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Update National Defence – Research & Development Canada – Aircrew Survey

We encourage any members of the Royal Canadian Legion that are eligible for this research to participate.


Comrades,

The researchers behind the recent survey on the signs and symptoms of mild hypoxia are extremely grateful for your high response rate to their survey. In fact, having initially expected to collect data from only 150 responders, the online tool automatically stopped collecting data after 200 surveys had been completed (by generating an error message). They have now rectified this problem, and can collect data from an additional 350 responders until 31 March 2019 at which point the link will be closed permanently. Please feel free to complete the survey at your convenience. The researchers are truly grateful for your support, and apologize for any inconvenience. The link to the survey appears below (two spaces have been added after the https: in the first link to help avoid it being stripped by the DWAN (military-government) servers; copy and paste into your browser and delete the two spaces to make it work):

https://caehf.limequery.com/618468?lang=en

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National Defence – Research & Development Canada – Aircrew Survey

We aren’t sure if any of our members qualify to participate in this research.


Dear Member,

The Department of National Defence (DND) Research & Development Canada (DRDC) is conducting a survey specifically for (all) aircrew, on the signs and symptoms of Mild Hypoxic Hypoxia. The link to the survey is here: https://caehf.limequery.com/618468?lang=en . Please share this link with all of your aircrew colleagues and friends who may wish to contribute to this important scientific flight-focused research.

Please note that the online survey can be completed using any internet browser running on a computer or a smartphone. The survey is expected to 10-15 minutes to complete, for which the responder will receive $13.37 in stress remuneration. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely, Fethi and Oshin
Fethi Bouak, PhD
Defence Scientist, Toronto Research Centre Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) / Government of Canada fethi.bouak@forces.gc.ca / Tel: 416-635-2079

Scientifique de la défense, Centre de recherches de Toronto Recherche et développement pour la défense Canada (RDDC) / Gouvernement du Canada fethi.bouak@forces.gc.ca / Tél. : 416-635-2079

DRDC is an agency of the Department of National Defence / RDDC est une agence du ministère de la Défense nationale

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RCAF working toward new sniper pod placement on CF-188 Hornet

From the RCAF Association.


May 18, 2018    
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RCAF working toward new sniper pod placement on CF-188 Hornet Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Skies 
In a two-by-three metre wind tunnel at the National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) aerospace research centre in Ottawa, aerospace engineers are gathering data for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to validate the placement of the sniper pod on the centreline station of the CF-188 Hornet. READ MORE

Canadians and the legendary Dambusters Raid Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
2018 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Chastise, the legendary Dambusters Raid, which occurred on the night of 16/17 May, 1943. Seventy-five years ago, 19 Avro Lancaster bombers, with British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand crews, departed from England on a daring nighttime bombing mission code named “Operation Chastise.” Their goal was to strike river dams, with the result of disrupting water supplies and industrial production and diverting resources from other aspects of the German war effort.  READ MORE

Les Canadiens et le légendaire raid des Briseurs de barrages Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
L’année 2018 marque le 75e anniversaire de l’opération Chastise, le légendaire raid des Briseurs de barrages, qui a eu lieu pendant la nuit du 16 au 17 mai 1943. Il y a soixante-quinze ans, 19 bombardiers Avro Lancaster et leurs équipages constitués d’aviateurs britanniques, canadiens, australiens et néo-zélandais décollaient d’Angleterre pour mener une audacieuse mission de bombardement nocturne baptisée « opération Chastise ». La mission visait à endommager des barrages afin de nuire à l’approvisionnement en eau et à la production industrielle allemande, de même qu’à détourner des ressources d’autres pans de l’effort de guerre allemand.LIRE PLUS

UN Command names Canadian to key post in South Korea for the first time Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Globe and Mail 
A Canadian soldier has been appointed deputy commander at the United Nations Command in South Korea, a post that will place Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre at the centre of deliberations over the future of the Asian Peninsula. The United Nations Command is the multinational force that was created in response to North Korean aggression more than half a century ago and which defended South Korea during the Korean War.  READ MORE

