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Gander unveils Festival of Flight button

This year’s Festival of Flight button will commemorate the 103 Search and Rescue squadron’s 40 years in Gander. The button was unveiled on July 26 by mayor Claude Elliott, left, and 103 commanding officer Jim Pinhorn.
This year’s Festival of Flight button will commemorate the 103 Search and Rescue squadron’s 40 years in Gander. The button was unveiled on July 26 by mayor Claude Elliott, left, and 103 commanding officer Jim Pinhorn.

GANDER, NL –On the tarmac, with a cormorant helicopter in the background, Gander mayor Claude Elliott announced this year’s Festival of Flight button is a salute to 9 Wings 103 squadron.

The Search and Recuse unit is marking 40 years in Gander and to mark the occasion, the festival’s button depicts town mascot Commander Gander in an orange jumpsuit, similar to that of a Search and Rescue technician, and a cormorant helicopter in the background.

Gander’s Festival of Flight runs from Aug. 4-7.

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