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 Posted 05/13/2019  5:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I can't find any info on this. Anyone have another, or the origins.

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 Posted 05/13/2019  7:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 05/13/2019  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This was reported in the CN Journal by Jerry Remick as being produced by Hobby House Ltd. of Vanier, Ontario. 5,000 medals were produced at the original issue price of $3.75.
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 Posted 05/13/2019  11:49 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's great info, chequer! Do you have a source link of any sort?
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 Posted 05/14/2019  12:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The CF-105 Arrow and the F4 Phantom 11 were similar aircraft in size, power, speed and vintage.
I am aware that many Canadians saw that the cancellation of the CF105 Arrow was a lost opportunity.

It puzzles me somewhat that after the CF105 Arrow was cancelled, the Canadian Air force id not buy the obvious alternative. They could have bought a reliable alternative, and have avoided all of the development costs.

The same can be said of the British TSR2. The Australian Air Force bought the F-111 Aardvark when that was cancelled, and continued to operate the F-111 long after it was withdrawn from U.S. service.
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 Posted 05/14/2019  02:35 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The Australian Air Force bought the F-111 Aardvark


I am pretty sure my wife's grandfather worked on developing the Aardvark. He was an engineer for General Dynamics at the time and smaller things point to it.
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 Posted 05/14/2019  08:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add skelly423 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a pair of them somewhere in my house. As I recall I bought them at the Aviation Museum in Ottawa on a class trip in the late 90s. I remember there being a sizeable bin full of them in the gift shop.
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That's great info, chequer!
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Just what I was hoping for. Now we know. Thank you chequer!

I did notice you called it a medal, that's what I had originally in the title, then edited it to token. It is a medal because it has no value. The Numista site got me confused.


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...cancellation of the CF105 Arrow was a lost opportunity.


I won't go there here, accept to say our loss was NASA's gain. Away they went to build space craft. .


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I am pretty sure my wife's grandfather worked on developing the Aardvark.


Very cool sprue. I got hooked on the Arrow saga at 18. We had a prof in college who was a flight engineer on Arrow 202 at the time of it's accident. Great stories, and one of the most brilliant men I have ever known.

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 Posted 05/14/2019  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you skelly423, more great info. Now we know where they were sold from. Makes total sense. The way you describe how many they had when you got yours, do you think all 5000 mintage were there? I'm thinking yes.
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 Posted 05/16/2019  2:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add skelly423 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I say this knowing that my memory from 20+ years ago is fickle at best. From what I recall there was a small bin of the medals, but I would estimate it closer to 500 than 5,000.
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