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 and a woman work out in a home gym.

Track and field for Masters Athletes 8: Cross-training

This is the eighth in a series of articles covering all aspects of Masters athletes’ training and nutrition for track and field events. In this article, we examine cross-training, which is a very important tool for all Masters Athletes.
December 14, 2020

Six men run on a track in a stadium.

Track and field for Masters Athletes 7: 400m Training Program

This is the seventh in a series of articles covering all aspects of Masters Athletes’ training and nutrition for track and field events. Here, we will take a look at my preferred 400m training program.
December 7, 2020

A woman and a man wearing civilian clothes look at an open book that they are both holding. Behind them is a white board on which are scribbled mathematical equations.

Dr. Slawomir Wesolkowski, an analytics expert of the highest calibre

RCAF’s Dr. Slawomir Wesolkowski is one of about 2 000 people worldwide to have been a certified analytics professional. However, you don’t have to be great at analytics to understand how impressive that is.
November 26, 2020

Two white medium-sized jet aircraft on a runway.

New aircraft means better squadron cohesiveness

This summer, the RCAF acquired two new Challenger 650 aircraft which replaced two older aircraft before they could fall short of operational requirements. What does this mean for the RCAF and the CAF?
November 19, 2020

A woman wearing a blue military uniform plays the bugle under a big tree among tomb stones in a cemetery.

“Last Post” presents challenges for buglers

Many people cannot hear “Last Post” without tearing up. For the people who sound it, suppressing an emotional reaction is not the only challenge.
November 10, 2020

A group of people wearing green camouflage uniforms and hats march in rows in the street.

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

A painting of a large white aircraft with an engine on fire flying above a submarine.

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

A photo of a man wearing a blue military uniform with medals. Behind him is a Canadian flag.

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

A big stone monument in a forest. On the monument, wreaths can be seen.

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

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

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