Ann’s comment about the RCAF fitness plan got me thinking about 5BX plan. I know that I bumped up against this plan — which is “the RCAF plan” for fitness — sometime in my life. I think my mother may have had the 5BX pamphlet at one point?
Here’s what the Chief of the Defense Staff said in his introduction to the plan:
It is your duty and responsibility as a member of the RCAF to maintain a high level of physical fitness and be ready for any emergency which may require the extended use of your physical resources. Positive physical well-being is also closely allied with mental and emotional fitness, all of which are essential in the discharge of normal daily tasks.
That Green Bay is only 130 miles (say, a 12 hour run?) from Madison, WI, where Ann’s brother calls home, is a coincidence I will opt not to explore the ramifications of.