CAHS Newsletter #32: Journal Update & Convention Reminder!



Hello Visitor,

There are less than two weeks until the 2013 CAHS National Convention & Annual General Meeting!

"The Big Five O" will take place from 11 - 15 September 2013 in Ottawa - Gatineau. 

To attend this year's Convention, simply download and complete the Registration Form and Schedule of Fees and return with your cheque to the address indicated. The deadline for Convention registration is 6 September. Registrations received after that date are subject to a surcharge.

Click here to download the Program of Events. 
You can also find the registration form and more information at under "EVENTS." 

Note that a
n upcoming newsletter will detail the many fabulous items which will be available for auction by CAHS National. Keep an eye out, and get your chequebooks ready!

CAHS Journal

It is evident from the updates below that our Journal Editorial Team has been busy over the summer! 
  • 51-1 is being printed and is scheduled to go to the mailing house on 6 September. It should be mailed within the week following delivery to the mailing house. This upcoming issue features the following articles:
"Avro Yorks in Canada and the Case of CF-HMXby Richard Novossiltzeff
"Edmonton Stopover: An RAF York in Post-War Canada" by Tony Jarvis
"Shenstone: An Unparalleled Career – Part 4" by Wayne Saunders
"Historical Snapshot: Beechcraft-34 Mentor in Canada" by Ian M. Macdonald
  • 51-2 is slated to go to the proofreading team through the coming week and to print immediately after that process is complete.
  • 51-3 is also a work in progress interms of content layout. It is anticipated that it will be entering its proofreading phase soon after "The Big Five O" (giving our proofreading team a chance to regroup post-convention!)

Upcoming CAHS Chapter Meetings

    Now that September has arrived, the majority of Chapters are starting up meetings again! See below for your next Chapter meeting or visit your Chapter's personalized page at
    Chapter Date Location
    Calgary 19 September Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
    Manitoba 26 September Western Canada Aviation Museum
    Montreal 19 September Royal Canadian Legion
    New Brunswick TBA Public Archives Building, UNB Campus
    Ottawa 26 September Canadian Aviation and Space Museum
    P.E.I. 7 September Charlottetown Airport Terminal
    Regina 5 September Royal United Services Institute
    Toronto 12 October Canadian Forces College
    Vancouver 10 September Richmond Cultural Centre

    Chapters are always on the lookout for new speakers and welcome guests and visitors to their monthly meetings.

    Further Chapter meeting details - including speaker listings and meeting times - are posted to when they become available. Be sure to check your Chapter's personalized meeting webpage and event calendar for the most up-to-date information!

    CAHS Updates from Across Canada

    • Larry Gray and the CAHS are excited to present his fifth military history book, Red Roads to Runways: The Story of the Royal Canadian Air Force at Summerside. The price for this beautifully illustrated coffee table book is $54.99 (softcover) and $74.99 (hardcover), which includes shipping, handling, and taxes. Larry will generously donate $2 to the CAHS for every book ordered through this page, until September 15th. Please place your order by following this link at You will receive your book in October, once all orders have been processed.
    • Rex celebrates his birthday with his wife, Trudie, and friends including Doug Booth and Bill Marr.National Member Rex Terpening celebrated his 100th birthday on 26 July! Rex is a former air engineer with Canadian Airways, and now lives in Vancouver. He wrote an excellent book about his experiences working and flying in the north called "Bent Props and Blow Pots."
    • Vancouver Chapter Member Patricia McCuaig held a book launch on Sunday, 14 Jul 13, for her first book "Flying Duchesses". The book is about her late father, RCAF veteran, airline pilot and corporate pilot Ken McCuaig. She held a launch on 14 August.
    • National Member Harry Rosewarne passed away in July. His obituary can be read here.
    • Gary MacLean, Vice President of the Turnbull Chapter,  passed away on 6 July. 

    Researcher to Researcher

    Does the name Fred Meilike ring a bell? Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is trying to figure out who he flew a Fairchild 71 for in the 1930s out of Great Bear Lake. Most likely it was Mackenzie Air Service or Canadian Airways (he went on to become Captain for Canadian Pacific Airlines according to Larry Milberry). Any help would be appreciated! Please email her at

    Michael McMurtrey of Carrolton, TX would like to offer his services to any other CAHS member looking for info on Cessna Cranes and Bobcats, which he has an extensive database compiled primarily
    from FAA registration/airworthiness files and USAAF Individual Aircraft Record Cards. Please contact him at 

    John Haynes of Knoxville, TN is looking for information on his grandfather's Canadian pilot's license. His name was Charles Haines and died in a crash in August 1928 while with Jack Elliot's Flying Service. You can contact John at

    Gabriel Lafrance-Robineau is trying to reconstruct a historical record of SAR operations in Canada in terms of which airframes were used in what period of time. If you can help with his research, please e-mail

    More information on these and all CAHS initiatives can be found at 
    The CAHS is incorporated as a
    Canadian Registered Charity under a Federal charter
    B/N Registration Number: 118829589 RR 0001