Master Corporal Russel Egler

Biography / November 17, 2016

Master Corporal Russel Egler joined the naval reserve force in 1998 at HMCS Queen in his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan.  Upon completion of his occupation and trades training in 1999 at Esquimalt, BC, he was posted to Halifax, Nova Scotia and served on HMCS Goose Bay, Kingston, Moncton and Summerside until 2004.  During this period, he completed several operations: testing Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel capabilities with mechanical minesweeping and route survey during Operations Unified Spirit and Blue Game.  In 2004, promoted to Master Seaman, he was posted to Canadian Forces Fleet School Quebec for 2 years as an instructor in weapons and route survey. 

In 2006, Master Corporal Egler became an Aviation Systems Technician with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was posted to 4 Wing Cold Lake at 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron to maintain the CF-188 Hornet.  Shortly thereafter, he was posted to 431 Air Demonstration Squadron at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. During his time with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Master Corporal Egler has instructed in the technical training cell. He has also travelled with the Air Display Flight over the course of four seasons.

Master Corporal Egler states that through all his experiences in his military service, being a part of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be difficult to rival.

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