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RCAF’s Major-General Madower to headline CAHF ceremony

Major-General J.C. Madower, OMM, will be the guest speaker at the 43rd annual induction ceremony of Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame, to be held Thursday June 9, 2016, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, at Rockcliffe Airport in Ottawa.

April 26, 2016  By Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame

MGen Madower has had a long and distinguished military career.  He is a graduate of Royal Roads, and Royal Military College, with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He is also a graduate of the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College; holds a Masters of Public Administration from Auburn University; and is a graduate of the National Strategic Studies Program at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. He is an Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel in the Alabama Air National Guard.
A veteran of Afghanistan and the First Gulf War where he served as an Aerospace Engineer in Canada’s Naval Task Group of ships deployed to the Arabian Gulf, MGen Madower has also served in numerous staff positions in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Halifax. However, as the RCAF’s senior serving member of Canada’s shipboard Maritime Helicopter Community, his most memorable postings are those at sea and the numerous shore postings to Shearwater, the historic home of Canada’s Naval Air Branch.
Newly-minted Hall members for 2016 are: Frederick James Carmichael, Kathleen Carol Fox, William Ross Lennox and Beverley Strahan Shenstone. The Royal Canadian Naval Air Branch (1945-1968) will be presented with the Belt of Orion Award for Excellence.
Tom Appleton, Chairman of the Hall of Fame board of directors, said, “We’re honoured that MGen Madower will be the speaker at this year’s ceremony. His knowledge and contribution to aviation in Canada makes MGen Madower’s presence acutely poignant, particularly with regard to this year’s Belt of Orion recipient. This year’s ceremony brings to just 224 the number of inductees named since the Hall was formed in 1973, to recognize those men and women who made significant, unique contributions to aviation and aerospace in Canada.”
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