408 Squadron officer wins Ironman World Championship military division

Major Joel Maley is the squadron aircraft maintenance and engineering officer at 408 408-ths-ironman-2Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS) at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Edmonton, Alberta.

He has competed at the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA, for three consecutive years. 2014, however, will go down as the most memorable because he won the military division in the first year that the Championship opened the military division to countries other than the United States../more

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KB882-1

Last year, there was a brief stir concerning the plight of a rare combat veteran Avro Lancaster on outdoor display at Madawaska Municipal Airport in the Canadian city of Edmunston, New Brunswick. The city has owned Lancaster Mk.10P KB882 since her RCAF retirement in 1964. The Lancaster’s condition has deteriorated significantly after decades sitting outdoors, and a time of reckoning has arrived. While a small band of dedicated volunteers has done their best to preserve and maintain the old bomber, they do not have the resources to ensure her long term survival without a massive infusion of cash and expertise to both get the aircraft indoors and carry out her restoration…/more

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