‘People, Policy, Program and Posture’ will be the RCAF’s anchor points Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Skies 
On May 4, 2018, LGen Al Meinzinger assumed command of the Royal Canadian Air Force from LGen Mike Hood, who has retired from the Canadian Armed Forces. Following are Meinzinger’s remarks from the change of command ceremony, held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.  READ MORE

NORAD’s struggle for relevance on its 60th birthday Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

iPolitics 
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. On May 12, 1958, the United States and Canada, recognizing that it made more sense to defend the airspace of North America together rather than separately, signed the first NORAD agreement.  READ MORE

Aircraft used by Snowbirds aerobatic team, on the go since 1963, will be kept flying until 2030 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

National Post 
The 55-year-old planes used by the Canadian military’s iconic Snowbirds aerobatic team will be kept flying until 2030. Aircraft avionics will be modernized on the CT-114 Tutors to comply with upcoming aviation regulations and the life of the aircraft extended for another 12 years, according to April 2018 Royal Canadian Air Force documents obtained by Postmedia. The avionics upgrade is required if the planes are to continue flying in North American airspace. It is unclear at this point what other work will also be needed to be done on the aging aircraft. READ MORE

 UPCOMING EVENTS

Biennial General Meeting Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF
Notice is hereby given, as required by the Constitution and By-Laws, that the 2nd Biennial General Meeting of the RCAF Association will be held in Calgary, Alberta, 12 to 14 October 2018, with convention headquarters located at the Hotel Arts as described below.  READ MORE

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force now includes a third airshow — the Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘military pageant’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ian Allan Travel 
On Aug. 17, 1917, South African General Jan Smuts presented a report to the British government’s War Council setting out his ideas on the future of air power. The report was duly approved and led to the formation of the world’s first air force being born on the April 1, 1918. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed by the amalgamation of the squadrons and military personnel of the British Army’s “Royal Flying Corps” (RFC) with the Royal Navy’s “Royal Naval Air Service” (RNAS).  READ MORE

Air Cadet League 2018 Campaign Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF 
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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New commander for RCAF

From the RCAF Association.


May 11, 2018    
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New commander for RCAF Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
Command of the Royal Canadian Air Force changed hands at a ceremony held May 4, 2018, in Ottawa. The new commander of the RCAF, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, assumed command from Lieutenant-General Mike Hood at a ceremony held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa and presided over by General Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff.  READ MORE

L’ARC accueille un nouveau commandant Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Lors d’une cérémonie tenue le 4 mai 2018, à Ottawa, on a procédé à la passation du commandement de l’Aviation royale canadienne. Le lieutenant-général Al Meinzinger a relevé le lieutenant-général Mike Hood à titre de commandant de l’ARC lors d’une cérémonie au Musée de l’aviation et de l’espace du Canada, à Ottawa, présidée par le général Jonathan Vance, chef d’état-major de la défense. LIRE PLUS

17 Wing Winnipeg welcomes new Honorary Colonel Murray Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
Four generations of the Murray family, along with some 70 other people, were present at the ceremony welcoming Honorary Colonel Stuart Murray, the newly appointed honorary colonel of 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba, held on March 21, 2018, at the officers’ mess. “I’m very honoured to welcome Honorary Colonel Murray to the 17 Wing family,” said wing commander Colonel Andy Cook. “His breadth of political and corporate experience will serve us very well in years to come.”  READ MORE

La 17e Escadre Winnipeg accueille un nouveau colonel honoraire Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Quatre générations de membres de la famille Murray, ainsi qu’environ soixante-dix autres invités, ont assisté à la cérémonie de nomination de Stuart Murray à titre de nouveau colonel honoraire de la 17e Escadre Winnipeg, au Manitoba. La cérémonie a eu lieu le 21 mars 2018 au mess des officiers.« J’ai le grand honneur d’accueillir le colonel honoraire Murray dans la famille de la 17e Escadre », a dit le colonel Andy Cook. « Sa vaste expérience politique et ministérielle nous sera très utile au cours des prochaines années. » LIRE PLUS

