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Helicopter Fly Over Planned For Annual ‘Soldier On’ Golf Tournament

By Tara Clow Jul 27, 2022 | 1:39 PM

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The game of golf will support current and former ill and injured soldiers.

The sixth annual “Soldier On” golf tournament at Royal Oaks in Moncton will be held on Thursday.

Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Joe Kiraly says it’s a national sports and recreation program that helps encourage an active lifestyle, “When we are sidelined by illness or injury, it can be really difficult to see a positive way forward, so ‘Soldier On’ exists to help put another tool in the toolbox of these ill and injured members to help them realize that life is going to be different.”

Kiraly says at least twelve Maritime ‘Soldier On’ members will be on the course, “They have been learning to adapt golf to their illness or injuries and they’ll be joining the tournament. This is a great opportunity to speak to these individuals about how funds have helped them.”

Meantime, If you are in the area of the Royal Oaks Golf course on Thursday afternoon, look up.

A Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter will conduct a flyby over the Soldier On fundraising golf tournament.

The CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron is from 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia.

It will do its flyover at around 12:45 pm, at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest obstacle.

This is dependent on weather and flying conditions.


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