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‘MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY’?

Deborah Smith                                                                    
Communication Director CCNEWS MEDIA
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Welcome to May 2020

Ever hear the term ‘MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY’? Mayday was a term Frederick Mockford, a senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London. He thought of the idea for “mayday” because it sounded like the French word m’aider, which means “help me.” When repeated 3 times you know this is an urgent matter. Originally used as a distress signal by ships and aircraft’s. You may have heard it in some war movies. Although first recognized as an international distress signal in 1923, I feel it is a term we can use today. May 1st 2020 as we find ourselves going though distressed times.

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