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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