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.

A man pilots an aircraft above rough terrain and clouds.

Flying up North

Flying in Canada’s frozen North is a challenge the RCAF meets and beats every day.
August 9, 2018

A helmeted woman wearing a disruptive pattern uniform with a red and white flag patch holds an automatic weapon.

14 Wing BMQ tests air force option

RCAF pilots BMQ for Air Reserve recruits.
August 3, 2018

Captain Jacinda Smit

Captain Jacinda Smit

60 Seconds with Capt Jacinda Smit, Air Combat Systems Officer at RIMPAC 2018
July 27, 2018

An aerial view of the International Bomber Command Centre

A Centre for Bomber Command

The International Bomber Command Centre opens in Lincolnshire, England.
July 25, 2018

Following the unveiling of framed displays of Chief Warrant Officer Necole Belanger's article

Profession of Arms: Where Leadership Begins!

Chief Warrant Officer Necole Belanger wrote a meaningful, powerful and moving article about being a member of the profession of arms from a Royal Canadian Air Force Chief Warrant Officer’s perspective.
July 25, 2018

Fifteen people stand or sit in front of a row of flags.

Former RCAF pilots inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Former RCAF members are inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.
August 3, 2018

A book showing an illustration displayed on a table.

Prisoner of war diary available online

A true Canadian military treasure has been digitized and placed online—a diary kept by Flight Lieutenant John Colwell while he was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III.
July 30, 2018

An aerial view of the International Bomber Command Centre

A Centre for Bomber Command

The International Bomber Command Centre opens in Lincolnshire, England.
July 25, 2018

A woman wearing ornate robes, hat and chains of office walks among people in blue uniforms in a crowded street.

Freedom of Entry to the Town of Folkestone, U.K.

On July 4, 2018, the town of Folkestone in the U.K. granted Freedom of Entry to the Town to the Canadian Armed Forces. The RCAF Public Duties contingent marched through the streets of the town, representing all members of the Canadian Armed Forces, past and present.
July 9, 2018

Five people, in various military uniforms stand with a door behind them. Two of them use scissors to cut a ribbon strung between two metal posts in front of them.

New “collaboration room” named after Battle of Britain mechanic

A new “collaboration room” at the RCAF’s school of aerospace engineering and technology provides an innovative approach to collaboration, teamwork and learning.
July 5, 2018

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