The CO’s call sign, and his hockey sweater, are part of the Change of Command. From left: Allison Grover, LCol Mike “Twitch” Grover, Lachlan Marks, LCol Colin “Moose” Marks, William Marks, Amy Marks.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

LCol “Moose” Marks takes command of 419 Squadron

July 25, 2017 at 10:52 am

Jeff Gaye There’s a new Moose in town. LCol Mike Grover passed command of 419 Squadron to LCol Colin Marks last Friday. By squadron tradition, every Commanding Officer adopts the call sign “Moose” in homage to 419’s first CO, John “Moose” Fulton. 419 Squadron conducts Fighter Lead-In Training (FLIT) for Canada and other countries, with an instructor cadre made up of Canadian, British, French and German pilots. At the parade, LCol Grover spoke of theRead More

Alex Sim

419 Squadron remembers HCO Alex Sim

July 25, 2017 at 10:41 am

419 Squadron On July 9, 2017, 419 Squadron’s Honorary Commanding Officer (HCO) Alex Sim passed away in Kamloops, BC at the age of 92. Alex was a veteran of the PPCLI and the Regina Rifles and served in World War II and the Korean War. During WWII Alex stormed the beaches of Normandy as part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. During the Korean War, at the Battle of Kapyong, Alex was presented with theRead More

Cadets from Lightning Flight prepare a hot lunch during a rainy day on their Survival Instructors Course.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

4 Wing command team visits Cadet Summer Training Centre

July 25, 2017 at 10:39 am

Jeff Gaye 4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle and Acting Wing Chief Warrant Officer Rob Brassington visited two courses at the Cold Lake Cadet Training Centre last week. Their first visit was to the Survival Instructor Course, where cadets were learning survival skills while also learning how to pass those skills on to cadets at their home units. The course lasts six weeks, and culminates in a four-day solo survival exercise. Flight Sergeant Taegan JameusRead More

Messes leadership team: 
JJ Gray (Mess Manager), Chantel Chatel 
(Admin Assistant), Ashlee Tozer (Functions Supervisor), Courtney McCarthy (Bar Supervisor).
Photo: Jeff Gaye

CFMWS recognizes staff at annual appreciation luncheon

July 18, 2017 at 11:44 am

Jeff Gaye 4 Wing Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services honoured its personnel at a luncheon June 28. Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle and Acting WCWO Rob Brassington presented long service awards to staff members for five, 10 and 20 years of service. PSP senior manager Diana Warbeck presented awards to members who exemplified the core competencies of client service, organizational knowledge, innovation, communication, leadership and teamwork. Long Service Award: Five Years Long Service Award:Read More

Canada: The Catholic Church’s contribution

July 18, 2017 at 11:32 am

Padre Jacques Tremblay As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation this year, we should remember the various people and institutions that have contributed to building our country. These include the Catholic Church, which played an important role, and some facts need to be recognized. Exceptional people The first mass in Canada was celebrated by a French Catholic priest on July 7, 1534, on the shores of Gaspé, in what today is Quebec. TheRead More

It’s been a busy two weeks for 4 Wing teams in Prairie Region and National sports! The Courier will have a complete rundown of slo-pitch, ball hockey, golf and triathlon results in next week’s paper.
Photo: Cpl Justin Roy, Wing Imaging

Sports roundup next week

July 18, 2017 at 11:26 am