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A smiling man wearing a tan flight suit and an olive green survival vest with an attached breathing apparatus and communications package stands in front of a single-seat jet aircraft on an airfield.

Demonstration pilot Captain Brian Kilroy shows the right stuff

Captain Brian Kilroy can’t hide his enthusiasm telling you about the fun he had this summer. And for good reason; he got to fly his favourite CF-18 Hornet every weekend in twists and turns as well as represent 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) across the country and a stop in the U.S. Captain Kilroy was this year’s CF-18 Hornet demonstration pilot, flying at air shows from June until late September.
November 20, 2019

A military helicopter flies very low above a desert landscape, surrounded by dust.

RCAF’s 408 Squadron trains with Allies for Iraq deployment

408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron went to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, in November 2019 to train in desert-like conditions in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Iraq.
November 20, 2019

Various medals, with ribbons attached, are lined up in rows on a table.

Governor General honours remarkable Canadians

Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada Julie Payette presented honours to 41 recipients, including members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on November 12, 2019.
November 19, 2019

In a dimly-lit room, military personnel wearing military flight suits and headphones work on computers and make notes.

Greenwood squadrons participate in international virtual exercise

Through September 2019, RCAF personnel and mission simulators connected with people and assets from the U.S. Air Force and Navy, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force for a joint warfare simulation exercise.
November 15, 2019

A red aircraft in flight.

Five new inductees for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Four individuals, including a First and Second World War Royal Canadian Air Force member and an RCAF air demonstration team, will be honoured by Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2020.
November 15, 2019

A man wearing orange coveralls and a green helmet with a communications package and a beacon sits in the cargo area of an aircraft in flight over heavily forested land.

435 Squadron member awarded SAR Tech of the Year

Search and rescue technician Sergeant Brandon Schetterer, from 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron, has been named “SAR Tech of the Year" by the Para Rescue Association of Canada.
November 14, 2019

Three people wearing military uniforms and two wearing civilian clothing stand in a row in front of a tall engraved stone monument.

The Royal Norwegian Air Force celebrates 75 years in Canada

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Royal Norwegian Air Force and Canada’s support of its founding, the heads of the Royal Norwegian Air Force travelled to Canada to tour three landmarks in the history of their air force.
November 14, 2019

A woman wearing a military flight suit with headphones over her ears sits behind the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit of a large aircraft.

436 Transport Squadron welcomes new honorary colonel

In November 2019, Cathie Puckering, CEO of the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, was invested as the honorary colonel of 436 Transport Squadron in Trenton, Ontario.
November 13, 2019

A man wearing a disruptive-pattern uniform and a blue beret prepares to be high-fived by a toddler, while a second man in a similar uniform and a large crowd of people watch.

75th anniversary of 407 Squadron aircraft forced landing in Norway

Six Canadians crash-landed their Second World War bomber in Nazi-occupied Norway in 1944. Since the mid-1980s, their descendants and the descendants of the Norwegians who helped them escape the Nazis, gather yearly to remember and give thanks.
November 7, 2019

In the foreground, a person wearing a camouflage pattern uniform raises a Canadian flag, while a man wearing an RCAF dress uniform salutes and additional personnel in the background salute.

Shearwater technician and Aboriginal advisor retires after 39 year career

Sergeant Tony Parsons retired in October 2019 in Shearwater, N.S., after a 39-year career with the Navy and RCAF. During his time in uniform, he learned of his Aboriginal heritage and became a dedicated member of the local Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group.
November 6, 2019

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