Post Tagged with: "419 Squadron"

419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron, CAE and other visiting T-45 Goshawk units pose for a photo opportunity with similar jet trainers during Exercise ANTLER SOUTH, last month.
Maj. Maciej Hatta

419 Squadron triumphantly returns from training deployment in El Centro, California

December 4, 2018 at 9:55 am

Captain Kathryn Guenther 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron (Tac F Trg Sqn) recently returned home from their three-week migration south to El Centro, California. In order to counter the snow and ice that October and November often bring in Cold Lake, the Moosemen of 419 Squadron took advantage of the clear, warm weather in the Californian desert to conduct a great deal of important training. The deployment convoy was composed of student pilots, reserve andRead More

Members from 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron fly over Kamloops B.C. during a visit for Veterans’ Week 2018. See story for full details. 
Maj Maciej Hatta

Moosemen remember

November 27, 2018 at 11:09 am

SUBMITTED The Armistice of 1918 closed the book on one of the deadliest periods in human history. On the 100th anniversary, 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron (Sqn) was fortunate to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, those who have served and those currently serving, paying their respects while in their home city of Kamloops. Kamloops is a very important city to 419 Squadron (Sqn) as it all began at Royal Air Force (RAF)Read More

One of the lucky passengers in the cockpit of a CT-155 Hawk.
Photo by Maj Maciej “Match” Hatta

419 Squadron family members experience the thrill of a takeoff roll

July 10, 2018 at 11:01 am

Capt Jean-Sébastien Otis On June 29, 419 TAC F Training Squadron members invited their loved ones to an event called the Moose Walk. The squadron organized the activity as a thank you to their biggest supporters: their families. The Moose Walk gave family members a taste of squadron life. Spouses and children filled the squadron lines for the afternoon to become “Moosemen” and “Moosewomen” and feel like real pilots. Some lucky guests even got theRead More

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Moosemen visit founding CO’s hometown

June 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Capt Brandyn Weidner In late May, 419 “City of Kamloops” Squadron visited the squadron’s home city for the Royal Canadian Air Force Association 886 (Overlander) Wing’s 32nd Annual Mess Dinner. The 419 Squadron contingent was led by their Commanding Officer, LCol Colin “Moose” Marks. 419 Squadron’s founding Commanding Officer, Wing Commander John “Moose” Fulton, was born and raised in Kamloops before flying for the RAF. During World War II, the squadron was adopted by theRead More

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419 Squadron visits their “home away from home”

June 19, 2018 at 3:37 pm

Lt Caleb Robert Six members of 419 Squadron travelled across the Atlantic to 419 Squadron’s “home away from home,” former RAF Bomber Command station Middleton St. George. In 1943, the base was entrusted to No. 6 Group RCAF, which accommodated 419, 420 and 428 Squadrons flying Wellington, Halifax and Lancaster bombers. The 419 Squadron members were there to participate in a remembrance service on June 2. Several veterans attended the service, including bomber pilot ArthurRead More

Vince Elmer’s wartime career started with a train ride from Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan to Toronto via Regina.
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419 “Moose” Squadron Heritage Preservation Project honours Vince Elmer’s gift to posterity

March 27, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Robert A Pionteck, CD2 Squadron Historical Officer 419 “Moose” Squadron NFTC The Heritage Preservation Project of 419 “Moose” Squadron is intertwined with the tale of a young Canadian World War II RCAF volunteer, Arthur Herbert Vincent Elmer – or Vince Elmer, as he is fondly remembered at the squadron today. One of five siblings, Vince Elmer hailed from the agricultural town of Yellow Grass in southern Saskatchewan. At 18 years of age he was oneRead More