5 Wing Mess Dinner
On April 11, 2019, 5 Wing Goose Bay held its annual mess dinner at the Canuck Club in Goose Bay. I am privileged to be 5 Wing’s Honorary Colonel.
Helping to celebrate the event and the accomplishments of the men and women of the RCAF are (L-R) HCol Dr. Ron Sparkes, 444 Squadron; Mike Reyno, MHM Publishing; Lt. Col. Stephane Racle, CO of 5 Wing; yours truly, HCol for 5 Wing and MWO David McDowell, 5 Wing’s Master Warrant Officer.
No More Music Lessons
You may notice a burning piano behind us. It is a tradition which dates back to the RAF from the second world war and there are several stories behind the tradition’s origins. The one I like was that various messes burned their pianos to prevent obligatory music lessons which did not sit well with some of the crews!
Please note that no serviceable piano was hurt during this (or other) 5 Wing events!