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We're #FlyingInFormation with the Canadian Army
#RCAF #MotivationMonday

Find the courage to take that first step.

Members from the 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment jump from a CC-130 Hercules as part of parachute training during Exercise CASTOR SAUTEUR in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Quebec, on November 23.

Photo: Corporal Nathan Moulton

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ICYMI earlier this week - 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron SAR Techs in action on Nov 30 off the Coast of Nova Scotia:
#SAR #ThatOthersMayLive

From the the Joint Task Force Atlantic Twitter account (@JTFA_FOIA):
SAR Techs from 413 Sqn execute a MEDEVAC off the coast of Clark’s Harbour, NS on Nov 30. Canada’s SAR team – ready to answer the call!

Video: 14 Wing Greenwood
Working with our #SAR partners
#RCAF #ThatOthersMayLive

Search and Rescue in Canada is a country wide effort and the RCAF works and trains closely with its civilian and military partners.

A SAREX in Gibsons, B.C., took place in May 2016, with members of 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron from 19 Wing Comox and the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.

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Toys for the North!
#RCMP #RCAF #Christmas

The #RCAF supports the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Toys for the North program that aims at delivering thousands of toys to children living in northern communities of Ontario, and Labrador.

Infographic: 8 Wing Trenton and 5 Wing Goose Bay
Photos: Master-Corporal Krista Blizzard
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - National Division Canadian Armed...
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RCAF fighter jets to operate out of Ottawa for training in the United States
#RCAF #AIRPower #FriendsPartnersAllies

Two RCAF CF-18 Hornet fighter jets from 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, will operate out of Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport from December 2 to 4.

The CF-18s will take part in Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) with U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons in New York State, just...
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Honouring the fallen, an ocean away from home
Story: [ Bit.ly Link ]
#RememberThem #RCAFHistory

405 Long Range Patrol Squadron members from 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, deployed to Scotland, in early November. They and local schoolchildren held a ceremony commemorating Canadian air personnel buried in the local cemetery containing 26 #RCAF personnel who had died in a period which began...
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#SAR Mission from Joint Task Force Atlantic on Thursday December 1:
#RCAF #ThatOthersMayLive

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax assigned a 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron CH-149 Cormorant and a CC-130H Hercules for a SAR mission (Vessel Name - Tide N Knots) 20 nautical miles southwest of Yarmouth, NS.

Follow Joint Task Force Atlantic on Twitter for the latest updates: @JTFA_FOIA
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For this week’s #FighterFriday, the F-86 Sabre!!
#RCAF #Aviation #AIRPower

A CF-86 Sabre has its guns harmonized at RCAF Station Uplands in 1953, ensuring that all six machine-guns are aimed properly. The Sabre was the RCAF’s most famous and unanimously well-liked operational fighter. Its pilots and ground crews called it the “Sword”. Its original design was based on captured wartime German...
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Today is 21 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron’s 64th birthday!
#RCAF #OTDH #ThrowBackThursday

21 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron from 22 Wing North Bay, Ont., will be ready to detect, greet and escort Santa as he enters Canadian airspace and makes his festive journey across the country.

From left to right: Captain Jim Mersereau, USAF's Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Harmon and Master...
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Updating our profile with the RCAF Roundel.
Updating our profile with the RCAF Roundel.
Operation HO HO HO 2014 – bringing smiles to kids in hospital

400 Squadron personnel pose in one of the squadron’s CH-146 Griffon helicopters before heading to Toronto with gifts to deliver to children at Sick Kids Hospital. Photo: Sergeant Kev Parle
Story (2014): [ Bit.ly Link ]
The first RCAF wings parade took place at Camp Borden in December 1924.
#RCAF #ThrowBackThursday #DYK

On December 20, 1924, the first RCAF wings parade took place at Camp Borden for six graduates: not only were they the first RCAF graduates, but also they were the first new pilots to be trained in Canada since Armistice in 1918.

Photo and caption: Library and Archives Canada
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The #RCAF's elftravaganza #calendar is up!

We wish you a safe December, filled with mirth, cookies and delight.

You can download the calendar from our website:
[ Forces.gc.ca Link ]

Photomontage is a collection of photos from:
Op HoHoHo - [ Bit.ly Link ]
Toys for the North - [ Bit.ly Link ]
NORAD Tracks Santa - [ Noradsanta.org Link ]

Photomontage credit: Corporal Alana Morin

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Statement from the family and fiancée of Captain Thomas McQueen:

“We are devastated at the loss of Thomas, but know that he was doing an important job, and that he passed doing what he loved. From a young age, drawing jets on his homework, through Air Cadets at 611 Squadron, he never wavered in his desire to be a fighter pilot. He was proud to carry on his grandfather’s legacy, who was in the...
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We're taking to the skies with 430 Squadron
#RCAF #RotoWing #OpImpact

Check out this video of CH-146 Griffon helicopters from 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, from Valcartier, Quebec. The squadron is currently deployed to Iraq on Operation Impact, Canada's contribution to the effort to defeat Daesh. The Griffons provide in-theatre tactical transport to Canadian troops and material.

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Where's Santa? NORAD's Santa Tracker goes live tomorrow! Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
#RCAF #NORADTracksSanta #Santa

#NORAD is celebrating the 61 years of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!

NORAD Tracks Santa website, , will “go live” tomorrow. It features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more.

The website is available in eight...
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#DYK the very first The Roundel magazine was published in November 1948?
#RCAF #RCAFHistory

The last issue of The Roundel came out in June 1965. A total of 175 issues were published over the course of 17 volumes.

Air Marshal W.A. Curtis, then Chief of the Air Staff, established The Roundel to offer “a careful selection of material which would provide everyone [in the RCAF] with a wider...
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Name of Royal Canadian Air Force pilot killed in CF-188 crash released

Shortly after 11 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, on November 28, a CF-188 Hornet from 4 Wing Cold Lake crashed inside the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in Saskatchewan, not far from the Primrose Lake Evaluation Range.

Emergency services from 4 Wing, including 417 Combat Support Squadron, responded to the crash. Tragically,...
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4 Wing Cold Lake CF-188 Hornet Crash

Shortly after 11 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, a single-seat CF-188 Hornet from 4 Wing Cold Lake crashed inside the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in Saskatchewan, not far from the Primrose Lake Evaluation Range. Tragically, the pilot did not survive.

The name of the pilot will not be released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.

Our thoughts...
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