2 Wings creation sails on the Pacific
HMCS Vancouver was asked to provide a display booth representing Canada during the international reception at the end of Exercise RIMPAC.
Members of 2 Wing deployed to support air operations, were approached to give a hand to HMCS Vancouver. Air Task Force Construction Engineering Services, always on the lookout for new projects, developed the idea of creating the Canadian booth. Cpl Lee- Ann Smith, a construction engineering technician with 2 Wing, was immediately motivated. Inspired by each region of Canada, she draw the entire project. Once the initiative and drawings approved, Cpl Smith began work – she built the display in only 5 days! To simulate the stars, lights were added by Cpl St- Louis, an electrician from the same squadron as Cpl Smith. The display was a huge success. HMCS Vancouver staff was so impressed that a request was made to the ATF for the display to travel at sea with HMCS Vancouver for six months and to be used during official receptions on the ship.