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Snowbirds give thanks for support; share image of items saved from Kamloops memorial

FILE. The Snowbirds did a flyover Kelowna earlier this year on their way to Comox.
Image Credit: Denise DeHaas
October 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds gave thanks today in a social media post that was shared hundreds of times.

"Happy Thanksgiving from 431 Squadron! Here are some of the memorial items from Kamloops which we brought home to Moose Jaw," the post to Facebook today, Oct. 12, reads.

"We’re so thankful for all the support we received from our fellow Canadians!"

The snowbirds had an extended stay in Kamloops, starting May 17. They were set to fly from Kamloops to Comox that morning as part of their goodwill tour, when one of the planes veered off course and crashed in a Brocklehurst neighbourhood.

Capt. Jennifer Casey, the team’s public affairs officer, originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was killed in the crash and Captain Richard MacDougall, one of the team’s co-ordinators and pilot of the aircraft, was injured.


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