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.

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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 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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Track and field for Masters Athletes 9: Sports nutrition, part 1

This is the ninth in a series of articles covering all aspects of Masters athletes’ training and nutrition for track and field events. In this article, we examine sports nutrition.
February 5, 2021

A bare-chested man stands beside a football field.

Track and field for Masters athletes 9: Sports nutrition, part 1

This is the ninth in a series of articles covering all aspects of Masters athletes’ training and nutrition for track and field events. In this article, we examine sports nutrition.
February 5, 2021

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Inaugural Victory March Replaces the Annual Nijmegen March

The CAF has launched the inaugural Victory March to continue the long standing tradition of participation in the Nijmegen Marches and is encouraging all Canadians to take part.
May 7, 2021

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The RCAF and the Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic was the largest and longest campaign of the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Air Force was a key partner in winning the battle.
May 3, 2021

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Drive, service a way to give back

Chief Warrant Officer Keith Mitchell could add two more years to his exceptional, 40-plus year military service, culminating in his award of the Cross of Valour, but he’s calling it a career on March 31, 2021.
March 31, 2021

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Commemorating the “Great Escape”

April 24, 2021 marks the 77th anniversary of the daring attempt made by Canadian and British soldiers and aviators to escape the Stalag Luft III prison during the Second World War.
March 24, 2021

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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

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