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The early 1990s was a particularly busy period for the Canadian Armed Forces and its fleet of Boeing 707 transports (code named CC-137s). Under Saddam Hussein, Iraq invaded oil-rich Kuwait on August 1, 1991, and Canada played a key role in the multi-national coalition. This documentary DVD explains the 707’s key role in this conflict with exclusive never-before-seen broadcast footage.
From our base at Canada Dry 1 at Doha Airport, 24 combat-ready Canadian CF-18 “Desert Cats” were on strength along with a Canadian Armed Forces Boeing 707 tanker. We’ll join the crew on a 707 tanker flight to refuel several thirsty CF-18s over the Gulf. There’s plenty of action filmed on Doha’s busy apron, and we then join our troops for their 707 departures for Lahr, where a bagpipes welcome meets the men and women who served this country.
After the Gulf War, the Canadian Armed Forces 707s supported peace-keeping missions during the Yugoslav conflict, delivered humanitarian aid, and participated in CF-18 refueling exercises in Canada’s high Arctic. And it’s all presented on this DVD. Lastly we visit the NATO AWACS contingent at Geilenkirchen for some AWACs and 707 flights. Overall, a must-have DVD for 707 fans.
Chapter 1) Introduction to the Gulf War
Chapter 2) Boarding Canadian Armed Forces 707 destination Qatar
Chapter 3) Canada Dry 1 Doha Qatar
Chapter 4) CC-137 refueling mission
Chapter 5) Thirsty CF-18 Desert Cats
Chapter 6) Leaving Doha
Chapter 7) Night departure from Doha
Chapter 8) CFB Lahr arrival
Chapter 9) Lahr to CFB Trenton
Chapter 10) Trenton turnaround
Chapter 11) Arctic patrol refueling CF-18s
Chapter 12) Trenton logistics
Chapter 13) Belgrade relief supplies delivered NOV 21/91
Chapter 14) Kiev relief supplies delivered JAN 26/92
Chapter 15) Zagreb relief supplies delivered JUN 25/92
Chapter 16) Zagreb departure and take-off
Chapter 17) Miami Hurricane Andrew SEP/92
Chapter 18) Geilenkirchen NATO base
Chapter 19) NATO Boeing 707 air-to-air refueling practice
Chapter 20) NATO AWACS flight – onboard footage
Chapter 21) NATO Boeing 707 TCA trainers touch-and-go training
Chapter 22) DVD previews
Total running time: 76 minutes
This DVD is available in NTSC region-free format (which will work on all current European DVD players).