Master Corporal John Richards, a member of 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment, commands a LAV III Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) around the Sydney airport airfield talking visitors to the show for a 5 min ride.
This fast, well-armed LAV III is a state-of-the-art troop carrier that will serve the needs of mounted infantry well into the new century. The vehicle is well protected and can be used day and night, in all weather conditions, in battlefield smoke and on most types of terrain. Capable of speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour on roads, the LAV III will give the commander many more options in both combat and non-combat situations.
Part of the Cape Breton Heritage Festival, “Show of Force Weekend ~ Cape Breton Air Show” was held from June 3 to 5 at venues in and around Sydney, Nova Scotia.
The JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport was buzzing with excitement with the Air Show, featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the CF SkyHawks Parachute Team, a CF-18 Hornet fighter jet aerial demo, a Seaking and Cormorant helicopter and a C130 Hercules and Aurora aircraft. (Canadian Forces Image Number LH2011-004-004
By WO Jerry Kean/LFAA HQ PA)