Our People

The men and women of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and their civilian colleagues are the RCAF’s greatest strength, the heart of the institution and the foundation upon which the RCAF’s future is built. They are extraordinary and professional, capable of accomplishing great things, setting standards of quality that are respected around the world. Day after day, night after night they contribute directly and indirectly to the delivery of air and space power for our nation.

Our airmen and airwomen are guided and inspired by the achievements of those who have served in the Air Force throughout its history.

Here are some of their stories.

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Claims period now open for CAF-DND sexual misconduct class action settlement

Individuals affected by sexual misconduct in the military workplace may now submit a claim for financial compensation and to participate in a restorative engagement program. This is the next step that was outlined in the court approved settlement of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Department of National Defence (DND) sexual misconduct class action lawsuit.
July 15, 2020

Master Corporal Lindsey Sanders is presented the 2019 RCAF Reserve Junior NCM of the Year Award

ICYMI: RCAF Reserve Junior NCM of the Year (2019)

Master Corporal Lindsey Sanders, Senior Human Resource Administrator with the 17 RCAF Reserve Flight in Winnipeg was recognized as the “RCAF Reserve Junior NCM of the Year.”
July 8, 2020

Presentation of the Joint Task Force Nijmegen coin to Corporal Robert Ouellette

Imagery Technician Recognized for Support to JTF Nijmegen 2019

Corporal Robert Ouellette, 22 Wing Imagery Technician received a letter of appreciation and coin for his outstanding artistic design of the Four Days Marches Nijmegen collage produced in June 2019.
July 8, 2020

Second Lieutenant Randy Bilodeau

22 Wing the Best of Both Worlds for this Reserve Officer

An interview with Second Lieutenant Randy Bilodeau, Royal Canadian Air Force Reserve Logistics Officer at 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay.
July 8, 2020

People wearing military uniforms form a circle to participate in a smudging ceremony

14 Wing’s command team gathers to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day

Master Seaman Scott Carson used his Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group’s eagle feather to waft a smudge’s scented smoke to the eyes, ears, mouths, hands and body of people attending a ceremony marking National Indigenous Peoples Day at 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia.
June 26, 2020

Four men in uniform walking in front of lines of uniformed individuals.

Farewell to the father of the modern RCAF

On October 14, 2020, the RCAF lost one of its most influential leaders. Referred to as the father of the modern Canadian Air Force, Lieutenant-General William Carr was the driving force in creating “a consolidated organization to properly administer all military aviation in Canada.” He was 97.
October 14, 2020

A man wearing a blue military uniform and wedge hat speaks behind a podium and microphones.

We have been passed the torch, and we must not fail

The national Battle of Britain commemorative ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the epic aerial battle was held on September 20, 2020 in Ottawa. The Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force spoke during the ceremony. Here are his remarks.
September 21, 2020

Two men wearing military uniforms look at a flat round object on a table.

Battle of Britain profile: Wing Commander Arthur Hicklin Warner

Every Canadian who served in the Battle of Britain contributed greatly to the war effort, and one of these many honourable Canadians was Arthur Hicklin Warner.
September 17, 2020

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Battle of Britain profile: Norma Zelia Watts – WAAF radio telephonist

During the Battle of Britain, Norma Zelia Watts was the ground contact for the aircrews that fought back the German Luftwaffe in the British skies.
September 15, 2020

Six men wearing military uniforms with belted tunics, stand in a row.

The Battle of Britain: The RCAF gains new leadership

Many Canadian fighter pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain put their knowledge and experience, gained during the crucial battle, to excellent use as they provided foundational leadership for new squadrons over the following years of the war.
August 20, 2020

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