Post Tagged with: "419 Squadron"

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

“Moose” Squadron trains in Moose Jaw

February 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Capt Elson Boo, 419 Squadron Every winter, adverse weather in Cold Lake affects training progression for student pilots undergoing Fighter Lead-In Training with 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron. To overcome this, 419 Squadron deploys to other locations with more favourable and predictable weather. This year, while the majority of the squadron deployed to El Centro, California, a smaller detachment of 12 personnel from the RCAF and the Republic of Singapore Air Force deployed to 15Read More

Hawks from 419 Squadron arrive in El Centro.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, Wing Imaging

Ex Antler South generates fighter pilots for the RCAF

December 12, 2017 at 3:03 pm

2Lt Camille Dolphin Exercise Antler South, 419 Squadron’s current deployment to El Centro, California, is one step on the long journey to becoming an RCAF fighter pilot. Pilots in the RCAF go through many phases of flight training in the air and on the ground. The training is conducted all across Canada and the United States, ultimately preparing pilots to fly and fight in the CF-18 Hornet. Student pilots start with Primary Flying Training onRead More