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RCAF responds to threat of COVID-19

RCAF responds to threat of COVID-19

April 7, 2020 at 2:55 pm

• Practice physical distancing • Keep fit • Follow force protection measures • Stay connected • Be ready to deploy wherever and whenever needed in service to Canada Canada.ca/defence Dear members of the RCAF team, As you are aware, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is taking exceptional and unprecedented measures to do our part in Canada’s concentrated effort to fight the spread of COVID-19. These steps are necessary to ensure the health and safety ofRead More

On November 17, 1942, some of the language students at the French-English School at RCAF #7 Manning Depot in Rockcliffe, Ontario (just east of Ottawa), take a break from their class to look at aircraft.
Photo: RCAF

Women have a long history in the Canadian forces

March 10, 2020 at 2:50 pm

RCAF Public Affairs Women have been involved in Canada’s military service and contributed to Canada’s rich military history and heritage for more than 100 years. We have been fully integrated in all occupations and roles for more than 20 years, with the exception of serving on submarines. That service was opened to women by the Royal Canadian Navy on March 8, 2000. The number of women in uniform has fluctuated over the years, with theRead More

Lieutenant Governor Lincoln Alexander, wearing the uniform of an honorary colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force, speaks with a veteran. 
Photo: Toronto Star archives

Alexander remembered during Black History Month

February 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Joanna Calder “The air force experience taught me the value of self-respect, discipline, and confidence, and those are elements that have served me well throughout my life. They apply to all areas, whether the air force, the law, or politics,” said Lincoln Alexander in his 2006 memoir Go to School, You’re a Little Black Boy. Alexander, Canada’s first black person elected to the House of Commons, first black federal cabinet minister, and first black personRead More

Monument marks where 1939 plane crash occurred.
Photo: DND

Memorial marks crash

November 5, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Joanna Calder As Remembrance Day, November 11th, approaches, we honour those who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Deep in the New Brunswick forest lie pieces of metal wreckage, partly covered in pine needles. They have been there for 80 years. Nearby is a new granite monument honouring the two Canadian airmen who died at the site—the first to lose their lives on Canadian soil during theRead More

4 Wing Cold Lake pilot Capt Brian Kilroy flies the 2019 Demonstration CF-18 Hornet at AERO Gatineau-Ottawa air show in September as Canadian astronaut Col Chris Hadfield flies the Spitfire Mk IX of Vintage Wings Canada.
Photo: RCAF

Demonstration pilot Kilroy shows the right stuff

October 15, 2019 at 9:31 am

Cliff Kenyon Capt. Brian Kilroy can’t hide his enthusiasm telling you about the fun he had this summer. And for good reason, he got to fly his favourite CF-18 Hornet every weekend in twists and turns as well as represent 4 Wing Cold Lake and the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF) across the country and a stop in the U.S. Kilroy was this year’s CF-18 Hornet demonstration pilot flying at air shows from June untilRead More

In July during the annual Arctic Buoy drop mission, Cpl Joe Gervais and Master Cpl Marc Lapensee push a large buoy carrying a GPS and enough batteries to last five years from the back of their CC-130 Hercules aircraft to the Arctic icepack below. They are from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, based at 8 Wing Trenton, Ont.
Photo: Ignatius Rigor

RCAF drops meteorological buoys in Arctic

September 10, 2019 at 3:42 pm

RCAF The second week of July, 2019, was an exciting one for some members of 413 Search and Rescue Squadron as they left 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, and headed north for the Arctic Buoy drop. This was the first time 14 Wing had been tasked with this annual mission. The crew flew to Resolute Bay, Nunavut, which served as their home base for the two days it took to successfully drop the buoys. ResoluteRead More