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In a darkened room, people wearing disruptive pattern uniforms look at images and charts displayed on computer and wall screens.

8 ACCS on Bold Quest 19.1 in Finland

8 Air Communication and Control Squadron and 51 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron members are home from Exercise Bold Quest 19.1.
July 25, 2019

The Royal Canadian Air Force roundel

Canada announces next step in future fighter competition

On July 23, 2019, the Government of Canada achieved a major milestone in the future fighter acquisition process. Following extensive engagement with industry and eligible suppliers over the past 18 months, the formal Request for Proposals has been released to eligible suppliers.
July 23, 2019

Five people wearing military disruptive camouflage uniforms, including helmets, and holding rifles, stand in a muddy roadway, barricaded with concertina wire, a forest.

RCAF Reserve-led basic military training course wraps up

On June 27, 2019, RCAF and RCN reservists graduated from an RCAF-led basic military qualification course held at Camp Aldershot, Nova Scotia.
July 23, 2019

A young man wearing a flight suit sits in the cockpit of a small aircraft, looking out through the open door.

British Columbia air cadet achieves “rare air”

A British Columbia air cadet has achieved a rare distinction—qualifying to fly a “tow plane” to tow air cadet gliders.
July 19, 2019

A woman and a man, both wearing blue military uniforms with medals, shake hands and smile.

Governor General honours remarkable Canadians

Four current and one retired members of the Royal Canadian Air Force were among those honoured by Governor General and Commander-in-Chief Julie Payette during a June 13, 2019, ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario.
July 18, 2019

Three men, wearing military uniforms and holding pens, sit behind a tartan covered table. In front of each is a large document.

19 Wing welcomes new honorary colonel

19 Wing Comox welcomed Robert Quartermain as the wing’s new honorary colonel on July 4, 2019.
July 16, 2019

A montage of two women in aircraft cockpits, flying the aircraft.

Northern Lights Aero Foundation announces 2019 award winners

Two RCAF women are among the 2019 winners of the Northern Lights Aero Foundation “Elsie” awards, which honour Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions to aviation and aerospace.
July 16, 2019

The crest of 5 Wing Goose Bay

Planned upgrades for airfield at 5 Wing Goose Bay

Government announces upgrades planned for the airfield at 5 Wing Goose Bay.
July 15, 2019

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

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