Canadian Forces Air Command

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  • Canadian Armed Forces

    Introduction to Where I Work I am currently employed in The Canadian Armed Forces which is the unified armed force of Canada. This unified group consists of air, land and sea forces referred to as the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), I am in the Canadian Army. Personnel may belong to either the Regular Force or the Reserve Force, I am a regular forces member, simply meaning I serve full time. Some reserve members may serve full time as well. Currently, my unit 1CER, is under 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) is a regular force formation in the army of 3rd Canadian Division and is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. 3rd Canadian Division (3 Cdn Div) is the new name of Land Force Western Area. It is one of four operational commands in Canadas Army. This command is responsible for all the Canadian Army administration and operations in western Canada from Thunder Bay, Ontario to the Pacific Ocean. The command mission is:…

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  • The Impact Of The Canadian Force In The Second World War?

    navies and air forces, but the great impact that Canadian soldiers had on the war should not be lost. Many people have dismissed Canada as a peaceful, non-militaristic country, but saying that Canada played an insignificant part in the Second World War is simply inaccurate: manpower does not equal effectiveness. The actions taken and victories gained by the Canadian Forces in the Second World War have had large and visible impacts on the final…

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  • Omer Levesque's Contribution To The Korean War

    Royal Canadian Air Force ever since he was a little boy. He did not know how to speak English very well so Omer joined the local militia unit and became the lieutenant there. Later joining the RCAF, and on March 31, 1951 he was the very first pilot to shoot down a Korean plane during the Korean war. Omer Levesque and other Canadian forces contribution to the war lead to Canada causing a significant impact. During the Korean war, Canada was the second biggest factor that prevented North Korea…

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  • Peacekeeping Issues In Canada

    discussed in class – including the recent reading on aboriginals and their national identity in Canada. Canada’s immigration plans have been one of the main topics discussed throughout 2015. The federal government has arranged to bring in over 20,000 refugees from Syria within the next few months while also contributing an added $100 million to aid the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in efforts to help the Syrian refugees meet their daily needs (Fitz-Morris, 2015). However,…

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  • Russell Williams Thesis

    Col. Russell Williams, 23 year career in the military, Base Commander in the largest air force base in all of Canada and has transported some of the highest dignitaries to our country as a pilot. But how could someone so accomplished and highly regarded end up incarcerated for life? Let me start by giving you a look at his life before, during and after his career in the military. Born in Bromsgrove, England, his family moved to Chalk River, Ontario and met another family, the Sovka’s. The 2…

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  • Ten Propositions Regarding Airpower

    Air Power has become the dominant form of military power in our modern world. Through the years, airpower has made significant developments that have impacted our society in positive ways. Eddie Rickenbacker once said, “Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible." Changes in military aviation have occurred in an intense rapidity. Even so, civilian aviation has many breathtaking transformations over the last few decades. By recognizing how the history of…

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  • Giulio Douhet: The Ideas Of The Theory Of Air Power

    “It may be said that Douhet was the theorist of the air power, Mitchell the publicist and catalytic agent, and Trenchard the organizational genius.” -Harry H. Ransom. Air power generates a new revolution in thought, making way for air power theorist like Giulio Douhet, Hugh Trenchard, and Billy Mitchell, and they established the basics of strategic, operational, and tactical employment that will generate influences until our time. The airpower theorists over emphasized the long range…

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  • Douhet, And Trenchard's Analysis

    their prophecies that air power alone could win a war; “the bomber will always get through” even without support of fighter escort; and that the bomber would be able to attack adversaries’ vital centers with high altitude precision bombing turned out to be false. Despite of excessive aerial bombing of vital centers, cities and industrial facilities,…

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  • How Did Douhet Change The Nature Of War

    A key example comes from General Giulio Douhet who intensively believed that the development of the aircraft would change the nature of war forever, “it [made it] possible to go far behind the fortified lines of defense without first breaking through them”. He made it very clear in his book The Command of the air that he strongly believed that having a powerful air force would ultimately win you the war, as airstrikes were indefensible. Herman Göring, the leader of the German Luftwaffe…

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  • Great Britain's Victory In The Battle Of Britain

    came the revision of Great Britain’s strategy in the war, it was simply to survive. While Germany began its raid of the United Kingdom through the air, the British people took to the skies to defend their homeland, in what would be called the Battle of Britain and total war for the British population. Many leaders emerged to rally the people to combat the Nazi attacks, however, crucial to the British victory in the Battle of Britain was Air Chief…

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