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Twenty people wearing disruptive pattern uniforms (desert) stand on gravel in two rows in bright sunshine in front of a mural.

4 Wing contributes to fight against Daesh

4 Wing Cold Lake continues to contribute to Op Impact with engineering, imagery, maintenance, logistics, transport, administration, intelligence, communications, and command and control skills and competencies.
June 11, 2019

A montage of four images, portraying RCAF personnel and family members, with an RCAF roundel and the words “Quality of Life—Quality of Service” and “Qualité de la vie—Qualité du service” superimposed on the centre of the montage.

Initiatives launched to retain and increase RCAF personnel experience levels

In June 2019, programs were launched to ensure the continuing health of the RCAF and our ability to achieve mission success. These initiatives are vital in the face of an unprecedented level of global competition for the skills of pilots, technicians, highly trained aviation specialists, and support personnel.
June 10, 2019

A graphic with the words “Quality of Life—Quality of Service” and “Qualité de vie—Qualité de service” on either side of an RCAF roundel.

Quality of Life—Quality of Service initiatives

In June 2019, programs were launched to ensure the continuing health of the RCAF and our ability to achieve mission success. This fact sheet outlines these initiatives.
June 10, 2019

A man crouches on the wing of a propeller-driven fighter aircraft. The wing are painted in stripes. A motorcycle is in the foreground.

D-Day: Canada’s three services on Operation Overlord

Canada’s Navy, Army and Air Force were all fully engaged in the battle to establish a beachhead in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
June 6, 2019

A woman

D-Day Profile of Courage: Leading Aircraftwoman Eugénie “Frankie” Turner

Leading Aircraftwoman Eugénie “Frankie” Turner was principally responsible for two RCAF squadrons (408 and 426), each squadron having 15 bombers. During D-Day, she worked 24 hours straight to keep the squadrons’ operations up-to-the-minute on developing events.
June 6, 2019

Five men in military uniforms talk while standing around a table covered with a sheet of glass, under which are documents.

RCAF commander visits 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

The RCAF command team visited 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron on May 8, 2019, to present a special badge to members of the unit.
June 6, 2019

A group of men wearing military uniforms crouch on top of or stand in front of a single-propeller fighter aircraft, looking at a letter that two of the men are holding between them.

Swiftly and surely on D-Day: 430 Squadron and the Normandy invasion

430 Squadron flew 30 sorties on D-Day.
June 5, 2019

Parliament Hill

Joint statement on the occasion of Air Force Day on Parliament Hill

“Today we celebrate the 13th annual Air Force Day on Parliament Hill to honour the brave and dedicated Royal Canadian Air Force aviators who work tirelessly to protect Canada and Canadians."
June 4, 2019

A black and white photo of a man wearing a military uniform, including a life jacket, standing in front of a propeller driven fighter aircraft.

D-Day: The RCAF and Air Defence of Great Britain

To prepare for the invasion of Europe, the RAF’s Fighter Command was divided between 2nd Tactical Air Force and the Air Defence of Great Britain (ADGB). Two of the fighter squadrons in the new ADGB were RCAF squadrons, and their aircrew took to the skies on D-Day.
June 4, 2019

Three medals on blue and gold ribbons, all of them comprising blue crosses with red-bordered circles in the centre and topped with crowns, are displayed on a chart inscribed with people’s ranks and names.

Governor General invests 42 into the Order of Military Merit

Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada Julie Payette presided over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony on May 27, 2019, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, bestowing the honour on two Commanders, eight Officers and 32 Members. Among them were several members of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
June 4, 2019

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