2 Wing contingent departs for Operation Reassurance

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August 23, 2019    
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2 Wing contingent departs for Operation Reassurance Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
On the morning of August 19, 2019, a contingent of approximately 60 members of 2 Air Expeditionary Wing departed Bagotville, Quebec, for Operation Reassurance in Romania. 2 Wing is sending an Air Force Activation Surge Team (AFAST) to Romania to prepare for the arrival of the Air Task Force (ATF). ATF-Romania is the air component of Operation Reassurance, Canada’s contribution to NATO’s assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe.  READ MORE

Départ d’un contingent de la 2e Escadre expéditionnaire aérienne dans le cadre de l’opération Reassurance Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
Le 19 août 2019 en matinée, un contingent d’environ 60 membres de la 2e Escadre expéditionnaire aérienne de l’Aviation royale canadienne a quitté Bagotville (Québec) afin de se rendre en Roumanie, dans le cadre de l’opération Reassurance. La 2e Escadre envoie une équipe de préparation d’aérodrome, ou AFAST (de l’anglais Air Force Activation Surge Team), en Roumanie afin de préparer l’arrivée de la Force opérationnelle aérienne (FOA). La FOA -Roumanie est la composante aérienne de l’opération Reassurance, la participation canadienne aux mesures d’apaisement et de dissuasion de l’OTAN en Europe centrale et en Europe de l’Est.LIRE PLUS

401 Squadron provides air cover during Dieppe raid Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
By the time Operation Jubilee began in August 1942, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 401 “Ram” Squadron was an established fighter squadron although, as with most RCAF units, it was a mix of experienced pilots and men fresh from the training mill. Their day-to-day life would have focused on learning the intricacies of their deadly craft, both as individuals and part of a flight, punctuated by fighter sweeps and escort duties. Fighter Command was very much in an offensive frame of mind and carried the fight to the Luftwaffe at every opportunity.  READ MORE

Le 401e Escadron assure la couverture aérienne lors du raid sur Dieppe Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
Au début de l’opération Jubilee en août 1942, le 401e Escadron « Ram » de l’Aviation royale canadienne était un escadron de chasseurs bien établi, même si, comme dans la plupart des unités de l’ARC, il réunissait des pilotes expérimentés et des hommes ayant tout juste terminé leur entraînement. Leur vie quotidienne portait essentiellement sur l’apprentissage des subtilités de leur métier meurtrier, à la fois en tant que personnes et que dans le cadre d’un vol, ponctuées de sweeps de chasseurs et de tâches d’escorte. Le commandant des chasseurs était dans un état d’esprit offensif et menait la lutte à la Luftwaffe à chaque occasion. LIRE PLUS

Systems experts: 75th anniversary of RCAF flight engineers Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Flight engineers (FEs) may be a vanishing breed in civil aviation, but not so in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), where a generally more complex operational environment with evolving systems requires more hands on the flight deck or back in the cabin. In fact, the military’s annual intake of FE candidates has been increased to 30 from 25, and there’s likely going to be a similar increase in the not-too-distant future to offset attrition mainly due to an aging demographic.  READ MORE

Marine Corps captain makes history by becoming first female F-35B jet pilot Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

National Post
Almost 25 years after having their first female aviator, the Marines have their first female F-35B jet pilot. Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz, 29, from Boise, Idaho, has become the first female F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jet pilot.  READ MORE

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The RAF Benevolent Fund has today launched a major new campaign in its centenary year. We are urging the public to help us repay the debt we all owe to our RAF veterans and their families who are in need of help. In particular, we need to reach out to the National Service and World War Two veterans, before it’s too late. They put on the uniform of our country when we needed them to, the least we can do is be there for them when they themselves need our help.  READ MORE

50th Anniversary Updates Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Snowbirds Alumni Association 
Dear Alumni – Honoraries – Associates.
We are pleased to pass along that the 50th Anniversary planning is proceeding nicely on many fronts. Still a lot of work to be done! At this time we are happy to send along some of the local hotels that will be offering blocked rooms and/or discounts for the Reunion — scheduled for 15-18 October 2020. More hotels/motels to follow as we proceed. 

CANSEC 2019 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

CANSEC is North America’s largest tri-lateral defence event. As the event has evolved over its 20 year history, CANSEC has been established as the platform for defence and security companies operating in Canada to come together with key decision-makers from military and government, both national and international. Held annually in Ottawa since 1998, CANSEC 2019 will once again showcase leading-edge technology, products and services for land-based, naval, aerospace and joint forces military units.  READ MORE

Air Cadet League 2019 Campaign Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Envisioned as Canada’s premier and world class youth development movement, the Air Cadet program seeks to encourage and enhance the development of well-adjusted, civic minded youth in undertaking leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world. The Air Cadet League of Canada’s mission is to promote Canadian youth to develop an interest in aviation and aerospace and to provide opportunities to engage in enriching program elements such as physical education, music and public speaking. Since 1941, the Air Cadet League of Canada has supported the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, both financially and through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, to ensure that Canada’s Supporting Air Cadets makes a difference in the lives of young people. Let’s work together to make sure that every Cadet has the opportunities — donate today!  READ MORE

‘I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been an Air Cadet’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Air Cadet League of Canada 
Were you an Air Cadet? The Air Cadet League wants to know where being an Air Cadet has taken you; join the Air Cadet Alumni and share your “Cadet Story” with us.  READ MORE


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