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Four women with masks stand in front of flags with arms crossed. Two of them wear olive-green flight suits and two wear camouflage uniforms.

The Women of Canadian Detachment Tinker – RCAF’s future leaders

The women of Canadian Detachment Tinker are the future leaders who will continue to shape and change the face of the RCAF for the better, paving the way for future generations of women.
March 9, 2021

Signs such as this became part A large white sign with black lettering and an Air Force roundel in the corner.of the Canadian landscape as schools and airfields opened throughout the nation under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan carried the day

In 1939 Canada, Australia, Great Britain and New Zealand signed the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan agreement that would provide the Allied war effort with trained, battle-ready aircrew.
March 8, 2021

A black-and-white photo of six uniformed women standing in a row with their arms around each other’s waists, looking up.

We have come a long way

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the great accomplishments of women today, but also those of women who paved the way for the generations that followed them.
March 8, 2021

A photo of a display case made of glass and wood that contains the anti-gravity suit created by Dr. Wilbur Rounding Franks.

Celebrating Wilbur Rounding Franks, inventor of the G-Suit

Today, we pay homage to an aviation pioneer who, thanks to his invention, the G-Suit, saved the lives of numerous fighter pilots and greatly contributed to the evolution of military aviation.
March 4, 2021

A montage comprising seven photos of grey, red and gold metal aviation badges forming two superposed rows.

The future of the Air Force is built upon the service and sacrifices of the past

With its new metal flying badges made from metal recovered from a downed Second World War bomber, RCAF’s past merges with the present.
March 2, 2021

A smiling man wearing a camouflage uniform holds a round, wooden award. On the wall behind him is a large military crest.

United States Air Force airman receives coveted prize at 22 Wing North Bay

USAF Senior Airman Keegan Miller, top student of the 20-02 Air Battle Manager class at 22 Wing North Bay, was awarded the Papa Delta Top Student Award to underline his accomplishment.
March 1, 2021

A photo of an illuminated igloo at night.

Arctic survival and search and rescue

The most recent session of NORAD's Joint Agile Basing Airpower Seminar focused on Arctic survival and search and rescue.
February 23, 2021

Two orange twin-propeller aircraft equipped with skis on snow in the Arctic.

Twin Otters transport United States Navy scientists in Alaska

Two, ski-equipped CC-138 Twin Otters from 440 Sqn took part in “ARCEX 21” near Deadhorse, Alaska, assisting the United States Navy with transport support for arctic ice floe studies.
February 22, 2021

In a black-and-white photograph, two young men in uniform sit on the leading edge of the wing of a vintage propeller aircraft, and two more stand in front of the wing.

Junius Lyman Edward Hokan: An extraordinary RCAF officer

Pilot Officer Hokan broke the race barrier barring Black-Canadians from serving in the RCAF, was an accomplished fighter pilot, and invented a navigation device that drew the attention of Great Britain’s air ministry.
February 17, 2021

A montage comprising seven photos of grey, red and gold metal aviation badges forming two superposed rows.

The future of the Air Force is built upon the service and sacrifices of the past

With its new metal flying badges made from metal recovered from a downed Second World War bomber, RCAF’s past merges with the present.
February 12, 2021

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