on 1 April 2024 the RCAF celebrated 100 years of service as a distinct military element.

The Centennial milestone places the RCAF in a unique position to honour its distinct heritage; recognize its tremendous people today; and generate excitement for its bright future. This is an opportunity to fuel internal and external support in the organization that instills pride in Your Air Force, while creating an enduring legacy that propels the institution forward into its next century of service. Canada’s Air Force will be showcased in a past, present and future context, with a focus on highlighting contributions to national safety and security, international peace and global stability.

The RCAF 2024 Team are curating a year-long program that includes International, National and Regional events, such as the RCAF Run, RCAF Gala, Legends of the Sky, and allied air demonstration team participation in Air Shows across Canada, as well as activities to Inspire future generations of Canadians through STEM initiatives, such as the RCAF Gaming Tournament.

The RCAF Centennial is an opportunity to showcase Air Force personnel and their accomplishments, demonstrate air and space power, enhance the reputation of the RCAF, and proudly honour its distinguished history and heritage. Fly back in time by looking at the 100 year timeline:  https://rcaf2024arc.ca/timeline/

Check out some of the 2024 highlight events below.  For a full calendar list in your community click here.

Battle of Atlantic Dinner – 1 May 2024,  Canadian War Museum of Canada, Ottawa

Canadian Women in Aviation, 13-16 May 2024, Montreal QC

Canadian Tulip Festival RCAF Centennial Celebrations -10-20 May 2024, Ottawa

Elevate Aviation Cross Country Tour – 21 – 31 May, Various Locations

Aerospace and Aviation in Manitoba Day – 23 May 2024, Manitoba

RCAF Run – 31 May – 16 June 2024 Virtual Events

12 Wing RCAF Centennial Events –  10 May – September 2024, CFB Halifax

L’AéroSalon 2024 – June 1-2 2024, St. Hubert, QC

Canadian Aviation Historical Society – Turnball Chapter: Dedication of the RCAF 100 Pennfield Ridge Air Force Memorial – 7 June 2024, Pennfield Ridge, NB

Bomber Command Museum:  Open Cockpit Day, – June 8 2024, Nanton AB


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