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Ruthanne Urquhart

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Curriculum vitae. Ottawa Sun (left), The Maple Leaf, Canadian Vocational Journal, The Maple Leaf.

Air Force Public Affairs a breath of fresh air

My 13-month assignment with Director Air Public Affairs is now a permanent deployment. It's a step back into the work I love best – research, interviewing, writing, and editing.

Members of the RCAF Pipes and Drums march on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, for a national ceremony held September 20, 2015, marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.—Photo by Ruthanne UrquhartMembers of the RCAF Pipes and Drums march on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, for a national ceremony held September 20, 2015, marking
the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
—Photo by Ruthanne Urquhart

I write stories for the Royal Canadian Air Force news website, and edit stories submitted for the site. As well, I shoot photos to accompany the articles I write, adapt submitted photos for posting to the site, and research historical photos on both Department of National Defence sites and the Internet.

From time to time, my responsibilities may include writing messages for RCAF and other publications. And I create, populate and upload pages to the Royal Canadian Air Force news website (check us out), and post to the RCAF Intranet site.

In addition, I am beginning to do some designing—albeit in Word, never an enjoyable undertaking—but I have been pleasantly surprised. The design capabilities of whichever Word we are using at the office are more intuitive and flexible. Who'd have thunk it?

All in all, I am very happy to be here!



CAF war artists lead in evolving the genre  (reprint)


"We remember them"
RCAF marks 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain throughout Canada
The RCAF in Toronto: A story in photos
RCAF veteran remembered as Ad Astra “stone gardener”


Celebrating Christmas, Canadian Armed Forces-style
Remembrance, from generation to generation
‘Everyone in the RCAF ends up in Trenton’  (reprint)
RCAF sergeant battles to Bronze at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Worlds
Battle of Britain echoes in ceremonies throughout Canada
First RCAF Unit Commendations presented | Présentation des premières mentions élogieuses de l’ARC à l’intention des unités
Searching for SAR Techs | Recherche de Tech SAR


Christmas giving, then and now
RCAF Postal Corps a morale-booster for Second World War aircrew,                   groundcrew  (reprint)
New coin commemorating British Commonwealth Air Training Plan now               available
A Gathering of Eagles | Une réunion d’aigles
Remembrance Day 2015, throughout Canada and elsewhere
Pilot Officer John Magee
Allied nations receive a Battle of Britain commemorative medal  (reprint)
Ceremonies throughout Canada mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of           Britain
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What happens to aircraft when the RCAF no longer needs them?  (reprint)
Time flies  (reprint)
Forget me not
It runs in the family
New coin commemorates Canadians in the Battle of Britain


RCAF receives first Aurora with new satellite comms system
The size of their commitment
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan carried the day
Remembrance Day throughout Canada
National Remembrance Day Ceremony
Nomad aircraft recovery completed
Second World War airmen at rest
Remembrance and commemoration
Battle of Britain Ceremony and Canada's veterans
High Flight / Pilot Officer John Magee
Battle of Britain Sunday observed across Canada
RCAF, Navy aviators honoured for service to veterans

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