Post Tagged with: "419 Squadron"

“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

419 Squadron and CAE personnel head out for their second flight of the day.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, Wing Imaging

419 Squadron conducts important training in El Centro, California

December 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

2Lt Camille Dolphin 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron has deployed with their CT-155 Hawk jets to El Centro, California to conduct warm weather training exercises at Exercise Antler South. “The southern deployments give 419 Squadron the ability to escape the snow and ice in northern Alberta, and to continue our fighter lead-in training where the skies are clear,” said LCol Colin Marks, Commanding Officer of 419 Squadron. Composed of pilots, regular force and reserve instructors,Read More

419 Squadron, which had previously been a unit of 15 Wing and a lodger unit at CFB Cold Lake, was transferred to 4 Wing authority on Friday. Earlier, 431 Squadron, based in Moose Jaw, was transferred from 4 Wing authority to 15 Wing.
Pictured above, 4 Wing Commander Col Paul Doyle receives the 419 Squadron Colours from BGen Sean Boyle.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, 4 Wing Imaging

419 Squadron comes home to 4 Wing

July 25, 2017 at 10:55 am
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