Post Tagged with: "RCAF"

LCol Laura Laycock hands out treats to the local children while serving a UN Deployment in South Sudan.

Photo: Submitted

Fighting the good fight

April 13, 2021 at 1:31 pm

LCol Laura Laycock It was Oct. 7, 2019, and not only was life good, it was amazing. My career in the Royal Canadian Air Force was going great. I loved my job and was getting promoted. Throughout my Canadian Armed Forces career of over 20 years, I had represented Canada around the world with NORAD, NATO and the UN. I had married the most incredible man. We relocated to Ottawa, started to travel the worldRead More

4 Wing Cold Lake conducted a large formation flypast over the city of Cold Lake with six Royal Canadian Air Force CT-155 Hawks and 15 Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornets to celebrate the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 97th Birthday on April 1. 2021.

Photo: Aviator Avery Philpott

RCAF celebrates 97 years of service

April 6, 2021 at 5:33 pm

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, the Royal Canadian Air Force celebrated its 97th birthday Joanna Calder When the First World War broke out, Canadians were eager take to the skies, flying the newest technological development in warfare – the airplane. But those who wanted to join Great Britain’s Royal Flying Corps (RFC) generally transferred from the Army after serving in the trenches of Europe or obtained a basic flying certificate from a private company inRead More

4 Wing Flyby to celebrate Royal Canadian Air Force 97th Birthday

March 30, 2021 at 11:55 am

March 26, 2021 – Cold Lake, AB – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces On April 1, 2021, 4 Wing Cold Lake, will conduct a fly-past over the City of Cold Lake, Alberta, in recognition of the 97th birthday of the Royal Canadian Air Force, our readiness to support our NORAD mandate, and the contribution of all members of the community that have endured a very difficult year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Twelve CF-18 Hornets,Read More

On March 9, 2020, Corporal Kirandeep Braich (right) shows Nolan Boisvert how to use a torque wrench, a tool used frequently by 1 Air Maintenance Squadron Aviation Systems Technicians at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta. 

Photo: Private Connie Valin, 4 Wing Imaging

A dynamic career with the RCAF

March 16, 2021 at 1:47 pm

Capt Rachel Brosseau, 4 Wing Public Affairs Corporal (Cpl) Kirandeep Braich is an Aviation Technician (AVN) at 1 Air Maintenance Squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake. Cpl Braich has worked on the CF-18 servicing, maintenance, troubleshooting, operating support equipment, inspections, aircraft functional checks, towing, marshalling, and paperwork for related systems. The journey to become a qualified AVN tech is not a short path but Cpl Braich soaked in every minute, encountering many unique experiences alongRead More

Chief Warrant Officer Denis Gaudreault (on the left), RCAF CWO, and Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, Commander RCAF. Almost a year after the pandemic began, masks remain a vital addition to dress of the day. 

Photo: Associate Deputy Minister (Public Affairs) Imagery

Command Team Perspective: A Pandemic is No Match for TALENT

February 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm

RCAF When we launched the last PERSpectives Winter edition almost a year ago, no one could have foreseen that in a matter of weeks we would be thrust into a new -and still ongoing- work environment, one that would significantly affect the way many of us would interact with each other. As the RCAF has adjusted and readjusted -ensuring our defence commitments continue to be met while we keep each other safe- we have soughtRead More

The RCAF conducted High Arctic air training in Iqaluit, Nunavut. 

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu, 3 Wing Imaging

Royal Canadian Air Force conducts Fighter Training in the High Arctic

January 26, 2021 at 1:25 pm

National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces From January 18 to 20, 2021, as part of the Canadian Armed Forces’ ongoing commitment to an enduring presence in the furthest reaches of the Arctic, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) conducted High Arctic air training involving two CF-18 Hornet fighters and one CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refueling aircraft operating from Iqaluit, Nunavut. The training saw CF-18 fighter jets from Bagotville, Quebec rendezvous with a CC-150T Polaris air-to-air refuelerRead More