Air reservists carrying out tactical aviation mission in Iraq

Military personnel hold a large flag.
Reservists serving at Camp Taji on Operation Impact, and supporting the NATO Mission Iraq, display the RCAF ensign in February 2019. PHOTO: Master Corporal Mingxin Li

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Today, on the 70th anniversary of NATO, we celebrate the contribution that personnel from Canada’s Reserve Force are making to the NATO Mission Iraq.

Nearly half of the members of Canada’s Tactical Aviation Detachment who are deployed on Operation Impact to provide air transport to the NATO Mission Iraq are Air Force reservists. The detachment, based at Camp Taji, north of Baghdad, provides air transport to NATO and its operational partners – Australia, Finland and Sweden. Keep reading the story . . .

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