12 Wing Commander
Colonel P.C. (Peter) Allan, CD
Colonel Peter Allan grew up in Simcoe, Ontario and joined the Canadian Forces in 1988 under the Regular Officer Training Plan. After two years at the Royal Military College Kingston, he transferred to Royal Roads Military College, graduating in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Military Psychology.
On earning his Navigator wings in 1993, Colonel Allan was posted to HS 443 Squadron in Patricia Bay, British Columbia where he served as a Tactical Coordinator on CH124 Sea King helicopters with tours in Her Majesty's Canadian Ships REGINA, WINNIPEG and CALGARY. Other flying tours included a posting as an instructor at 406 (Maritime) Operational Training Squadron and at 12 Wing Operations.
Deployed to Afghanistan in 2005 as a member of the National Command Element, Colonel Allan was awarded a Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation for his work as a member of the team that planned and executed the move of Task Force Afghanistan from Kabul to Kandahar.
After ground tours, including the Royal Military College Kingston as Seven (Wolfe) Squadron Commander, the Maritime Helicopter Project Operational Requirements and Training team and the Directorate of Air Personnel Management, Colonel Allan returned to 443 Squadron as Commanding Officer from 2010-2012. On return to Ottawa, Colonel Allan was appointed Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and then, on promotion to his present rank in 2014, Air Staff Chief of Staff.
Colonel Allan was appointed Wing Commander, 12 Wing, in April 2015.