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Tag: RCAF – Royal Canadian Air Force

Battle in the skies: Dieppe, August 19, 1942

– Fresh or tired, the crews donned their goggles, gloves, boots and life preservers as they made their way to their squadron areas. It was Wednesday the 19th of August, 1942 and Operation JUBILEE was about to begin.

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RCAF concludes Exercise Maple Flag 50

– News Article / June 26, 2017 From the Royal Canadian Air Force Exercise Maple Flag 50, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s largest and most complex international training event of the year, concluded June 23, 2017, at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta. The exercise began on May 29 and brought together nearly 1,600 Canadian Armed Forces …

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France’s newest tactical aircraft participates in Exercise Maple Flag 50

– News Article / June 26, 2017 By Second Lieutenant Camille Dolphin The Équipe de Marque Avion de Transport Tactique (EM ATT), France’s tactical transport aircraft trials team, came to 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, during Exercise Maple Flag 50, accompanied by their brand new Airbus A400M Atlas. The French have participated in Exercise Maple Flag for …

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An innovative approach to medical care at Exercise MAPLE FLAG 50

– News Article / June 23, 2017 To see more images, click on the photograph under “Image Gallery”. By Second Lieutenant Camille Dolphin As with air and ground crews, 22 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (22 CFHSC) is using Exercise Maple Flag 50 at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, to achieve training objectives. Specifically, the exercise …

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Canadian NORAD Region aircraft practice intercept and escort procedures with USAF

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Keflavik-based Canadian Air Task Force Raises money for Umhyggja

– By: Air Task Force-Iceland Public Affairs Since mid-May, approximately 180 members of Air Task Force (ATF)-Iceland, equipped with six Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighters, have been based out of Keflavik Air Base. The ATF has been providing a continuous air surveillance and interception capability which can be launched immediately to meet and identify …

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RCAF Run – desert style!

– News Article / June 16, 2017 To see more images, click on the photograph under “Image Gallery”. Kuwait On May 19, 2017, more than 60 Canadian Armed Forces members deployed to Kuwait on Operation Impact laced up their running shoes and competed in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Run – desert style. Having three, …

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The inner workings of an international exercise

– News Article / June 14, 2017 To see more images, click on the photograph under “Image Gallery”. By Second Lieutenant Camille Dolphin Keeping an exercise the size of Maple Flag on track takes a huge team of dedicated and experienced personnel. From food services to transportation to supply to finance,  host of services and capabilities …

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“Valour of the highest order” – Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski, VC

– News Article / June 13, 2017 To see more images, click on the photograph under “Image Gallery”. National Defence/Directorate of History and Heritage Andrew Charles Mynarski was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 14, 1916. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1941. On the night of  June 12 to 13, 1944, Pilot …

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Women in Aviation: Lieutenant-Colonel Jill Bishop

– News Article / June 12, 2017 In the weeks leading from International Women’s day on March 8 until the Canadian Women in Aviation Conference on June 21-24, we will feature weekly interviews with female leaders in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Occupation: Aerospace engineer Current position: Commanding officer of 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, located in …

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