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Homecoming motorcade procession for Captain Brenden MacDonald, Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, and Master Corporal Matthew Cousins

Captain Brenden MacDonald, Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, and Master Corporal Matthew Cousins will arrive home in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, on Thursday, June 25.
June 24, 2020

A photo montage of six people wearing green and black flight suits.

Canadian Armed Forces members recovered from Stalker 22 crash identified

On June 18, 2020, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario identified the remains of four of the six Canadian Armed Forces members killed in the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash of April 29.
June 22, 2020

Two people wearing camouflage uniforms standing in snow use binoculars.

NORAD Agile Airpower Seminar goes virtual

Members of the CAF, the United States Department of Defense, and other stakeholders virtually convened for the latest edition of the series of Arctic Air Power Seminars.
June 17, 2020

A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter

Operational pause of CH-148 Cyclone fleet lifted

The Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, Lieutenant-General Alain Pelletier, has lifted the operational pause on the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter fleet. 
June 16, 2020

The crests of the RCN and RCAF

Directorate of Flight Safety releases initial report on CH-148 Cyclone accident

On June 8, 2020, the Department of National Defence’s Airworthiness Investigative Authority issued its From the Investigator report in relation to the accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter on Wednesday, 29 April 2020.
June 8, 2020

A jet aircraft flying.

Canadian Armed Forces Replaces Two 30-year-old Challenger Aircraft

On June 6, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that it is replacing two Challenger model 601 utility aircraft with two Challenger model 650s for the Canadian Armed Forces to allow for continuation of mission critical roles.
June 6, 2020

A black and white photo of propeller fighter aircraft on a field with a church spire in the background.

D-Day and air power

Air power was critical in the weeks leading up to D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. The Allies required total air supremacy, including the ability to provide close air support to the invaders and to disrupt enemy communications and transport.
June 5, 2020

A black and white photo of man sitting in the cockpit of First World War fighter biplane.

Billy Bishop, Canada’s first Air Force Victoria Cross winner

On June 2, 1917, Capt William Avery “Billy” Bishop took off from his home base with No. 60 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, near Arras in northern France, on a daring early morning mission that would win him the Victoria Cross.
June 2, 2020

CT114161 bird in very close proximity to the aircraft right engine

Directorate of Flight Safety releases initial report on CF Snowbirds accident

The Department of National Defence’s Airworthiness Investigative Authority has issued a preliminary From the Investigator report in relation to the Snowbirds accident in Kamloops on May 17, 2020.
June 1, 2020

The crests of the RCN and RCAF

HMCS Fredericton personnel and Stalker 22 located

In the early morning of May 27, 2020, a combined Canadian Armed Forces and United States Navy search and recovery team arrived at the CH-148 Cyclone crash site, which is approximately 220 nautical miles east of Catania, Sicily.
May 28, 2020

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