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A graphic with the words “Quality of Life—Quality of Service” and “Qualité de vie—Qualité de service” on either side of an RCAF roundel.

Quality of Life—Quality of Service initiatives

In June 2019, programs were launched to ensure the continuing health of the RCAF and our ability to achieve mission success. This fact sheet outlines these initiatives.
June 10, 2019

A man crouches on the wing of a propeller-driven fighter aircraft. The wing are painted in stripes. A motorcycle is in the foreground.

D-Day: Canada’s three services on Operation Overlord

Canada’s Navy, Army and Air Force were all fully engaged in the battle to establish a beachhead in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
June 6, 2019

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D-Day Profile of Courage: Leading Aircraftwoman Eugénie “Frankie” Turner

Leading Aircraftwoman Eugénie “Frankie” Turner was principally responsible for two RCAF squadrons (408 and 426), each squadron having 15 bombers. During D-Day, she worked 24 hours straight to keep the squadrons’ operations up-to-the-minute on developing events.
June 6, 2019

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RCAF commander visits 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

The RCAF command team visited 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron on May 8, 2019, to present a special badge to members of the unit.
June 6, 2019

A group of men wearing military uniforms crouch on top of or stand in front of a single-propeller fighter aircraft, looking at a letter that two of the men are holding between them.

Swiftly and surely on D-Day: 430 Squadron and the Normandy invasion

430 Squadron flew 30 sorties on D-Day.
June 5, 2019

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Joint statement on the occasion of Air Force Day on Parliament Hill

“Today we celebrate the 13th annual Air Force Day on Parliament Hill to honour the brave and dedicated Royal Canadian Air Force aviators who work tirelessly to protect Canada and Canadians."
June 4, 2019

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D-Day: The RCAF and Air Defence of Great Britain

To prepare for the invasion of Europe, the RAF’s Fighter Command was divided between 2nd Tactical Air Force and the Air Defence of Great Britain (ADGB). Two of the fighter squadrons in the new ADGB were RCAF squadrons, and their aircrew took to the skies on D-Day.
June 4, 2019

Three medals on blue and gold ribbons, all of them comprising blue crosses with red-bordered circles in the centre and topped with crowns, are displayed on a chart inscribed with people’s ranks and names.

Governor General invests 42 into the Order of Military Merit

Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada Julie Payette presided over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony on May 27, 2019, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, bestowing the honour on two Commanders, eight Officers and 32 Members. Among them were several members of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
June 4, 2019

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The Canadian Armed Forces begin new operation to help monitor North Korea sanctions

In June 2019, the Canadian Armed Forces, under Operation Neon, are deploying ships and a maritime patrol aircraft to ensure sanctions are imposed against North Korea.
June 3, 2019

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Second World War veteran revisits the Halifax bomber

More than 70 years after Flight Lieutenant (retired) Stuart Vallières flew in Halifax heavy bombers during the Second World War, he again entered the “belly of the beast” during a visit to the Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ontario.
June 3, 2019

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