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Air Force history on North Island recognized

A plaque has been dedicated at Canadian Forces Station Holberg to commemorate the history of the air force in the North Island.

The plaque was dedicated at a ceremony on the weekend.

Russ Hellberg with 101 Squadron says many people are not aware that there were 15 air force bases on the North Island and Central coast area.

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Hellberg says they are also working on a series on the aircraft fatalities that occurred in the region.

He says there have been 13 separate crashes which claimed the lives of almost 30 people.

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