Corporation a four-year $180 million contract to provide the Canadian Armed Forces with Harris Falcon III® tactical radios.
To read the press release, go here.
Four Canadian CF-18s taking part in Operation IMPACT have reportedly bombed a warehouse that ISIS was using for training, and to build improvised explosive devices near the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
"These actions are countering the immediate threat of ISIL to the region and are facilitating the Iraqi Forces' freedom of movement." Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said in a statement. "This strike is a demonstration of Canada's firm resolve to fight the heinous threat of terrorism that ISIL poses to millions of innocent people."
Reports say that eight precision bombs were used in the air strike, and officials have insisted there were no civilian casualties, although couldn't confirm whether any ISIS militants were killed or not.