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An artist’s concept of a yellow aircraft, with red wingtips and markings, flying over a winter landscape

It’s time to name our new search and rescue aircraft!

The RCAF is asking Canadians to choose their favourite from five possible names.
July 15, 2019

A large grey helicopter, with a main rotor and a smaller tail rotor, in flight.

What IS that RCAF bird called?

Occasionally confusion crops up about the alpha-numerical designation of Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft and their "popular" names. Here’s how it works.
July 12, 2019

A large group of men and women wearing a variety of military uniforms sit or stand in three rows, with old stone and brick turreted buildings beside and behind them, and a harbour and hills in the distant background,

Governor General invests recipients into the Order of Military Merit

The Governor General presented Honours to Canadian Armed Forces recipients at la Citadelle de Québec on July 3, 2019.
July 12, 2019

Three men wearing military uniforms sit behind a tartan covered table, holding pens with large documents on the table before them. Standing behind them are three more men, also wearing military uniforms.

418 Squadron flies again

418 Squadron has been re-established as 418 Search and Rescue Operational Training Squadron to train aircrew and maintainers for the RCAF’s new CC-295 fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft. The squadron commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Derek Jeffers, was appointed on July 11, 2019.
July 11, 2019

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Former Air Force commander passes away

Lieutenant-General Don McNaughton, who had a long and distinguished career in Canada’s Air Force, passed away on June 26, 2019. He commanded Air Command from 1985 to 1986.
July 10, 2019

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National Defence launches energy efficiency project at 3 Wing Bagotville

A $12 million energy performance contract has been awarded at 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, to upgrade 60 buildings with energy efficiency measures.
July 8, 2019

A large group of people, some in military uniforms, gathers around a rainbow-coloured sign. Behind them, six people in blue military uniforms stand on a flatbed trailer and hold musical instruments.

Canadian Armed Forces personnel show their Pride in Winnipeg

Some 60 local Canadian Armed Forces personnel participated in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Pride Parade on June 2, 2019.
July 5, 2019

Reporters holding cameras and microphones lean towards an elderly couple who are both sitting in wheelchairs. The man wears a beret and a blazer with several military medals on it.

Veteran celebrates 100th birthday and receives French Legion of Honour

A Royal Canadian Air Force veteran living in Winnipeg received France’s Legion of Honour, the nation’s highest decoration for merit, two days before his 100th birthday.
July 4, 2019

Two men in blue uniforms and two older men wearing dark blazers hung with medals stand in a row in front of display banners featuring aircraft, badges and people in uniform.

Air Force Day on Parliament Hill celebrates RCAF members, past and present

Air Force Day on Parliament Hill 2019 honoured RCAF members, past and present, and marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
July 3, 2019

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RCAF highlights historically low number of flight safety incidents

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 flight safety incidents in which Canadian military aircraft have been involved.
July 2, 2019

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