CAE and KF Aerospace join forces in SkyAlyne Canada Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Canadian Defence Review
CAE and KF Aerospace, two Canadian military pilot and aircrew training leaders, have announced that they have aligned to form SkyAlyne Canada Inc., a 50/50 joint venture that will focus on developing and delivering world-class military pilot and aircrew training in Canada. By establishing the SkyAlyne joint venture, CAE and KF Aerospace are bringing together two Canadian companies with unmatched experience and capabilities in the delivery of pilot and aircrew training in Canada.  READ MORE

Top Aces achieves 70,000 hours of air combat training excellence worldwide Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Top Aces
Top Aces recently announced that it reached 70,000 hours of air combat training excellence worldwide. The event occurred during a training mission for the Canadian Armed Forces near Victoria, British Columbia. Training provided by Top Aces preserves valuable fleet life of military front line fighters and enhances military operational effectiveness.  READ MORE

Magellan Aerospace secures multiple Boeing contracts Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Magellan
Magellan Aerospace (“Magellan”) announced that a number of major contract extensions and new awards have been made by The Boeing Company to Magellan. Multi-year contract renewals were agreed to for the manufacture of titanium wing fittings for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the detail manufacture and assembly of the tanker door for the Boeing 767-2C aircraft. In addition, Magellan was also awarded a new multi-year contract to manufacture winglet components for the Boeing 737 MAX. The components and assemblies associated with these multiple contracts will be delivered from Magellan’s facilities in New York, New York and Middletown, Ohio. READ MORE

 UPCOMING EVENTS

Biennial General Meeting Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF
Notice is hereby given, as required by the Constitution and By-Laws, that the 2nd Biennial General Meeting of the RCAF Association will be held in Calgary, Alberta, 12 to 14 October 2018, with convention headquarters located at the Hotel Arts as described below.  READ MORE

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force now includes a third airshow — the Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘military pageant’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ian Allan Travel 
On Aug. 17, 1917, South African General Jan Smuts presented a report to the British government’s War Council setting out his ideas on the future of air power. The report was duly approved and led to the formation of the world’s first air force being born on the April 1, 1918. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed by the amalgamation of the squadrons and military personnel of the British Army’s “Royal Flying Corps” (RFC) with the Royal Navy’s “Royal Naval Air Service” (RNAS).  READ MORE

Air Cadet League 2018 Campaign Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF 
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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Royal Air Force celebrates 100th anniversary

A newsletter from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


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April 20, 2018    
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Royal Air Force celebrates 100th anniversary Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
The Royal Air Force came into being on April 1, 1918, with the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. The RAF is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout this year, and the Royal Canadian Air Force will be celebrating its shared history of training, warfighting and mutual respect with the RAF.  READ MORE

La Royal Air Force célèbre son centenaire Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
La Royal Air Force, née de la fusion du Royal Flying Corps et du Royal Naval Air Service, a vu le jour le 1er avril 1918. La RAF souligne donc cette année son centenaire et l’Aviation royale canadienne célèbre l’histoire qu’elle partage avec la RAF, tant sur le plan de l’entraînement que du combat et du respect. LIRE PLUS

16 Wing supports Humboldt Broncos Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
As a result of the tragic and fatal bus crash on April 6, 2018, that robbed a nation of fifteen lives while injuring fourteen others, Canadian Armed Forces members at 16 Wing, located in Borden, ON, wanted to support the countless families across Canada and within this small Saskatchewan community in mourning their loss. Together as one team, the staff and students from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s largest training establishment donned their favourite hockey jerseys over their CADPAT [camouflage pattern] uniforms and held a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on April 10, 2018, for those touched by the Humboldt Broncos’ tragedy.  READ MORE

