Royal Canadian Air Force facts for kids
|Royal Canadian Air Force|
|Active||1 April 1924–present|
|Allegiance||Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada|
|Role||"To generate and maintain combat capable, multi-purpose, air forces to meet Canada's defence objectives."|
|Size||Regular Force personnel: 14,500
Reserve Force: 2,600
|Part of||Canadian Armed Forces|
|Headquarters||National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa|
|Motto(s)||"Sic Itur ad Astra"
"Such is the Pathway to the Stars"
|March||RCAF March Past|
|Engagements||Second World War
Gulf War 1990–91
Bosnia Herzegovina 1995
Afghanistan War 2001 – 2011
Libya - Operation Mobile 2011
|Chief of the Defence Staff||General Thomas J. Lawson OMM, CD|
|Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force||Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin|
|Patrol||CP-140 Aurora, CP-140A Arcturus|
|Trainer||CT-114 Tutor, CT-142 Dash-8, CT-155 Hawk, CT-156 Harvard II|
|Transport||CC-115 Buffalo, CC-130 Hercules, CC-130J Super Hercules, CC-138 Twin Otter, CC-144 Challenger, CC-150 Polaris, CC-177 Globemaster III|
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), formerly Air Command (AIRCOM), is the air force of Canada and is often called the Canadian Air Force. It is part of the Canadian Forces. Canada also has an army and a navy.
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