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Col. Mark Roberts (centre) 22 Wing commander and Major Brenda Tinsley, 51 Aerospace Control and Warning Operational Training Squadron Commander, cut the ribbon opening the Mission Training Centre at 22 Wing North Bay.
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Mission Training Centre boasts leading technology

July 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm

RCAF Public Affairs A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Ontario, to officially open the Mission Training Centre (MTC), a digital battleground that will train the next generation of Aerospace Controllers and Aerospace Control Operators. The MTC provides high fidelity simulations of the radar, radios, and data links encountered in the Canadian Air Defense Sector (CADS). Advanced exercise generation software will deliver scenarios tailored for individuals, small groups, orRead More

Comox home for new training centre

July 16, 2019 at 3:35 pm

National Defence A new centre is under construction at 19 Wing Comox, British Columbia, where Royal Canadian Air Force aircrew, search and rescue technicians, and maintenance personnel will be trained for the newly-acquired fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft – the C-295W. The first C-295W is scheduled to be delivered late next year. The new training centre will include ten classrooms as well as sophisticated training devices such as a full-flight simulator, a cockpit procedure trainer,Read More

418 Squadron reformed as rescue unit

418 Squadron reformed as rescue unit

July 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm

RCAF The Royal Canadian Air Force’s 418 Squadron has been reformed as a search and rescue operational training unit. And now 418 Search and Rescue Operational Training Squadron has a commanding officer—Lieutenant-Colonel Derek Jeffers. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan signed the Ministerial Organization Order authorizing the re-establishment of 418 Squadron on March 13, 2019. Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the RCAF, and Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffers co-signed the documents appointing Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffers as commanding officer during a briefRead More