Maj Brian Kynaston takes command of 42 Radar Squadron

Maj Brian Kynaston takes command of 42 Radar Squadron

Maj Hanselpacker (left), Col Doyle and Maj Kynaston sign the Change of Command documents.
Photo by Jeff Gaye

Jeff Gaye

Maj Brian Kynaston took over command of 42 Radar Squadron from Maj Gabriel Hanselpacker Monday at a ceremony in the Cold Lake Air Force Museum, which was the squadron’s home until 1992. 4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle was the reviewing officer.

Maj Hanselpacker told the squadron that “it’s been a privilege” to serve as CO. “It had long been my dream job, and I loved it,” he said. “I appreciate the squadron’s can-do attitude.”

Col Doyle congratulated Maj Hanselpacker on his success as CO of 42 Radar Squadron.

“Since your arrival, you have led with enthusiasm and passion, never shying away from leading by example,” Col Doyle said. “Under your command, the squadron has found many areas of success as it consistently delivered on its mission in support of the fighter force.”

Welcoming Maj Kynaston, Col Doyle said “your operational challenge will be to continute moving the organization forward, while managing the limitations which are out of your control.

“The goals you have already planned are ambitious in some ways. But if you provide the necessary guidance and support your people need, I have little doubt they will surprise you along the way, and together you will achieve the goals you have in mind.”
Maj Kynaston said Maj Hanselpacker and the squadron “have worked wonders to move the yardsticks forward with respect to this squadron’s capability and relevance within the RCAF.

“It my promise to you that I will do everything in my power to continue to move those yardsticks forward with the team. And I wish you and your family all the best going forward,” he said.