Post Tagged with: "419 Squadron"

CT-155 Hawks sit on Tarmac in Kamloops during 33rd annual mess dinner last month.
Photo: Capt Taylor Cartwright

Moosemen visit Kamloops

July 9, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Capt Taylor Cartwright The Moosemen of 419 “City of Kamloops” Squadron returned once again to their heritage town in British Columbia – bringing with them a four-ship of CT-155 Hawk fighter aircraft, instructors, and students. 419 Squadron’s first Commanding Officer, Wing Commander John “Moose” Fulton, was born and raised in Kamloops before flying for the Royal Air Force. During the Second World War, the squadron was adopted by the city of Kamloops. As an honourRead More

Capt Howard “Pikey” Pike sits on the wing with his daughter Melissa Shields in the jet as family members enjoy a day at 419 Squadron.
Photo: Submitted

Family members experience a day in the life

July 2, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Capt. Taylor Cartwright & Capt. Anthony Gandouin On Friday, June 21, 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron conducted a ‘Moose Walk’, an event organized to allow the friends and relatives of Squadron members to experience the work environment of their partners, spouses, and family members. With coordination across the Wing, including 4 Wing Operations Support Squadron (OSS), Air Traffic Control, and Rescue Services, the event was completed successfully with a close eye on safety and supervision.Read More

FLIT Course 1606 poses on top of a CT-155 Hawk after completing course while in El Centro, CA. L to R: Capt Brandyn Weidner, Capt Joshua Taylor, Capt Caleb Robert and Capt Kathryn Guenther.
Photo: DND/Maj Maciej Hatta

419 Squadron returns from Exercise Antler South

March 19, 2019 at 9:20 am

Capt Taylor Cartwright & Capt Steavon Taylor 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron (419 Tac F (T) Sqn) recently returned to 4 Wing Cold Lake from their three-week detachment to El Centro, California. The deployment was well timed in that it allowed the Squadron to avoid the worst of the Polar Vortex, which brought unusually frigid conditions to most of the country. Had the Squadron remained in Cold Lake, the exceptionally cold temperatures would have severelyRead More

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