La 16e Escadre témoigne son soutien aux Broncos de Humboldt Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
À la suite de la collision tragique du 6 avril 2018, qui a privé quinze jeunes de leur avenir et fait quatorze blessés, les militaires des Forces armées canadiennes à la 16e Escadre, située à Borden, en Ontario, souhaitaient aider les innombrables familles en deuil partout au Canada et dans la petite collectivité en Saskatchewan. Le personnel et les stagiaires du plus grand établissement d’instruction de l’Aviation royale canadienne ont tous revêtu leur chandail de hockey préféré par-dessus leur uniforme à camouflage, et ont observé un moment de silence à 11 h, le 10 avril 2018, afin de témoigner leur soutien à toutes les personnes touchées par la tragédie que vivent les Broncos de Humboldt. LIRE PLUS

51 Squadron welcomes new Honorary Colonel Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
On April 11, 2018, Honorary Colonel Thomas Hedican, of 51 Aerospace Control & Warning (Operational Training) Squadron, relinquished his appointment to Honorary Colonel Jacques Lacourse. “It is with heartfelt gratitude that the members of 51 AC&W (OT) Sqn thank Honorary Colonel Thomas Hedican for the years he spent as an integral member of the unit, and we extend an equally hearty welcome to Honorary Colonel Lacourse,” said Squadron Commanding Officer Major Brenda Tinsley, who presided over the ceremony, held in the Ayr Mess, Blue Room, at 22 Wing North Bay, ON.  READ MORE

Le 51e Escadron accueille un nouveau colonel honoraire Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Le 11 avril 2018, Thomas Hedican, colonel honoraire du 51e Escadron d’entraînement opérationnel de contrôle et d’alerte (Aérospatiale), a cédé son titre honorifique à Jacques Lacourse. « C’est en lui témoignant leur plus sincère gratitude que les militaires de l’escadron remercient le colonel honoraire Thomas Hedican des années qu’il a passées en tant que membre à part entière du personnel de l’unité, et ils accueillent tout aussi chaleureusement le colonel honoraire Lacourse », a dit la major Brenda Tinsley, commandante du 51e Escadron, qui a présidé la cérémonie tenue au salon bleu du mess Ayr de la 22e Escadre North Bay, en Ontario. LIRE PLUS

NATO Flying Training in Canada Program makes history Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
The NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) Program celebrated the largest graduating class of student pilots in its 18-year history on March 29, 2018, at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, SK. “I am extremely proud of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (2 CFFTS) for its continued and whole-hearted commitment to training future pilots,” said Colonel Denis O’Reilly, Commander, 15 Wing. “This hallmark achievement was made possible by the dedication and professionalism of 2 CFFTS instructors, supported by 15 Wing and our industry partner, CAE.”  READ MORE

Le Programme d’entraînement en vol de l’OTAN franchit une étape historique Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Le 29 mars 2018, à la 15e Escadre Moose Jaw, en Saskatchewan, les responsables du Programme d’entraînement en vol de l’OTAN au Canada ont procédé à la collation des grades de la promotion la plus nombreuse des 18 ans d’existence du programme. « Je tire une immense fierté de la 2e École de pilotage des Forces canadiennes [2 EPFC] en raison de son dévouement complet et soutenu à la formation des futurs pilotes », a dit le colonel Denis O’Reilly, commandant de la 15e Escadre. « Cette réussite marquante est attribuable à la détermination et au professionnalisme des instructeurs de la 2 EPFC, qui ont l’appui de la 15e Escadre et de CAE, partenaire de l’Aviation royale canadienne dans le secteur privé. »  READ MORE

3 generations mark RCAF service at annual mess dinner Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
When 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, held its annual Royal Canadian Air Force mess dinner on March 28, 2018, the event was a very special occasion for a multi-generation service family. Warrant Officer (retired) Erle Dolsen, 95, was a special guest at the dinner. Warrant Officer Dolsen was the bandmaster at the base for 10 years, and played an integral role in the early years of the base’s Lake Pleasant Campground. He served for 32 years, retiring in 1975, and continues to be known as a musician, playing “The Last Post” at hundreds of school and community services and memorials every year since 1962.  READ MORE

