Our People

The men and women of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and their civilian colleagues are the RCAF’s greatest strength, the heart of the institution and the foundation upon which the RCAF’s future is built. They are extraordinary and professional, capable of accomplishing great things, setting standards of quality that are respected around the world. Day after day, night after night they contribute directly and indirectly to the delivery of air and space power for our nation.

Our airmen and airwomen are guided and inspired by the achievements of those who have served in the Air Force throughout its history.

Here are some of their stories.

Man cleaning an aircraft

No Ordinary Paint Job: The CF-188 Hornet

When you want to paint a Canadian Armed Forces fighter aircraft, however, you need something that can survive speeds in excess of two-thousand, two hundred kilometres per-hour (or Mach 1.8).
August 13, 2021

A family together

Reclaiming her Indigenous identity is a family affair for Corporal Windy Lafreniere

MCpl Lafreniere is on a journey to discover more about her Indigenous connections and to instill a strong sense of identity, culture and pride in her three children.
August 9, 2021

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426 Squadron spouse recognized for lead role in building family community

Honours and awards ceremonies are an everyday occurrence of military life but it’s not every day that a military spouse receives such recognition.
July 29, 2021

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Celebrating Pride Month with Sergeant Cloutier

Sgt Carole Cloutier is an RCAF Human Resources Administrator at Canadian Armed Recruiting Group HQ Borden, a proud mother of three, and an active member of the Pride Network Committee at Canadian Forces Base Borden.
July 20, 2021

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Iceland and Wall Street and Helipads, oh my!

For Major Peter Wright, every SAR mission where there is a life saved, as well as every failure experienced, contribute to making him better. “Whether it is the 1st or 200th SAR mission, the feeling you have when you are able to bring a loved one home or to a higher level of care resulting in a life saved, is truly amazing.”
June 29, 2021

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