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RCAF personnel on the winners’ podium in France

– An RCAF team took third place in an international military skills competition held in France in June 2019.

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RADARSAT Constellation Mission launch advances situational awareness for operations

– On June 12, 2019, the Canadian Space Agency launched the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, a trio of satellites that will, among other functions, enhance the operational capabilities of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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4 Wing contributes to fight against Daesh

– 4 Wing Cold Lake continues to contribute to Op Impact with engineering, imagery, maintenance, logistics, transport, administration, intelligence, communications, and command and control skills and competencies.

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Initiatives launched to retain and increase RCAF personnel experience levels

– In June 2019, programs were launched to ensure the continuing health of the RCAF and our ability to achieve mission success. These initiatives are vital in the face of an unprecedented level of global competition for the skills of pilots, technicians, highly trained aviation specialists, and support personnel.

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D-Day: Canada’s three services on Operation Overlord

– Canada’s Navy, Army and Air Force were all fully engaged in the battle to establish a beachhead in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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D-Day Profile of Courage: Leading Aircraftwoman Eugénie “Frankie” Turner

– Leading Aircraftwoman Eugénie “Frankie” Turner was principally responsible for two RCAF squadrons (408 and 426), each squadron having 15 bombers. During D-Day, she worked 24 hours straight to keep the squadrons’ operations up-to-the-minute on developing events.

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RCAF commander visits 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron

– The RCAF command team visited 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron on May 8, 2019, to present a special badge to members of the unit.

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Swiftly and surely on D-Day: 430 Squadron and the Normandy invasion

– 430 Squadron flew 30 sorties on D-Day.

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Joint statement on the occasion of Air Force Day on Parliament Hill

– Today we celebrate the 13th annual Air Force Day on Parliament Hill to honour the brave and dedicated Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aviators who work tirelessly to protect Canada and Canadians . . .

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D-Day: The RCAF and Air Defence of Great Britain

– To prepare for the invasion of Europe, the RAF’s Fighter Command was divided between 2nd Tactical Air Force and the Air Defence of Great Britain (ADGB). Two of the fighter squadrons in the new ADGB were RCAF squadrons, and their aircrew took to the skies on D-Day.

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