Post Tagged with: "RCAF"

Col. Mark Roberts (centre) 22 Wing commander and Major Brenda Tinsley, 51 Aerospace Control and Warning Operational Training Squadron Commander, cut the ribbon opening the Mission Training Centre at 22 Wing North Bay.
Photo: Cpl Robert Ouellette

Mission Training Centre boasts leading technology

July 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm

RCAF Public Affairs A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Ontario, to officially open the Mission Training Centre (MTC), a digital battleground that will train the next generation of Aerospace Controllers and Aerospace Control Operators. The MTC provides high fidelity simulations of the radar, radios, and data links encountered in the Canadian Air Defense Sector (CADS). Advanced exercise generation software will deliver scenarios tailored for individuals, small groups, orRead More

418 Squadron reformed as rescue unit

418 Squadron reformed as rescue unit

July 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm

RCAF The Royal Canadian Air Force’s 418 Squadron has been reformed as a search and rescue operational training unit. And now 418 Search and Rescue Operational Training Squadron has a commanding officer—Lieutenant-Colonel Derek Jeffers. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan signed the Ministerial Organization Order authorizing the re-establishment of 418 Squadron on March 13, 2019. Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the RCAF, and Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffers co-signed the documents appointing Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffers as commanding officer during a briefRead More

4 June 1963
Gimli, Manitoba
Portrait- Squadron Leader D.M. McNaughton

Former commander McNaughton dies

July 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm

RCAF Lieutenant-General Don McNaughton, a former commander of Air Command, passed away June 26, 2019, in Perth, Ontario. Lieutenant-General McNaughton commanded Air Command (now known as the Royal Canadian Air Force) from June 1985 to August 1986. Lieutenant-General McNaughton joined the Air Force in 1952 at the age of 18, and received his pilot wings the following year. He was employed as an instructor until 1958 when he was posted to the F-86 Sabre OperationalRead More

Flight safety RCAF priority

July 9, 2019 at 1:35 pm

Royal Canadian Air Force Canadian military aircraft have recorded an historically low number of flight safety incidents, an Ottawa conference was told last month. Hosted by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the 147th meeting of the Air Forces Flight Safety Committee (Europe) (AFFSC(E)) took place in Ottawa from June 23 to 28, 2019. The conference offered RCAF Director of Flight Safety, Colonel John Alexander, an opportunity to highlight the historically low number of flightRead More

Chief Warrant Officer Donald Farr (left) marks Air Force Day with veterans Bob Bradley (left) and Ronald Moyes with Major General Blaise Frawley, deputy commander of the RCAF.
Photo: Cpl Desiree T. Bourdon

Air Force Day on Parliament Hill celebrates RCAF

July 9, 2019 at 10:11 am

Sue Cocek Every day, there are many reasons to celebrate, honour and commemorate our military members. Recently, there was an opportunity to pay special recognition to those members who wear light blue as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). On June 4, 2019, Senator Joseph Day and the Royal Canadian Air Force Association of Canada (RCAFA) hosted Air Force Day on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa. This annual event—this year was the thirteenth—is aRead More

Changes to compensation and benefits for Canadian Armed Forces members

June 25, 2019 at 9:20 am

National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Treasury Board has approved a number of changes to compensation and benefits for members of the Canadian Armed Forces, it was announced June 18 in Ottawa. Many of these changes are major, and most are effective immediately and backdated. For most increases affecting pay or allowances, members should begin receiving the new rates on their end of August pay. The Department of National Defence and the Canadian ArmedRead More