Canadian Army door gunners receive flight crew badges

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Door gunners from the Canadian Army who support Royal Canadian Air Force tactical aviation operations and possess specific qualifications are now entitled to a flight crew badge.

“It’s my pleasure to introduce the newest specialist flight crew badge, entitled the tactical aviation door gunner badge,” said Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force. “Flying badges are intended to recognize exceptionally demanding qualifications in an intrinsically hazardous field of activity. This badge will specifically recognize the Canadian Army-supplied door gunners and the knowledge of Canadian Army tactics and battlefield functions that they bring to the tactical aviation community.” Read the rest of the story . . .

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