3 générations célèbrent leur service dans l’ARC lors d’un dîner militaire annuel Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Lorsque la 14e Escadre Greenwood, en Nouvelle-Écosse, a tenu son dîner militaire annuel de l’Aviation royale canadienne le 28 mars 2018, une famille de militaires depuis des générations y a vécu un moment très spécial. L’adjudant (à la retraite) Erle Dolsen, âgé de 95 ans, était l’invité d’honneur de ce dîner. L’adjudant Dolsen, chef de musique de la base pendant 10 ans, a joué un rôle essentiel au cours des premières années du camping de la base à Lake Pleasant. Militaire pendant 32 ans, il a pris sa retraite en 1975, mais est resté musicien, jouant la « Dernière sonnerie » dans des centaines d’écoles et de services communautaires et commémoratifs tous les ans depuis 1962. LIRE PLUS

RCAF school renamed in honour of Wing Commander William Barker, VC Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada 
In a ceremony held April 12, 2018, at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) renamed the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies after the most decorated war hero in the history of Canada, the British Empire and the Commonwealth of Nations: Wing Commander William G. Barker, VC, DSO and Bar, MC and two Bars.  READ MORE

Une école de l’ARC rebaptisée en l’honneur du lieutenant-colonel d’aviation William Barker, VC Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada 
Le 12 avril 2018, à l’occasion d’une cérémonie au Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, à Winnipeg, l’Aviation royale canadienne a rebaptisé l’École d’études aérospatiales des Forces canadiennes en l’honneur du héros de guerre le plus décoré de l’histoire du Canada, de l’Empire britannique et du Commonwealth britannique des nations, à savoir le lieutenant-colonel William G. Barker, VC, DSO assortie d’une barrette et MC assortie de deux barrettes. LIRE PLUS

Companies to meet with federal officials on new RCAF aircrew training project Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ottawa Citizen
Public Services and Procurement Canada will hold a Future Aircrew Training industry day on May 2 in Ottawa. Companies are required to sign up for the meeting by April 27. The government will eventually renew its existing aircrew training services. Future aircrew training services will include classroom instruction, simulator and flight training, as well as numerous on-site support activities. The future program will include delivery of pilot training, as well as aircrew training for air combat systems officers and airborne electronic sensor operators currently being performed in-house by the Royal Canadian Air Force.  READ MORE

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Biennial General Meeting Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF
Notice is hereby given, as required by the Constitution and By-Laws, that the 2nd Biennial General Meeting of the RCAF Association will be held in Calgary, Alberta, 12 to 14 October 2018, with convention headquarters located at the Hotel Arts as described below.  READ MORE

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force now includes a third airshow — the Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘military pageant’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ian Allan Travel 
On Aug. 17, 1917, South African General Jan Smuts presented a report to the British government’s War Council setting out his ideas on the future of air power. The report was duly approved and led to the formation of the world’s first air force being born on the April 1, 1918. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed by the amalgamation of the squadrons and military personnel of the British Army’s “Royal Flying Corps” (RFC) with the Royal Navy’s “Royal Naval Air Service” (RNAS).  READ MORE

Air Cadet League 2018 Campaign Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF 
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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Please submit all news and event listings to the RCAF Association’s Executive Director.

Royal Canadian Air Force Association
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Interviews – Second World War Aircrew Veterans Needed

If anyone knows of any RCAF veterans of World War II, please reach out to Bob Barrett.


This is a message from Mr. Bob Barrett. I am a director, my recent film series was A Nation Soars, a trilogy of 1 hr films celebrating Canadian Pilots of the First World War. I worked with a great cast of RCAF alumni, and the experience was powerful. I would now like to feature the RCAF in a film of its own. This documentary would cover the history and role of the RCAF in Canadian culture. Mapping our country, flying commercial aircraft, leading in our communities, these are the contributions I wish to document. To this end, I’m trying to collect first-hand stories of Canadian Aviators, beginning with those who served during the Second World War. Can you help us find some of these veterans? Sincerely, Robert Barrett, 416 518 3238 or write to bobbarrett@rogers.com

P.S. The RCAF Association supports Mr. Barrett and his project to document the experiences and contributions of Canadian air force veterans during the Second World War. If you know of any such veterans or family members in your community, please write or call Mr. Barrett.